If you haven’t seen it, Kel-tec has come out with yet another interesting addition to their lineup – a shotgun.
For some strange reason, the first thing I thought of when I saw the KSG was a stormtrooper rifle from Star Wars. I know, I know. The E-11 is constructed out of an old Sterling rifle; and they actually don’t have a lot in common other than being compact and black. Never the less, that was the first association I had.
Then I saw a small demo video from the SHOT show and a feature mentioned was a switch to change which tube fed into the action. Wheels began to turn – you could put two different kinds of ammunition and use the switch to select; Buckshot in one tube, slugs in another. Or maybe breaching rounds, or even…bean bags…wait a minute…
Now I’ve never even seen a beanbag round, let alone know if they’re effective, but the concept is certainly something that caused me to laugh out loud. If the gun functions how I think it does, you’d have to chamber a new round after changing your selection, probably ejecting a live round. Overall, in my amateur opinion, its most likely not a feasible application.
But it was fun to think about.