The KS7 is the latest 12-gauge bullpup shotgun offering from Florida -based Kel-Tec. From the Kel-Tec webpage: “The new KelTec KS7 is bred for light-weight personal defense at home, backcountry and anywhere in between. Its compact size and carry handle allow for easy handling, storage and transport, making this one ambidextrous, 12-gauge, pump-action micro beast.” The KS7 is a design evolution of the original dual-tube KSG 12 gauge bullpup shotgun. For the new KS7 Kel-Tec limited the gun to a single tube, which does reduce the capacity from the original KSG down to 6 rounds of 3-inch shells. However, the gun is significantly thinner and lighter than the original KSG. This results in a gun that appears and feels to balance significantly better than the original KSG.
Other design evolutions on the new gun include a removable carry handle with an extremely high visibility fiber optic sight, as well as M-Lok mounting slots for Picatinny rail sections, or direct mount accessories such as laser designators, weapon mounted lights, or both. Of particular note is a redesigned fore-end that has a pronounced forward lip as well as side flairs. This is quite the welcome addition as the original fore-end on the KSG was not nearly as ergonomic.
Another welcome addition is a much more affordable price, as the KS7 has an MSRP of only $495. According to Kel-Tec for those end users who would prefer to directly mount an optic to their gun, the carry is removable, and a top rail section should be available for the KS7 later in 2019. With an overall length of only 26.1 inches and weighing in at 5.9 pounds, the KS7 packs quite a bit of capability into an extremely small package.