New Kel Tec 12 ga Shotgun (KSG)
Kel-Tec has one sweet looking shotgun coming out this year that’s going to be unveiled at the upcoming Shot Show here in Las Vegas, the Kel-Tec KSG (Kel Tec Shotgun). As you can see, its a bullpup design which allows the shotgun to have a more compact profile, like an SBR, but without all the headaches that come with the SBR process since it has a legal barrel length.
The Kel-Tec KSG is a pump action shotgun which shares a lot of the design elements of its brother, the Kel-Tec RFB with its bullpup design; however the Kel-Tec KSG ejects spent shells downwards (and also loads downwards) instead of in front. The feature that caught my attention was the dual tube magazines that hold an impressive 14 rounds. Kel-Tec states the weight to be only 6.9 lbs (which I would imagine is unloaded), and sports an 18.5″ cylinder bore barrel and has an overall length of 26.1 inches.
The new Kel-Tec shotgun will also features a top Picatinny rail that will probably need some flip up iron sights and will be begging for a red dot. Another Picatinny rail is located underneath on the pump which will allow an operator to place a forward hand grip. Along with all those features, the KSG also will have forward and rear sling loops built in, and Kel-Tec will include a basic sling. Assuming the shotgun performs as awesome as it looks, I would say it will be an incredible deal at the suspected MSRP of $800. Gunblog.com will be sure to stop by Kel-Tec‘s booth in a couple of weeks at Shot Show and give you guys an up close and personal look of this new bad boy coming out of Kel-Tec.
(photos via Oleg Volk )