SOTG TV: KelTec KSG12, Timney Trigger Install, Survival Water

Student of the Gun TV: Episode 23 - KelTec KSG12, Timney Trigger Install, Water Survival
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Biloxi, Mississippi — ( -Years after its release, the KelTec KSG 12 gauge shotgun is still the most sought after fighting shotgun in the USA.  We take a close look at the scattergun prodigy both in the studio and at the range.

All the guns, ammo, food and fuel will do you little good in a survival situation if you don’t have clean water to drink.  Paul reaches into his bug out bag to examine a product that can provide you a hundred gallons of safe drinking water.

Finally, we follow up on our previous examination of the Nagant rifle.  We’ll consider a new product from our friends and Timney Triggers and see if we can teach an old dog a new trick. is your 24/7 source for all manner of gun related topics.  SOTG offers education and entertainment through on-demand video material, online articles, books, DVD’s and live-training events.  Student of the Gun; a beginner once, a student for life.

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Paul Markel
Student of the Gun’s Paul Markel

Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime.  He has been a U.S. Marine, Police Officer, Professional Bodyguard, and Small Arms and Tactics Instructor.  Mr. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly twenty years with hundreds and hundreds of articles in print.   Paul is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows and subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force.

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8 years ago

Like a lot of folks I have long sought one of these remarkable little shotguns. I thought the MSRP of $800. was incredible when they first came out. I even saw some advance order prices as low as low $700’s. Of course I started saving my pennies. Little did I know these firearms were made of(as one fellow put it) unobtainium. My real question tho is what changed at Ket-Tec or in the mfg of the gun that warrented a 50% mark up in less than a years time in the MSRP. I understand the market drive and all that… Read more »