Thursday, January 6, 2011

Kel Tec Bullpup Shotgun

Kel Tec's new shotgun bears a certain resemblance to the South African Neostead design. It is a short bullpup with dual magazine tubes. It is NFA legal but no longer than it needs to be to achieve that. Operation is pump action. The gun is liberally festooned with Picatinny rail, so you can suit yourself in regard to sights and lights.

I post fairly often about scout rifles and the general purpose rifle question, but basically I'm a shotgun kinda guy. A good 12 gauge will solve most shooting problems that you can't hide from, which are the kinds you absolutely must solve.

A bullpup configuration makes sense because of its compactness. The action parts are relocated back into the stock so the overall length is reduced. We'll see if this idea catches on. Other U.S. manufacturers have tried it, and not gotten very far, but they were working with adaptations of conventional shotguns, while the Kel Tec is designed from scratch to be a bullpup.

No word on the delivery date.

Update: Company video. Also: There is a discussion forum going for this gun over at KTOG.



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