More on the K-80 Hanger system

To understand why the same hanger number may not give the same point of impact result in every barrel type you first need to know how the hanger works. K-80 barrels are separate along their length and the hanger determines the distance apart at the muzzle. Fitting a large hanger pushes the two barrels away Read More…

Krieghoff K-80 Choke Tubes

Krieghoff offer two types of choke tubes for the K–80, Steel and Titanium. There is no difference in performance between the two but the Titanium chokes are longer and lighter than the steel version. Average weight of a Steel Choke tube in 1⁄2 choke is 23gm. The same Titanium Choke weighs 18gm. The longer Titanium Read More…

Krieghoff K-80, ejector removal and replacement

The K-80 ejector is retained in the slide by a small ball and spring.  The ball and spring are not captive, meaning they are loose and kept in place only by the ejector itself.  Removal is easy.  Using the plastic head of the stock wrench like a hammer, tap the back end of the ejector Read More…

K-80 hanger change

There are nine front hanger sizes for the K-80 that allow fine tuning of the point of impact of the bottom barrel.  The top barrel is braced by the rib so only the bottom barrel will move.  A larger hanger size pushes it down, away from the top barrel and a smaller size allows it Read More…

K-80 safety

The K-80 safety slide located on the top strap has a button to prevent it moving accidentally.  To move the slide forward, depress the button with the the thumb.  To move it back, depress the button again. The selector can be locked “off safe” by means of a locking screw through the side of the Read More…

K-80 Trigger and Selector

The K80 trigger blade is adjustable for position along a slide.  There are two set screws on the underside of the trigger blade.  The screw socket takes a 1.27mm wrench, 0.050″ or 1/20th inch imperial.  The rearmost screw locks the blade onto the slide whilst the front screw locks the barrel selector positioned immediately in Read More…

K-80 Parts & Service

I often hear grumbles regarding my policy of not supplying action parts to other gunsmiths. There is a very simple reason for this and it has little to do with any commercial aspect. Firstly, to fully understand the K-80 mechanism and the relationship and interaction of individual components requires specific training. Without this understanding a Read More…

Stock Fit. Part IV. Comb Height

Comb height is the one dimensions that seems to worry shooters more than any other and yet it is the easiest to get right.  Before you can successfully shoot with a shotgun you must first be able to see your target and you cannot do that if your comb is too low.  Your comb height Read More…

MOA

Riflescope mounts are a large part of our business and consequently we sell a lot of Picatinny rails. We offer these in various MOA and have always been surprised how many 20 MOA rails we sell. Over time it has become clear that many who buy these rails don’t actually know what MOA is and Read More…

Lucky Numbers Friday

Back in 2008 the year of the 10th Krieghoff DTL Championship, we wanted to develop the Friday event.  Entries for this had been steadily growing, initially from those wanting some pre-event practice, but it was clear there was demand for something more.  We were also mindful that many shooters seldom experience the pressure of a Read More…

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