Maybe the most interesting design motif of all are the three textured horizontal lines which appear first at the rear of the fore-end, are carried across both sides of the receiver flats and end as three short lines at the beginning of the pistol grip.

(I know I’m beginning to sound like an art critic, but overall, the SAS 12 sports some very unusual and eye-catching lines normally associated with shotguns carrying a far heftier price tag.)

According to my Brownells gunstock pull-and-drop gauge, the Turkish walnut buttstock has a 14-inch LOP with a drop of 1-5/8 inches at the comb and 2-5/8 at the heel and is finished off with a 1-inch ventilated rubber recoil pad.

The receiver of the SAS is machined from 7075 aluminum and is treated with a high-gloss anodized finish matching the black chrome finish on the 28-inch barrel. The barrel itself has a full-length vent rib and sports a 3-inch chamber and chrome-plated bore. The gun comes with three screw-in choke tubes—IC, M and F. The trigger pull on mine averaged 7 pounds measured with a Lyman electronic gauge.