Semi-automatic shotgun: Saiga 12
There are many players in the world of semi-automatic shotguns. The big name that stands out among the rest is Benelli. They have a well earned reputation among the shooting community as one of the best. Other companies such as Remington, Mossberg, and even the Saiga have become popular semi-automatic models.Most interesting is the popularity among the Saiga 12. The Saiga 12 is a shotgun clone of an AK-47. It uses all the same parts and design as the AK, but has been modified to allow the gas system to operate with shotgun shells. Unlike Benelli, Saiga uses a box-fed or drum magazine. They vary in capacity from 2 rounds to 20. They are currently legal in California with some modifications. The popularity of the Saiga 12 has brought many improvements and aftermarket accessories. They also become popular among 3-gun competitors and clay shooters.