SDS Imports New Cheetah 12, The New DDI12


Dave Fillers was the founder and owner of Destructive Devices Industries (DDI). They made some awesome AKs and imported an AK style shotgun dubbed the DDI12. At the beginning of the year Palmetto State Armory (PSA) bought DDI for their AK manufacturing ability. So now Dave is continuing some of his old work that PSA is not interested in.

Welcome to SDS Imports. They are starting off with the CH-12 aka the Cheetah 12. The CH-12 is a  Chinese made 12 gauge shotgun that SDS Imports is importing.Here is a list of the features it will have out of the box.

  • Hammer forged bolt for increased strength and long life.

  • Any Saiga 12 style magazine is compatible.

  • Chrome lined 19” barrel, 3” chamber.

  • Left side charging handle.

  • Bolt hold open button.

  • Adjustable rear sight with a fiber optic front sight.

  • Any aftermarket AK pistol grip will fit.

  • The fixed stock can be removed and an AR buffer tube attached so that an AR collapsible stock can be added easily.

  • Reversible rear sling loop initially set up for right hand shooters and can be switched to left side.

  • AR15 style ambidextrous selectors, one is longer than the other and they can be switched to either side to suit the shooter.

  • Removable FCG cartridge.

  • Barrel threaded for Saiga style compensators.

  • Front forearm can be replaced with Saiga rails and aftermarket forearms.

  • Replacement parts available.

  • Four position gas system. Off, Low, Medium and High.

  • The back portion of the dust covered is secured additionally by the use of a re-designed recoil spring guide which has two small spears that insert into two small holes in the rear of the dust cover.

  • Comes with one year manufacturer warranty for defects and workmanship.


Ch12 fiber


CH12 left side


The shotgun looks very promising. There were some issues with the original DDI12s. Hopefully these issues will be addressed and rectified in the new CH-12. They will have an MSRP of $649.95. Dave is sending me one to test and evaluate. I will let you know how it runs.

After the recent news of VEPR being banned due to US Sanctions, the SDS Imports CH-12 might be your next magazine fed shotgun of choice. Right now they are available on SDS Imports’ website and we are having a sale on SGM Saiga and Vepr magazines. Click here to check out the SGM Tactical Magazine 30% off sale.