CZ has released the 1012 Semi Auto Shotgun to incredible fan fare, and expanding on the initial release they wanted to follow it up with a new color variation. The CZ 1012 semi auto shotgun utilizes a gas-less inertia operating system instead of a typical gas operated model that are so common on gun racks today. Typical gas operated systems function by redirecting gas directly from the barrel in order to cycle the action. Now the 1012 function in a totally different way using 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 (Bronze Finish) Specifications and Features:
- CZ-USA 06353
- Semi Auto Shotgun
- 12 Gauge
- 28″ Barrel
- 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
- Recoil Pad
- Bead Sight
- Gas-Less Inertia Operating System
- Length of Pull 14.5″
- Overall Length 47″
- Overall Weight 6.5lbs
- Bronze Receiver Finish
- 5 Chokes
- Full, Improved Modified, Modified, Improved Cylinder, and Cylinder