Update on Kel-Tec's KSG Dual Tube Pump Shotgun - Shipping this Week - New Video by Oleg Volk
|Submitted by mark, updated by mark 33 months ago (2011-12-20)|
Update - December 20th - Oleg Volk has uploaded a new video of Keltec KSG 12ga shotgun in action (load, fire, switch).
Most of our previous information regarding the KSG shotgun came from ktwm and it always turned out to be correct. If you would like to stay updated on Kel-Tec's new products we recommend that you check out ktwm's forum posts here.
From the KTOG forum, it is only a rumor and it is not an official word from Kel-Tec. KTOG forum member Narsil wrote "I finally picked up an RFB today at the B & H Gunrack in Cocoa which is 20 minutes away from the Kel-Tec mothership. I headed straight to the mothership after leaving the B & H to pick up a couple accessories. I bought the tactical operating handle and the muzzle brake. I asked if one of their techs could swap the brake for the stock flash hider since I'd rather not have to mess with it (and it turned out that I'm glad I didn't) and I was willing to pay a service fee for them to do it. They swapped it out for me at no charge (turns out mine was on exceptionally tight and it took three guys to get it off) and when Chad brought my RFB out, he brought out his KSG with him.
Kel-Tec will be completely shut down for two weeks over the Holidays. This year will be from 12/24/11-1/08/12, returning to work January 9th.
07-11-2011 - KSG UPDATE II - Hello from Kel-Tec. We have been receiving an abnormally large number of calls pertaining specifically to seeing the KSG for sale on sites like Gunbroker.com. The bottom line is this: they are hoaxes. Kel-Tec has not shipped any weapons that are allowed to be sold. Up until this point all weapons shipped are for testing and evaluation purposes only and any testers caught selling a testing weapon will be dealt with on our end.
We have personally investigated all instances of KSGs being sold online and have deemed them all to be untrue. We caution the public to be wary of these sales as they do not have the product to provide to the winner of these auctions.
When the KSG starts shipping to distributors for resale we will make an announcement here on the site to let everyone know.
KSG Update - 06-17-2011 - Hello from Kel-Tec! We have been receiving numerous inquiries on the status of the KSG, so we felt an update was necessary. There had been some rumors that we had stopped production on the KSG, which we'd like to quell right now. The KSG is in early production at the moment with small runs going out for testing and evaluation. Things are moving along nicely here in regards to getting the KSG out on time. We are confident that the KSG will be shipping in full quantities by year's end as previously anticipated. We appreciate everyone's interest in this phenomenal shotgun design! If there are any changes we will be sure to post them here on the News section.
Updated post with a new video below - Update 2/16/2011 - Kel-Tec's employee reports on KTOG forums that 3" feeding is a go. "It's official, production KSG's will feed and function with 3" rounds. It was something we were working on, and we got it to work....BTW 3" magnum rounds are NOT FUN AT ALL to shoot, but if you are a masochist, you can shoot 13 in a row with the new KSG's. This means the KSG is now technically a 6+6+1 gun, and the grip will say 3" on the side. It will of course still hold 7+7+1 of 2-3/4" shells. The ejection port had to be opened up some, and the ejector modified, but not much else was changed. I'm sure there will still be info in magazines coming out that may still say that it only feeds 2-3/4" shells, but rest assured, that is old info". Source
Update 1/31/2011 - As was said before. one of the reasons that we announce and show a model many months before it will be shipped is so that we can incorporate suggestions from potential users into the production models. We had a good number of suggestions that will help make the KSG a great product.
1. Trigger reset. This will be adjusted in the production model so that you can hold the trigger down, pump back and forward, release, and then re-pull the trigger to fire the next round. No worrying about the trigger going dead, and no Pump-firing if you hold the trigger down.
The other common suggestion was to swap the way the safety works, but this is unlikely to happen do to the nature of the bullpup style trigger mechanism in the KSG. The KSG is designed to use the thumb to push the safety from left to right in order to enable the gun to fire. Other shotguns have the safety near the trigger and use the trigger finger to push the safety from right to left to enable them to fire. perhaps a reverse safety could be an accessory in the future.
ktwm, Grand Poobah is Kel-Tec's employee. Source and more info http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1296065107
Upadate - 01/17/2011 - LIVE FROM SHOT SHOW - FIELD STRIP PICTURES AND VIDEO
Update 1/12/11 Looks like that the official MSRP is going to be $880, or $80 more than previously announced.
The time for secrecy is nearing its end. This SHOT Show, Kel-Tec will be revealing its next ground-breaking product: the KSG (Kel-Tec Shotgun).
The KSG weighs 6.9lbs and is as compact as legally possible with a 26.1" overall length and an 18.5" cylinder bore barrel. Even with this compact size, the internal dual tube magazines hold an impressive 14 rounds of 12 gage 2-3/4" rounds (7 per tube). The simple and reliable pump action feeds from either the left or right tube. The feed side is manually selected by a lever located 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. 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, or a 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.
MSRP has not been officially been set, but we are looking at the $800.00 range.
Update 1/3/11 - Kel-Tec’s newest revolutionary bull-pup design was announced over the weekend on the cover of the NSSF’s Shooting Industry magazine. Details of the new shotgun are sketchy, but presumably all will be made known at the upcoming NSSF SHOT Show.
how about an FAQ (since the other thread is acting up)
I will continue to update this post as questions get answered.
Kel-Tec KSG bullpup Shotgun
-Why pump, and not semi-auto?
-Can it accept chokes?
-How do you load each tube?
Description of design/controls:
Info taken from http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1294097299
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