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Old December 30, 2012, 10:21 PM   #1
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SGM Tactical VEPR 12 Magazine Review

Just in time for Christmas my SGM Tactical mags showed up last week, here's what I've found...

-Lightweight polymer design
-Modular design. They can be cut along the ribs to make 10, 8, ect... round mags
-Even fully loaded they still balance well in the gun
-Reliably feed variety of loads
-Did I mention they give you 12+1 capability?
-Easy to disassemble/clean
-Cost. They can be purchased for around $50
-They lock up solidly in the gun

-They make firing from the prone awkward
-I've fired 96 rounds of bulk Walmart Winchester 8 shot loads---one time it didn't lock the bolt back. It only happened with that load so most likely it wasn't the mag but just noting it for others in case they experience it.

Here's a video with some shooting, a breakdown of the mag's properties, and a discussion of the pros and cons:

SGM Tactical VEPR 12 12 Round Magazine HD Video Link
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Old May 26, 2015, 01:32 PM   #2
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nice video. still having no problems with your Vepr 12?
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Old May 28, 2015, 10:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for the review! I'll admit I've been eyeing Vepr 12's and Saiga's for years. Vepr 12's seem better in terms of features and reliability.

Do Vepr 12's get your approval in terms of reliability?

I've wanted a semi-auto shotgun for a long time, and I'm leaning towards an FN-SLP or a Mossberg 930, because tube feed seems more reliable as far as semi-auto guns are concerned than mags.

But with enough positive feedback, I'd probably be on the Vepr 12 side of the fence, because... well detachable magazines.
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Old May 29, 2015, 07:56 AM   #4
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me personally after doing the research, I'm leaning towards the Moss. 930 SPX now. I trust the tube magazine more than the polymer mags. PLUS easier to "top off" as you go too.
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