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UTG M3L Multi-Shot Spring Airsoft Shotgun Full Stock

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The UTG M3 shotgun is modeled after the well known Marui M3 Shorty which has been in service for several years. These unique pump action shotguns fire three BBs in one shot so these are actual airsoft “shotguns” and not just single shot airsoft guns that look like shotguns.

This multi-shot capability is accomplished by three separate barrels inside of the shotguns main outer barrel. Other multi-shot shotguns use just one inner barrel so the velocity and range of the BBs are far from consistent. When the UTG M3 shotgun is fired it sends three BBs streaking towards your target in spread pattern capable of taking out multiple targets. The barrels are mated to a honeycomb of three pistons which are powered by dual overlapping main springs so each BB travels at the same velocity. They leave the barrel in a tight group no wider than a penny and gradually spread out for a real scattergun effect. Because of this they are not the best at long range engagements but will unleash havoc in close quarter scenarios. The tightness of the spread can be varied by changing the weight of the BB. For a wide spread use .2g BBs and for tighter spreads use the heavier .23g or .25g BBs.

The UTG M3 is capable of Slam Firing however it is not recommended. Read more about Slam Firing.

Constructed out of heavy duty ABS with metal parts this shotgun is extremely solid. They used very few lead weights in this gun so it may be lighter than you would expect however do not let this fool you. The M3 is built like a tank. The pump action fits closely to the guide rails and is anchored to two metal action bars so when you rack the forearm it goes straight back without any flex. The butt pad, forearm and pistol grip also have a nice rubber like coating on them for extra grip. Metal parts include the magazine tube, front sling mount, loading gate, trigger and rear sling mount.

Its magazine looks exactly like a 12ga shotgun shell and is good for 10 shots. The shell is inserted into the loading port just forward of the trigger. Please note that due to the hinged design of the shells follower, on occasion the shell will hold only 29 BBs so your 10th shot might fire 2 BBs instead of 3. We have found this to be true with the Marui shells as well but UTG says they are working on a solution for future production.

True to its real steel, fire spitting counterpart, the UTG M3 packs a serious punch. Each BB is fired at 275 fps with the combined kinetic energy of 2.1 Joules. Needless to say this shotgun is devastating at close range. Please note that due to this massive power, the cocking effort on the M3 is slightly more difficult than your average airsoft gun.

Overall the UTG M3 is a solid, well built shotgun. With its massive power and multi-shot capability it is sure to become your next favorite spring gun.

Comes with: 2 shells, UTG speed loader, sling and cleaning rod. (note: shell color may vary)

WARNING: This shotgun MUST use Precision Ground or High Polished BBs weighing .2g or more. Use of .12g BBs or other generic .2g BBs will jam in the shells and will cause performance issues with the gun.

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  • Operation: Spring
  • Fire mode/s: Manual cocking
  • Muzzle velocity: 275 fps w/ .2g
  • Effective range: 100 feet
  • Ammo type: .2g - .25g
  • Hop Up: Fixed
  • Weight: 3.1 lbs
  • Magazine capacity: 1 shell
  • Locking slide: No
  • Open ejection port: No
  • Length: 35.5 inches
  • Comes with orange tip

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    Reviewer: theking0001
    Rank: COL
    Location: Vienna, VA
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    180 out of 188 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- Awesome Shotgun

    First of all I would like to say that I own this gun, and I am not writing a review based on looks. I ordered it yesterday and got it today, thanks for the amazingly fast order processing, and shipping Shorty and UPS!

    ==Stuff in box==
    airsoft gun
    speed loader
    cleaning rod
    black shell
    red shell
    instruction booklet

    ==First Impressions==
    When I opened the box and took out the shotgun I noticed that it was solid, and well built. There are white sights painted on, and they are nice. The only thing I didn't like is that the opening switch is designed for right-handed people, and being a lefty it is awkward to reload shells.

    I proceeded to load the shells with .20 bbs and took it outside. The groupings were pretty nice, from 0-10 feet the groupings were very small, at about 20 feet they could have fit in a circle with a 3 inch radius, and after 20 feet I noticed that the top bb would curve up at a faster rate than the other bbs. I fired at the shed, about 100 feet away, and all of the bbs hit it. (the dimensions are about 7x7 feet)

    I then loaded up the .25s, and I loved them a lot more. They maintained a lot tighter groupings, from 0-20 feet they stayed in a 1 inch radius but a few inches lower than the .20s. At about 50 feet they maintained a 5 inch radius. But when I fired at the shed they sunk too much, but I was able to get 1 foot groupings by aiming at an angle.

    It is harder to cock than all of the other springers I have used. But I didn't find it too hard, after firing 6 shells worth (in 20 minutes), I could feel a little toughness in my arm. My 13-year-old brother tried to cock it 7 times and failed 6 times. So if you are small / weak / old, you may not want to buy this because it requires a lot more energy to cock than the average springer.

