The look, design, feel, and features make the Kel-Tec KSG a very unique firearm.
The KSG is the redefinition of a self-defence shotgun and is purpose made for CQB and more tactical situations. Its small size makes it extremely portable and maneuverable in tight quarters, making it a formidable home-defence gun. That is why John Wick played by Keanu Reeves use this shotgun in the movie series.
With the two separate magazine tubes and a mechanism to quickly switch between them, the KSG becomes an adaptable weapon for fast tactics. The KSG comes equipped with upper and lower picatinny rails, ready to accept iron sights, an optic, flashlight, vertical grip, or whatever accessory fits your mission.
The KSG is a 12-gauge, pump-action shotgun of the classic Bull-Pup design orientation. This means the pistol grip and the trigger are forward of the receiver action. Underneath the 18.5 inch barrel are twin parallel tubular magazines capable of holding 12, 3-inch shells. It will handle slugs, buckshot, birdshot, or any kind of combinations.
The KSG?s overall length is 26-inches with an empty weight of seven pounds. Loaded the weight climbs to roughly 8.5 pounds. The main action components are made of 4140 steel, while the stock unit is glass-reinforced nylon polymer. The twin magazine tubes are welded under the barrel.
These magazine tubes are loaded separately with a switch lever changing from one to the other. Each tube can be loaded as the shooter desires with any combination or mix of shotshells for sport shooting, hunting or defence applications. There is a pump mechanism action release lever forward of the trigger guard, when pulled down allows the forearm to be pumped open like a traditional pump-action shotgun.
On top of the barrel is an integral 12-inch Picatinny rail for mounting sights or optics. A six inch rail is available under the pump forearm for positioning a vertical grip and or a laser device or flashlight. These design features make the KSG very easy to customise and accessorise by the end user.
To load the twin tubes basically it is easier from the bottom, meaning the firearm has to be turned over to do this. It seems awkward at first, but practice improves the process. The loading ?port? does not have the feel of a traditional pump like a Remington 870. It is quite difficult to load with the firearm up right. The good news is once fully loaded with 12 rounds, the shooter should be good to go for a while.
The shooter has to have a firm grip on this shotgun when firing and making the pump action extraction a smooth deliberate movement, not a jerking motion. A jerk of the pump forearm could cause the extractor to be too easily pulled over the chambered shell rim. This shotgun needs practice from the operator for smooth work.
Tactical operators need to be ready for anything including personal protection if need be. For this, the Kel-Tec KSG is the perfect tool. Training with small game loads in one tube, and buckshot in the other is no problem ofr this shotgun. The Kel-Tec KSG may take some time getting used to, but with practice it might take a while to get that John Wick super smile on your face.