Competition shotguns are funny beasts. Within the realm of 3 gun shotguns in the US, box magazine fed Saiga shotguns are popular for their fast reloads and high capacity. The Match Gen 2 comes from the factory with several parts specifically for competition or tactical purposes. It lets you use your left hand for magazine reloads or remedial action while your right stays on the grip where it belongs.
For the way I grip a shotgun, it sits just in front of my left hand, so getting on it is pretty quick. In general controls are oversized and easy to use. If this bothers you, a tiny bit of skateboard tape would resolve the issue. The magazine well is skeletonized on the gen 2, which really adds to the visual appeal. The tri-rail forend is aluminum too, and it comes with rails on the top, bottom, and right while the left hand side has the charging handle, so no rail there.
Since this is a shotgun, I assume that forward IER scopes would be off the table anyways. The shotgun comes with detachable iron sights, but I think a red dot is really the way to go with a shotgun like this. Sling mounts are plentiful. Within the gas system, there is a piston for heavy hunting loads and one for target loads. This all adds up to a ton of features that would be appreciated on a tactical or competition shotgun.
The shotgun comes with 3 chokes full, modified, cylinder and I believe the chokes are Winchester style. After taking it home and cleaning the gas system and re-oiling everything, reliability took another jump up. Usability on this shotgun is excellent.
With extended magazine releases and bolt releases, magazine changes are very fast. Magazines insert straight instead of using the touchier rock and lock style of the Valtro PM5. The straight path from barrel to stock keeps recoil in-line and reduces muzzle rise, which was nice, but what I really liked was the ability to use an AR-height red dot. This puts your eye up higher than the barrel, much higher than on standard shotguns, and gives you a wide field of view.
Without a shotgun barrel taking up the lower half of your vision in one eye, you can spot clays rising up and see more targets. With an open bolt, magazines on this particular could be over-inserted if you put a bit too much force into ramming them home. Cleaning the gas system is fairly straight forward. Once you unscrew the front bit, you can remove the forend and begin to clean out the gas action.Credit: Image copyright www. Akdal Arms of Turkey manufactures what appears to be nothing more than a clone of the famous American Colt M16 Assault Rifle - with its battlefield role converted to that of semi-automatic combat shotgun.
Designed in with production beginning inthe MKA fulfills the short-range fighting role for the modern Turkish Land Force, firing a gauge shell through a gas-operated, semi-automatic action while fed from a 5-round detachable curved box magazine. Effective range is out to 50 meters with an overall weight of 7. The MKA certainly mimics the M16 closely save for a few external differences.
The shoulder stock is retained at the rear of the receiver with the identifiable carrying handle with integrated diopter sighting device featured over the receiver along a section of Picatinny rail. The pistol grip is retained under the weapon near the trigger area with the magazine well just ahead of the trigger unit.
Key modifications to the base system include installation of a support tube added under the barrel assembly which also houses a return spring. The bolt-release is as found on the M16 and the weapon is charged similarly prior to firing.
A manual safety is very Mesque in its execution, found along the left side of the receiver near the pistol grip section. The carrying handle and its diopter sighting device can be substituted to any other supported accessory as required.
Year: Overall Length: mm Barrel Length: mm Weight Unloaded : 7. Sights: Integrated Diopter Sighting Device in carrying handle.
Took it to the range and shot about 10 rounds of 00 buck. Then a few slugs and various bird-shot Started with FTE. And then got into FTF. About 60 to 70 percent success rate of about 70 rounds total.
Got back home and broke it down to clean and look at doing some fine tuning around the notch for the extractor at the breach of the barrel.
Then i noticed this crack on the bolt. Just curious if anyone else had issues with this area. Seems pretty thin material there. This is the backed out view of the bolt. It is the hole where the locking block pivots on. I'll post another pic in a bit. When you separate the barrel you will see a notch in the area where the locking block fits into. Hopefully this gives you better idea of the breach bolt and how locking block fits into the barrel extension. Let us know.
I will definitely let everyone know how RAAC handles it. Got a ton of good info here, so I just thought I would share some ordeals. Curious to see if I will get a part or if they want the whole gun. I've had warranty issues with mine and RAAC has never let me down as far as getting me parts and trying to make it right drive block cracks. My guess is you'll get a whole bolt assembly.MKA 1919 Match Gen 2 Semi-Auto 12GA 4K UHD
The area of the bolt where that crack becomes evident is more or less non structural and is most likely related to the metallurgy and heat treat process the part undergoes. We have seen this crack in literally unfired guns and in guns that have thousands of rounds through them, One of our test guns had this crack initially and has fired many thousands of rounds with no issue, nor with any further propagation of the crack.
I think this would only become a problem if the crack continued on the bottom side of the bolt lock hole, in this case I would request a replacement from RAAC, but as of yet we've never seen that happen. Thanks for your input Anubis. I can see your point on the crack being just on the top side and still being functional.
