I for one would really like to know the real story? It seems K80's get mentioned almost weekly, while other models are not. I have no dog in this fight, outside of knowing the real story. I would love to shoot a K80 someday, but have never had the opportunity. It is not on my short list of "want to own someday", but that does not make them anything but a great high end shotgun that I am sure many shooters love.