Does anyone have a Keltec

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by juggler, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. juggler

    juggler New Member

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    I'm looking at buying the Keltec KSG 12/18.5 14+1 TOP PIC RAIL for my son who is turning 18. Does anyone have any first hand knowledge with this gun? It looks amazing but I want something that actually is badass for him. Not just the run of the mill 12ga (although that's what I have.)

    Juggler

    Here's a link to a picture, I am not associated with this website in anyway.

    http://grabagun.com/kel-tec-ksg-12ga-18-5-14-1rd.html
     
  2. Buckethead47

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    I'm hearing people having issues with them. At about a 1 in 4 rate. Then on top of that they are way over priced right now. There are more "bad ***" shotguns out there. Granted they won't hold 12 to 14 rounds. Also the practicality of that gun. There isn't any in most states you can only be able to hold 3 shells.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    saiga 12 with 20 round drum is a much better tacticool type shotgun. ive actually shot one and was quite impressed with it.

    here is a vid of a guy cranking off 100 rounds semi auto using 5 20 round drums

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejy58DCoYKE[/ame]
     
  4. Polygon

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    This is what I've been hearing as well. I wanted one for home defense but I would hold out for the prices to get down to an acceptable level and for Kel Tec to work out the bugs before I'd consider buying one.
     
  5. fmj

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    Looks like a BIG @$$ Waste of money right there!!

    (not saying it didnt look like fun)

    What did his poor lil shoulder get sore???:rolleyes:
     
  6. Werminator

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    I think it would be a lousy choice... I say that because it would not be a good gun for much other than short range can popping and home defense... The barrel is quite short so your shot would spread so fast at any range you wouldn't get many of the pellets on target and even if you could the gun has a capacity way above legal volume. Maybe it makes me lame but my 870 will put just as many bbs in an intruder but I can also use it for hunting, trap, and HD... No offense, I simply thing that 800 bucks or more could be better spent elsewhere...
     
  7. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Already have a Mossberg 590A1 shotgun. But I sure would like to own a Kel Tec 2000 Sub 9mm. :D
     
  8. PowerViolence

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    The barrel is 18.5" Same as most 870 express' ;)
     
  9. sweeper22

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    The Kel-Tec KSG (if you can find one) has an MSRP of about $850. They're going for more than that. Much more. I saw an auction for one on Bud's that was up around $1500 last month. That's too much for a pump SG and way too much for a Kel-Tec.

    I think you'd be a lot better off going with a nice $1000 auto-loader, like an FN SLP or Benelli M2. I guess they won't be as "unique" as the KSG...so you'll just have to settle for them being "better".
     
  10. Buckethead47

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    Where do you get this info? My super mag is 25 inch and my cousin has a longer smooth bore barrel and a 22 inch slug barrel.
     
  11. Polygon

    Polygon New Member

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    Right from their website.

    http://www.keltecweapons.com/our-guns/shotguns/ksg/

    It's a bullpup design which the barrel travels the full length of the gun as the chamber is in the butt stock.
     
  12. PowerViolence

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    Most standard 870 Express's have an 18 or 18.5" barrel. That seems to be the most popular model. Of course there are other barrels and setups available, but run of the mill 870's usually have that. Anyways my point was 18.5" is not a short barrel, especially for a Tactical shotgun application.
     
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  13. Buckethead47

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    the shortest I've seen on 870 s in stores around here is 21" and those are slug barrels. but it could be location, I'm here in Chicago
     
  14. Werminator

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    I have my slug barrel on mine... loaded with bird shot... still going to do a lot if harm to a bad guy but law enforcement will see it as a sporting weapon used under duress...
     
  15. PowerViolence

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    http://www.impactguns.com/search.aspx?keyword=870 express

    First 4 are 18" excluding the youth models, then it gets into the sporter models with the longer barrels. I'm not a hunter so I often oversee these models. Surely you wouldn't use the KSG for hunting anyways, so naturally I figured we were talking about tactical application shotguns. Anyways, maybe its a stretch saying "most" 870's, but it seems to be a rather popular barrel length. Mainly because it's the shortest you can have by law, without paying the 5$ tax to have a short barreled shotgun.

    My main point is, 18.5" is not a short barrel, for a shotgun with tactical applications in mind. 14.5", that's a shorty.