Shotguns are quickly becoming more and more modular and many common platforms like the Remington 870 Shotgun and Mossberg 500 series have a number of accessories available for them to change everything from the sight to the pump and pistol grip. Several new manufacturers are looking to bend the rules and develop something a bit different from the “norm” The initial response that the UTS-15 has varied greatly from person to person, but overall, it seems to be a favorable opinion from the folks that have gotten hands-on with the unit.
The dual magazine UTS-15 shotgun has a hefty pricetag, but has a number of standard features to justify the cost. Production is in full force and the guns are officially shipping to dealers. UTAS’ Director of U.S. Operations, Matt Guzeldere stated, “We’ve been working with UTAS Makine, Ltd. the Turkish company that developed the UTS-15, to set up American manufacturing for quite some time. It has been a difficult process that required building a lot of duplicate and expensive tooling, such as polymer injection molds. We have a license agreement, all of the tooling in place and have started producing parts. Of course we’ll be training personnel, running the first guns through product qualification tests and ramping up production”
The UTS-15 Tactical 12 gauge pump shotgun holds a patent, and is a full ground-up design utilizing fiber reinforced polymer for more than 85% of its parts and is the first such firearm to have the receiver molded completely from polymer. The UTS-15 is right at 28.5” in overall length and weighs only 6.9 lbs. With top-mounted alternately feeding magazines providing a total capacity of 15 rounds, the UTS-15 has truly broken new ground in tactical shotgun design. As standard features on the Military & Police Model and separately purchased accessories for civilians, there is a built in point-and-shoot impact centered, focused-beam LED spotlight, adjustable laser sight, flip-up large aperture peep or V rear sight, a glow-in-the-dark bead front sight and a screw in, breaching muzzle extension. You can read more about the UTS-15 here: http://www.knesekguns.com/commercial/UTAS-USA-451