Gun Report

Akdal Arms MKA 1919 3-Inch 12 Gauge, $799

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Malfunctions plagued the Akdal throughout most of the test, but we finally ran enough ammo through it so we could usually fire all the shells in a 5-round magazine.

Akdal Arms MKA 1919 3-Inch 12 Gauge, $799

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Action Type
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel

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The Akdal malfunctions were mostly failures to eject.
Look familiar? It should -- the AR-styled Akdal carries over a lot of the look, feel, and control placement of the AR-15. It was light, too.
Looks very odd to have a 12-gauge dummy shotshell pushed into an AR-style magazine, but that is what you get with the Akdal MKA 1919 -- a big cartridge where you least expect it.

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