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The KelTec KS7: The Perfect Home Defense Compact 12ga Shotgun

I have great news for those of you who are in the market for a 12 gauge shotgun as a home defense weapon…the KS7 , by KelTec. As you can see in the video below, the weapon is rather compact, which makes it perfect for close quarters in a home defense situation, or, if you want to go hiking in the woods, it could easily be carried, or, be packed away in a backpack. I think this is one of the most inovative shotguns that I’ve ever seen and it’s ‘budget friendly’ (very inexpensive). Beneath the video, I’ll place the specs so you can check them out for youself.

KelTec had this to say about the KS7:

“The KS7 is designed for many applications, but it lends itself perfectly to home defense, back country hiking or anywhere you need a compact 12ga shotgun. Its intuitive, simple features, optional Picatinny-style rail and M-LOK accessory mounting solutions make it very versatile.

The KS7 might be short and slim on the outside, but it’s long under the hood. Its 18.5″ magazine tube holds 6+1 or 7+1 depending on your choice of shell size. The 18.5″ barrel gives you plenty of 12ga velocity to maximize the performance of your preferred loads. 

At 1st glance, you’ll notice the KS7s throwback feature, the carry handle. Sometimes old ideas are reinvented to serve modern demands and that’s definitely the case here. The KS7 carry handle also doubles as a sighting solution and it comes standard. It shoulders nicely and the fiber optic bead sight immediately catches the eye. It’s not your grandpa’s shotgun, unless you buy it for him.

You get extra capacity and standard velocity in a shotgun that’s just over two feet long. How do we do it? We bullpup it. We kept the business end right where it’s supposed to be, but we took the party out back. With rear loading and downward ejection, we’re able to keep the KS7 a 12ga micro-beast that’s easy to handle.”

12ga 3″



6+1 (3″ shells)







MSRP: $495



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