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Valtro PM-5

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Shotgun

  • ORIGIN
    Italy

  • NICKNAMES
    -

  • DESIGNED
    1980's

  • DESIGNER
    Valtro

  • PRODUCTION
    1980's - present

  • PRODUCERS
    France - SAE Alsetex
    Italy - Valtro
    United States - Valtro USA

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    About $ 1.000 for civilian sales.

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Rugged and reliable
    Fast reloading with box magazine
    Basic sights and no attachments
    Pump action only
    Tall with due to long magazine

Introduction

The PM-5 is a tactical shotgun of Italian origin. It was developed by Valtro in the 1980's for law enforcement and military use. The PM-5 is a sturdy pump action shotgun that removes the time needed to reload associated with tubular magazines by using box magazines.

Design

The PM-5 is a conventional pump action shotgun with the added feature of feeding from a box magazine. The tube below the magazine is not a tubular magazine but acts as a rail for the slider. A polymer rifle grip or pistol grip is fitted. A tubular stock that folds over the top is available, as are muzzle attachments including a grenade launcher cup and various chokes.

Firepower

The PM-5 fires standard 12ga shotgun shells with a 2.75" or 3" length. Magazine capacity is 7 rounds plus 1 in the chamber. The pump action magazine allows for the use of various non-lethal rounds alongside full pressure rounds.

Users

The PM-5 is used in limited numbers with law enforcement and military units around the world.

Variants

Valtro PM-5

The PM-5 is a basic pump-action shotgun with the added benefit of feeding from a box magazine. The only real variant is the shorter PM-5-350. However, the full size PM-5 can be acquired with different types of furniture, such as rifle or pistol grip and fixed and folding stock. Additionally chokes and a tear gas launcher can be fitted onto the muzzle.

PM-5, baseline model: Baseline full size model with rifle style grip.
PM-5, tactical model: Baseline model with polymer pistol grip and fixed stock.
PM-5, folding stock model: Full size PM-5 fitted with pistol grip and tubular folding stock.

  • Specifications:
  • PM-5
TypeShotgun
Caliber12ga 2.75 and 3-inch
Magazine7+1 round box magazine
OperationPump-action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of firePump-action
Barrel length508 mm
RiflingSmoothbore
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed
Length?
Width?
Height?
Weight?
SightsIron sights
Remarks-

Valtro PM-5-350

The PM-5-350 is a PM-5 with a shorter 350mm barrel that does not extend beyond the pump action slide mechanism. Although a tall weapon for a short barrel shotgun it has the benefit of a 7+1 round magazine capacity. Most other short barrel shotguns only have a 3+1 or 4+1 magazine capacity.

PM-5-350: A PM-5 with folding stock with a shorter 350mm barrel and normal pump action slider.
PM-5-350, stakeout version: A PM-5-350 with folding stock removed and fitted with short slider with vertical grip.

TypeShotgun
Caliber12ga 2.75 and 3-inch
Magazine7+1 round box magazine
OperationPump-action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of firePump-action
Barrel length355 mm
RiflingSmoothbore
Muzzle velocity?
StockFoldable
Length?
Width?
Height?
Weight?
SightsIron sights
Remarks-

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