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Single Six
November 21, 2012, 11:47 AM
I well recall the rather cool-looking SPAS 12. You know, the one that could function as either a pump or semi-automatic at the touch of a button. It's been in quite a few movies, most notably "The Terminator", in which Schwarzenegger wielded it one-handed [no hardship for him, obviously]. I've held one at a gun show before, but that's my only experience with one. I seem to recall them being banned from import eventually, but I also remember reading that their reliability did not match their looks at all. Does anyone here own one or otherwise have experience with one, and if so, what were your impressions?

SHR970
November 21, 2012, 12:17 PM
The ones I handled were unreliable.

Heavy, bulky, don't like them.

Single Six
November 21, 2012, 04:21 PM
Sounds like your experience bears out what I heard.

1 old 0311-1
November 21, 2012, 05:43 PM
REAL expensive, REAL heavy, REAL cool, REAL unreliable. Pass

Single Six
November 23, 2012, 08:07 PM
Judging by the scant number of responses, I guess not too many folks have had experience with the SPAS; and the few that have seem to be confirming the talk of unreliability I'd mentioned. Oh well..thanks for all replies.