November 03, 2010
Smith & Wesson's Turkish-made model 1012 semi-auto is chambered for the 3 1/2-inch 12-gauge magnum. Its little brother, the 1020 is a 20-gauge. The barrel options are 26-, 28-, and 30-inch chrome-lined barrels that come standard with five choke tubes and a shim kit to change the drop and cast of the stock to better fit the shooter.
For youth and lady hunters, Smith & Wesson's 1020 Youth model has a 24-inch barrel, 12-inch long stock and all the other features. The 1012 uses two easily changed pistons that regulate the bolt speed for light and heavy loads. This is an excellent, value-priced semi auto built to last.
Contact: Smith & Wesson, (800)-331-0852; www.smith-wesson.com.