Originally designed sometime in the 1990s, the Saiga-12 is a semi-automatic, 12-gauge shotgun. The Saiga-12, as well as the Saiga-20 and the Saiga-410, is manufactured in Russia at the Izhevsk Manufacturing Plant, otherwise known as Izhmash. Just in case you are curious, Izhmash is an arms manufacturer that was established by Tsar Alexander I in 1807 and is based in Izhevsk, Russia. Anyway, as a Kalashnikov-patterned shotgun, its design is based heavily on the AK-47, both in terms of looks and operation. The looks are obvious. Not so obvious is the piston-driven gas operation system. Even less obvious is the fact that it has the benefit of being manufactured with loose-fitting parts – the same loose-fitting parts that contribute to the AK-47s uncanny reliability. Considering many semi-automatic shotguns are not known for their reliability, that makes the Saiga-12 pretty special. It also makes using the ProMag Saiga-12 20-round drum a total blast.
As noted, the ProMag Saiga-12 20-round drum is designed to hold twenty 12-gauge shotshells for a continuous feed. As with all ProMag polymer magazines, the Saiga-12 20-round drum is injection molded and manufactured using only high quality Mil-Spec polymers to ensure durability. Moreover, because this drum magazine features a polymer construction, there is no risk of rust or corrosion, which is typically associated with steel body magazines.
It is also pertinent to mention that all ProMag magazines are backed with a lifetime warranty that protects against manufacturer's defects. For details, please visit the official website of ProMag Industries.
No accessory is more important to your firearm than a magazine. Because magazines can break, it is generally a good idea to keep some spares on hand. But let us be honest, the ProMag Saiga-12 20-round drum exists for sheer enjoyment. Treat yourself by picking one up today for just $119.95.
Note: All Saiga-12 shotguns are manufactured to the same general specifications and tolerances, which means that not all Saiga-12 shotguns are identical. As such, it is possible that the ProMag Saiga-12 20-round drum may require some minor fitting for proper use in your shotgun. For your convenience, an instruction booklet that details the required tools and procedures for fitting is provided with all ProMag Saiga-12 20-round drums. Also note that performing the suggested modifications does not void the manufacturer's lifetime warranty.