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SHOT Day 2 - Kel Tec Shotgun

Discussion in 'SHOT Show Coverage' started by TexasRifleman, Jan 19, 2011.

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  1. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

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    Probably the most interest I've heard about new products this week is the new Kel Tec shotgun. They tell me they expect to ship around the end of this year, retailing in the $875 range.

    Very compelling I have to say. Dual magazines with a control switch to choose left or right, rails everywhere.

    Build quality of this prototype was way beyond what I expected. If this is maintained into the production models I think this is a home run product and one of the few things I have seen this week to make it to my "must have" list.

    Some eye candy:

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  2. TexasRifleman

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    The dual magazine tubes are clearly visible here. Maybe slugs in one, shot in the other? Interesting to think about the possibilities of this system.


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  3. TexasRifleman

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    Bottom view, another angle on the dual tubes, and a rail that just begs for a vertical grip.

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  4. sansone

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    nice .. thanks for pics
     
  5. TexasRifleman

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    Sling buckle on both sides.

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  6. txhoghunter

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    Thanks for the updates, Tex. Keep 'em coming, this thing definitely caught my eye as I had the same idea about slugs in one, shot in the other as you did!
     
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    But quick question, how does the prototype handle? (balance and overall feel)
     
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    I was very impressed. In fact I told a couple of guys I was standing with that this firearm has changed my opinion of KT. I have always liked their products but I was never just blown away with any other than my P3AT.

    This shotgun changes all of that. Balance, feel, fit and finish, all seemed well thought out. The ergonomics of the right/left magazine tube switch are not bad at all. Didn't get to hold it loaded of course but empty it's really top notch.

    I walked away feeling like I will have to get one for sure, and there hasn't been much yet this week that made me think that.

    Personally I think the MSRP is a bit high, but I wouldn't expect to pay that much once the initial rush calms down.
     
  9. txhoghunter

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    Yeah I'm with you on that pricetag. But this is one of those guns that I could see myself working a couple extra hours for!
     
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    Just to be clear, this is a semi-auto right? More i think about the dual mag tubes with swtich, the more i like. Maybe this will give Saiga a run for the money for HD possibilities.
     
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    it's pump action
     
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    Hmmm, ok thanks. Changes things up in my mind a bit.
     
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    still even if it is a pump it doubles the capacity and keeps it in a small pakage. I like the idea and can't wait to test one out.
     
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    I think this is a great idea and I'm with Rob, can't wait to get one in my hands!
     
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    I fondeled it yesterday and am fairly impressed with it. The weight isnt to bad I would prefer it weighed a pound or two more. The pump action was fairly smooth, I imagine it will smooth out as the show goes. The slide release was a little sharp. I have it on my list of must haves.
     
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    Fully loaded , you will get your pound or two more....the question then becomes how does it balance then?
     
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    How does the double magazine tubes work, regarding chambering? Do the shells alternate into the chamber or one empties then the other?
     
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    According to other threads on here, there is a manual switch that is used to select one or the other mag tube.

    The product is unique and has not competition for something substantially similar, but the Kel tec reputation makes nearly $900 seem far to steep for a pump shotgun.

    I'm also going to try to avoid being too eager before the are actually released and available for purchase. Who knows how far of that might actually be. And are they going to do their RFB "beta test program" where they release a very small number of them for the first year or so which will have a fair number of issues?

    Very cool concept but I'll want to see it on the market, in number and wrung out a little bit, and at a reasonable price point before I fall head over heals for it.
     
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    Interesting. I think the idea is awesome, especially holding so many shells. On the other hand, I can see problems with feeding and switching between tubes, but I'm sure they thought of that. I'd think cleaning would be extra important, so whatever mechanism moving between tubes works properly (or however it feeds from the different magazine tubes). The price is a bit high.

    BTW - the SHOT updates are great - thanks for your time!
     
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    It wouldn't take long for the Obama administration to declare a 14-shot semi-auto a "destructive device" and class it with the Streetsweeper and a few others the way the Clinton administration did.

    A US-made pump may dodge that designation.

    Still, it's a cool looking gun. But I'll wait to see how reliable and durable it is according to folks in these forums who actually buy them. (Learned not to trust gun rags.)
     
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    It's a clever design. I can't think of a single use I'd have for it, but that doesn't stop me from wanting to play with one. Kel-Tec sure does a fine job of affordably catering to niche markets, no harm in that.
     
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    Like it has done with the 20 round saiga 12 right?
     
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    I think the fear that a US MADE semi auto, high capacity shotgun would instantly be reclassified as a DD is just FUD.

    The reason street sweepers and other high capacity auto loaders got classified as destructive devices was because they were IMPORTS and thus the "sporting purpose" clause kicked in.

    Maybe they would force a semi auto Keltec bullpup shotgun into the DD box but I don't think so (otherwise the Saiga 12 would have been as soon as the 20 round drums showed up on the market)
     
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    This is a great idea. Screw loading something slug, 00, slug, 00, slug. Load slugs in one tube and 00 buck in the other.

    Nice!
     
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    It has rails just add tacticool crap till it's heavy enough.
     
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