Kel -Tec KSG 12 Gauge Shotgun

Kel -Tec KSG 12 Gauge Shotgun

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    Kel -Tec KSG 12 Gauge Shotgun

    What do you folks think of this shotgun? I think it looks awesome for home defense! Do you think it's worth the money or would that money be better spent on something else? My LGS has one for about $1,150. It's pricey but it looks like an incredible gun!

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    MAC didn't do so well with it. But this is an old video and I heard that "they have gotten better" - whatever that means.

    for a grand I would rather have a carbine, as cool as the concept is, a good rifle/carbine is MUCH more versatile. you can get a COLT 6920 for about the same amount if coin.


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    Hmmm. Thanks for the feedback and the video. I think I'll pass.

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    I own one .. They are good guns ... News one are great ... But 1k is way too much ..800 or there about is a good price and they can be found at it ..
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    I prefer my Benelli SuperNova Tactical 12 gauge.
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    I shoot with a bunch of guys at a tactical shotgun shoot. Room clearing and such. A guy brought one of those and he couldn't make it run a full mag at all. It would jam every few shots. Get a plain jane 1100 or similar and put a 10 round tube on it and learn to reload it fast.

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    I had a thousand or so to spend on guns last week and my LGS tried to interest me in this shotgun. However, the reviews I saw and read, all showed jamming problems so I told them no thank you. Unless they fixed their problem, I am not interested plus shotguns for home defense are only for those who will seek training on how to use them in a home. Try opening doors or holding the hand of a child with a gun that requires two hands to use. Most are not aware of the issues that arise with a home defense weapon that requires two hands to use.
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    It is three bounding steps from my front door to the top of my stairs. I'm either going to solve the issue with one or two shotgun shells, or I'm going to be dead or going hand to hand. I don't see a need for that many shells in the gun, plus I would imagine the weight would make the gun slow to swing.
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    It's a novelty piece or a very specific need piece; either way, its price tag is higher than its actual useful value IMO.

    It's length would make it somewhat desirable for room clearing type work but I'm not at all convinced that it would do anything so well that it would be worth the price to own. Now ask me again when the zombie horde comes and I'm frantically reloading my trusty 870 (for the fourth time) and I might change my mind. Until then, I'd leave it rather than take it.
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    Father in law has one, great fun gun, notes:

    Fast swing, should be able to target faster with it.
    its really short and handy
    When one tube runs out there is a different noise, its small but there so you can change tubes

    It should change tubes automatically
    Hard or harder to load
    No chokes
    Its a pump
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    Its $1000 and is not a semi
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    I have a recent manufactured one. No problems at all so far with 100 rounds. Gotta rack it firm. No problem w/ any ejected shell hitting wrist/arm. Shoots the mini shells fine as well so your capacity could be as high as 25 if you desire.

    Look around, as they have ramped up production they should be able to be bought at 750-800. I just made a couple offers here and there on a new one and a dealer took it.

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    I have a Remington 870 with an extension tube filled with 00Buck.....for a lot less money.
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    I looked at them, but have decided against such a pricy untested firearm. My 12ga coach gun makes a fine welcoming committee, and the Glock-21 presents ample backup for those not getting the 00 buck invitation to go elsewhere.
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    If you want a reliable bullpup, and something fun to build... I have a Remington 870 I converted with a Bullpup kit. Works great, and was fun to build.

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    I've had a couple of play sessions with one belonging to a friend. It's a brutal gun to shoot heavy loads through. That aside, they were fun sessions but I wouldn't bet my life on it by any means. It delivers substantial recoil to the shooter and throughout the weapon, and as has been said it requires a firm and deliberate hand, and yet it's constructed of plastic. Doesn't add up.
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