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.
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.
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!