Now the engineers at Kel-Tec have designed the company's first shotgun - a Bull Pup pump action weapon with dual side-by-side 7-round magazines under the barrel that allow for a capacity of 14 rounds of 12-gauge plus one in the chamber. Though not a bug-out gun due to it's bulk and impracticality for hunting, it looks like an impressive weapon for fending off the post-apocalyptic Zombie hordes, or for my use, perhaps as a good boat gun to deter would-be uninvited boarders:
I learned of this new shotgun from a Guns America email that included a write-up and this video describing the new weapon:
The KSG Bull Pup Shotgun is supposed to be released in the fall, but Kel-Tec is usually later than what is announced when it comes to actual availability of their new designs. It should be interesting when it does become available though. MSRP is expected be around $800.00. Here is the description from the Kel-Tec website:
The KSG is our first entry into the shotgun market. The size, shape and design are similar to the currently available Kel-Tec RFB rifle, but the KSG ejects downward, instead of forward. The KSG weighs 6.9lbs and is as compact as legally possible with a 26.1" overall length and an 18.5" cylinder bore barrel. Even with this compact size, the internal dual tube magazines hold an impressive 14 rounds of 12 gage 2-3/4" rounds (7 per tube). The simple and reliable pump action feeds from either the left or right tube. The feed side is manually selected by a lever located behind the trigger guard. The lever can be positioned in the center detent in order to easily clear the chamber without feeding another round from either magazine. A cross bolt style safety blocks the sear, and the pump release lever is located in front of the trigger guard.
The pump includes an under Picatinny rail for the mounting of a forward grip, or a light or laser. The included top Picatinny sight rail will accept many types of optics or iron sights. Forward and rear sling loops are built in, and a basic sling is included. The soft rubber butt pad helps to tame recoil.
MSRP has not been officially been set, but we are looking at the $800.00 range.