Kobra EKP-1S-03 on a Saiga 12
review of this Rusian version of a combat
red dot optic.
We had the
chance to review
and photograph a
Russian Kobra 'red dot' style optic on a Saiga 12 shotgun
made by Saiga (Izhmash) also in Russia.
is designed for engaging fast moving targets and targets
appearing for a short period of time in close quarters
and urban combat situations in various light conditions.
the Kobra is currently used by the Russian armed forces,
including the most elite units of the Russian Special Forces.
It has also been seen in service over the last several
years in Chechnya, and is a battle tested design which
has proven worthy of the Russian military tradition of
reliability, form, and function.
Saiga 12 is currently sold by Arms
of America in Flagstaff, AZ And was modified by Ewbank
Mfg in Winslow, AZ to use the standard AK pistol
grip and trigger
Russian Made optic sits low and close to the receiver
cover Magnification is just1x (no magnification)
so that either eye can be used to see through it,
and can be used with eyes open and on the target.
No need to look at the fight through the scope with tunnel
vision. This is a very comfortble and fast optic
in place with the standard AK scope mount. This one
locks into place when closed with a strong
catch. It will stay on the rifle through most any
abuse withtheis system. And when it's required to
be removed, it's as simple of releasing the catch
and swinging arm
adjustment is under caps at the rear of the unit.
(if only I could count in Russian) and On/Off, Dimmer
and Reticle are around and below the unit,these dwitches
are labeled in the image below
model uses two typical AA batteries. You access them
with a screw cap at the front of the unit. Battery
life (using “Dot” mark under normal climate
conditions) is 100 hours
unit and mount stow together in the included pouch,
It's unique shape holds and protects the optic and
This configuration allows
for fast access to the unit if needed on the rifle,
while offering a safe place to keep it clean
and at hand when not in use
mount locks firmly into place with a lever. The Kobra
AK version is designed to fit all standard side mounting
optics plates currently used on AK rifles. This includes the Saiga
rifle and shotgun, all versions of the Romanian WUM, Romak, CUR, SAR
variants, Vepr rifles, and many others
Russian shotguns The Saiga 12 and the Baikal
over and under
Two fine Russian Shotguns
Some of the information on Kobra Optics was
found on the Tantal
take a look if you haven't seen this great AK
resource on the web.
Saiga 12 gauge Shotguns are available at Arms of America,
call today (623)-444-2573