Kel Tec KSG 12 Gauge Shotgun Preview

Posted by on April 25, 2012 in New Products, Shotguns |

Kel Tec KSG 12 Gauge Shotgun Preview

Although its 2011 end of year release was delayed, the KSG is now being shipped. Jeff Compoc gave us a a great glimpse of Kel-Tec’s KSG back in January 2011, and much of this shotgun remains the same.

The Good:
•Kel-Tec has corrected a previous flaw relating to trigger reset.
•Slits have been added to the magazines to show if there is ammo in them.
•The price in stores should be in the mid $500-$600 range.

The Bad:
•The magazine selector switch is still far behind the trigger, which makes transitions from one magazine to the other awkward.

The Ugly:
•At this point there has been at least one report of the lower picatinny rail breaking while equipped with a vertical forward grip. The specifics of how and why have not yet been answered, but an issue such as this is not one you want to be hearing about after a delayed release.

Final Thoughts:
Despite the possible rail issue and awkward selector switch I’m still eagerly waiting to find one in stock at my local shop, or better yet at the firing range. Has anyone else had a chance to lay their hands on one of these yet?

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