MAUL™ is a lightweight, modular, 12-gauge, 5 shot, semi-automatic shotgun for both military and law enforcement users. It has been designed to deliver shotgun capabilities for non-lethal and lethal munitions. All this capability weighs in at only 1.8 lb. making it one of the lightest semi-automatic, 12-gauge weapons ever developed for its purpose. MAUL™ can fire 5 rounds as fast as the user can pull the trigger and can be rapidly reloaded in one smooth movement by inserting another 5 round munition tube into the receiver.
In the military, shotguns have been used in close quarter fighting and in jungle warfare for over a century. The dilemma has been that the shotgun has added an extra weapon and weight to the squad and so they have not been used widely by militaries other than in Special Force operations. As a 1.8lb module, MAUL™ can change all that. It can be mounted as a module on a combat rifle or used on its own standalone stock.
MAUL™ will be offered with a range of less lethal munitions such as blunt impact, electro-muscular incapacitation, frangible nose chemical and marker munitions, together with lethal munitions including buckshot. When mounted to an assault rifle, MAUL™, provides a real force multiplier. The combined weapon offers the warfighter a choice of 5.56mm and 12-gauge lethal munitions, immediately available in a single lightweight weapon system. In addition to increased firepower, MAUL™ can be instantly re-loaded with door-breaching or less lethal munitions by swapping the munition tube. Importantly, if one barrel has a stoppage, the warfighter has another barrel he can rely on to defend himself and pursue the mission in an otherwise vulnerable situation.