Hickok45 is showing us a very interesting firearm, the UTS 15 Shotgun. Now, I realize that this particular video is a little longer that most, but it’s definitely worth watching. Say what you will about our old buddy Hickok45, but he’s thorough and doesn’t leave any stone un-turned when it comes to the guns he’s talking about and features in his videos. Shotguns have been around for quite a long time and there’s always someone who tries to improve on the basic design, UTS has something that is not only innovative, but it looks really cool, like something out of a science fiction movie like Doom, or Avatar.
Here’s some background on the company that makes this shotgun:
UTAS is a Turkish company specializing in firearms design, engineering and OEM manufacturing. Arguably, UTAS is one of the top sporting firearms design companies with their designs being voted “Gun of the Year” by the NRA’s American Rifleman Magazine in 2006 and again in 2007. Although UTAS continues to win awards for beautiful designs, the heart of the company is innovation.
About the UTS 15:
The UTAS UTS-15 is a bullpup 12 gauge pump-action shotgun with two 7-round magazine tubes that can feed in an alternating or selecting pattern. The UTS-15 has a 28.3” overall length with an 18.5” barrel, chambered for 2½”, 2¾”, and 3” magnum ammunition. Constructed primarily of fiber reinforced injection molded polymer, the UTS-15 weighs 6.9 lbs. Additionally, there is a top mounted picatinny rail for the mounting of a wide variety of both iron and optical sights, coupled with Beretta style barrel threading for choke tubes.