Pictures? I already posted a few earlier on this thread. But keep reading:
My 3D printer friend is a Navy Vet and super detailed when it comes to 3D stuff. I would have been satisfied a few versions ago but he continues to improve the print quality. I have shot my KS7 with earlier prototypes and had 0 issues. Newer versions are even better.
As someone requested, once everything is final and up for sale, I will start a new post with link and lots of product pics. (Hopefully not breaking any forum rules?!?)
But here are a few pics to show what amazing benefits these products bring to the KS7 platform. As this thread has alluded to from the beginning, I love the handle but wish Kel-Tec had thought through how gun modders like to ... mod. MLOK slots are fine but poorly placed. Any light/laser/sling mounted up there is either hard to activate or in the line of sight for aiming. The pics below (Grey non Carbon Fiber version) shows 2 different overlapping pics:
- Top half shows how far pump hand has to move from "ready" on pump to handle MLOK slots. Arrows show how much the wrist & arm must swing to get thumb up there. I wear size L gloves so average reach...
- Bottom half shows wrist & arm stay put as only thumb needs to move. This lets pump hand stay mostly ready to cycle next round as you activate light laser on/off.
- Benefit is you can use momentary on/off and still be sweeping/aiming and not be caught with pump hand in wrong spot. Or just activate constant On/Off while still at the ready. Even if that isn't enough reason, it is just plain easier to reach the lower mounted light/laser. I employ a pistol light/laser that as mounted (see earlier pic from Jun 1) the toggles move up/down so it is very easy to touch paddles. It does not have momentary feature but I can toggle it on/off quickly.
Below is another combo pic that shows exact same thumb reach issue. Note the little movement in bottom 2 and the arrow shows how far the hand has to pivot as it tracks the same knuckle. Light installed for size comparo. Also shows how much lower the new mount is.
Now let us talk about that huge void under the handle. It screams for utilization: Below shows the Carbon Fiber Matte Black version of the lowered 1913 rail mount & ammo saddle.
- 1913 rail is ambidextrous, as depicted below, can be mounted in any of the 6 slots (3 each side). If so desired, you can mount something on each side. I could see a light on one side and it's tape switch on other side (wire would have to be contained but, hey, options are good).
- The ammo saddle is contoured to fix exactly under the handle. It was originally envisioned to hold 1.75" minis but I have 2.75" full size shells in mine. Since it is below aiming POV, any length shell stays out of way.
The ammo saddle is hardware free and installs just by tabs clicking into the rear 2 slots.
The Sight Mount can be seen at the "grab area" and provides low profile 3 slot 1913 rail for Red Dot/Small Scope or anything you want to mount up there. It is hollow and provides a see through tunnel for use as a rear "ghost sight" to help aim if Red Dot fails or if just desiring to use "iron sights". You could install just the Sight Mount and just use it as a rear sight.
So there it is. Cat's out the bag. Let me know what you think...