Eight rounds to my first FTE. No big deal until I figured out I couldn’t even pull the fired shell out of the ejection port. Turns out the Turks welded the dust cover to the recoil spring well enough to survive exactly 7 rounds of 1600 fps 1 1/8 oz rifled slug. Trigger pull number 8 was more than their weld could handle.
Thankfully, disassembly confirmed that a little piece of mangled sheet steel may prevent the bolt from moving back far enough to eject or pick up a new round, but it ain’t gonna damage the action. So the separated bit was removed and the shotgun was reassembled sans dust cover.
She ran like a champ once the weak link of a dust cover was removed from the equation. So, I’ll be interested to learn how Inter Ordnance handles warranty issues on this Kral produced shot blaster.
Did my thread title get your attention? 'Cause I called it a KSG Killer? That was on purpose. It is only similar to a KSG in so far as it is a 12 guage bullpup shotgun. It is a box mag fed, Saiga 12 cloned semi-automatic.
Behold the I.O. XB:
I’m definitely happy with the performance. I’m brand new to the AK action and I think it is awesome in an entirely rediculous way. I could certainly go for a non reciprocating charging handle on the left side but I was able to operate the gun with my left hand by reaching over the top. Awesome describes the magic that bleeds the 12 guage high brass recoil force away from my shoulder.