Greetings all. I just took delivery of a MKA-1919 yesterday. This is my first shotgun, and only my 2nd long gun. I’m a pistol guy, shooting in IPSC and IRC competition. Many of my shooting buddies also shoot skeet and/or 3-gun. I’ve tried their guns and due to some really nasty arthritis in my fingers and wrists, I found the pump action and traditional furniture to be very uncomfortable -for me- to operate and hold onto. I was going to get a Mossberg 500 or Remington 870 with a pistol grip and forward grip until I saw the MKA on the cover of the CTD catalog. The AR-style platform was the solution I was looking for.
Well as we all know, after the CT school shooting, CTD suspended firearm sales and I pretty much gave up on the idea until last Saturday went I got an email from them saying they will resume sales on Tuesday. I was fortunate enough to get one along with some hi-cap mags. My FFL dealer received it Friday, but was at a gun show this weekend. He met me at his shop after the show last night and reported that he sold everything he had in hours and it was a feeding frenzy at the show with people snapping up whatever they could buy. I’ve been joking with my friends saying I caved-in to the hysteria, but in fact I just wanted a shotgun for fun & sport.
Being a competitive shooter, I cannot leave the gun stock. The Tooth & Nail forend with right-side charging handle is a must for me (I'm a lefty), as is the Firebird oversized mag button and extended charging handle. I’m sure I’ll be getting all the other mods: trigger group, piston, butt stock, fold-up sights, red dot in due course.
As a side note, I’ve very happy to see a forum for the MKA. I love forums and in fact, I literally built my motorcycle parts business from my involvement with user forums very similar to this one. I still participate these days promoting my products and just socializing with customers & friends. So I’m understandably pleased to see the aftermarket vendors servicing our gun involved here as well.
Photos coming once the mods are complete.
Edited by BellaCorse, 13 January 2013 - 12:50 PM.