18.5 KS-K is based on the Saiga-12‑ sporting and hunting shotgun and designed for use by law enforcement personnel.
It is a semi-automatic gas-operated smoothbore shotgun that provides high firepower at short ranges.
It is capable of using a wide variety of standard 12-gauge cartridges with 70- or 76-mm cases with buckshot, slug or birdshot, as well as special rounds.
The carbine features a side-folding polymer buttstock with a rubber recoil pad, polymer pistol grip and handguard.
It is equipped with a Picatinny rail on the dust cover and open iron sights.
The shotgun is fed from detachable 4- or 8-round box magazines.
Weight (with empty magazine), kg
Overall length (with the buttstock unfolded), mm
Length with the buttstock folded, mm
Aiming range, m
Length of the rifled barrel part, mm
Chrome / 0.009 mm
Quick barrel replacement
Standard-issue muzzle device
Slotted flash suppressor
Short stroke gas piston
Last round bolt hold open availability and location
Rate of fire
Iron sights type
Open / slotted
Rear sight adjustment lines
Mount for telescopic sights
Option to install clip-on telescopic sights
Mounts for additional equipment
Picatinny rail at the bottom of the front sight base
Trigger mechanism type
Adjustable trigger pull weight, N
Folding / polymer / non-adjustable
Yes / single-piece / in the shipping package
Yes / in the shipping package