SHOT Show 2011: Kel-Tec KSG

At $800 or so MSRP for a pump shotgun, I would hope they’d have the problem Caleb identified eliminated by the time they reach production, which is expected in 3rd or 4th quarter of 2011.

My wife, at, 5’2″, found this to be a comfortable shotgun to hold and manipulate. There’s a market here.

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3 Responses to SHOT Show 2011: Kel-Tec KSG

  1. Petey says:

    I encountered the same problem with the TGI Suomi 9mm, The bolt cycles so fast you don’t always have time to release the trigger before the bolt closes and you end up having to cycle the bolt to reset the trigger. Though, this problem seems to go away with break in. I’ve put 500-600 rounds through mine and it only happens once every 100 rounds, now.

  2. Rivrdog says:

    I don’t see it as either a problem or a design flaw, as some gunnies have put it.

    Kel-Tec is KNOWN for their long-travel, high-effort triggers. The zombie-killing fraternity seems to look on the KSG as Nirvana, enabling them to get 15 rounds of 12-ga downrange in a few seconds by slam-firing like a few other pump guns permit you to do with their designs.

    Kel-Tec didn’t design the gun that way. They designed the gun like they designed all their other guns, to be safe and to give the operator FULL control via a long trigger pull.

    Look, it’s NOT a semi-auto, it’s a pump action, and a properly set-up pump action (except certain Remington 870s and the Ithaca 37s) REQUIRES you to let the trigger totally reset (over it’s long distance, as in Kel-Tec’s case).

    If you want zombie-killing firepower, get a Remington 1187, “Tommy” it up, and have at it.

    I blogged on this, see it at:


  3. Mollbot says:

    I wouldn’t say that’s properly designed. I have a Remington 870 bird gun (2-round magazine restriction, full choke, and all) and I would drop it in an instant if it contained this “feature.”

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