The Kel Tec KSG looks cool, seems cool, heck, we’ll admint it, it’s cool.
But, it left a bit to be desired once we spent some time shooting it.
First off, the high capacity and bull-pup design is amazing. Kudos to Kel Tec!
However, like many Kel Tec products, it is high on innovation and low on execution. What I mean is this… Kel Tec really knows how to think outside the box but their firearms always seemed to be “budget-level” guns.
The plastic on the KSG, of which much of it is, feels cheap. And, the cross-bolt safety. although effective, is also on the cheap-end of things (at least in perception).
The biggest issue I had with this gun is this: it literally causes me an injury to shoot it. That’s right, I can not shoot more than 3-5 rounds out of this gun without blood coming from my right wrist.
The Kel Tec KSG ejects the shotshells down and slightly right behind the main pistol grip… that’s exactly where the bone in my right wrist sits. Talking with others, they’ve shown where the KSG cuts them open too.
If you want a pump action shotgun with high capacity and short overall length, then this is it! The KSG really is an awesome gun.
However, it has some ergonomic issues that could be improved.