UTS-15 Polymer Tactical Shotgun

Talk about cool. Five years in the making, originally at the request of a major U.S. gun manufacturer who wanted a lightweight, full-capacity polymer pump-action shotgun, the UTS-15 military and police combat shotgun is the first shotgun ever produced with a 100-percent polymer receiver. More than 80 percent of the gun is in fact fabricated from carbon-fiber reinforced injection-molded polymer. The UTS-15 is a close-quarters combat tactical gun with an overall length of 28.5 inches and a 15-round capacity. An optional built-in LED spotlight and laser night-sight provides point-and-shoot night-fighting capability. Weighing in at 6.9 pounds, the shotgun requires no tools for field stripping, which takes about 60 seconds.

Currently manufactured in Turkey and being sold to the civilian market outside the U.S., the shotgun will be available stateside in late spring once production in the U.S. is underway. MSRP is expected to be around $1,200. Look for a full review of this gun in an upcoming issue of American Rifleman.

Brainchild behind this revolutionary shotgun is Director of Product Development Ted Hatfield, who walked us through all of the features of this unique shotgun in the video below.


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59 Responses to UTS-15 Polymer Tactical Shotgun

John Beckerle wrote:
January 30, 2014

I would like to buy one today!Please send me information Phone No.is 8123194105

Hoot wrote:
January 12, 2014

It seem a lot of people open their mouth before they have all of the facts !!! Kinda like walking before you learned how to crawl !!!

jim wrote:
January 01, 2014

If it is the ultimate in simplicity then why does it cost so much? ... Tube placement on the top? ... Wouldn't that put the recoil force lower in the shoulder? .... OUCH ... Never had a problem with my 500 so I will stick with what I like and know ... I can buy a lot of ammo and accessories for $1,200 ...

Bill wrote:
December 11, 2013

These are known for breaking, reliability is hit or miss. The 870, Mossberg 500 etc are from the last century as double barrel shotguns are from the 1800's; its time to evolve. Once the bugs are worked out, these look great for LE and Security as next generation shotguns.

infinit916 wrote:
October 06, 2013

Yea..it may look like a rip iff if the kel yec ksg. But it has some improvements over the ksg, and some downfalls. Improvements, top load feature, and auto select switch from one magazine to the other. Disadvantage...NOT AMBERDEXDRIOUS(right side ejection). Ksg advantage, amberdexdrious, more rails(for rail loving people!) Disadvantage, still have to load from the bottom(most of the time requiring one to turn over the gun)

FKFL wrote:
September 17, 2013

I own a uts15 and gun performs flawlessly...great buy for sure

Tigadee wrote:
July 19, 2013

David Moom - Sorry, but the USA is not the centre of the world and you need to get your facts right before you 'shoot' off about other companies/countries. http://world.guns.ru/shotgun/tr/shotgun-utas-uts-15-e.html

Jeff b wrote:
April 12, 2013

Just got mine here in Canada it's lightweight & functions flawlessly

David Moom wrote:
February 15, 2013

Looks like a rip-off of the Kel Tec to me, also Smith&Wesson didnt even have the decency to make the rip-off in Aerica and went to Turkey to make it, Also seems like the Turks cut S&W out of the loop in the end anyway. I'm also pretty sure they said they are GOING to make it in America eventually, meaning its made in Turkey now.You know Kel Tec makes the innovating products, spends all the money on R&D, testing,laws ect., and they companies like Ruger, Taurus, S&W, and now the Turks just wait and see what becomes "Hot" after the fact and STEALS it from them. Do a courageous little, innovating, and 100% American company a favor and just say no to the lazy thieves and buy a Kel Tec to start with. It would be ashamed for them to shut down because of look-a-likes robbing them after they took all the risk.

Jimmey wrote:
January 04, 2013

Well gregory do you have one of these vary nice uts shot guns, so that you are able to say its junk or r you a egotistical idiot? For one it does not sell for 450 is gonna sell for more like around $1200. I can tell you have a problem with sales men maybe you bought a $450 dollar nerf gun so sorry for you however the uts-15 i know about is a vary nice state of the art shot gun. I do wish it is or was american made but hey its not so hey turkey gets the credit thats cool with me NNNNIIIICCCCEEEE GGGGUUUUNNNN

gregory wrote:
November 11, 2012

$450 that is all, it looks like military gun, but no professional will use it, buy it you will see how flimsy it is,another Turkish junk - looks good, salesman promotes and warranties excellent service, wow what a marketing strategy!

