Kel-Tec KSG Shotgun

My initial impression is that the recoil looks very harsh. Assuming they are shooting birdshot in the initial few clips, they are getting rocked compared to what I’m used to seeing with my Remington 870.  Additionally, they say that the two mag tubes hold 7 rounds a piece (nice!), but you have to switch between the tubes manually (Booooooooooo!).

According to Kel-Tec’s comments on youtube, the cheek plate is metal. Seems like an odd choice of material considering getting a cheek weld in a cold environment would likely result in a piece of your cheek taken with it when you un-shouldered the gun.  Hopefully they coated the metal in plastic to prevent that (I can’t tell from the pictures) … it would be an easy fix.



Julio January 13, 2011 at 01:34 am

“Hopefully they coated the metal in plastic to prevent that (I can’t tell from the pictures) … it would be an easy fix.”

If you look at the other pictures of the KSG posted recently, you will see that one already shows a foam cheek pad attached to the receiver.

Admin (Mike) January 13, 2011 at 01:36 am

Yea I saw that, it doesn’t go very far down though, so I don’t think that would completely fix the problem.

Muhr January 13, 2011 at 02:29 am

Comparing the ‘regular’ to the ‘magnum’ it looks to me that the regular were 2 3/4 buck, it looks about the same as my Benelli, as all pump guns should…

As for the tube switching, I can see why this would be necessary for simplification, and it does add some utility (having the first couple of shells in the second tube as slugs… etc.)

Philip Compher January 13, 2011 at 10:41 am

Is this a copy of the NEOSTEAD shotgun?

SPC Fish January 13, 2011 at 04:17 pm

not at all. look into the neosted more. it just has a vague similar appearance to it. it functions very differently

tel-tec fan January 13, 2011 at 02:14 pm

So somebody else pointed out that in all the photos of this gun, the right side is the only side shown. The video fallows the tradition.

Aleksandr Mravinsky January 13, 2011 at 06:06 pm

What is the weight of this compared to a traditional (i.e. Remington 870 or Mossberg 500)? Besides, I am a bit happy that you have to manually switch between tubes. Could be good for a home defense situation, if you want to switch from nonlethal to buck shot on demand (that is to say, without having to cycle through two or three nonlethal rounds). Besides that, it might actually make this thing commiefornia legal (14+1 capacity without any 10+ capacity magazines).

Jeff January 13, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Eh, IMO i wouldn’t have time to think about switching ammo types…. but the thing I keep kicking myself over is that like the RFB, its probably going to be $1000+….. which means its just sticking to my old mossy 500 and AR-15

Ed January 14, 2011 at 04:17 pm

Official word is they’re targeting for an 800 dollar price tag. That will probably change, but in my opinion, that’s a good price on something so different. Nobody else makes anything even close to this.

Adam January 14, 2011 at 08:35 pm

I’ll put my clam shells down for one. I’m impressed with it.

Perturbo January 14, 2011 at 09:33 pm

I think I might pick one up, but I will what a bit. I want them to iron out any bugs in this design.

ghoztdawg January 20, 2011 at 10:33 pm

I want one…

Perturbo January 20, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Huge fly in the ointment. If you hold the trigger back after a shot, and then pump, the trigger goes dead.

I will not consider this until they fix it; and evidently they are not going to fix it because its a “safety option” for the civilian market. The LEOs will not have this “safety feature.”

Pass and I may pass on the company if they don’t fix this attitude.

Michael February 1, 2011 at 04:22 pm

Lots of assuming going on here. How about some REAL information instead of the typical gun-guy handle flying off of?

Update 2: Kel-Tec has announced that the following design changes will be incorporated into the KSG shotgun before it hits full production:
1. Trigger reset. This will be adjusted in the production model so that you can hold the trigger down, pump back and forward, release, and then re-pull the trigger to fire the next round. No worrying about the trigger going dead, and no Pump-firing if you hold the trigger down.

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