Kel-Tec KSG

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The Kel-Tec KSG is a bullpup 12-gauge pump-action shotgun designed by Kel-Tec. It has two tube magazines which the user of the gun can switch between manually.Each tube holds up to seven 2.75-inch (70 mm) 12-gauge shotshells or six 3-inch (76 mm) shotshells. Kel-Tec has also introduced a larger variant, called the KSG25, which holds 24+1 rounds to the originals 14+1 rounds. Barrel locking is achieved by a swinging wedge, located inside the top of the bolt, which engages the barrel extension. The sliding forend is connected to the bolt by dual operating bars. The ammunition feed is from two independent tubular magazines, located below the barrel.

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Kel-Tec KSG Specs

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Technical Data


12 Gauge


110.4 oz


Pump Action





Gun Type



No Sights

Barrel Length



26.5 "

Kel-Tec KSG Features

The Kel-Tec KSG is a pullpup pump-action 12 gauge shotgun with a unique dual-tube magazine.  It features a long picatinny rail over the barrel to accommodate a wide variety of optics. It’s dual tube magazine allows for unparalleled capacity as well as the option to quickly switch between ammo types.  Its bottom-eject design allows the user to comfortably fire both left and right handed without getting spent shells to the face.

Kel-Tec KSG Ballistics

12 Gauge Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 0 0 0 0 0
50 0 0 0 0 0
100 0 0 0 0 0
150 0 0 0 0 0
200 0 0 0 0 0
250 0 0 0 0 0
300 0 0 0 0 0
350 0 0 0 0 0
400 0 0 0 0 0
450 0 0 0 0 0
500 0 0 0 0 0

Kel-Tec KSG Capacity

The Kel-Tec KSG is a pump-action shotgun with 2 magazine tubes under the barrel.  A pivoting paddle blocks off one or both magazine tubes, each being able to hold six 3 inch shells, seven 2-¾ inch shells or twelve mini shells.  With one in the chamber, this gives the user capacities of 13, 15 and 25 rounds, respectively.  Rounds are loaded directly into the magazine tubes through the loading port in the bottom of the receiver behind the grip.  Simply move the blocking switch out of the way and insert the shells into the magazine tube.
The Kel-Tec KSG measures a hair over the minimum legally required length for a long gun at 26.1 inches and weighs 6.9 pounds.  Weighing less than your typical AR15, the KSG is incredibly easy to carry over considerable distances.  Its short length makes navigating through heavy foliage and other close-quarter environments incredibly easy. 

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Kel-Tec KSG Ergonomics

The KSG has most of its controls laid out in a way that keeps the user’s hands on the grip and handguard.  The only control that requires a hand to come off of the gun is the magazine selector lever which is located inside the loading port. The handguard includes a picatinny rail along the bottom surface for attaching front grips or highly-recommended hand-stops.

Kel-Tec KSG Fit & Finish

Kel-Tec didn’t use as many polymer components in the design of the KSG, let they still delivered a well-built, lightweight shotgun.  The KSG is available in black, green and tan.  Disassembly is rarely needed as Kel-Tec uses high-quality packing oil that doesn’t need to be removed, and the KSG’s pump action design really only mandates cleaning the barrel regularly. 
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How much is a Kel-Tec KSG worth?

In 2024 a new or used Kel-Tec KSG value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Kel-Tec KSG and most shotguns. The Price for a Kel-Tec KSG has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Kel-Tec KSG Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $564.02 $737.56 $867.72
Excellent $520.63 $694.18 $780.95
Very Good $477.25 $694.18 $780.95
Good $433.86 $650.79 $737.56
Fair $303.70 $564.02 $694.18
Poor $216.93 $433.86 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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