Recently while browsing the inventory of my local Cheaper than Dirt store I came across what might be the ultimate defense or tactical shotgun. The SRM 1216 is a semi-automatic 12 gauge shotgun with a capacity of 16+1. Yes, 16+1. A whopping 17 rounds of either 2-3/4 or 3 inch shells. Not to mention dropping in another magazine with 16 more rounds if need be.
If you are thinking the SRM must be bulky, think again. The 1216 is only 32-1/2 inches long with an 18 inch barrel and weighs in at a little over 7 pounds. While fondling the weapon and trying not to get any drool on it I went through the typical scenarios of shouldering and getting on point and found the 1216 comfortable to shoulder and easy to get on point with.
To get the 16 +1 capacity SRM used a quad-tube magazine that is manually rotated. The lever is conveniently located near where your thumb lines up on the forearm/ magazine to release the magazine for rotation.
To cover those of us who like to hang accessories off of our guns SRM incorporated picatinny rails to attach our optics, lights, lasers or other gadgets and gear.
The only drawback of the SRM1216 that I found was the price tag, $2399.97. If you can get past the price tag you could be the proud owner of a tactical shotgun that you could use to take on pretty much any threat you encounter. The SRM 1216 is the closest you’re going to get to that Hollywood gun that seems to never need reloading during the fire fight.