Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Kel-Tec’s New 40+1 Capacity KSG 12-Gauge!


Kel-Tec made a huge splash a few years ago with the SHOT Show introduction of the KSG, a bullpup shotgun with dual magazine tubes and an outstanding 13-round capacity. Its popularity lead to countless other bullpup-style shotguns.

Often imitated but never duplicated, I think we all wondered how Kel-Tec could possibly top that one. Well, now we have an answer. Enter the updated pump-action KSG-25.

The 25 in KSG-25 is due to the fact that it holds 25 rounds of 12 gauge. Full-size shells. An entire box. And if you load up with Augula Mini Shells, you get a capacity of 40+1. This is pretty insane to contemplate, no matter the size of the gun.

It would be easy to dismiss this gun as novelty. I’m not even much of a shotgun guy, so I wanted to hate it. But when you pick it up and really consider the way it handles, it is a pretty badass piece of gear. Pretty much ends my argument against shotguns as being to slow to reload in a home defense gun.

If you can’t solve it with 41 rounds of buckshot, you probably need something belt fed and friends. This thing is like a hand held Claymore. The Kel-Tec fans are going to love it, the haters are going to tell us it’s impractical, and Kel-Tec’s competition in the shotgun industry is going to try and copy it as fast as they can. Another big innovation from Kel Tec, this one is sure to be a hit.


  1. Kel-Tec sure does manufacture some innovative designs, no doubt about it. I noticed that compact Aquila shotgun ammunition at our last local gun show. I was told some years back that the ammunition was pretty finicky to feed in some magazines, so definitely function check it through yours before you commit to loading it for social purposes.

    To my mind, it makes good sense for a BOB single shot - the compact size and lower weight means you can carry more of it in a pack.

  2. Thanks for the info on the compact shells. Makes my Saiga 12 look pretty poor in comparison.:)

  3. Brock, And my Mossberg Persuader 12 ga pump with only an 8 rd mag. --Ron W :-)

    1. :) Lets go to a bar and drown our misery! :)