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MY NEW KEL-TEC KSG BULL PUP SHOTGUN ---RANGE REPORT

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by badclam, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. badclam

    badclam willapa bay Sunny SW WA Active Member

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    Here's How I have it set up. An Eotech 512 sight. A TLR-2 light laser up front. A Magpul angled fore grip to replace the vertical fore grip I broke off.
    All shot's were fired free hand.

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    The target on the left is sight in adjustments. The target on the right is 5 Remington 1 oz. slugs at 35 yards.
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    Next was 2 rounds of Wolf 00 buck over the top at 20 yards.The spread was about 18" at 20 yards! Bigger than I expected.
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    Then I put 3 trap loads over the top of it all at 20 yards.The spread was over 20"! This is definitely a short range weapon.
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    Now that everything is dialed in, I will try some shots off the bench next. I'm liking this more, the more I shoot it!
     
  2. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    I'm sooooooooo jealous...:thumbup:
     
  3. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Concept is very cool indeed, thumbs up for Kel-Tec. But I don't see myself buying one.
     
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  4. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    LUCKY.
     
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  5. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    It's expensive for a shotty, but still cheap compared to a boutique 1911.
    I'll prolly get one in OD, with the foregrip and iron sights. But it might be next year, at this rate!
     
  6. bassman2

    bassman2 SW WA Active Member

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    fess up what did you pay?
     
  7. badclam

    badclam willapa bay Sunny SW WA Active Member

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    How was the recoil compared to a regular pump?

    I paid just over $700 for the KSG. There's another $700 worth of accessories clamped to it.

    It kicks a little more than a normal pump.
    The barrel lines up straight with the top of the butt stock,like an AR. What this does is pushes all the energy straight back instead of making the barrel rise up like a shotgun or rifle with comb to the stock. The advantage to that is you stay on target and don't have to keep pulling back down to the target. The only disadvantage is it does kick pretty good with magnums,but it is tolerable.

    I can't emphasize enough that this is a whole new shooting experience for me. I love to shoot and try new guns out. This has been very fun to play with.
    The concept really attracted me. You can have it in your home or where ever, with one tube full of 00 buck and the other with Winchester self defense loads, that are a 1 oz.slug with 3 00 buck pellets. Something goes bump in the night,a black bear after my livestock, or a crazed drug addict willing to kill me. I can make a choice of what I want to throw at the problem in less than a second.

    This weapon is legal almost everywhere,is only 26" long,and holds 15 rounds of 00 buck. Short of a machine pistol, how can you throw that much lead at something?

    I am having a great time learning the advantages and short comings of this new to me concept.
     
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  8. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Actually I think price is very reasonable. I thought they were around $1K.
     
  9. Akoholic

    Akoholic Olympia New Member

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    Where did you purchase your KSG if you don't mind me asking?! I've looked everywhere and they're all sold out?
     
  10. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    That's Kel-Tec for you. It'll take 'em at least a year to catch up to demand - if they ever do.
     
  11. thewhitebuffalo83

    thewhitebuffalo83 Gresham/Boring Well-Known Member

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    They never will.
     
  12. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    The ones I have seen on GB are well over $1000. I would like to see one of these at a reasonable price and actually handle it before I think about buying one. Looks like tons of fun though. Thanks for the report!
     
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  13. drscoles

    drscoles sammamish New Member

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    I've seen them as high as $2500. I really want one, but will wait until they are available for msrp.

    Any jams, or feeding issues?
     
  14. badclam

    badclam willapa bay Sunny SW WA Active Member

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    It will put 2 rounds in the same place if you short stroke it. the exiting round and the entering round will both end up under the guide rails. My Rem.870 will do the same thing.
    As far as loading it,you have to get used to only being able to load the tube the selector is on. That takes some getting used to. Most shotguns have one place where you stuff the ammo in and it doesn't require any thought. you soon get used to it and it works flawlessly.
     
  15. Dipstick

    Dipstick Turner, Oregon Active Member

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    My new KSG ships out on Wednesday. Should have it towards the end of next week. I can't wait to play with it. Badclam, any updates about your experience I should know about? Any recomendations?
     
  16. badclam

    badclam willapa bay Sunny SW WA Active Member

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    Dipstick,
    I still love shooting my KSG. My latest thing is shooting slugs. El cheapo Rio slugs will pattern 8" at 50 yards with no benchrest. I love the Eotech sight on it. Makes for very fast aiming with booth eyes open. Reloading the KSG is a lot easier if you tip it or rotate it so you are sliding the rounds on the side of the opening into the magazine tube. Don't short stroke it! Pull it back all the way or you might end up with 2 rounds stuck in it at once. It's a different animal than anything I've ever owned. So get a lot of cheap ammo and shoot it as much as you can. enjoy :thumbup:
     
  17. kev350

    kev350 Gresham , Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's one nice looking shotgun. I want one but I think I'll wait a bit until some of the crazy high prices come down. I thought MSRP was around $700?
     
  18. MinnesotaORnewbie

    MinnesotaORnewbie Oregon Active Member

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    I too am so jealous. I had the opportunity to fire a lot of rounds through one of these but not with the luxury of a Eotech, very nice choice for this supreme weapon. I recently asked in a thread if anyone had any firsthand experience with one because, I loved it when I first saw it, I loved it when I first thought of it, and so when I first shot it. Now, seeing your pics and love of it, I may have to either sell the old ladies earrings, or just buy it and hope not for a divorce. I agree with your mention of the direct blow back of the design. It is not fun for allot of shooting but it is awesome for keeping on target and in my opinion, one of the best home self-defense weapons ever made. Hands down I would take and trust the life of my family with one of these to a AR, a 1911, tactical shotty, or anything else some consider a perfect home defense weapon. AAAWWW, sir, I think I have a man crush on you and want to congratulate you again, and if you ever want to get rid of it for any reason......PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE FIRST, I WOULD BE INTERESTED WITH ALL OF THE EXTRAS YOU HAVE PUT ON WITH IT. bRAVO sir, you will love it and please let us know in the future how it holds up and any problems you come across. Damn you lucky man.

     
  19. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Last I looked at the KT website the MSRP was $880.
     
  20. Dengoose

    Dengoose Philomath New Member

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    About 400 rounds thru mine & no problems so far. Well other than a couple double feeds due to short stroking it. Neat little gun & i do like it the WTF is that & ooh factor when i pull it outta the truck are priceless.
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