How to Install a KSG410 Picatinny Rail

How to install a picatinny rail for your KSG410 so you can mounting your favorite optics and accessories.



Welcome to this tech tip video where we will demonstrate how to replace the carry handle on your KSG410 with a Picatinny rail. This simple process requires a few tools and precautions to ensure a smooth transition. Let's dive into the step-by-step guide.

Materials Needed:

Before you begin, gather the necessary materials:

  • Two screws
  • Blue thread locker
  • 2.5 Allen key
  • Heat shield
  • Picatinny rail

Safety First:

Always prioritize safety. Put on safety glasses, ensure there is no ammunition in your workspace, and confirm that the chamber is clear. Safety is crucial, so proceed only when you are certain of a safe environment.

Removal of Carry Handle:

Using the 2.5 Allen key, carefully unscrew the two screws at either end of the carry handle. Remember, "Lefty Loosey, Righty Tighty." The front screw, located at the muzzle end, is easily accessible with the provided Allen key. Exercise caution while working near the muzzle.

Once the screws are removed, gently pop the carry handle off and set it aside.

Preparation for Installation:

Take the two new screws, which are of the same length as the originals, and apply a small amount of thread locker. This ensures a secure fit. If the original screws are in good condition, they can be reused.

Installing the Heat Shield:

Slide the heat shield into place in front of the receiver, ensuring it aligns correctly. The back should slide in first, and then press down to snap it into place over the top of the barrel.

Attaching the Picatinny Rail:

  1. Orientation: Ensure that the Picatinny rail's T numbers read from lowest to highest, from the receiver end to the muzzle end.

  2. Screwing In: Start the front screw and then the rear one. Use the long end of the Allen key to spin it between your fingers, making the initial tightening process more manageable.

  3. Snug Fit: Avoid overtightening. Stop when the screws are snug, then give each screw about a quarter turn to ensure a secure fit. The thread locker will add an extra layer of stability.


Congratulations! You've successfully replaced the carry handle on your KSG410 with a Picatinny rail. For more tips, tricks, and accessories, visit Thank you for watching this tutorial.