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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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Back in 1998 I sold a quite unusual K-80 through Chris Potter Guns in Tunbridge Wells. The gun was memorable because it was a K-80 with the detachable trigger mechanism and it was custom engraved by Katrin Nonn in a variation of the Arabesque Scroll engraving pattern. This version of the K-80 was known as […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Cast is the horizontal offset of a stock that allows your eye to line up with the rib. Viewed from above, barrels forward, stock bent to the right we call “cast-off”, and to the left “cast-on”. Cast-off or right hand cast is normally for right handed shots whilst cast-on or left cast is for lefties. This […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The right stock fit is a length that allows you to mount the gun consistently and easily. If you have to stretch to get the gun in the shoulder it is too long. If you bump your nose with the heel of your thumb it is too short. There is no need to make it […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
A release trigger is a trigger that fires when you let it go, not when your pull it. Sounds obvious but scary. Why on earth would anyone want such a thing. The answer is a little more complicated. Many shooters, especially Trap shooters, suffer from a flinch. For more information see my earlier post – Flinching. […]Continue Reading... 5 Comments.
For those who do not know, a flinch is something that happens when you try to pull the trigger. It can take two distinct forms. The first is a jerk or snatch that pulls the gun off target at the instant of firing. The second is an inability to pull the trigger and can vary […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Probably the most common symptom of recoil is a bruise or graze to the face and yet this is one problem that can be completely eliminated by a correct gun mount technique. Rarely is the cause the gun or cartridge unless the load is heavy and the gun light, even then, correct technique will overcome […]Continue Reading... No Comments.