Move over KSG. I have a new shotgun I'm impatiently waiting for

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Girodin, May 21, 2011.

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  1. Girodin

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    Below is a Tromix SBS 14" prototype of the MKA-1919. The MKA looks to deal with a number of the shortcomings of the S12. With Mr. Rumore working on these guns and developing parts for them, they pique my interest. For those that don't know Mr. Rumore is the Saiga 12 guru who did a lot to popularize that platform and builds some of the finest S12s. I really look forward to seeing what he does with this new platform. With the very high prices of the S12 and the potential of this new gun, it could be the next big thing. I was thinking about doing a S12 SBS but maybe I'll go with one of these depending on prices.

    The big thing will be quality, affordable, higher capacity, after market mags and parts to make it 922r compliant.

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    I should note that, he said he still plans to clean up the lines of the rear to make it look better.
     
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    I think the rear looks okay, it is the coke can width forearm that seems like it would be less than comfortable.



    I remember hearing some major manufacturers were going to create some similar designs to compete with the saiga, but when told they could be declared unsporting and as a result destructive devices by the ATF they decided not to invest in that direction.
    Is this "sporting"? We all know the the 2nd Amendment is about the right to participate in sports. Which seems to be only hunting, firearm matches and similar sporting events are not ATF "sports". :rolleyes:
     
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    Word at shot show was they were going to import them, but we shall see. Like the saiga folks here in the states will likely find ways to alter them and be counting compliance parts.
     
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    Like what?
     
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    Ha, that was one of the first questions in the S12.com thread.

    The MKA has a traditional style safety, magwells, and straight insertion mags, that drop free, along with easier to use chokes.
     
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    I've never heard affordable in conjunction with Tromix before. He does build great guns but they don't seem to come cheap, or fast.
     
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    straight insert/drop free mags, bolt hold open that functions like an AR's, steel mags, AR selector, chokes. Early reports are that they appear to be of better fit and finish than the Russian guns as well. Quality control has been an issue with Saiga shotguns.


    I was referring to the factory gun. A tromix built gun commands a premium and does so for a reason.
     
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    Doesn't matter. Over on the Saiga forum, Tony said he doesn't plan on offering conversions.

    Just how expensive is this thing going to be?
     
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    Looks good to me. Already has good sights and stock. Add some 8 shot mags and a rubber butt pad and it should be good to go. As long as it works I think it will be a hit. JMHO.
     
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    Nice concept. What is up with the dual magazines. You have a tube mag and a box mag?
     
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    That is probably the gas system under the handguard, not a mag tub.
     
  13. Girodin

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    Over on the Saiga forums Tony suggested that the retail price of the factory gun would be around $700.

    The tube under the barrel is the gas system.

    What doesn't matter? The gun will still be sold and people will still be able to modify them. Bob Ash had this to say:

    I imagine it will take time for the aftermarket to get going, just like it did the saiga. I remember when there was virtually no after market for it, one had a hard time even finding mags.
     
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    Not bad. I've been eyeballing the ATI T14 and hoping they release it something bigger than .410, looks like this might be it. Biggest drawback of the T14 is the price, but I see this thing being in the same price range, if not higher. Just gonna hold out for a Saiga S20.
     
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