COMPETITION: PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
At the first 3-gun tactical match (International Infidel Gunfighter League), twice during the shotgun only stage, the SKO-12 again failed to properly feed the first round out of the magazine when a round was first manually loaded into the chamber.
During the second shotgun stage, I did not manually load a round into the chamber before inserting a loaded magazine and the SKO-12 functioned fine. Overall, the ease of handling and rapid reloads using 5-round magazines made quick work of the steel plates.
During this match, another competitor in the team ahead of me was using an MKA 1919 shotgun, and we noticed that our magazines were almost identical. The only apparent difference was the shape of the follower. Neither of us had a sufficient number of magazines for the two stages, so we performed a quick function test with each other’s magazines, determined that they worked, then shared magazines. I later found a 10-round ProMag MKA-01 magazine online, so I purchased one and found that it, too, worked fine in the SKO-12.
At the next match, the SKO-12 functioned flawlessly through approximately 30 rounds of #8 birdshot. My times were also much improved using the ProMag 10-shot magazine. With the help of the shotgun stage times, I managed to finish fourth out of 36 competitors.