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Posted: 5/8/2012 5:40:12 AM
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May 1, 2012 – Des Plaines, IL

UTAS-USA, American manufacturer of the revolutionary UTS-15 tactical shotgun announced today that production has started on the civilian model of the UTS-15 in their new facility in Des Plaines, IL.

UTAS’ Director of U.S. Operations, Matt Guzeldere stated today, "We’ve been working with UTAS Makine, Ltd. the Turkish company that developed the UTS-15, to set up American manufacturing for quite sometime. It has been a difficult process that required building a lot of duplicate and expensive tooling, such as polymer injection molds. We have a license agreement, all of the tooling in place and have started producing parts. Of course we’ll be training personnel, running the first guns through product qualification tests and ramping up production, so we’re anticipating delivering the first American made UTS-15’s in late May or early June. ”

The UTS-15 tactical 12 ga. pump shotgun is a patented, ground-up design utilizing fiber reinforced polymers for over 85% of its parts and is the first such firearm to have the receiver molded completely from polymer. At only 28.5” in overall length and weighing only 6.9 lbs, but with top-mounted alternately feeding magazines providing a total capacity of 15 rounds, the UTS-15 has truly broken new ground in tactical shotgun design. As standard features on the Military & Police Model and separately purchased accessories for civilians, there is a built in point-and-shoot impact centered, focused-beam LED spotlight, adjustable laser sight, flip-up large aperture peep or V rear sight, a glow-in-the-dark bead front sight and a screw in, breaching muzzle extension.

The U.S. manufactured UTS-15 civilian model carries a base price of $1200.

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Posted: 5/8/2012 8:05:24 AM
ME. WANT. SO. BAD.
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Posted: 5/8/2012 11:54:46 AM
Looks (from the pictures I have seen) like the UTS-15 ejects out the right side only which kills it for us lefties. I guess I will be getting a KSG as it is a bottom eject.

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Posted: 5/8/2012 8:13:33 PM

Originally Posted By MadDogDan:
Looks (from the pictures I have seen) like the UTS-15 ejects out the right side only which kills it for us lefties. I guess I will be getting a KSG as it is a bottom eject.

MadDog
Yes If only Lefties buy the KSG then there will be plenty to go around
And if only Righties buy the UTS-15 then that will alleviate the expected shortage.



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Posted: 5/9/2012 6:40:45 AM
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Originally Posted By Icopy:
ME. WANT. SO. BAD.

There is an auction on gunbroker. Last I looked there were 36 left
Note the seller is UTAS the American manufacturer.
Not a pre-order scam.
They are building them rite now.
Carefully and slowly as they ramp up production.
Shipment in about 3 or 4 weeks.
Once these are gone I suspect there will be a wait until you see one at your LGS

I got one
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Posted: 5/9/2012 9:12:42 PM
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Posted: 5/10/2012 7:03:47 PM
Could they make it any bigger? That thing looks like a freaking brick, just wait untill you put optics on it. I'll pass for the KSG
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Posted: 5/10/2012 9:51:12 PM
The thing I did like about the UTS-15 was
Top Loading with a hatch on top door each tube.
Makes it easy to do a tactical reload, (as if you really need more than 14 rounds)

Loading the KSG always looked clumsy having to turn the thing upside down and tilt it on the side you are loading.
OK the KSG's bottom eject is way cool, but Im not a lefty so not really an issue w me.

I really like the UTS-15 shotgun automatically feeding from alternate tubes.
fire 15 rounds without reaching back and inside the gun to flip a switch.

I do wish it was as short as the KSG, but it is really just 1 1/2 inches longer. and it is no heavier.

Internal light and laser is kind of cool.

The UTS-15 has been in production, and selling and in the field for over a year.
Just not here in the USA.

Oh and here is a biggie.
The first I ever heard about the UTS-15 was last week.
And I already bought one and its being shipped in 4 weeks.

I have been waiting on a KSG to come available at MSRP for seams like a year.
with no end in sight








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Posted: 5/10/2012 9:56:21 PM
Funny the narrator mentions buckshot but the guy shooting is using birdshot.

This sounds like an "ad" to me.

Funny mods haven't locked it.
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Posted: 5/10/2012 10:05:43 PM

Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
Funny the narrator mentions buckshot but the guy shooting is using birdshot.

This sounds like an "ad" to me.

Funny mods haven't locked it.

Whats your problem
Next time you buy a new gun and want to talk about it How about I coma along and rain all over your parade?


