Equipment Piece of the Week: M26 12-Gauge Modular Accessory Shotgun System (MASS)

M26 MASSThe M26 12-Gauge Modular Accessory Shotgun System (MASS) provides Soldiers with a 12-gauge shotgun accessory attachment with lethal, less-than-lethal and door-breaching capabilities. The system attaches underneath the barrel of the M4 Carbine and provides a capability equivalent to a stand-alone shotgun without
carrying a second separate weapon. The M26 can also be converted without tools to operate in a stand-alone mode with no loss in functionality.

The M26 MASS comes with a recoil-absorbing, collapsible buttstock. The Picatinny rail on top allows attachment of accessory equipment to the shotgun. The bolt
handle (charging handle) can mount on either side for ambidextrous handling.

Additional features include a box magazine, flip-up sights and an extendable stand-off device for door breaching.

Learn more about the M26.

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