The Ken Gun. Copper Ditto!
I've been a fan of Ken's (KP Customs) work for a while, but this is the first one of his I've actually had the opportunity of owning. I'll post a full review once I get it to the field - hopefully Sunday. What I can tell you is the two-stage trigger is simply amazing. Half a pull shoots one barrel, The rest of the way back shoots the other. Or you can pull it all the way and shoot both simultaneously. Very cool. The humpback slider frame is very comfortable, and aiming down the barrels between the two hoppers feels natural. Of the 4 dittos that Ken made, this one seemed the most practical to me. I'll run it with the 3.5 oz shown, along with two 40 rd hoppers - probably Winchester. The pump handle is very comfortable, and pretty smooth considering you're essentially cocking two guns at once. The 14 in barrels look great, but along with the stock it's a long gun. It's great for now, but I'll probably add a couple of 8" ones down the road....maybe a add second 12" Boomstick if I can find one.
I have to admit, I took this one apart to see how it all works. The layout inside the gun is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. It's ingenious, really. I'm not going to share with you the secrets of it's design, but I was very impressed with simplicity. Hell, if I can put it back together that should tell you something.
I've argued with Ken about powder-coating vs. anodizing before. At SPE he sold me on the durability when he took a wrench and beat the crap out of an asa he had powder-coated, with no noticeable damage. It's durable stuff. No, it doesn't have quite the finished appearance that a great anno gives you. But it IS a trademark of Ken's work, and if he says powder-coating is the way to go, then I'll happily go with that on this one.
If you have ever dealt with Ken before, then you know just how seriously he takes his work. And he's one of us. Not that I expect any issues, but I have the confidence that if I ever had a question or issue - he'd be there to take care of me. For Ken it's personal - he obviously stakes his reputation on what he creates.
I know...I know. Ken's just a glorified drill press operator. He'd be the first one to tell you that. But he made something pretty damn cool. I can't wait to use it.
Ken is a great guy and I hope to own a Ditto Deuce and a Ma-Deuce-A someday....
I wonder if he takes payments.... or family pets/children/spouses in trade....
Not much ingenuity really.. anyone else knotice that he is selling a deuce right after coming out with these?
Anyone compare the 2 sets of internals?
Maybe thats why it is called a ditto deuce.
Ken hasnt been making any huge claims about his glory with these guns, he simply made them and sold them. This was my favorite of the guns also, constant air and direct feed just make sense.
If they are copied deuces, it doesnt really take away from the gun, no one else makes double barreled nelsons, so hes got the best one right now, no question.
Only thing I dont like about the guns is the space between the trigger and the trigger guard on the bottom.
Is anyone suprised that Todd HAD to own one of these?
Heck, i wouldnt mind having one of the trays to make my own on a different nelson platform.
Awesome guns. I really wanted the setup that the red one had, but not in that colour. SC feeds and C/A is the my favorite.
Todd you dog!
LMK when you sell it. ;)
I already have romper room!
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