Safety and Kel-Tec KSG Bullpup – A Couple of Suggestions

    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.

    Magpul AFG-2

    Magpul AFG-2

    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.


    KSG Enforcer

    KSG Enforcer

    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

    Trijicon RMR Dual Illumination

    Trijicon RMR Dual Illumination


    Phil White

    Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m retired as associate editor since December 14th 2017. My replacement is my friend Pete M email: [email protected] you can reach Pete for product reviews etc.