Talk about a short, manuverable shotty! Feels balanced and handles great. My only beef is the trigger. I was able to use the reset spring and it works fine, but when you have a linkage system like this, you can't expect to have a short pull with no creep. It is gritty, but I expect this will improve with useage.
Indy has done a great write up, so I'm not about to reinvent the wheel here. Just tell what I have learned doing this.
The shotty will accept a twelve round mag as well as the MD 20 drum...but it would be VERY uncomfortable using the drum, although not impossible. BUT it does look wicked with the drum attatched!!
I took it out back and ran several mags through it to make sure that the stock didn't bind anything up...no worries there, it ran like a sewing machine!! And as another poster had said, the safety is way more user friendly using the Kushnapup stock!
I know that Greg @ CSS sells an optic mounting system, and have seen other systems for it on a well known auction website, so your choices for sight systems is pretty much wide open, which is a good thing since you will not be using the origional sights. But for what this is intended for (clearing your house) it can be used without them, although a light would be a good thing if you need to use it in the dark.
All in all, if I hadn't converted my S-12, I would definitely pick one of these up for it. I would have done like Indy and made an extension to cover the tangs so I could use it in more traditional ways if I wanted to. BUT if you never plan on changing the configuration (as my neighbor) a few minutes with the dremel takes care of the tangs...forget a hacksaw, these Saigas are made of Tank Steel!!! LOL
Well, here are some pics, because I know the old addage on here.." it didn't happen if there are no pics".
This is definitely a very neat system, but until someone comes up with a better trigger system, I don't think that I will be using it on a rifle anytime soon.
Edited by unclejake, 15 July 2012 - 01:26 PM.