SPAS-12 stock folded
The SPAS-12 is a multi-role convertible 12-gauge shotgun designed for special military and police operations. The weapon is "convertible" in that it can be fired in either a manual, pump-action mode, as well as a semiautomatic fashion. While designed around the standard pattern 12-gauge shot and slug shells, the weapon is also capable of handling special rounds, such as liquid irritants and low-velocity less-lethal rounds.

Despite its brute power, the SPAS-12 had a serious limitation in its engagement range. Like all shotguns, the weapon became markedly less capable beyond short range, and very difficult to employ at long ranges.

It went out of production due to high production costs, but it still appears in various forms of media such as movies, TV, video games, and more.

Wikipedia has a more detailed and comprehensive article on Franchi SPAS-12


Robert Muldoon

Robert Muldoon w/ preferred SPAS 12

The SPAS-12 was one of the guns used by Jurassic Park Security. The ones used were the variant that had a folding stock.[1] These shotguns were loaded with either solid slug ammunition or sub-caliber penetrators.[2] It was the favored weapon of Jurassic Park's game warden Robert Muldoon and he used in the Velociraptor Incident and the isla Nublar Incident of 1993. Dr. Alan Grant used one in the same incident as well to defend against The Big One and her Velociraptor pack.[1]

Several SPAS-12, one outfitted with an under barrel flashlight, were carried by InGen Hunters in Isla Sorna Incident of 1997.[3]

Jurassic Park (PC)Edit

In the first person sections of the game, Dr. Grant uses a SPAS-12.

Jurassic Park: TrespasserEdit

The SPAS-12 is one of the weapons in the game. Unlike the SPAS-12 seen in Jurassic Park, its stock is unfolded.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jurassic Park
  2. When Alan Grant fired a Park SPAS-12 at a threatening raptor in the park's control room, the three rounds each left a single, small hole in armored glass, indicating solid ammunition.
  3. IMFDB - Lost World: Jurassic Park, The