With this design, Kel-Tec has produced a shotgun that is slimmer and lighter, but is still compact for close-quarter engagements. It also comes with a simpler design, as well as a number of improvement. As such, the gun is much more convenient to handle for many shooters.
Kel-Tec KS7 Shotgun Features
Kel Tec’s always-impressive innovation is evident throughout the KS7. To start, the shotgun features a single tube magazine, which eliminates the magazine selector. It still comes with its 18.5-inch barrel and 26.1-inch overall length. However, this reduces the number of available rounds down to six 3-inch shells from the 12 held by the double tubes of the KSG. One additional load can be added to the KS7 if using 2 3/4-inch shells; the double-tubes of the KSG hold one extra shell each.
It also comes with a channel sight and a triangular fiber optic in the front. Both are integrated into the handle. The channel sight provides rapid target acquisition, while the fiber-optic bead allows more precise aiming. This, of course, is needed for putting slugs on target. Kel-Tec also contoured the pump handle for ergonomics and to keep the hand in place during rapid firing.
The KS7 ships with a cylinder bore choke designed specifically for self defense. However, it can be used for other purposes. Additionally, this non-NFA-regulated gun can be obtained for less money than the grand needed for the KSG, and it looks like Kel-Tec has learned from past mistakes. The company has already produced thousands of these shotguns, meaning they are available now.
Kel-Tec KS7 Shotgun
- Cailber: 12 gauge, 3″
- Action: Pump
- Barrel Length: 18.5″
- Overall Length: 26.1″
- Length of Pull: 13″
- Weight: 5.9 lbs. (unloaded)
- Capacity: 6+1
- MSRP: $495
For more information about the Kel-Tec KS7 Shotgun, please visit keltecweapons.com.