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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.


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