The TOZ-87 is a Soviet/Russian semi-auto gas-operated shotgun. Development began in 1978 as the "MTs 24-12". In the late 1980s, the MTs-24 competed against the TTs-22 (more known as the "second generation" MTs-22), another gas-operated shotgun, for the role of a new mass-produced semi-automatic shotgun. The MTs-24 was declared the winner, and TOZ began producing the gun in 1990 under the TOZ-87 index, with the transition to mass production in 1993 (the TTs-22 was produced in small quantities from 1989). A "Cruiser" version, the TOZ-187, was also created. It is distinguished by the factory pistol grip (with the possibility of attaching a folding stock) and shorter barrel.
The TOZ-94, a pump-action version of the TOZ-87, was developed in 1994.
Starting in 2005, the TOZ-87 has been replaced by the modernized TOZ-88, however, this was subsequently discontinued (in cca. 2013).
Serial-production: (1990 - 2005)
- Type: Semi-Automatic Shotgun
- Weight: 3.1 - 3.2 kg
- Length: 32.7 in (83 cm) - 48.8 in (124 cm)
- Barrel Length: 21.3 in (54 cm) - 28 in (71.1 cm)
- Gauge: 12
- Capacity: 4-round tube standard, 7-round tubes are also available
- Fire Modes: Semi-Auto
The TOZ-87 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|Fara||Seen in the gun shop; TOZ-187 w/ extended magazine tube||1998|
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|Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat||w/ extended magazine tube||2007|