gregory wrote:
November 11, 2012

tha product this kind of salepersons to sell must be a real rip off

m zelden wrote:
November 11, 2012

Easy to load just: open the mag door, push follower,push rounds in,close mag door (repeat to the other magazine), load one in chamber and ... ups got killed during a quick loading process, love the producs that cant sell without a good talker salesmans

Joseph wrote:
November 10, 2012

Someone is trying to sell this on gun show as is no returns, junk

Greg wrote:
August 05, 2012

I picked up my UTS shotgun on Friday and hit the range Saturday. It's sort've a Glock shotgun. It worked well, had decent ergonomics and was actually a product shipped by it's manufacturer. I think they'll get their simple things together (poor owners manual, website doesn't list parts/cases etc. that are available). All in all, I'm pleased with my purchase. Seems like a pretty good product (it's not heavy, it just has a solid look to it.)

cdoc wrote:
August 02, 2012

Got my UTS-15 yesterday. Took it out and shot it. Works fine, a little stiff pumping, but should smooth out over time.

Cali_Friendlies wrote:
July 09, 2012

There are laws in California in regards to shotguns, mostly towards semiauto ones. That is probably why manufacturers are making pump shotguns with a pistol grip but not a collapsible buttstock. There are hicap restriction laws in California but they do not pertain to shotguns. It has two fixed tubes that holds 7 rounds, not because they do not want to exceed high capacity on the shotgun but most likely because of the length. Barrel meets minimum length and UTS-15 / KSG meets minimum over length also. I really wish people stop spreading across the Internet. Know your laws, exercise them correctly and stop trolling/lying about things you think you know.

Eleyarms wrote:
June 26, 2012

Fact: the UTS-15 is being manufactured in the USA by UTAS-USA. Fact: the UTS-15 has a full 15 round capacity. Fact: I have fired the UTS-15. It handles well and feels good. It is not as heavy as it looks. Fact: the selector is a 3-way switch. You can choose the left magazine, right magazine or automatically alternate magazines. This enables the user to store two different types of rounds and select between them. Opinion: I have handled, but not fired the KSG. I believe that the UTS-15 is a better value than the KSG and that the price differential is justified.

Mutt wrote:
June 04, 2012

Heres. The thing people need to realize the KSG has the two independent feed tubes with a manual selector to change them.kel tec did that to make it a 50 state legal gun the UTS-15 automatically alternates feed tubes so any state with a high cap mag law will outlaw this gun right off. Also for people who said it was to big and bulky it's only 28.5 inches long it's not big at all

Jeremy wrote:
May 09, 2012

You people do not read the press releases the gun will be made in USA Illinois, it was originally joint venture with s&w. The gun looks great, alot better than the ksg which I was considering even though it looked cheaply built. But I just preordered one these because it has better features and design.

William wrote:
May 07, 2012

I think it looks great. Short. handy the magazine holds 14 rounds and you dont have to flip a switch to change tubes. it fired from alternate mag tubes each time. Im not a lefty so I dont have that gripe. I think dropping the shell down from an overhead magazine will work well. the price is high but no higher than KSG's are going for rite now. And they are available. I will let you know how I like it once I shoot mine.

Joshua wrote:
May 02, 2012

I don't see this shotgun being used by anyone. The Mossberg Tactical 500 is by far my favorite shotgun.

Thpbltblt wrote:
May 01, 2012

Bah. It's not made for lefties. Look at where the ejection port is. If you need to, go to the UTAS US web site and watch the demo video of the UTS-15 in action. Any left handed shooter would be trying to eject shells through his or her cheek/chin. Can you tell I'm left handed and upset?

felicia Schmich wrote:
April 25, 2012

Bad!

buyUSAmade wrote:
April 24, 2012

KELTEC KSG, FTW.

Tobey wrote:
April 24, 2012

It just fires shotgun shells? and it looks like that ? If it shot a death ray or something, I would be interested.

Jack wrote:
April 24, 2012

Whats the point? Who would buy such a shotgun? Ugly Ugly

Chris wrote:
April 24, 2012

Any idea about the difference between the foreign UTS-15 and the US-made Kel-Tec KSG?

Kurt wrote:
April 24, 2012

dddSure would make a light companion in the field. How’s the recoil? When will we see these for sale?

Mike wrote:
April 23, 2012

The UTS-15 has been available in Canada for a while http://www.tacticalimports.ca/uts15-p-86.html Guys (and gals) seems to be happy with it. Agree that for the price, the Saiga is probably a better deal... Unfortunately, the Saiga is considered a prohibited firearm in Canada... Why?... Who knows, gun laws never make any sense (whether they're Canadian or US)

Connor wrote:
April 23, 2012

That is an ugly gun. I'd rather have the AA-12.