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Posted: 5/11/2012 7:47:53 AM
I am seriously thinking about ordering one. The KSG was on my list, but I am leaning towards the USG. I shoot right-handed, so the side eject doesn't matter to me. My Ithaca is a bottom ejector and I've fumble on a shell that slipped under my feet more than once.
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Posted: 5/11/2012 9:16:58 AM
That thing is huge and way over priced.
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Posted: 5/11/2012 1:37:29 PM
It's a bullpup
So is way shorter than even some shotguns w 14" barrels.
What can I say?
I like bullpups and I didn't own a shotgun and I got tired of waiting for a KSG.
There are 35 left on GB
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Posted: 5/11/2012 2:14:28 PM
Originally Posted By wfctrc:
It's a bullpup
So is way shorter than even some shotguns w 14" barrels.
What can I say?
I like bullpups and I didn't own a shotgun and I got tired of waiting for a KSG.
There are 35 left on GB


When are they supposed to ship?
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Posted: 5/11/2012 2:20:36 PM
Originally Posted By wfctrc:
The thing I did like about the UTS-15 was
Top Loading with a hatch on top door each tube.
Makes it easy to do a tactical reload, (as if you really need more than 14 rounds)

Loading the KSG always looked clumsy having to turn the thing upside down and tilt it on the side you are loading.
OK the KSG's bottom eject is way cool, but Im not a lefty so not really an issue w me.

I really like the UTS-15 shotgun automatically feeding from alternate tubes.
fire 15 rounds without reaching back and inside the gun to flip a switch.

I do wish it was as short as the KSG, but it is really just 1 1/2 inches longer. and it is no heavier.

Internal light and laser is kind of cool.

The UTS-15 has been in production, and selling and in the field for over a year.
Just not here in the USA.

Oh and here is a biggie.
The first I ever heard about the UTS-15 was last week.
And I already bought one and its being shipped in 4 weeks.

I have been waiting on a KSG to come available at MSRP for seams like a year.
with no end in sight







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Posted: 5/11/2012 3:51:28 PM

Originally Posted By Dawg180:
Originally Posted By wfctrc:
It's a bullpup
So is way shorter than even some shotguns w 14" barrels.
What can I say?
I like bullpups and I didn't own a shotgun and I got tired of waiting for a KSG.
There are 35 left on GB


When are they supposed to ship?

3rd or 4th week of June
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Posted: 5/11/2012 5:43:32 PM
I like innovation, getting tired of people doing the exact same thing over and over. This thing looks awesome.

Regrettably though, I will not be getting one as I was graced with the evolutionary gift of Southpaw and don't like eating shotgun shells.
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Posted: 5/11/2012 8:35:26 PM
Originally Posted By wfctrc:

Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
Funny the narrator mentions buckshot but the guy shooting is using birdshot.

This sounds like an "ad" to me.

Funny mods haven't locked it.

Whats your problem
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That won't be for awhile there sport.
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Posted: 5/11/2012 10:45:06 PM
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Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
Originally Posted By wfctrc:

Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
Funny the narrator mentions buckshot but the guy shooting is using birdshot.

This sounds like an "ad" to me.

Funny mods haven't locked it.

Whats your problem
Next time you buy a new gun and want to talk about it How about I come along and rain all over your parade?




That won't be for awhile there sport.

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Posted: 5/11/2012 10:52:00 PM
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I read on another thread that UTAS-USA is making 200 bullpups rite now to sell on GB to individuals (34 left)
Then they are Going to be selling through distributors.
Im probably going to have mine before any show up at your LGS.
I figured my SN to be between 140 and 160 somewhere.
Plus people buying these first 200 from GB get a free set of sights.

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Posted: 5/11/2012 11:28:08 PM
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Without having handled either, I like it a HELL of a lot more than the Kel-Tec.

Bring this thing to the US. If it can manage to pass the import crap and I can get it in California, I will buy it as quick as it hits the shelves or I can order it.


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Love the narration on the video. Where in the galaxy or universe did they get Duke Nukem to do the voice over and how did they get him to do the awkward. pauses. mid. sentence...


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Okay, now I have read the full thread and realize the damn thing is available for sale. Time for me to determine if it's Ca. legal or not.
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Posted: 5/12/2012 10:29:38 AM
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The narration of their video is a hoot.
"And with the Magazines above the Barrel, Muzzle climb is almost NonResistant"
I think that was supposed to read "NonExistent"
as in
"muzzle climb is almost NonExistent"




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Posted: 5/12/2012 11:16:12 AM
Originally Posted By wfctrc:
The narration of their video is a hoot.
"And with the Magazines above the Barrel, Muzzle climb is almost NonResistant"
I think that was supposed to tread "NonExistent"
as in
"muzzle climb is almost NonExistent"






He can read English. He can't SPEAK it. Someone put a bad script in front of him.
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Posted: 5/12/2012 4:45:32 PM
Nice pics - how are you liking it so far?
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So the uts-15 on gunbroker doesn't come with the light and laser?
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