Skip to 1:48 to see them begin throwing the KSGs around:

Dropping the KSG in the shower etc…  Since it’s prison he had to watch how he bent over to pick it up:

They should have never gave you mofos KSGs… you don’t know how to appreciate shit!  /RickJames

The guys in the video are from US C-SOG (United States Corrections Special Operations Group), a group that trains corrections officers and they say that are pretty damn good at it according to their YouTube video description.

Not sure what’s with the background music, but it’s irritating.  So are the text cut scenes. :|

Looks like a fun little gun.  I wonder how well a Remington 870 or a Mossberg 500 would do in those same tests?


Hat tip: Ross


Grab a can of redbull because you’re in for the long haul:

The length of that guy’s videos is just getting out of hand. I don’t have the attention span, nor the time to watch YouTube videos that are almost an hour long, and contain about 2 minutes of useful information.

Figured some of you guys would like to see the KSG in action though.


What they fixed since it’s debut at this year’s SHOT show:

  1. The trigger reset fail has been fixed.  Good to see they listen to their customers!
  2. They put cutouts all over the top of the ammo tube, so you could see how much ammo you have left. Maybe I’m in the minority here, but I’d prefer to have it less easy for dirt and dust to get in. The idea is good in theory though.
  3. Updated action release lever.    Looks good, but not intuitive if you’re used to how other shotgun makers do it.
  4. Quick release choke adapter in the works.

It doesn’t look like it’s that quick to load, which might be a problem for some high speed low drag guys.  For range use though it’s probably a non issue.

The design is really growing on me, I’m looking forward to trying one out someday.


This could be a deal breaker for a lot of people:

The trigger doesn’t reset. If you pull the trigger, and then run the slide while still holding the trigger to the rear like you would on a Remington 870 or a Mossberg, the trigger will simply go dead. We actually tried this on several models and it was the same on each demo gun.

There are a lot of comments over on Caleb’s blog addressing this issue.  Some people suggest a Kel-Tec rep told them this actually only happens on the civilian models, and the LEO ones work as one would expect.  Others have the whole “But but but it’s a prototype!” rhetoric, which I don’t know if I buy either.

I sure hope they fix this issue.


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.