Kel-Tec’s KSG

Kel-Tec has just announced the introduction of its new bullpup-style shotgun called the KSG.  This previously rumored shotgun is now a reality.  The KSG is their first entry into the shotgun market.  The size, shape and design are similar to the currently available Kel-Tec RFB rifle, but the KSG ejects downward, instead of forward.  The KSG weighs 6.9 pounds and is as compact as legally possible with a 26.1 inch overall length and an 18.5 inch cylinder bore barrel.  Even with this compact size, the internal dual tube magazines hold an impressive 15 rounds of 12 gauge 2-3/4 inch rounds (7 per tube and 1 in the chamber).  The simple and reliable pump action feeds from either the left or right tube.  The feed side is manually selected by a lever located just behind the trigger guard.  The lever can be positioned in the center detent in order to easily clear the chamber without feeding another round from either magazine or to load single specialty rounds.  A cross bolt style safety blocks the sear, and the pump release lever is located in front of the trigger guard.  The pump includes an under Picatinny rail for the mounting of a forward grip, light or laser.  The included top Picatinny sight rail will accept many types of optics or iron sights.  Forward and rear sling loops are built in, and a basic sling is included.  The soft rubber butt pad helps to tame recoil.  Retail price has not been set as of this writing but is said to be in the $800 range.  (keltecweapons.com)