The AA-12 semi-automatic shotgun is finally available for sale to civilians.
The semi-auto version of the Atchisson Assault-12 became a reality thanks to the hard work of Boje Cornils and Sol Invictus Arms.
Cornils was hired by Jerry Baber of Military Police Systems to improve the original 1972 model designed by Maxwell Atchisson. The first AA-12s of the 1980s were plagued with reliablity problems and fouling from the plastic shotgun cases. After 10 years of work, Mr. Cornils redesigned the fully automatic AA-12 we know and love today.
At some point after 2005, Mr. Cornils began working with BC Engineering Co to build the BC Jaeger (featured in the video below), which is a semi-auto only version of the AA-12.
Sol Invictus discussed Mr. Cornils’ hard work in a press release last week:
Semi-Auto AA-12 Press Release
Sol Invictus Arms with Tactical Superiority, Inc. is proud to announce the release of the AA-12 shotgun. This venerable, proven shotgun is a new addition to the Sol Invictus Arms product offering. With several improvements, changes to manufacturing processes and enhanced variants catering to the civilian market, this shotgun, once only available to law enforcement and military is now being re-released to the general public.
Originally designed by Max Atchisson, the design was sold in 1987, and the AA-12 underwent more than 100 changes made by Boje Cornils enabling a fully functional and reliable firearm. Now Boje Cornils is working with Tactical Superiority, Inc. and Sol Invictus Arms, to bring this amazing firearm to the masses. Not only will the production models include new and improved versions of the already known AA-12 in a full auto configuration for military and law enforcement, it will now include a never before seen, 100% legal semi-automatic version for the civilian market. The newly available AA-12 represents significant improvement over past production techniques, including improved design elements, and is now available at a significantly more consumer friendly price point.
“We’re proud to be a part of the legacy of the infamous AA-12 Shotgun and happy to be able to bring a civilian version to market,” Tactical Superiority, Inc.’s President and CEO Michael Conn said during the press conference.
Pre-sales for a limited edition version of the semi-auto AA-12 have already started on Armslist.com for $3,000 – $3,250.