An selective fire (pump action or semi automatic) twelve gauge shotgun intended for the military/police market. Manufactured by Franchi of Italy. 8 round tubular magazine. "SPAS" is an acronym for Special Purpose Automatic Shtogun
The cop entered the building with a SPAS 12 shotgun half-hidden under his coat.
The SPAS-12 is a combat shotgun that is currently manufactured by the Italian firearms company 'Franchi'. IT is used in several video games, including the infamous Modern Warfare 2. This weapon is frowned upon in online gameplay because of its n00by range and damage.