TacticAWESOME: Iain Harrison’s Sex Pistols Themed MKA 1919 Shotgun

While Crimson Trace’s Iain Harrison has the same love for freedom and firearms as any red-blooded American, he was in fact born in Great Britain. And while he has since corrected that issue of nationality by moving across the pond, there’s little doubt that he still takes his English heritage seriously. And any remaining doubt is quickly erased when he whips this puppy out . . .

What we have here is an RAAC MKA-1919 shotgun that Iain has modified to include a few new operating parts, an extreme ported barrel and full length M1913 rails. Oh, and did I mention the Union Jack paint job with the Sex Pistol’s God Save the Queen album cover art in the center? Yeah, it looks just as awesome in person as you’d imagine.

Iain was using it this past week to shoot steel slugs through cars. And it worked about as well as you’d imagine.

Yup, awesome. But not quite as awesome as its performance against ballistic gelatin…

Using a 28 gram expanding steel slug, he split the block in half. Not a bad job…


  1. avatar kalel666 says:

    Never mind the bollocks, here come the steel slugs! Want.

    1. avatar speedracer5050 says:


    2. avatar sanchanim says:

      I will take two please!

    3. avatar Rybred says:

      it’s probably these: http://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/880×660/primary/769/769959.jpg
      DDupleks Dupo28 1oz expanding, nasty looking stuff.
      I have a bunch of the Monolit32’s, 1 1/8oz, steel non expanding for bear (just in case)

      1. avatar speedracer5050 says:

        How are the Monolits to shoot? Was thinking about ordering some of them and the Duplecks for my 26″ barreled 12ga to take hog hunting in the wooded areas we hunt.
        Right now if we hunt our usual open area I use my 91/30 Nagant with 180gr sjsp’s. Seems to do pretty good, but we are looking at a new place to hunt that is pretty heavily wooded and a good bit of hogs in there.

  2. avatar JuanCudz says:

    Looks like a toy, not so good.

  3. avatar Cold Frog says:

    It would be better if he had Monty Python on it!

  4. avatar Roll says:


  5. avatar Ruun says:

    He has a Trijicon RMR mounted on it. Isn’t Leupold sponsoring this event? They make the Deltapoint mini red dot.

  6. avatar Nathan says:

    Wasn’t this same firearm reviewed as being suck tastic a couple months back…by the same guy who is now singing it’s praises?

    EDIT: sorry Nick, I misspoke. That was RF who trashed it back in August.

    1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

      Oh no, the thing still runs like crap. Iain had to replace just about everything in the gun to get it to cycle, and even then it doesn’t do it reliably. But it does look bad ass…

      1. avatar AlphaGeek says:

        It’s telling that even though he knew the cameras were rolling AND he was being careful and methodical, his first trigger pull STILL got a ‘click’ instead of a ‘bang’.

        Related: last night my 12-year-old was looking at a recent CTD catalog which had this POS on the cover. He looked up from perusing the description and said “wow, Dad, that thing looks like a piece of crap. Do people really buy these?” Heh.

        1. avatar g says:

          LOL, smart kid.

  7. avatar TTACer says:

    It’s oh so pretty. I would take that on a sub-mission to a holiday in the sun.

    1. avatar Sebudei says:

      I see what you did there….

  8. avatar Chris Dumm says:

    Permanent wound cavity volume? Several liters, at least.

  9. avatar Henry Bowman says:

    “while he has since corrected that issue of nationality by moving across the pond”

    As if the arbitrary lines drawn on maps within which an individual happens to be born somehow creates a character flaw that could be corrected by moving inside a different set of arbitrary lines drawn on maps?

    I’m not criticizing you, Foghorn, just the ridiculous paradigm of “national” pride.

    1. avatar zbaer says:

      the issue was the legal issue of GB being distinctly unfriendly to firearms. In which case “arbitrary” lines do in fact matter. Those “arbitrary” lines have also been bled over many times so we can enjoy the freedoms we have.

    2. avatar TTACer says:

      Must. Make. Humorless. Point. To. Make. Myself. Sound. Smart.

      I hope you pushed your glasses up your nose before you wrote that.

    3. avatar إبليس says:

      Different cultures have different values. Cultures determine those lines.

  10. avatar Greg says:

    Anarchy in the Slug Gun….

  11. avatar Lance says:

    Well Nick have to say I knew Iain before he came on top shot and shot 3 gun matches with him years before. What shooting range Nick did you shoot these pics from??

    1. avatar Ruun says:

      They are at Gunsite in AZ.

  12. avatar Lee says:

    Did he flinch?

    1. avatar AlphaGeek says:

      Judging from the way the gelatin block looks to be split into two equal pieces, I’m going to go with “no”.

      1. avatar Lee says:

        Looks like a flinch

        1. avatar AlphaGeek says:

          Watched it again — seems like he pulled to one side a little on the follow-through after the gun went click, but I chalked that up to him reacting to gun failing to go bang. I’ve done the same thing with guns where I have absolutely no flinch issues when it goes bang as expected.

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