|Place of origin||Russia|
|Manufacturer||Tula Arms Plant|
|Variants||TOZ-194, TOZ-194-01M, TOZ-194-02M, TOZ-194-03M|
|Weight||2.9 kg (TOZ-194, TOZ-194-01M), 3.2 kg (TOZ-194-02M, TOZ-194-03M)|
|Feed system||7 round internal tubular magazine|
The TOZ-194 is a 12 Gauge, pump-action shotgun manufactured by the Tula Arms Plant. Designed during the later years of the Soviet Union, the production of this firearm has started after the Soviet era in Russia, and since then it has gained a certain popularity within civilian shooters in Russia itself and in Europe, and is reported to be in use with some Russian Security forces.
The TOZ-194 is a conventional pump-action shotgun that feeds from a 7-rounds tube and chambers 70 mm shotgun shells ("Standard" 23⁄4" 12-gauge, therefore the use of 76 mm (3 inches) "Magnum" shells is strongly counterindicated). Its main feature is its 540 mm (21.2 inches approx.) barrel, which is oddly long for a combat shotgun; this was done to reach an overall length of 805 mm (31.6 inches approx.) which makes it legal for civilian ownership in Russia.
Four variants of the TOZ-194 shotgun are available on the market: the TOZ-194M with sole pistol grip; the TOZ-194-01M with pistol grip and upfolding metal stock, and muzzle adapters available for tactical applications; the TOZ-194-02M and TOZ-194-03M, both with standard fixed stock, the latter one also available with muzzle adapter.
|Variant||Gauge, mm||Barrel Length, mm||Shotgun length, mm||with folded stock||Mass, kg||Magazine capacity|