The KSG’s unique and striking design, with clever attention paid to both function and efficiency in the overall design.
Kel Tec KSG, redefinition of a self-defense shotgun. That is for CQB (close-quarters combat) and more tactical situations. Its small size makes it eminently portable and maneuverable in tight quarters. Thereby making it a formidable home-defense gun, especially since there are various indoor-safe defense loads to consider.
With the two separate magazine tubes and a mechanism to quickly switch between them, the KSG becomes an adaptable weapon for fluid tactics and/or varied ranges where different loads are optimal. Also, the Kel Tec KSG for sale comes equipped with upper and lower Picatinny rails, ready to accept iron sights, an optic, flashlight, vertical grip, or whatever accessory fits your desire.
Kel Tec KSG Features
The weight of the KSG is almost exactly the same as the Mossberg 500A Tactical, while shot side-by-side with the Kel Tec KSG for sale, so the recoil felt identical. It is quite comfortable to hold and to cheek weld while being fired, and the red-dot optic turned out to be an effective and easy-to-use solution for sighting with the Kel Tec KSG Shotgun.
The Kel-Tec KSG controls are well in place. The pump release is forward of the trigger guard and accessible from either side. No trouble reaching it with index finger and medium-sized hands. The safety is easy to locate.
The Kel Tec KSG comes with two Picatinny rails. There is a 12” 1913 mil-spec rail on top for sights and optics and a 6” polymer rail on the bottom for a vertical grip and/or flashlight or other accessories.
There is a steel sling mount up near the muzzle and strap vents in the stock for your sling, and this gun works very well with a sling! The proximity of the forward sling mount to the muzzle makes it easy to locate the sling. That is because a loose loop could conceivably move in front of the dangerous end.
Switching between the two magazine tubes is accomplished by actuating the selector lever on the underside behind the grip. The lever is quite small but undoubtedly works just fine. Even so, there’s an aftermarket extended selector lever available to make this lever easier to find and engage.
Fieldstripping the Kel Tec KSG Shotgun is by all accounts very easy and accomplished simply by removing two pins.
Comfort, Controllability, and Capacity
The Kel-Tec KSG is somewhat oddly shaped and looks a little blocky. Even so, holding and engaging with it doesn’t seem odd or uncomfortable at all. Quite the contrary, actually. Loading the gun can be uncomfortable, though. The mechanics around the magazine tubes are a bit pointy and fingers tend to rub against them from time to time while loading shells into the tubes.
The Kel-Tec KSG has a clever and truly revolutionary design that works very well. After spending time examining and shooting it, the KSG is the absolute best shotgun for CQB, tactical needs, and self-defense; perhaps even one of the best overall self-defense and tactical weapons going.
Looks strange, feels great, and moves great. The KSG fits just fine.
This is an easy-to-shoot Kel Tec. With iron sights and/or a red-dot optic, it’s very point-and-click. A vertical grip on the pump rail adds to the ease of function and is otherwise highly recommended (for safety reasons).
Scoring here strictly based on experience, other than one minor cycling hiccup when soft-armed the pump, this Kel Tec ran like a sewing machine. We’re entirely confident in the function of this shotgun, but note that we put less than 200 rounds through it.