I saw a segment about the new Kel Tec Shotgun (KSG) on "Student of the Gun" and am really curious about it. With its compact size, I'm thinking it will be perfect for HD duty. It'd be a great gun to keep right next to the bed for those times you hear a bump in the night. I really like the manageability that it will have due to its short length. I, unfortunately, do not know alot about Kel Tec and am wondering at how confident you would be about a shotgun offering from this company? For right now, however, a short length gun that supposedly has manageable recoil and 15 shot capacity, I'm diggin' the potential this gun may have and think its at least a serious consideration. I'd really like to find one locally and check it out to complete my impressions about it as opposed to blindly ordering it on the internet.
Here's a brief summary of it;
The KSG weighs 6.9lbs and is as compact as legally possible with a 26.1" overall length and an 18.5" cylinder bore barrel. Even with this compact size, the internal dual tube magazines hold an impressive 6 rounds of 12 gage 3" shells each, for a total capacity of 6+6+1 (7 per tube if using 2-3/4" shells). The simple and reliable pump action feeds from either the left or right tube. The feed side is manually selected by a lever located behind the trigger guard. The lever can be positioned in the center detent in order to easily clear the chamber without feeding another round from either magazine. A cross bolt style safety blocks the sear, and the pump release lever is located in front of the trigger guard.
The pump includes an under Picatinny rail for the mounting of a forward grip, or a light or laser. The included top Picatinny sight rail will accept many types of optics or iron sights. Forward and rear sling loops are built in, and a basic sling is included. The soft rubber butt pad helps to tame recoil.
MSRP has not been officially been set, but we are looking at the $800.00 range.
Kel Tec CNC