Safety Harbor Firearms: New Shotguns!

Safety Harbor Firearms

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

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.

By Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is a gun writer, amateur historian and - most importantly - a dad. He's done a lot of silly things in his life, but quitting police work to follow his passion of writing about guns was one of the smartest things he ever did. He founded this site and continues to manage its operation.

2 replies on “Safety Harbor Firearms: New Shotguns!”

I like the 12, but why would you want a .410 as an entry gun? It’s no more powerful than a decent size handgun, holds fewer rounds, is slower to reload, and is larger. The only use I could see for it is as a survival type weapon for pilots, and maybe put a folding stock on it, but I would actually rather have a .22lr for that.

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