We didn’t know what to think when we walked up on this one. At first glance, it looked like a huge, blown-up AR-15. As it happens, MKA has produced an AR-15, only in 12 gauge. Retail price for the basic version is around $700-800.
The MKA 1919 12-ga. shotgun, being a 12-ga. shotgun with a detachable box magazine, is an obvious competitor to the Saiga-12 platform. Firebird Custom, a well-regarded competition rifle shop, was quick to see the possibilities in such a system, and has built a number of MKAs up for USPSA Open competition.
Only one of us got the fire the weapon, but he hit 5 out of 5 clays using the mounted EOTech optic. While the MKA1919 is not exactly an ideal skeet gun, it’s quite fast to the shoulder. For a 6.5# gun, the recoil was quite manageable. Magazines are available in 2, 3, 5, or 10 round capacity.