Editor’s Choice: KelTec KSG 410

posted on May 22, 2023
Editor’s Choice: Keltec KSG 410

KelTec’s original 12-ga. KSG helped normalize the concept of a bullpup shotgun, and, as a result, not only is the industry now replete with such designs, but it remains one of the company’s best-selling products.

New for 2023, KelTec has scaled-down the KSG to instead chamber and fire .410-bore shells, resulting in a pump-action scattergun with very little recoil that measures only 26" long and weighs just 5 lbs., 8 ozs., empty, yet thanks to its tandem tubular magazines has a capacity of up to 14+1 with 2½" shells.

While some may scoff at the notion of a .410-bore shotgun being adequate for home defense, .410 ammunition intended for defensive use has improved exponentially in recent years, with examples such as Federal Premium’s Personal Defense 410 Handgun, Hornady’s 410 Triple Defense and Winchester’s PDX1 410 Defender loads transforming the sub-gauge into a credible man-stopper.

For more information, visit keltecweapons.com.


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