EAA MKA 1919 Semiautomatic Shotgun
I am just one one of them guys that likes things perfect. Shipped the whole gun off yesterday. Talked to a gal first who was talking to someone in the back about my situation. Ended up just send us the gun. They said they would try to repair or I would get a whole new one.Any alteration made to the firearm also voids the factory warranty. You are now the owner of the shotgun. Your shotgun has an innovative design and is manufactured from high quality materials.
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Front Sight 2. Hand Guards 3. Hand Guard Secure Nut 4. Charging Handle 5. Upper Receiver 6. Magazine Release 7. Carrying Handle.
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In these cases, we recommend that you use sound gun safety rules, judgment, and discretion. All firearms are different thus it is important for you to understand how to properly carry, use, and handle each one according to its specific guidelines.
Before using any firearm, one must completely familiarize themselves with the type of firearm and its specific safe handling procedures for loading, unloading, carrying, shooting, maintenance, and storing. Always check to make sure that there is no ammunition and the chamber is clear.
When holding the firearm be sure to rest your finger on the trigger guard and along the side of the gun. Mechanical safeties are never foolproof and can wear out and malfunction over time. Remember to always handle all firearms using proper gun safety guidelines. A safe direction is one in which an accidental discharge cannot or would not cause injury or harm to yourself or others. Use extreme caution especially when loading and unloading your firearm.
When handling any firearm always treat it as if it was loaded and ready to fire, even if you think it is empty.The Akdal MKA is a gas operated, semi-automatic shotgun that resembles the M16 rifle and mimics the layout and placement of some of the controls. It was created by Turkish company Akdal Arms. The MKA uses a conventional gas-operated action which is located around the support tube that runs below the barrel.
The return spring is also located around the same support tube which is concealed by an enlarged polymer handguard. The MKA barrel can be quickly removed from upper receiver. To charge the rifle, the charging handle on the receiver must be pulled. The upper receiver is manufactured from an aluminum alloy while the lower receiver, along with pistol grip and shoulder stock, is manufactured as one piece from impact-resistant polymer.
Akdal MKA semi-automatic rifle has a 5-round detachable box magazine. It has a bolt release identical in location and function to the one on the M Manual safety also duplicates Mstyle being located on the left side of the receiver above the pistol grip.
On the upper receiver, an integral Picatinny rail exists which will accept detachable carrying handle or optional red-dot or other optical sight attachments.
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Hidden categories: Articles needing additional references from June All articles needing additional references Articles with short description. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file.RAAC Inc. With the tactical and 3 Gun shotgun marked filled with tradition semi-autos and the thought to be fickle Saiga, a new, light 6. Six months later we finally got a chance to actually shoot the gun, which is imported from Turkey exclusively by RAAC Firearms.
The only real similarities to an actual AR are the safety, magazine release and slide lever, and no AR parts fit the gun out of the box. The MKA needed a couple boxes of shells to run fairly reliably. Out of the box every magazine had at least one stovepipe or failure to extract until about 40 rounds in, which comes out to 8 magazines. This was with Federal target loads. Now she runs pretty well, but still experiences an occasional stovepipe jam.
Our original SHOT article has had overreads. If this gun had been all that it promised out of the box it would have garnered a huge following by now. They are predominantly the makers of blank firing and replica guns, as well as air guns. For 3 Gun and tactical trainers and shooters, who actually shoot their guns a lot, this is great news.
Until the MKAin the US market, the Saiga 12 has been really the only player in the game for a magazine fed 12 gauge shotgun. If you get a good one, they run really well. If you get a bad one, good luck trying to get it to work right. They sell guns, and if you want Saiga parts, you have to buy another Saiga gun.
The 3 Gun customizers who have been working on Saiga guns for more than a decade seem to prefer the Akdal MKA, so take that for what is worth. Saigas nearly always need serious work for hard shooting. This is why, rather than return our MKA for another gun, or have it worked on by RAAC before putting out a review, we elected to let everyone know that we can confirm what many have heard.
They just grabbed one off the top of the pile and sent it. This gun has a one year warranty.
Akdal MKA 1919
You might want to shoot it some before you do though. I think the gun will eventually settle in, or need very little modification. It may just be a spring extractor issue.
Coincidentally, I had an old Charles Daly in the safe that is also made in Turkey that is the exact same action as this gun. I have two of these guns, and they resembles a Remingtonbut the release button is on the other side. I have no idea if these were made by the same factory, but though you can see where the MKA has been re-worked from what is apparently a Remington design, but the similarity is undeniable.
They seem to have improved an old design that required rubber O rings, and mounted it in an ergonomically friendly package that is pretty versatile as shotguns go, and that can throw an enormous amount of firepower downrange. We tested the MKA for both real world tactical and 3 Gun environments. I think it is more like my Benelli, which clangs you around some. The gun wants to come up much more than you would expect from an AR type of design, which this gun resembles. This is an interchangeable choke shotgun and it comes with two other chokes.
I think they are Rem-Choke threads but had none on hand to interchange it with.No additional charge for multiple firearms on an order. Federal law requires firearms to be shipped to FFL Dealers.
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