The FABARM SDASS Pro-Forces Stage 2 and SDASS Pro-Telescopic Stage 2 pump-action shotguns, first showcased at the EOS expo in Italy in May, are finally available for purchase: a fluid action, an overall capacity of eight shells, and great manufacturing quality add up to FABARM's already vast line of successful tactical shotguns!
First introduced at the 2022 edition of the EOS expo in Verona (northern Italy), the Fabarm SDASS Pro Forces Stage 2 and SDASS Pro Telescopic Stage 2 12-gauge pump-action tactical shotguns have finally been launched on the international markets in early October.
Following the strictly high manufacturing quality standards of the Italian company, the SDASS Pro Stage 2 shotguns are radically modernized variants of FABARM's well-known SDASS line of pump-action shotguns, and were conceived specifically for home and property defense, law enforcement, private security, tactical purposes, and practical shooting.
Both built around a 7075-T6 lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum alloy receiver with a steel 51 cm / 20" barrel and a ventilated barrel shroud, the SDASS Pro Stage 2 pump-action shotguns are embelished and made even more resistant to aggressive elements by a thick, uniform carbon grey Cerakote finish on all outer metal surfaces.
The magazine tube hosts up to seven 12-gauge shotshells; an eight shell can be loaded in the chamber, which is compatible with 70mm / 2.¾" or 76 mm / 3" shells.
Both SDASS Pro Stage 2 pump-action shotgun come from factory with a folding FAB Defense FBS front sight and FAB Defense RBS rear sight, as well as a cantilever Picatinny top rail for optics. Both models also share the typical FABARM style of railed, black polymer handguard; the action is spring-assisted for quicker, smoother operation.
The FABARM SDASS Pro Forces Stage 2 pump-action shotgun comes with a fixed comb stock and vertical pistol grip; by contrast, the FABARM SDASS Pro Telescopic Stage 2 features a rubberized ergonomic FAB Defense Gradus grip and a collapsible FAB Defense GL-CORE CP buttstock with adjustable cheek riser.
Both models feature a swiveling front sling attachment point and a wider rear attachment ring on the left side of the receiver for quick-release single-point slings. The SDASS Pro Telescopic Stage 2 model also comes with QD sling swivel cups on both sides of the collapsible buttstock.
Additionally, both variants offer a parallel comb stock design with a 10-degrees attachment inclination, which aligns the shooter's eyes to the sights quickly and more naturally for faster target acquisition.
Like all FABARM shotguns, both SDASS Pro Stage 2 variants have been test-proofed to withstand up to 1630 BAR in pressure and are certified by the Italian National Proofing House to offer long-term reliability when used with steel shot, even with FABARM's own 82 mm chokes.
The FABARM SDASS Pro Stage 2 shotguns come from factory with an extended 97 mm choke and a threaded-on black aluminum alloy "breacher" type flash hider.
The FABARM SDASS Pro Stage 2 pump-action shotguns are substantially identical both in terms of overall length (the Pro Telescopic stands at 93 cm / 36.61", while the Pro Forces model is 99 cm / 38.97" long), and overall weight (respectively 3,43 kg / 7.5 lbs and 3,44 kg / 7.58 lbs approx.), and are covered by a 2-years warranty.
As of today, a manufacturer's suggested retail price of 1.295€ for the FABARM SDASS Pro Forces Stage 2 and 1.420€ for the SDASS Pro Telescopic Stage 2 has been announced for Italy; distribution on foreign markets is gearing up and is already underway in some Countries, or will start in early 2023. For local availability and pricing, please contact your local FABARM distributor.