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XRAIL: 22-Round Magazine

XRAIL: 22-Round Magazine-For Shotguns (video)
Military & Defense, Tactical Enforcement , Product & Industry News - 04.11.2011

Story by: Max Slowik
There is little else as terrifying as a shotgun that is also hand-held. In fact, the only peace of mind that comes from being on the wrong side of a shotgun is that, almost without exception, the shotgunner has, like, half a dozen shots and then he's gotta reload.

Unless he's got an XRAIL.

Yes, that Gatling-looking hardware is a replacement shotgun magazine magazine, with for magazine tubes and a full capacity of up to 22 shells in any combination of slugs, shot, and pure bliss you care to load it with.

Clearly this has applications.

As each tube gets depleted, the XRAIL automatically rotates the next tube into place, bringing an all new perspective to the aphorism, "Load on Monday, shoot 'til Sunday."

The possibilities are nearly endless and each one is dreadful.

The XRAIL is currently available for Benelli, FN, Mossberg, Remington, and Winchester shotguns, and you can swap parts on it to fit any of the other supported models.

In addition to tactical black, it's available in swanky clear. The XRAIL magazine magazine comes in two lengths as well, with the lesser magazine magazine taking your shotgun up to 14+1 rounds no sweat.

And because it weighs two pounds dry and hangs off the front of your shotgun, you know it will lessen both recoil and muzzle flip, so you can stay on target for all 23 pants-filling shots. Don't believe that? Watch:

Right now, the XRAIL magazine magazine sells from $650 to $750, which makes us sad. Hopefully, as their production builds up, this price will drop. Of course, if you're dumping ammo like that, maybe that's small change.
 

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Pretty cool and ingenius, but I don't know if I would spend that kind of money on something like that. For the money I would still buy the KSG. It also doesn't look as combersome as the XRAIL system.
 

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That must make a shot gun really front heavy.

I'm not interested at all. It takes the simplicity and reliability of a pump action and makes it more prone to failure.
 

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fritzmeister said:
Pretty cool and ingenius, but I don't know if I would spend that kind of money on something like that. For the money I would still buy the KSG. It also doesn't look as combersome as the XRAIL system.
Thats what I was thinking, for that kind of money I'd get the KSG, or another S-12... pretty cool concept tho!
 

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A few friends of mine have these on Remington 1100's.
Pro's
Lots of ammo and costs less than a race ready Saiga 12.
Also its reliable.

Cons.
Nose heavy gun and as the mag tube rotates you can not reload the previous tubes easily. So basically once you run it out and you reload your back to what your standard shotgun would hold. (8+1 or so)

Pat
Video of one being shot. (but not loaded full due to being a USPSA match that only allows 10+1 for open shotguns)


It is not an answer in search of a problem. Plenty of three gunners want higher capacity shotguns for non USPSA three gun matches. Plus shotguns are typically low capacity which is one of their main tactical limitations. For real life a 22 round shotgun has a lot of advantages over one holding 8. Load one shoot one is fine if the gun fight is at a snails pace. (never)
Nor would I waste this on a pump gun. A good semi is a better choice.
That being said I prefer my R&R targets Saiga 12 gauge.


At a Rifle shot gun match last Saturday I finished the shotgun stage in 10.16 seconds for 15 targets. The next fastest person was 26.6 seconds.
 

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So this has to be on a semi-auto then right cuz a pump would make no sense since it's not semi-auto. Also, how many rounds does that Saiga hold?
The mags in the picture hold 12 so fully loaded I have 13. A pump gun is viable and has advantages if you are firing less lethal rounds that will not cycle the action. But if your just running buck and slugs as a defense gun an Auto is a better choice in my opinion and I own both types.
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Don Pachuco said:
Also, how many rounds does that Saiga hold?
There are also 20 round drum magazines available for the Saiga 12, and I hear MD Arms are working on a double stack magazine (unsure of the capacity) that could be a available later in the year, can't wait!
 
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