Gun Report

Saiga Semi-Auto 12-Gauge 3-inch

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We thought this gun was roughly put together, and it failed during testing.

Saiga Semi-Auto 12-Gauge 3-inch

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
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Weight Unloaded
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Rib Width
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Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
Trigger Pull Weight Bottom
Trigger Pull Weight Top

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The first photo shows the proper location of the dust cover latch. The second photo shows where the latch wound up when we fired the gun. It took some time to diagnose what went wrong
The top white arrow indicates the location of the bolt block safety, which is in the Safe position as shown. However, it wouldn't keep the action open on our gun. The bottom arrow indicates the location of the magazine release. It and other parts on the gun, such as the scope mount on the right side, were sharp.
When we received our gun, this dust cover release latch was depressed, which allowed the dust cover to fly off. The instructions were unclear on what position the latch should occupy.

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