Dave wrote:
April 23, 2012

Bad folks!! I'll take one maybe two my ol lady wants one also !!

Darren wrote:
April 23, 2012

Found what looks like the official site: www.UTASTURK.com

AfterLife wrote:
April 23, 2012

Very nice. Can't wait. Don't believe anything that Kel-Tec says. Reps or direct sales people. They have lied several times during shot show. They have no idea when the KSG will be out. They can't keep up so this gun will be alot better if they step it up and do right.

Don Gibson wrote:
April 23, 2012

Made in 'Turkey' what. Is wrong with our government don't they realize we have Our people out of work here. Our taxes being used to make products out of the USA. My God will we ever wake.

Bob unyan wrote:
April 23, 2012

Best idea for self protection ever!

Allan wrote:
April 23, 2012

Do they have it in white for shotgun weddings?

Brant wrote:
April 23, 2012

Looks like a bulky copy of the Keltec KSG. I believe I will stick with my Keltec.

Justin wrote:
April 23, 2012

that thing looks intimidating love it I'll take two

ConcernedCitizen wrote:
April 23, 2012

Why is this thing so huge? Any other semi-auto shotgun on the market is smaller and for a reason. The thing looks to cumbersome for it's own good. Also why does it look like a can plug a major appliance into that "plug" looking apparatus above the barrel?

Jerry wrote:
April 23, 2012

Plastic and Polymer Trash for the Weekend warrior types-- I agree with Furcifer- 12 Ga. Saiga- Battle tested design- Plus a good Club when you run out of ammo !

George wrote:
April 23, 2012

Im really Surprised no one has made an AR upper/lower carbon fiber rifle (forgive me if I have missed any), with a little reinforcement, you could shave off a little weight, doesn't sound like much, unless your carrying an 80 pound ruck sack!

austin wrote:
April 23, 2012

someone's designer played way too much halo

Robert Monk wrote:
April 23, 2012

I wonder if they will ever develop a semi-auto version. This would be a bad semi-auto buckshot gun. This is the coolest looking gun I've ever seen..hands down.

Ing wrote:
April 23, 2012

Guys, the ATF is trying to ban shotguns: http://www.greeleygazette.com/press/?p=9223 ATF to accept public comments prior to outlawing shotguns

SR Rachford wrote:
April 23, 2012

To bad not done in the good U.S.A.. Will never use one. Good try.

Jimmy wrote:
April 23, 2012

After my Pachmayr Vindicator grip on my 870 broke after 3 shots, I'm a bit leery of plastic stuff on a pump shotgun

Timothy wrote:
April 23, 2012

My 922r Saiga-12 was in fact $1360 after all was said and done. I had to send it to a gunsmith to make it work. It didn't actually function out of the box from Russia... ...I should have just bought one from Tromix to begin with.

Stubbs wrote:
April 23, 2012

I would so much rather have a Keltec KSG. I'll take the extra weight for the extra capacity and the better price tag and they're made here in Florida.

Furcifer wrote:
April 15, 2012

922r Saiga-12 is a little over 8 pounds loaded, but more weight = more absorbed recoil in a powerful semi-auto weapon like this. For "rugged simplicity", the Saiga's battle-proven AK-47 semi-auto receiver is tough to beat. Not only that, but for the base price of the UTS-15, you can have two 922r Saiga-12's and a few extra 10 or 12-round mags.

James Cothran wrote:
April 15, 2012

Do they make it in a "lefty" model?

phil wrote:
April 15, 2012

Looks like the shotgun in halo...

Kenny Hatten wrote:
April 15, 2012

Looks mean. That's all the reason Sarah Brady and her pack of shrieking activists need to convince the ATF to ban it "for the children."

Vince wrote:
April 15, 2012

I didn't find the website he mentioned.

The Nik wrote:
April 15, 2012

You know the ATF nazis will never let us mere citizens have this in its current form...

Rich wrote:
April 14, 2012

I hope you guys can do a better job getting these out in the market. It will be 2years before I see a KSG. KSG rep says there back ordered by 160,000 units.

Armando Sarmiento wrote:
April 14, 2012

Good God what a beautiful piece of machinery.. Just in time.. U was thinkin KEL-TEC Bullpup but.... Hmmmm... Let's see how she stacks up.. Then may the best gun win.

LowChop wrote:
April 14, 2012

Is this a modern version of the Winters Swatplex form the latr60's - 70's ?

David R. wrote:
April 14, 2012

Awesome to the max!! Love it.