Santa Claus, who doesn't appear to care for feral hogs any more than we do, gave me a brand new SDS Cheetah, with a 12 round drum in addition to the stock, 5 round magazine. Here's the details:
Have you been looking for an AK style semi-automatic shotgun? You definitely want to consider this Cheetah 12 gauge. This shotgun is packed with features including a fiber optic front sight and ships complete with one 5 round magazine. The Cheetah 12 is the next evolution in 12 Gauge Semi-Automatic Kalashnikov styled shotguns. Three gun ready with improved ergonomics for easier handling, faster shooting and less training time. This is the shotgun you have been waiting for!
The Cheetah shotgun is also designed to readily accept all Mil-Spec AR-15 collapsible stock buffer tube and stock set up's. All that is required is the Buffer Tube and your choice of Mil Spec Stock. No buffer or spring is needed... This makes for a really cool, great looking, and highly functional shotgun.
Hammer forged bolt for increased strength and long life.
Chrome lined 19” barrel, 3” chamber.
Left side charging handle.
Bolt hold open button.
Adjustable rear sight with a fiber optic front sight.
Any aftermarket AK pistol grip will fit.
The fixed stock can be removed and an AR buffer tube attached so that an AR collapsible stock can be added easily.
Reversible rear sling loop initially set up for right-hand shooters and can be switched to the left side.
AR15 style ambidextrous selectors, one is longer than the other and they can be switched to either side to suit the shooter.
Removable FCG cartridge.
Barrel threaded for Saiga style compensators.
Front forearm can be replaced with Saiga rails and aftermarket forearms.
Replacement parts available.
Four position gas system. Off, Low, Medium and High.
The back portion of the dust covered is secured additionally by the use of a redesigned recoil spring guide which has two small spears that insert into two small holes in the rear of the dust cover.
Comes with one-year manufacturer warranty for defects and workmanship.
Any Saiga 12 style magazine or drum is compatible, though some minor fitting may be required.
I'll get some pictures up later today, but if you'd like to see one, just do a search for "SDS Cheetah," and you'll get lots of pics and some video reviews of the shotgun. As soon as it warms up a bit, I'll get out and put it through its paces and let everyone know my impressions. Initial take is that it is build like a Soviet tank. No nonsense; no attempt to make it purty; all emphasis on functionality.
Took the new beast to the washing machine and took a couple of pics; doesn't look like it's going to warm up anytime real soon today!