By Graham Baates YouTube personality, Graham Baates, gives us a video review and breakdown of the Cheetah 12 Shot from SDS Imports.
The Cheetah 12 Shotgun accepts readily available Saiga-12 magazines and has an MSRP of just $649.95. Costing little more than half what I paid during the height of initial vepr excitement. Part of the lower cost is accomplished with a simplification of manufacturing, and selecting another AK Mecca for manufacturing, China.
At first glance I was doubtful of reliability after noting the lack of cuts in the gas piston. According to Molot their piston is modified to run both high and low-energy loads.
In my experience the Vepr-12 could run most loads, and would run fine with bird shot, but for some reason didn’t like low-recoil slugs. Those two loads were a top priority in testing the Cheetah 12 and their results can be sen in the video below: