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Originally designed sometime in the 1990s, the Saiga-12 is a semi-automatic, 12-gauge shotgun. The Saiga-12, like the Saiga-20 and the Saiga-410, is manufactured in Russia at the Izhevsk Manufacturing Plant, otherwise known as Izhmash. As a Kalashnikov-patterned shotgun, its design is based heavily on the AK-47, both in terms of looks and operation. In other words, the Saiga-12 shotgun is a pretty unique firearm, and a blast to shoot – even more so with a ProMag Saiga-12 12-round drum.
This drum is designed to hold and feed 12 shotgun shells to any Saiga-12 shotgun (12-gauge shotshells that measures 2 3/4 inches in length are compatible with this drum). Boasting a high-impact, super-strength polymer construction with reinforced steel inserts for durability, the ProMag Saiga-12 12-round drum is marked by its abilities to withstand harsh conditions and abuse in the field, putting it miles ahead of the aftermarket competition. All in all, this drum benefits from the performance and reliability you would expect from any factory product and will fit and function in any Saiga-12 shotgun.
Note: All Saiga-12 shotguns are manufactured to the same general specifications and tolerances, but not all Saiga-12 shotguns are identical. As such, it is possible that the ProMag Saiga-12 12-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 12-round drums. Also note that performing the suggested modifications does not void the manufacturer's lifetime warranty.
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Tried this in a Saigia 12 and was happy that it worked fine
It is a little heavy when fully loaded but they fit and feed with only minor sanding to fit the gun better
Overall a good drum for those wanting a few more rounds in there Saiga12's
This is my personal favorite for my s12 for a few reasons. It is the perfect size and shape for great shootability. Instead of hanging down nearly 2' from the gun like the 12rd box mag, it sits tucked nice and neat right under the gun so it won't smack into things like knees. Its also a lot less wide than the 20rd drum, so its not awkward to reach around to your handguard. The smaller size also cuts down on weight and makes it a bit easier to rock into the magwell. Super reliable too!
If you have a Saiga 12 then you already know you have a good gun that will chamber 2&3/4 or 3" shells!
This drum however only holds and feeds the 2 3/4 shells which is ok for the most part since that is what most of us shoot while out breaking clays or destroying killer zombie watermelons and the likes! :-)
However, I didn't spend the money to buy a combat rated shotgun capable of chambering 3" mag shells to have it limited by a 2 3/4 magazine.
This is the dilemma for me. My buddy ordered one of these and it fits and feeds 2 3/4 shells just fine in his Saiga 12 (exact same gun I have) but because it will only chamber 2.75 shells and won't feed the 3" shells I personally had to pass on purchasing one of them for my gun.
If all you want is a high cap mag to feed your Saiga for general sporting types, uses them this is a well built quality mag.
If not being able to handle 3" shells don't bother you, then by all means pick one or 2 of these and blast away, they are definitely cheaper than the original factory mags and only half the price.
Overall well built mag.