MKA1919 semi auto shotgun (name that gun 10-21)

We posted this name that gun last Monday with the plan of writing about it on Friday but the plans fell through so we are posting it this week.


Model: MKA 1919
Caliber: 12 ga.
Weight: (Empty) 6.5 lbs.
Operation: Gas Operated, Semi-Automatic
Overall Length: 40.5 inches
Height: 7.5 inches
Barrel Length: 19.7 inches
Sight Radius: 23.6 inches

Other info:
• Patterned after the AR-15
• Magazine fed semi-automatic shotgun
• Detachable front sight and carry handle
• Comes with 2 metal 5rd detachable magazines — (1) 2-3/4 inch and (1) 3 inch
• Bolt holds open after last round
• Chrome-lined internally choked barrel
• Includes 3 screw-in chokes (full/modified/cylinder bore)
• Receiver has an integral picatinny rail for mounting accessories
• Self-adjusting gas system

As some of you may already know this is not the first shotgun patterned off of a rifle (Saiga 12 is patterned off of the AK-47 style)

The MKA 1919 design is based off of the AR-15 platform and has some similar features to the AR like the mag release and safety.

The shotguns “lower receiver” is one solid piece of impact-resistant polymer making the weapon light weight. The downside to the solid lower means the shooter cannot change the handgrip and shoulder stock.

The charging handle is similar to other semi-auto shotguns and the AK-47 in that it has it protruding off the side of the bolt group on the right side of the receiver.

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Sawed-off shotguns

Sawed-off shotguns

[ does not suggest or recommend altering the barrel of any shotgun]

sawed off

In the past few years I have had the opportunities to shoot 2 different sawed off shotguns.

A 10 gauge (legal) 18” barrel shotgun and a 20 gauge with an over 18’” barrel

The 10 gauge has been used as a slug gun (firing only 10 gauge slugs) to blow up 5 gallon buckets of water. Also for demonstration of the slugs in courses teaching about shotguns and clay pigeon shooting.

The 20 gauge we use in clay shooting  but due to the modification of sawing off the barrel the shotgun no longer is threaded for a choke. without the choke it allows for the shot to spread wider and faster than with a choke causing in turn the gun be less than accurate when shooting the clay.

The 20 gauge wasn’t sawn off straight and the shot fires out of the gun leading a bit to the left and the dispersion pattern makes it a hard gun for shooting clay. A gunsmith might be able to correct all the problems by re-cutting and threading the barrel for a choke but just as a home defense shotgun it is fine.

Gears of guns does not recommend shorting shotguns or altering the weapon. Check state and local laws before altering a shotgun or any weapon. Any alterations to the mechanics or barrel of any weapon it is recommended that it should only be done by gunsmiths.

[Special thanks to DJ for sending us this]

Ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Survival Shotgun

Ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Survival Shotgun

Sangreiti who is one of out friends here at Gears of Guns sent us this link from if the Ultimate Zombie Apocalypse Survival Shotgun
(Click the link above to see all the pictures)


This is a Mossberg 500 Pump action with

  • two side saddles for quick reloading (and a total shotgun carrying capacity of 19 — the shotgun itself holds 7+1) containing cartridges with bird shot, 00 buck shot, slugs and signal flares.
  • a 5″ bayonet knife mounted to the barrel
  • a tactical flashlight/compass combo mounted to the barrel
  • a hollow buttstock containing an emergency survival kit with baking pan, trash bag, fishing kit, 2 non-lubricated condoms (for water storage, NOT f***ing zombies), water purification taps, reflective survival blanket (which not be the best idea considering zombies love shiny things), a small first-aid kit, Carmex lip balm, a whistle, small Bic lighter and snare wire
  • a hollow vertical grip containing a small fire-starting kit (matches, striker, steel wool, WetFire brand fire starting material)
  • a hollow pistol grip containing a multi-tool
  • a saw that can be attached between the buttstock and gun handle for cutting down wood
  • a braided paracord gun sling
  • American flag bandana
  • custom plaque




(Click the link above to see all the pictures)

[special thanks to geekologie and Sangreiti

Snake Charmer II Break-Action Shotgun

Snake Charmer II Break-Action Shotgun

.410 Bore Verney-Carron Snake Charmer II Break-Action Shotgun

Caliber/gauge: .410 Bore shotgun
Barrel length:18-1/4″
overall length: 29”
Weight: 3 lbs.

This weapon is  ideal for backpackers, boaters, off-road trips, home protection and any other place that a small, light weight and easy to use shotgun might come in handy.

(L-R .410 bore, 28, 20, 12 gauge shell)

Flash Bang 12 gauge shotgun shell

Flash Bang 12 gauge shotgun shell



I thought this was pretty awesome! It is a 12 gauge flash BANG shell

This shell was developed as a stun/diversion round used for riots or in clearing a building for law enforcement. When fired this rounds makes a loud bang and a bright flash to stun someone, when fired, the concussion and explosive blast is directional and produces between 175-182 db. Testing showed no penetration in 10% ballistic gelatin at 8 feet.

The round is similar to a diversionary grenade (a flash-bang) and designed to be aimed at the floor or ceiling at a 45 degree angle and never intentionally at a person or object.
This round should to be used with screw in chokes.

The new Versa Max shotgun

The new Versa Max shotgun


Action: Semi-auto
Gauge: 12 gauge
Bore: 2.75″ – 3″- 3.5″
Stock: Synthetic
Material/Finish:Steel/TriNyte coating with nickel plated bore
Barrel Length:26″ and 28″
Weight: 7.5 pounds or 7.7 pounds
Overall Length: 46.9375″ and 49.9375″
Sights: Hi-Viz interchangeable sights
Scope: Drilled and tapped for scope mounts
Chokes: Extra full Full Improved cylinder Modified
Capacity: 2 (3.5) 3 (2.75 or 3)
Features: Cold hammer forged barrel; over-molded grips; nickel plated barrel; and shoots magnum shells


(This gun weighs about the same as the Beretta A391 Xtrema 2, 12GA, 3.5 which has similar specs.)


I have used a number of auto loading (semi-auto) shotguns everything from Beretta to Browning  to Remington and Benelli. I have in the past favored the Beretta because it has had the smoothest action of the guns I have shot. I have been reading the reviews on this gun and how it is performing in the real world both competition and hunting and have seem mostly good things coming from this gun.

If you have used this shotgun I would like to hear your views on this gun both good and bad if you have them.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow as we end this week in a BANG!