If you have more disposable income than I do at the moment, The Gun Source is allowing you to pre-order Kel-Tec’s new KSG shotgun starting today.
Also, note the price – all of $615, which is significantly less than the $800-$1000 MSRP noted by Kel-Tec representatives back during SHOT Show… I can live with that. Of course, that pricetag still puts it at double the cost of my shotgun stand-by, but it also happens to carry double the capacity inherently, and is a full foot shorter.
Yeah, I still want one.
We have already discussed how “haters are going to hate”, but it would appear as though Kel-Tec actually listened to constructive criticism:
As was said before. one of the reasons that we announce and show a model many months before it will be shipped is so that we can incorporate suggestions from potential users into the production models. We had a good number of suggestions that will help make the KSG a great product.
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.
2. Pump lock switch. A new latch button is in the works that will allow the trigger finger to activate the pump lock without reaching in front of the trigger guard, and potentially getting pinched by the pump. Only the KSG in the law enforcement booth had a similar latch button, made out of welded steel, but the production model will be a polymer button pinned to the steel.
3. a removable rail mounted hand-stop will be available (and probably included) to help alleviate fears of sliding your hand too far forward in front of the barrel.
4. indicator holes in the top of the magazine tubes so you can visually see when you have 0, 1, or 2 rounds left in a tube.
The following are accessories that will likely be offered after KSG production ramps up.
1. Extended butt pads. This would be similar to the SU-16 extended pad. Remove some screws and replace the existing pad with the thicker pad.
2. Choke adapter. remove the end muzzle nut, and replace with the choke adapter. this will extend a few inches in front of the existing barrel.
3. breacher attachment. Similar to the choke adapter, just designed for LE use as a door breacher.
4. Single point sling mount.
Additionally, if you are a purebred masochist, the KSG has been set up to feed 3″ rounds… though you certainly will never see me shooting those things out of anything that does not have some kind of recoil dampener built into it.
As always, I remain somewhat skeptical of Kel-Tec’s products; however, I am enthusiastically looking forward to honest reviews of this platform from impartial sources, and certainly would not turn down the opportunity to throw some pellets downrange through a KSG if it was ever offered to me…