Firearms / Shotguns / Fabarm SAT-8

Fabarm SAT-8

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Shotgun

  • ORIGIN
    Italy

  • NICKNAMES
    S.A.T.8 (different spelling for SAT-8)

  • DESIGNED
    1990's

  • DESIGNER
    FABARM

  • PRODUCTION
    2000's - present

  • PRODUCERS
    Italy - FABARM

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    Unknown

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Semi-automatic
    Rugged and reliable
    Accessory rails
    Large magazine capacity

Introduction

The SAT-8 is a semi-automatic tactical shotgun of Italian origin. It was developed by FABARM in the early 2000's for law enforcement use. The name SAT-8 stands for Semi-Automatic Tactical, 8 shots.

Design

The SAT-8 is a gas operated weapon using a gas system capable of dealing with medium to high pressure rounds. The tubular magazine is located below the barrel. The SAT-8 features polymer furniture and can be fitted with a wide variety of stocks, optics, accessories and muzzle devices. Ghost ring sights and a combination of choke and muzzle brake are standard.

Firepower

The SAT-8 fires 12ga shells with a 2.75 or 3 inch case length. The tubular magazine holds 7 rounds. The gas operated mechanism allows for rapid semi-automatic fire. Low powered rounds must be cycled manually. The SAT-8 reportedly has good accuracy and is very controllable.

Users

The SAT-8 is by various law enforcement and police units. Its use is not nearly as widespread as competitors such as the Benelli Super 90 series and the Remington M11-87.

Variants

S.A.T.-8

The FABARM SAT-8 series is based on the same receiver and barrel length. The models mainly differ in type of grip and stock. Accessory rails allow for optical sights and attachments suchs as lights to be fitted.

SAT-8 Tactical: Baseline model with rifle type grip.
SAT-8 Pro Forces: Tactical model with pistol grip.
SAT-8 Pro Telescopic: Tactical model with pistol grip and M4-type telescopic stock.

TypeShotgun
Caliber12ga 2.75 and 3"
Magazine7+1 round tubular magazine
OperationGas operated
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length510 mm
RiflingSmoothbore
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed
Length?
Width?
Height?
Weight3.15 kg
SightsIron sights, ghost ring, optional optical sights
Remarks-
TypeShotgun
Caliber12ga 2.75 and 3"
Magazine7+1 round tubular magazine
OperationGas operated
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length510 mm
RiflingSmoothbore
Muzzle velocity?
StockFixed
Length?
Width?
Height?
Weight3.20 kg
SightsIron sights, ghost ring, optional optical sights
Remarks-
TypeShotgun
Caliber12ga 2.75 and 3"
Magazine7+1 round tubular magazine
OperationGas operated
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length510 mm
RiflingSmoothbore
Muzzle velocity?
StockRetractable
Length?
Width?
Height?
Weight3.30 kg
SightsIron sights, ghost ring, optional optical sights
Remarks-

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