DDI Is Bringing A QBZ Style Bullpup Shotgun To The US


DDI has made themselves known for making some great American made AKs and even though their DDI12 shotgun has gotten off to a rocky start, they have addressed the issues and are coming back stronger.  At Big 3 East last October, Dave gave me a sneak peak into his top secret tennis racquet bag. Inside it was a QBZ style bullpup shotgun.

For those of you not familiar with the QBZ series of rifles, they are the main issued rifle for the Chinese Miltary. Here is a photo of the QBZ-95 bullpup rifle.


The QBZ-95 and any other military arms are banned from importation into the US. However this bullpup shotgun does not fall into this category.

This semi-automatic shotgun has already been imported into Canada for about a year. But it has not been seen state side until now. The shotgun does not have a name just yet. In Canada it is imported by Lever Arms and they call it the LA-K12 Puma. Perhaps it might be called DDI Puma? I rather it be named DDI QBZ-12.

According to Dave Fillers, expect this shotgun to be just under $1000.

Tim Harmsen of Military Arms Channel recently posted a video of this new DDI QBZ style shotgun.


As you can see in the video, the DDI bullpup shotgun uses 5rd metal magazines but it seems rather picky about the size of shell. Certain loads like some buck shot are a little too long to fit into the magazine. I hope someone makes 10rd mags for this shotgun. It looks like it could be a lot of fun.

Nicholas Chen is a firearm aficionado. Growing up in California, He learned about firearms and hunted with his father growing up in Southern California. Once he moved out to Pennsylvania and then spent a few years in New York State, he learned to truly appreciate firearms and the second amendment. It was in New York State where he became a USPSA competitive shooter and learned about 3Gun. He is an avid fan of running and gunning. Nicholas is a fan of pretty much anything that shoots although the slicked-up race guns are what interests him the most. Having spent time with FFLs and other friends with NFA items he has begun his collection of NFA items and has learned that everything should be suppressed and full auto where possible and legal.