Yes, This Is A 1911 Shotgun



This image of a “custom 1911 shotgun pistol” has gone viral in the last week across gun forums everywhere. We have no idea where this came from other than “somewhere” in Thailand as evident by the Thai characters along the “slide”. If the time stamp on the bottom of the photo is to be believed, it’s been around for nearly 8 years, but we’ve never heard of it. If you do an image search on google you’ll come up with next to diddly squat. Many people believe it is a plastic toy with chrome paint and a shotgun shell shoved in the breech, while others argue it’s an authentic “Pradit” gun. Pradit guns are illegal homemade 12 bore shotguns built from existing gun frames including BB guns. They’ve become increasingly common among poor gang members throughout Thailand. Is this real or fake? We don’t know at this time. All we can say is that firing it cannot possibly feel good.

These images appeared out of nowhere in a Thai Forum. We ran the text above the images through a translator and came back with this gibberish:

The Somchai ( HA ) – Love on March 09, 2012, 12:55:40 PM.
You probably have a few plants Short shotgun made ​​a fine (not refined – often misspelled ) beautifully finished basements and … There are plenty of qualified people do not …

It Lokodd 12 gauge head 1 ounce equals 437.5 grain , fly about 1400 ft / sec of it … Certificate Force Unleashed certainly …


Interested custom made me wash my uncle.”

Is that last sentence supposed to be a question? Sure we’re interested, and it looks custom made alright, but what does assisting your uncle with basic hygiene have to do with it? Must be some sort of culture shock on our part.

Compare these images with an actual Pradit gun confiscated by a Thai police officer below. If some brave soul has filmed the real deal, we’d love to see the video!

Thai officer holding an authentic Pradit gun and shells that were confiscated in a 2013 traffic stop.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

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  • Jeremiah veronee

    after seeing this i think it would be really cool if someone made a semi auto pistol for the aguila mini shell

    • n8c

      Already the minishell is the .410 cartridge. Anything larger would give too much recoil in a handgun, and would make the whole gun too wide.
      The article doesn’t say, but it appears you have to load one round at a time, so loading a magazine appears to be out of the question.
      For now, I like my Taurus Judge, Public Defender, with a 5-round cylinder that serves either 410 shot or .45 Long Colts.

      • Jeremiah veronee

        I want a 12 gauge minishell slug in a pistol i dont know how powerful the aguila mini shell is but i do not care for the .410 pistols they seem really pointless, you can get the same thing in shot shells and the slugs are pointless because you can get bigger calibers

  • ABitofThought

    I bet that thing (if it is real) kicks like a mule!