This is the new Spring 3 Shot Combat Tactical Pistol Grip Airsoft "true to life" shotgun. The UTG M3 shotgun is modeled after the well known Marui M3 Shorty which has been in service for several years. These unique pump action shotguns fire three BBs in one shot so these are actual Airsoft shotgun and not just single shot Airsoft guns that look like shotguns. This multi-shot capability is accomplished by three separate barrels inside of the shotguns main outer barrel. Other multi-shot shotguns use just one inner barrel so the velocity and range of the BBs are far from consistent. When the UTG M3 shotgun is fired it sends three BBs streaking towards your target in spread pattern capable of taking out multiple targets. The barrels are mated to a honeycomb of three pistons which are powered by dual overlapping main springs so each BB travels at the same velocity. They leave the barrel in a tight group no wider than a penny and gradually spread out for a real scattergun effect. Because of this they are not the best at long range engagements but will unleash havoc in close quarter scenarios. The tightness of the spread can be varied by changing the weight of the BB. For a wide spread use .2g BBs and for tighter spreads use the heavier .23g or .25g BBs.
Constructed out of heavy duty ABS with metal parts this shotgun is extremely solid. They used very few lead weights in this gun so it may be lighter than you would expect however do not let this fool you. The M3 is built like a tank. The pump action fits closely to the guide rails and is anchored to two metal action bars so when you rack the forearm it goes straight back without any flex. The forearm and pistol grip also have a nice rubber like coating on them for extra grip. Metal parts include the magazine tube, front sling mount, loading gate, trigger and rear sling mount.
Its magazine looks exactly like a 12ga shotgun shell and is good for 10 shots. The shell is inserted into the loading port just forward of the trigger. Please note that due to the hinged design of the shells follower, on occasion the shell will hold only 29 BBs so your 10th shot might fire 2 BBs instead of 3. We have found this to be true with the Marui shells as well but UTG says they are working on a solution for future production. True to its real steel, fire spitting counterpart, the UTG M3 packs a serious punch. Each BB is fired at 275 fps with the combined kinetic energy of 2.1 Joules. Needless to say this shotgun is devastating at close range. Please note that due to this massive power, the cocking effort on the M3 is slightly more difficult than your average Airsoft gun.
Overall the UTG M3 is a solid, well built shotgun. With its massive power and multi-shot capability it is sure to become your next favorite spring gun.
- Triple the Firing Fun - 3 BBs Simultaneously with Great Power and PinPoint Accuracy
- Authentic Shot Shell Cartridge Holding 29 BBs for 10 Powerful Shots Per Shell
- Muscle Spring Action with Most Dominant Force
- Professionally Painted Front and Rear Sights for Quick Aim under Most Demanding CQB Applications
- Pump and Fire Full Power Combat Loads to Carry out Critical Airsoft Skirmish Missions
- Complete with Spare Shell, Speed Loader and Quality Sling
- Matte Black Non-glare Finish
- Allows for Single Triple Shot and Continuous Everblast Triple Shots
- Spring 3 Shot Combat Tactical Full Stock Airsoft Shotgun
- 2 Shells
- UTG Speed Loader
- Cleaning Rod
- Firing Velocity: 275 FPS with .2g BBs
- Effective Range: 100 ft.
- Ammo Type: High Polished .20g or .25g
- Hop Up: Fixed
- Magazine Capacity: 1 Shell
- Shell Capacity: 29 BBs
- Weight: 2.5 lbs.
- Length: 25.25 in.
- Manufacturer: UTG
This is a Spring Airsoft Shotgun, which means it's powered by a spring and must be cocked for each shot. It's fast, clean, inexpensive and easily maintained; it requires no gas or batteries to operate. Also, Spring Airsoft Guns are the toughest, most durable of all Airsoft Guns, because they're made with few breakable pieces. If you're looking for a fun, reliable Airsoft Shotgun that'll look great and perform even better, you've come to the right place. You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase this Airsoft gun.
Average Customer Rating is 4 out of 5 stars
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Name: A person with craploads of airsoft guns :l
Date: June 13, 2012
It's a nice gun, and very good at it's role of CQC.
Iv'e used one for a year now. Plus, with 1 shell you get 10 shots. It is a little hard to pull the pump back at first, but it works. 4/5.
Date: March 27, 2012
should i get it? it looks and sounds amazing... but its kind of expensive.
Name: like a boss
Date: March 27, 2012
this gun is boss it is eaasily loaded and worth your money. one flaw, a little hard to ***** the gun. other than that this is a great buy!