KSG – A Whole Lot Of Fire Power

Gun grips are important but what really peaks my interest is shotguns! The Kel-Tec KSG was introduced in 2011, and it really made a difference in the way people view shotguns. Kel-Tec was founded in the early 1990’s, and in the mid-1990’s it began to manufacture firearms.

The KSG (Kel-Tec Shotgun) is one of the most versatile and user-friendly shotguns around. It has a bullpup design, so there is relatively less weight. The shotgun itself is also made of very lightweight materials, which add to its functionality and versatility. It is an ambidextrous design, and it utilizes a dual tube and barrel system.ksg for your

This allows a shooter to use different kinds of cartridges in both tubes, although it may not be the best thing to do, unless you seriously train that way. When you are under fire or under pressure (or, quite superfluously, both!) you don’t want to start thinking of what kind of ammo you put where.

2 Chambers, 7 Shells in Each

The two tubes hold up to 7 shells in each, and there is the option of having another shell in the chamber. So, 15 rounds altogether, which should be plenty for any standard encounter. For shootouts, however, things may be different. A shooter can toggle between tubes, using a selector switch. The one main drawback which the KSG has to be its reloading time, which – depending on your proficiency – may take considerable seconds, causing you to take cover and stay out of sight as you load.

And speaking of shootouts, the KSG also has two separate subtypes: patrol and tactical. Both of those models are meant for law enforcement or military use. Their barrels are significantly shorter, effectively turning them into a short-barreled shotgun (SBS). There are different laws and regulations regarding SBSs, and they vary greatly from one state to another. Make sure you stay within the confines of the local laws, and remember that “ignorance of the law excuses no one from compliance therewith.”

Some specifics for the standard KSG:

Weapon length – 26.1 inches

Barrel length – 18.5 inches

Weight – 6.9 lb.

Height – 7 inches

The KSG can be used by left-handed and right-handed shooters. It comes with 2 MIL-STD-1913 picatinny rails, located on the top and bottom. This makes the Kel-Tec shotgun perfect for personalizing and accessorizing. Now, I don’t believe in overdoing anything, and that includes customization. You still want it to function like a weapon should, after all, and that may not happen if you have tons of things on top of its main configuration. But, I will say that there is definitely room for improvement. Making a shotgun, or any other firearm really, more personal, is something I am for. It means that when you need it, you will (hopefully) have your training and your acquired instincts to facilitate the successful use of this (or any other) weapon. This is why training is so important.ksg blasting

A brand new Kel-Tec KSG will run about $900 or slightly more. Kel-Tec sell different accessories from their site, and one of the most popular modifications is that of the selector switch. Using a larger switch helps you toggle between tubes, and that is a wonderful addition to the already-awesome KSG. There aren’t too many people talking about this gun online but I did happen to find a pretty good review on Gunivore.com. Check it out for more info!

 

Get A Grip On Your Gun

Although it’s important to me to live a natural life it doesn’t only extend to what I put in and on my body. I am a complex person and have many facets to my life. You’d be surprised to hear that I spent time in the military. Having a solid grip on your handgun can make all the difference in the world. The range is like a warm fuzzy bed, compared to real life. If you are in a situation when you need to draw and fire, then you need to make sure your grip is tight. There are many ways of achieving that, and that is what I will lay down today.running into battle

You don’t really know how you will react in a life-threatening situation, until you are there. It is the ancient “fight or flight” model, and it is true. In my time in the army, I saw people who choked when it was necessary to act. I saw others, who you wouldn’t think of as being too “badass”, take point and storm, right alongside their brothers in arms. You never know until you are there. And once you find yourself running and returning fire, you need to do it with confidence.

Getting A Good Grip

Civilian life is not the army, but these principles do apply. You need to have a solid grip, and a confident attitude. Many gun carriers choose to stipple their grips, or add external grips (like TALON or Robar) to their handgun. It can make a big difference, particularly for those who are not comfortable with their factory grips.

I am going to be talking about the Glock handgun (specifically, the model 19, 9mm compact). Glock’s factory grips are okay for some, but there are those who feel they have to add a grip. This really is very subjective, and it depends on the kind of Glock Generation, since some have finger grooves and grip textures, etc.

If you feel you need more confidence in your grip, you can either stipple the grip yourself with a soldering iron, or have it done professionally by someone else. You can also use an inner tube from a bicycle and shrink it with heat. Whatever fits your own hand’s mold the best – that is what you should go for. Or, if you are happy with your factory grip, good for you.robar

Take into account that when you do need to fire, conditions may not resemble those of a firing range. In fact, you can pretty much bet that it will be absolutely nothing like the firing range. Your hands may be sweaty, or covered in rain, or mud, or blood. You may be shaking from the tension, or experiencing some kind of other physical symptom. It happens. I have seen it happen more than once.

This is precisely the reason why grips like TALON (my personal favorite is the granulate kind) were invented. It gives the shooter an extra edge, because you never know when you are going to need to fire. TALONs go on easy, and are effective and relatively inexpensive.

You could have the world’s best handgun in your possession, but it is only as good as the hand that is gripping it. Do it any way you want, use whatever brand you like – but make sure that one way or another, your hand is sitting tight on that weapon. It could mean your ass.