NRA Gun of the Week: CZ USA Upland Ultralight All-Terrain 12 Gauge

posted on December 4, 2020

CZ USA offers its All-Terrain series of well-optioned shotguns that are built to be lightweight and portable for the dedicated upland hunter. One model in the line offers a hinge-action, over-under design that is engineered to use an aluminum receiver—the Upland Ultralight All-Terrain 12 Gauge.

wood stock shotgun with green barrel and text on image notating make and model CZ USA Upland Ultralight All-Terrain

This lightweight 12-ga. shotgun, though built on a mostly aluminum receiver, features steel reinforcements to ensure optimum performance. Steel 28” barrels come standard and lack the mid-rib for weight reduction. Furthermore, CZ provides a hollow Turkish walnut buttstock that brings the gun’s overall weight down to 6 lbs., 5 ozs. CZ chambers the Upland Ultralight for up to 3” shotshells.

shotgun receiver green silver swirl open gun

OD Green Cerakote, which is designed to increase service life, is applied to the gun’s metal exterior and provides a unique look to the over-under shotgun. CZ USA supplies its Upland Ultralight All-Terrain with a single-selectable trigger and a jeweled action that features the company’s patented technology—shell extractors combined with rare earth magnets help maintain shell position within the chamber and accessibility to the shooter.

wood metal gun receiver parts closeup lever with letter S showing

Our experience with CZ USA’s over-under All-Terrain in 12 gauge proved the gun’s balance between the hands is, in fact, light. Recoil is manageable, thanks to a generous recoil pad and thoughtful stock design. The gun’s action was smooth and the use of magnets do great work by keeping spent and loaded shells in place. The addition of sling attachment points is a welcome feature on a gun that is meant to be carried and hunted with all day.

barrels green with black circles and text on image NRA Gun of the Week

Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video above to learn more about the CZ USA Upland Ultralight All-Terrain 12 Gauge shotgun.

CZ USA Upland Ultralight All-Terrain 12 Gauge Specifications
Manufacturer: Huglu Cooperative (Turkey)
Importer: CZ USA
Action Type: over-under, break-action shotgun
Chambering: 12 ga., 3”
Receiver: steel-reinforced aluminum, OD Green Cerakote finish
Barrels: 28”
Chokes: 5 extended
Sights: white bead
Stock: Turkish walnut
Trigger: single-selectable
Overall Length: 45.75”
Weight: 6 lbs., 5 ozs.
MSRP: $890

Further Reading:
Tested: CZ USA Sharp-Tail Coach Gun

CZ 457 American Review

CZ-USA All American: Best-Selling Over-Under Shotgun

Review: CZ 457 Varmint Precision Chassis Rifle

CZ P-01 Review



Springfield pistol handgun with red-dot optic
Springfield pistol handgun with red-dot optic

Are Pistol Iron Sights Destined For Extinction? 7 Experts Answer

Nearly every major manufacturer offers optics-ready handguns, and it’s convinced some that pistol iron sights are destined for extinction. We asked seven of the industry’s foremost if they’re indeed on the endangered species list. Even they can’t come to a consensus.

Preview: Galco High Ready Chest Holster For Smith & Wesson M&P

Galco has released a new line of High Ready chest holsters, geared specifically for Smith & Wesson M&P semi-automatic pistols.

5 Signs Of A Bad Gun Range

Follow Frank Melloni as he gives five examples for what to look out for when trying to avoid a bad shooting range.

The Armed Citizen® Aug. 12, 2022

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

Rifleman Q&A: Colt Derringer

My great grandfather carried this Colt swing-open derringer for years. Is this a real Colt or a reproduction?

NRA Gun Of The Week: JP Enterprises JP-5

Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week with a version of the JP Enterprises JP-5, a competition-ready, pistol-caliber carbine in 9 mm Luger.


Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.