    ==Pain / Intimidation Factor==
    I have not been shot by this gun yet, but I imagine it would hurt. My brother is scared of getting hit 3 simultaneous times, so the intimidation factor strikes fear into your opponents.

    good size
    visually appealing
    bright white sights
    not very heavy (you can run around without being weighed down)

    awkward shell loading for lefties
    weight (not realistic)
    cocking effort (not easy for kids and weak people)
    price ($70 is a lot of money for a spring shotgun made in China)
    lack of additional shells to buy

    This is an awesome shotgun! Buy it if you can afford to spend $70. I would recommend buying more shells when they become available. What I would do is assign each colored shell a different weight bb, and use them according to the distance of your target. The fps and groupings are nice. You will have a great time firing it!

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    Reviewer: GHOSTspecOps
    Rank: MG
    Location: Livonia, MI
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    109 out of 122 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- I Have This and the Tm Spaz

    First off let me say, yes the UTG plastic is as good or better than the tm spaz 12. Second, the internals match almost identical, utg isnt playing around anymore. There making higher end AEG's and Spring guns, that are upgradeable with marui parts, which is very good.
    War story:
    Ok, so i have this around my back, and my UTG full metal M4 COMMANDO cocked, locked, and ready to rock! its a night game, indoors, and i got a light on my m4 and were goin to scope out rooms. well, i sling up my m4 after a couple kills with it, and pull out this bad boy. i cock it, which sends shivers down my spine and my partners, and breach a room. Low and behold, theres two guys behind a table, one shot takes um out, same goes on with the other three rooms we splatter blood in x]. well all in all, this gun kicks @$$, and take it from some one who bought it.
    Suggestion for shortys is to make extra shells available to buy, and maybe a price drop of 10 dollars, even though it is already severly underpriced lol.
    The three shots in one trigger pull is extremly handy, and the magazines are one of a kind and easy to load.
    oh and one more thing, a suggestion to utg, put some side ris rails on the body for lights/lasers, it would be very handy
    all in all, this gun is extremly good for a actual airsoft shotgun
    you couldnt get any gooder, thats right, i said gooder.
    **please rate**
    thank you for reading!
    GHOST out

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    Reviewer: mrirish515
    Rank: MG
    Location: Huntington, NY
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    41 out of 50 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- I OWN THIS GUN

    This gun has been great for me so far. I've had it for about a month and have had no problems. Another great UTG gun. The only annoying part is the magazine capacity. The shell only holds about 30 (10 shots) rounds and shells get irritating after a while. But you eventually get used to them.

    great looks
    amazing accuracy for a shotty
    light weight
    decent amount of metal parts
    OK fps (it does hurt inside of 75ft or so)
    slam firing (so much fun, but not good to do)
    shoots 3 bullets at once (massive pain)

    mag capacity

    I would highly consider getting this gun but make sure you get some extra shells because if you run out ammo in the field it is really annoying to reload a shell.

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    Reviewer: omgimso1337
    Rank: COL
    Location: Eden Prairie, MN
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    41 out of 47 people rated the following review helpful:

    4 out of 5- Great overall gun, few bad minor things though

    Out of the box it looks like one of the most solid guns I've ever seen. It's pretty light for it's size, but it's very maneuverable. The "rubber" pistol grip, cocking piece, and butt pad is a bit of an overstatement, however, I'm sure it feel better than plastic. It looks nice, too. Now lets talk about the loading/magazines.

    A for realism, but F for convenience. These are a pain in the a** to reload, and when it comes to getting them loaded into the gun, it's even worse. I've timed myself and sometimes it only takes like 5 seconds to take out and put in a new shell, but other times it just wont fit correctly, and it'll take like 30 seconds because I have to move it around a bunch.

    Shooting time.

    Some people seem to be hard on this gun when it comes to shooting, and I can see where they are coming from, but it's really not that bad. It shoots almost as far as the UTG M87 shotguns when they dont have hop-up on, so thats pretty decent. The issue is this: The BB's really DO fly out in a "scattergun" formation. You can really never tell where they are going to hit. For the most part it's really accurate, you wont have a problem at all hitting somebody from 90-100 feet away. But the top barrel shoots further, and the two side barrels tend to drop at around 85-90 feet. I use high grade .2g ammo, and it's treating me just fine. Here's what I would do to fix the crazy burst formation of the BB's: just spray a little lube down the two lower barrels, and you should be fine.

    Overall, it's a good gun, it's got a few crappy things about it, but it would make a great primary weapon for backyard forest skirmishes, and a decent secondary weapon if you're out in the field taking on $300 AEG's.


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    Reviewer: hummer1234
    Rank: MG
    Location: Pound Ridge, NY
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    35 out of 44 people rated the following review helpful:

    4 out of 5- From a guy who actually owns ze rifle.......

