Safety Harbor Firearms is rolling out several new shotguns ahead of the 2012 SHOT Show. All three are short-barreled shotgunsfrom the company’s KEG line.
Two new models of KEG 12 (Kompact Entry Gun) shotguns seem to live up to the line’s name as they are outfitted with breacher-style muzzle brakes. Watching the video (below), it would appear the brakes do a respectable job of limiting recoil.
One of the new KEG12’s has a 7 1/4″ barrel, while the second uses a 10″ barrel. Both have a one-shell extension on the magazine tube, taking capacity up to four 2 3/4″ shells (3+1) for the shorter KEG12, and five shells (4+1) for the longer gun.
Rounding out the new firearms is the new KEG410, a short barrel shotgun chambered for the 410 shell.
Safety Harbor Firearms will be at the SHOT Show again this year, so I hope to be able to see these great new guns there.
Update – August 2012
Safety Harbor Firearms, a Florida-based firearm manufacturer, updated their website recently, giving visitors a cleaner way to search the company’s guns and services. Make sure you go by and check it out.
Safety Harbor Firearms manufactures a variety of short barrel shotguns, .50 BMG rifles and uppers, plus a variety of other shooting accessories. I’ve always been intrigued by their KEG12 shotguns built on Remington and Mossberg actions. Who doesn’t want a 7″ barrel 12 gauge? (And you thought the Taurus Judge was the ultimate carjacking defense gun!)
But, I have to say, I am really liking the look of the magazine fed SHF rifles and SHTF uppers. These guns and uppers ride on an AR-15 type lower, have a five round box magazine and can be had with an 18″, 22″ or 29″ barrel.
I’ve shot a few .50 BMG guns, including a couple of uppers on an AR receiver, and they can be a lot of fun to shoot. I’ve never shot one with an 18″ barrel, though. That might redefine what “fun” is.
The magazine fed SHTF 50 upper starts at $1850, and additional options (like a fluted barrel) can increase the price.
If short barrel shotguns or long reaching .50’s are your thing, head over to Safety Harbor Firearms and check out their new site.