Gold KSG vs Old KSG

I am not sure if this is real life imitating art, however there does exist a gold cerakoted KSG. This was a limited run, from what I was told by the owner. The pictures does not do the paint job justice. In person, the paint has almost a pearlescent luster to it.

The Gold KSG is actually a weapon used in the video game, Call of Duty.

I don’t play those video games so it doesn’t matter much to me, however you may find it interesting.

I was more keen on the updates Kel-Tec have made from my KSG, which i bought in March 2012, and the Gold KSG.


If you look closely you can see my FDE KSG on top, and the Gold KSG on the bottom. My KSG came with a factory hand stop, the black piece at the end of the rail. You will also notice that my hand guard has a flat bottom underneath the rail. Whereas the Gold KSG has a contoured handguard. My hand stop sort of gets in the way but you can see it does not have any flared protrusions like the gold KSG does. Kel-Tec also filled the last slot of the picatinny rail and filled in the perpendicular slot that you can see on my hand guard. The changes were subtle and I only noticed it when I started taking pics of the shotguns side by side.


Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • USMC03Vet

    I wasn’t aware one could ghettofy a Kel-Tec further. You learn something new every day.

    • JSmath

      For a factory Cerakote, it’s not a bad thing imo. Almost got one off that one site with the firearms being auctioned and whatnot.

    • Steve

      “The Gold KSG is actually a weapon used in the video game, Call of Duty.” LOL

  • Beju

    Does one need to call for the Russian Oligarch Special Edition? I’m not seeing it on the Kel-tec website.

    • mikee

      ROSE comes with a free pet mini-giraffe, I believe.

  • Sulaco

    I have photos of a gold plated AK-47 from one of Sadam’s palaces.
    Looks somewhat similar…

  • Adam aka eddie d.

    That is one good looking firearm!

    It’s not that distasteful shiny “Pimp AK gold” you sometimes see,
    more like a gold nugget color. Guess it’s Cerakote H-122Q Gold (done by a good applicator).

    Nicholas, could you share a link for your pictures with the original resolution?
    I’d like to download them for myself.

  • ozzallos .

    Say, what brand of foregrip is that on the tan one, cha cha cha? 😉