    Well first i would like to applaud shortys on getting this to ups the same day i orderd and to ups for actually delivering it a day early. So on to the gun. When i opened the box i saw a nice hefty shotgun. Now when shorty said it was going to be light i thought it was going to be a feather weight. But suprisingly its pleasingly heavy. (no i am not a weakling my primary is a ca m249 saw mk2). There is alot of abs on this gun. There is some metal but alot of plastic but for a 70$ gun i did not expect too much. The grip and the foward cocking thing (forgot name) is made out of a rubber plastic blend i think so its pretty comfortable.
    But now to the shooting. the shooting is where it loses some of its preformance and mainly is why it gets a 4. I was expecting a left to right shotgun blast or a triangle type blast but it is a straight up and down blast. With .2's after a couple feet all the bb;'s went depresssingly up. So after a couple mags i was rethinking my purchase. So in a desperate act i put .3 gram bb's in. Now they say only go up to .25's but i thought it cant hurt to bad. Well holy **** i saw a large increase in preformance. Now there was a one way down shot a middle hot and a way up shot. Much better than before by my standards and they go much farther before doing those slants than before,
    Nice looking body
    Pretty good weight for a secondary (lets hope this is not your primary for outdoors)
    Nice handle and forward cocking receiver
    They give you a nice sling along with a speed loader and a 2 pack of shells.
    sturdy cocking motion
    .3's work pretty well.
    Oh yea at 10 feet it will hurt and times that by 3
    FPS is pretty consistent with 255. Done by my gaurder sp2000
    .2's go flying to the heavens
    No nice widespread shotgun effect.

    So overall if you want a shotgun as a primary indoors this thing is perfect. If you want a secondary outdoors its light and you should probably buy heavier bb's. But overall not regretting my purchase.
    is a Good buy

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    Reviewer: miserydemon
    Rank: 1LT
    Location: aurora, IL
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    23 out of 30 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- Best CQB gun eva!!!

    great gun if you want to play an up close and deadly game, just took it out of the box an hour ago, shot my buddy in his rear end from about eight feet so he still isnt talking to me,
    but it did leave 3 distinct black and blue welts,
    anyway, did an accuracy test, and when i was within 15 feet of the target it was kinda hard to distinguish the different bb holes,
    but from 25-30 feet all of the bbs are hitting within an inch of the others, cant get much more distance in my house, and its freezing outside(Chicago winter), but if your a CQB enthusiast then i highly recommend this gun, UTGs are not known for their quality but by the feel of this one im sure if i did happen to drop it in a skirmish, besides for maybe a few scrapes and a chip here and there, it should be fine

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    Reviewer: Airsoft3
    Rank: LTG
    Location: Wanaque, NJ
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    22 out of 35 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- Read review

    This gun is unbelievably amazing! Its performance is awesome and so are its looks. In wars, I usually snipe. When people start coming in on me, to close to snipe, I take out this little puppy and blast with my 3 shot. I have left some very nice triangular welts on my opponents.

    FPS- 275fps.
    Range- 90-100ft
    Mag Capacity- 1 shell that holds 29 shots.
    Feel- 3 pounds of high grade plastic.
    Looks- incredible/ very intimidating

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    Reviewer: jemsq
    Rank: COL
    Location: Brooklyn, NY
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    20 out of 27 people rated the following review helpful:

    5 out of 5- The beast is loose

    I literally came home from work 1 am in the morning after doing overtime, checked shorty's website for somthing completly different and the words "utg shotguns in stock and ready to ship" caught my eye. I put my order in on the spot.(1am in the morning of all times). You cant find a better shotgun for the price right now. First of all it feels rock solid. I like the rubber grips on the pistol grip and the pump grip. Second, Its accurate and powerful. Third, MULTI-SHOT. Thats 3 times the firepower of regular spring shotguns for the price. one thing I dont like is that it dosent have adjustable hop-up, or maybe at least some kind of adjustable way to tighten or widen your shots without changing bb size. Anyway, point is get this gun and you wont be disappointed.

    5 out of 5 shorty
    Merc4Hire ;)

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    Reviewer: brownbo
    Rank: MajGen
    Location: Elk Grove, CA
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    17 out of 65 people rated the following review helpful:

    4 out of 5- oh yes uh huh

    well if you want to save a hundred bucks and get just as good quality, go with utg. they seem to have it nailed. i just wonder if the plastic is up to par with the tm shotguns. and how well designed are the internals. definitely thinking about purchase. oh yeah fps is 10 higher than tm.


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    Reviewer: mrbeeship
    Rank: BG
    Location: Littleton, CO
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    17 out of 37 people rated the following review helpful:

    4 out of 5- GREAT GUN

    Is a very nice gun who doesnt want a gun that shoots three rounds a shot me and my friends do mercy rule or 5 shot kills this gun is great for it if you get right up behind them it leaves a cool welt formation i recommend this gun

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