Photo by Mark W. Clark.
Kel-Tec has announced several production upgrades and additional accessories for its 14-round shotgun planned for a late 2011 release.
The company, which announced the changes on its KTOG Forum, will "incorporate suggestions from potential users into the production models. We had a good number of suggestions that will help make the KSG a great product."
Four key changes will be made to the production model displayed at SHOT Show in January, according to a posting at the forum:
- Trigger reset. This will be adjusted in the production model so that you can hold the trigger down, pump back and forward, release, and then re-pull the trigger to fire the next round. No worrying about the trigger going dead, and no pump-firing if you hold the trigger down.
- Pump lock switch. A new latch button is in the works that will allow the trigger finger to activate the pump lock without reaching in front of the trigger guard, and potentially getting pinched by the pump. Only the KSG in the law enforcement booth had a similar latch button, made out of welded steel, but the production model will be a polymer button pinned to the steel.
- A removable rail mounted hand-stop will be available (and probably included) to help alleviate fears of sliding your hand too far forward in front of the barrel.
- Indicator holes in the top of the magazine tubes so you can visually see when you have none, one, or two rounds left in a tube.
Here's a full dissassembly video from SHOT courtesy of GunsAmerica.com:
The company also announced four new accessories to be offered with the gun:
- Extended butt pads. This would be similar to the SU-16 extended pad. Remove some screws and replace the existing pad with the thicker pad.
- Choke adapter. Remove the end muzzle nut, and replace with the choke adapter. this will extend a few inches in front of the existing barrel.
- Breacher attachment. Similar to the choke adapter, just designed for LE use as a door breacher.
- Single point sling mount.
One change that won't be made involves the way the safety works.
According to the post, "the KSG is designed to use the thumb to push the safety from left to right in order to enable the gun to fire. Other shotguns have the safety near the trigger and use the trigger finger to push the safety from right to left to enable them to fire. Perhaps a reverse safety could be an accessory in the future."