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FABARM SAT-8



Overview


SAT-8 Pro Forces

Right side view of FABARM SAT-8 Pro Forces semi-automatic tactical shotgun.
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Origin
Italy
Type
Shotgun
Entered service
2000's
Status
In service
Development
1990's
Developer
Italy - FABARM
Production
2000's - present
Producer
Italy - FABARM
Designations
S.A.T.8 (different spelling for SAT-8)
SAT-8 / Semi-Automatic Tactical, 8 shots

Description


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


SAT-8 series

SAT-8 Tactical (top), SAT-8 Pro Forces (middle), SAT-8 Pro Telescopic (below)
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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 such 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.

Details


Facts SAT-8 Tactical SAT-8 Pro Forces SAT-8 Pro Telescopic
General
Origin
Italy
Type
Shotgun
Caliber
Caliber
12ga 2.75 and 3"
Feed system
7+1 round tubular magazine
Barrel length
510 mm
Rifling
Smoothbore
Operation
Action
Gas operated
Fire selector
0 - 1
Rate of fire
Semi-automatic
Dimensions
Stock type
Fixed
Weight
3.15 kg
Sights
Mechanical
Iron sights, ghost ring
Optics
Optional

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