NRA Gun of the Week: Kel-Tec KS7

posted on January 1, 2021
Kel-Tec CNC Industries, Inc. of Cocoa, FL, introduced in 2011 a compact shotgun of the bullpup design that fed from twin magazine tubes. The KSG was a success and inspired future variants, a compact model with reduced capacity and weight came to fruition. The Kel-Tec KS7 bullpup shotgun offers a robust design that is easily stowed, carried and counted on.

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The bullpup configuration of the KS7 allows for an overall length just larger than 26”. Though capacity is reduced to seven rounds, the overall weight comes in at 5 lbs., 14 oz., which is fair bit lighter than its predecessors.The gun’s single magazine tube features witness slots to easily monitor its status. A crossbolt safety is issued on the KS7 and is effectively positioned for easy operator manipulation. Also the slide release easily accessible and is found forward of the trigger guard.

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Kel-Tec supplies a triangular fiber-optic pipe that is fixed to the carry handle. M-Lok accessory slots are molded into the unit. The handle is a removable feature. Disassembly of the bullpup shotgun is simple exercise that requires minimal tools. Our experience on the range with Kel-Tec’s KS7 proved to American Rifleman staff the gun’s potential as a tool for the home defender and professional operator.

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Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video above to learn more about the Kel-Tec KS7 shotgun.

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Kel-Tec KS7 Specifications
Manufacturer: Kel-Tec CNC Industries, Inc.
Action Type: pump-action bullpup shotgun
Gauge: 12, 3”
Barrel: 18.5”
Receiver: matte-black steel
Stock: textured black polymer, rubber recoil pad
Magazine: tubular with view ports; seven-round capacity
Sights: green triangular fiber-optic
Trigger: 6-lb., 4-oz. pull
Weight: 5 lbs., 14 ozs.
Overall Length: 26.1”
MSRP: $595

Further Reading:
Kel-Tec KSG-25 Shotgun Review

Is the Mouse Gun a Dying Breed?

Kel-Tec RFB & RDB Bullpups

Kel-Tec's Flexible Folding SU Series Rifles

Review: Kel-Tec CMR-30 Rifle

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