- Nov 27, 2013
A Little Slice of SPAS History
No, that isn't a SPAS 12 on the cover of this May, 1988 issue of "Guns" magazine, but there is an awesome article about the SPAS 12 as well as the SAS and LAW 12 inside, now viewable in the Info section! The review of the "Franchi Combat Shotgun Trio" written by Jim Thompson is an excellent testament to these striking shotguns. Not only does he do a fantastic job describing the functions of the SPAS 12, but his description of the aesthetics are pretty hard to beat. "SPAS
- Nov 19, 2013
Firing Pin Install - Easy As Pie!
Quite literally minutes before the rough weather ransacked Indiana I grabbed the SPAS and took it outside to show off the new firing pins! Check out the video! I measured each and every one of these little guys with a caliper and they matched up flawlessly with both my factory pins so I wasn't really expecting any surprises. While that may be bad news for keeping this post interesting, it's great news for anyone who has a SPAS 12 with a busted firing pin.I just fired off a f
- Nov 14, 2013
New Style Receiver Buffers In Stock!
Well they're here! What can I say that the video of the test didn't say already? Made from high-impact polyurethane, no-modification drop-in installation, these things are awesome! Head on over to the store page and pick one of these bad boys up as well as one of the new replacement firing pins! More replacement parts on the way soon! Stay tuned, SPAS fans!
- Nov 13, 2013
The Store Is Open!
The store is now open for business! I have a *very* limited number of stainless steel firing pins in this first run so get your hands on them quick! As soon as they sell out I will order the next run of them which will hopefully last us a little while longer. They look AMAZING! Will post an install video very soon (it's simple). Buffers are still on the way but should be here very soon and will be available in all of Henry Ford's favorite colors!
- Nov 10, 2013
The SPAS 12, Now "Officially" A Work of Art
Artist Nick Veasey (www.nickveasey.com) makes incredible works of art showing the internals and working parts of items varying from planes, cars, and of course...guns! His SPAS 12 x-ray piece is from one of his latest collections of works including several guns which are available for your viewing pleasure here. I spoke with Nick Veasey briefly via email and he's informed me that the gun pieces will be available for sale, and his assistant would contact me with prices and a
- Nov 7, 2013
I'm On Pins and Needles
Hey. You. Do you know what that is? That picture there, just to the left? That's a stainless steel firing pin for a SPAS 12 made by the same people who make firing pins for Wilson Combat. And guess what else? THEY'RE ON THEIR WAY HERE! This is pretty major news for SPAS 12 owners. One of the more commonly broken pieces after hard use is the firing pin and now you can have an easy backup. Or a backup for your backup. There's that old saying that two is one and one
- Nov 5, 2013
The Results Are In
Well the results are in on the prototype buffers! I spent my Sunday with over 100 rounds of some hard-hitting high-brass and buckshot loads to see if these buffers were up to the task of protecting your favorite shotgun! Results and pictures after the break! Before I reassembled my SPAS I took the picture on the left showing the space between back of the receiver and where the bolt actually will stop and recycle. With the buffer being so rigid I felt very confident that my
- Nov 2, 2013
Gearing Up For The Test
Just a quick update! Got back from a trip all over the city picking up as much 00 buck and high brass as I could find (without going over silly ammo ration limits). This should help draw a solid bead on whether or not the new buffers are up to the task of keeping your SPAS 12 from damaging itself!