CZ’s New Inertia Driven Semi Auto Shotgun Known as the 1012 Now in a Gray Finish
If you have been searching for an economical, work horse, semi auto shot gun then you have come to the right place. Just released by CZ-USA is the 1012 12 Gauge Semi Auto shotgun. This gas-less gas-less inertia operating system is more reliable and proven versus typical run of the mill gas operated shotguns. Without getting to technical the 1012 uses a spring which is housed in the bolt that stores energy during the recoil operation. Then the spring uses the stored energy just a moment later leading to the extraction and ejection of the spent shotshell hull.
Additionally the inertia system doesn’t require as strict of a maintenance schedule like gas guns. During CZ’s testing of the 1012 they were able to run 5000 rounds without oil and cleaning. During that test the gun performed flawlessly with zero broken parts and zero malfunctions. So during normal field use with cleaning and oiling you can rest assured that your 1012 will perform.
Moreover this shotgun was tested with light recoiling 2-3/4″ target loads all the way up to heavy 3″ magnums and the performance was exceptional. The 1012 was able to cycle and run the vast majority of shotshells on the market with the exception of Winchester Featherlite (23/25 oz at 980 fps) on the light side and Remington HyperSonic (1 1/4 oz at 1700 fps) on the heavy side.
CZ-USA 1012 Semi Auto Shotgun (Gray Finish) Specifications and Features:
Semi Auto Shotgun
3″ Chamber (Accepts 2-3/4″ and 3″ Shotshells)
4 Round Magazine Tube Capacity
8mm Flat Vent Rib Barrel
Turkish Walnut Forend
Turkish Walnut Stock
Gas-Less Inertia Operating System
Length of Pull 14.5″
Overall Length 47″
Overall Weight 6.5lbs
Gray Receiver Finish
Full, Improved Modified, Modified, Improved Cylinder, and Cylinder