Several times in the last year TFB has reported on serious accidents involving bullpups mainly the Kel-Tec KSG. Now some may say it’s the gun and a bad design. I have to take issue with this. The first time I handled a KSG the thought of a possible hand injury came to mind should my hand slip or I just grabbed the gun to far forward.
The first thing I did was purchase a Magpul vertical grip. Notice I said Magpul which is a quality accessory and not a chinese knockoff. The reason I bring this up is one of the accidents we reported the user did use a grip but it was a cheap copy which broke and allowed the shooters left hand to get in front of the muzzle with very bad consequences. Another option is also a Magpul product and that’s the AFG or AFG2.
An additional accessory I added a short time later is the DOUBLE STAR – KSG ENFORCER flash suppressor. The Enforcer is carried by Brownells who also supplied the flash suppressor for this article. Price is $49.99 on the Brownells website.
With these simple additions the KSG is much safer to aggressively operate. This is especially true when you have wet hands or using gloves in winter. I wanted to pass this along to the readers and hopefully with the extensive coverage of these accidents these suggestions and a little common sense we won’t have to hear of anyone else nearly losing a hand.
On a side note I’ve tried an EoTech and Lucid optic on this KSG and found both tend to block more of my peripheral vision than I like. My problem was solved when I started using a Trijicon RMR sight. The model in the photo has the green triangle reticle and operates on fiber optics and Tritium. No batteries are needed.
The RMR has a very low profile and allows good peripheral vision. Trijicon