JTS M12AK

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ss1
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JTS M12AK

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A few weeks ago PSA had the JTS for $400 which I thought was cheap enough to offset any risk of getting a garbage chi-com AK based shotgun. At first blush, it arrived in a nice cardboard box and seemed a bit “clunky” but seemed well made. Took it to the range and ran 6 boxes of 00 buck, 10 rnds of low recoil slugs and a box of bird shot. The shotgun has a 4 position gas adjustment which rotates the piston cylinder to different sized vent holes. It seems the hole alignment is a little off and ideally needs to be re-drilled. This resulted in flawless cycling with the full power buckshot at full open #3 (#0 being closed) and about 50% failure to feed with the bird shot and 100% FTE with the low recoil slugs. I’m going to clean up the hammer and bolt and hope to get a little more reliability. It’s advertised to take Saiga 12 and VEPR 12 mags but fitting is def needed. The gun has a proprietary stock mount and the trunion is also unlike the Russian versions, making the forearm extremely limited to upgrading. I was able to get a rear adapter plate for ACE stocks but I needed to hack up a Magpul Zhukov forend to make it fit. The shotgun is designed to use Remington type choke tubes, but I got a conversion choke tube so I can put on one of those Saiga 12 Molot muzzle brakes on it. It’s been a decent project but we’ll see how it runs after 1000 rounds. Image
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centuriondoom
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Post by centuriondoom »

Hey there, I love your build. I found pictures of the after shot on google after purchasing mine. The Zhukov hand guard looks excellent on this gun. I recently purchased the hang guard as well. I was wondering if you could shed some light on what steps you had to take to make the Zhukov Hand Guard fit onto the barrel. Your input would be greatly appreciated.

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Big_mike
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Post by Big_mike »

centuriondoom wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:41 pm
Hey there, I love your build. I found pictures of the after shot on google after purchasing mine. The Zhukov hand guard looks excellent on this gun. I recently purchased the hang guard as well. I was wondering if you could shed some light on what steps you had to take to make the Zhukov Hand Guard fit onto the barrel. Your input would be greatly appreciated.
Maybe send him a PM?

Lucy
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Post by Lucy »

Big_mike wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:15 pm
Maybe send him a PM?
...or, post it here since it Is of general interest, relates specifically to your review, and explains how you improved the piece.

Or, you could start a new thread...“How I built the ultimate zombie machine”

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