Firearms / Shotguns / Norinco QBS09

Norinco QBS09

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Shotgun

  • ORIGIN
    China

  • NICKNAMES
    Type 09 (Chinese military service)

  • DESIGNED
    2005 - 2009

  • DESIGNER
    208th Institute of China Ordnance Industry

  • PRODUCTION
    2009 - present

  • PRODUCERS
    China - NORINCO

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    Unknown

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    High pressure shells offer good range
    Ability to use conventional ammunition
    Semi-automatic
    Ability to mount optics
    Cycles only full power shells
    Limited magazine capacity
    Tubular magazine is slow to reload

Introduction

The QBS09 is a modern semi-automatic tactical shotgun of Chinese origin. The QBS09 was reportedly developed as a more capable alternative to the Hawk Type 97 semi-automatic shotgun. The increased performance results from the use of dedicated brass cased higher pressure ammunition.

Design

The QBS09 looks similar to Western tactical shotguns. It is a gas operated semi-automatic shotgun with a tubular magazine below a chrome lined smoothbore barrel. A polymer forearm, pistol grip and folding stock are fitted. The stock is reported to be spring buffered in order to reduce felt recoil. Ghost ring sights are fitted. An accessory rail on top of the receiver allows optics to be fitted.

Firepower

The QBS09 fires the dedicated DBD09 high pressure buckshot round with brass case. Conventional 12ga 2.75 and 3 inch shells can also be used. With its dedicated buckshot round the QBS09 can be used against targets out to 100 meters, a range normal shotguns only achieve by using slugs. The 5 round magazine can be quickly emptied due to its semi-automatic fire rate.

Users

The QBS09 is reportedly in use with the Chinese military and law enforcement. Shotguns have only been recently adopted in China and are used in limited numbers.

Variants

QBS09

The QBS09 is a modern semi-automatic tactical shotgun. It looks like a mixture of Franchi SPAS-12 and Benelli M4 shotguns. There are no known variants.

TypeShotgun
Caliber12ga 2.75 and 3-inch
Magazine5 round tubular magazine
OperationGas operated
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length382 mm
RiflingSmoothbore
Muzzle velocity420 m/s (DBD09 ammunition)
StockRetractable
Length895 mm / 710 mm
Width?
Height?
Weight?
SightsIron sights, notch front and flip-up blade rear, 50 and 100 m gradations, optional optical sights
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