Nerd Approved reader Mike Iverson informed us about his incredible Gears of Wars sawed-off shotgun prop that he fabricated to open and accept shells. As you can see from the image above, the final product looks fantastic.
Check out images of the breach mechanism after the break.
However, the best part about all this is that Mike was extremely generous with details about this build. If you have the skills to make one yourself, head on over to Blind Squirrel Props for some basic plans and a ton of step-by-step pictures.