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New 2017 weapons: Twenty-five KGS-25 charging rifle

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In 2011, KEL TEC introduced its version of a rifle with two tubular magazines located under the barrel. The KGS gun was offered in three versions with different barrel lengths and the capacity of 470, 409, 348 millimeters, 12, 10 and 8 cartridges, respectively. This year, the company demonstrated a really huge rifle with very roomy stores - KGS-25.


The design of the gun KGS-25

By and large, the designers of KEL TEC did absolutely nothing but lengthening the barrel and the shops weapons, but the construction of this does not become less interesting.

The gun is assembled in the bullpup layout, which is not such a frequent occurrence for guns. Thus, the maximum compactness of the weapon is achieved, although with respect to the KGS-25 the word compactness is clearly not applicable. Under the barrel of the gun there are two tubes that are shops. Each tube accommodates 12 12 caliber cartridges with a 70 sleeve length of millimeters or 10 cartridges with a sleeve length of 76 millimeters, that is, a fully loaded gun will be able to shoot 24 times.

The KGS-25 gun has no automatics, reloading is carried out manually by the handle to hold the weapon or by the shank. Equipment stores, as well as the release of spent cartridges produced through the hole behind the pistol grip.

Despite the unusual design of the gun nothing revolutionary in it. In fact, a well-known construction was used, to which one more store was added. Cartridges are used first from one store tube, then from another, switching between stores is carried out by an arrow manually using a switch located behind the pistol grip.

This decision allows you to make a small, but quick choice between the used ammunition. For example, between shot and bullet cartridges. Or between shotguns and cartridges with a rubber bullet, which would be relevant for law enforcement agencies.

Another interesting feature of the gun is that you can lock both stores, while the trigger mechanism and reloading system remain operational. That is, you can insert a separate ammunition directly into the chamber, which can also be useful in certain situations.

The safety of the handling of weapons is ensured only by a button fuse located above the pistol grip of the gun.

In order to mitigate recoil when firing, the rear part of the gun has a rubber pad, although there is no great need for this.

Aim devices at the gun removable, fasten on two landing guides on a receiver and over a weapon trunk. In addition, there is an additional guide under the trunks to install additional devices. It is not entirely clear for what purpose a weapon is equipped with such long guides, rather more for the overall appearance than for real need, but as it is, it is.

It should also be said why the name of the gun uses the number 25. The fact is that the manufacturer notes separately that a maximum of KGS-25 can be equipped with 25 cartridges, according to 12 in each store and one in the chamber.

Characteristics of the gun KGS-25


In order to assess the whole scale of this gun, it is enough just to say that the barrel length is 77,5 centimeters, while the total length is slightly less than a meter. The weight of a gun without cartridges is equal to 4,2 kilogram, if we estimate on average, then the weight with cartridges equals about 5,2 kilogram.

Pros and cons of a gun KGS-25

The main advantage of weapons, as stated by the manufacturer, is the capacity of the stores. The real plus is the ability to select the store from which the cartridges will be fed. The long barrel of the gun also can not be assessed as a plus, as it will more efficiently use the powder charge of the cartridge.

The weapons may have few drawbacks, but they are significant. First of all, it is worth noting the weight of the KGS-25 gun, but keep in mind that the design of the weapon is such that the weight is distributed more or less evenly, at least as long as the stores are filled with ammunition. The length of the gun almost a meter in the layout bullpup also seems redundant. However, here you can find a positive moment, in the end, such a "fool" can be used as a club, and it is very effective.

In general, the idea of ​​creating such a weapon seems a bit absurd. Manual reloading gun, heavy, with a magazine capacity of more than 20 ammo. For the civilian market, such a weapon is clearly not necessary, since it is very difficult to find a use of it, except for entertaining shooting. The use of such weapons in the army or law enforcement agencies is also clearly not justified, it is difficult for a twenty-shotgun to come up with a task to reveal its full potential. However, there is a really justified niche for such weapons - cinema. Just like in the movies, they like big heavy guns, and with a twenty-shot gun you can even set the task for the main character to clean up a small building and no one will blame the fact that there are infinite ammo in the weapon.

Most likely, the KGS-25 rifle will never find its niche even in the civilian market. The situation could be corrected if the manufacturer revised the design of the gun and introduced automatics into it, making the weapon self-loading, this would significantly add to KGS-25 popularity. Ideally, it would be if such a gun at all had the ability to conduct automatic fire. Conversely, it would hardly have found its definite niche in the market, but this would have ensured its high popularity, since the firepower would be simply unthinkable, although unjustified.

Like it or not, such a weapon with any tricks simply remains an unusual gun and nothing more. No one will argue that a large number of cartridges in the store is very good, but when the overall usability suffers from this, then this is clearly a negative phenomenon.
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  1. ICT
    ICT 14 March 2017 15: 25
    +4
    not that of course, but the essence of the jambs and virtues will be considered
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    that is, buy an overlay for any
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 14 March 2017 16: 35
      +4
      Your division! There were few 14-charge Kel-Tec KSG, so here - KGS-25. Mark, and where are you digging this out? good
  2. tracer
    tracer 14 March 2017 15: 26
    +4
    The weapons of this company are not considered good. Interesting ... No doubt ... According to the experience of owning a gun until the end of the first thousand shots, the gun broke 4 times. It’s easy to repair (minor damage is laid down and the replacement service is set up with a bang). Serious weapons shops do not contact Kel Tech, they do not need hemorrhages with services and breakdowns.
  3. Lopatov
    Lopatov 14 March 2017 16: 20
    +2
    The use of such weapons in the army or law enforcement agencies is also clearly not justified

    But just the same in law enforcement, to disperse the crowd, it can be successfully applied.
    First, inspire. 8)))
    Secondly, "separate food" You can charge traumatic in one store, pepper or gas in another.
    1. tracer
      tracer 14 March 2017 18: 02
      +2
      Thirdly .... You can never be sure of the next shot ... Awesome for the police
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 14 March 2017 18: 20
        0
        The likelihood of inflated liner near-zero. Non-lethal charges are reduced. Well, a misfire in a pump-action is "treated" easily ...
    2. Massik
      Massik 14 March 2017 19: 10
      0
      Quote: Spade
      Secondly, "separate food" You can charge traumatic in one store, pepper or gas in another.
      What's the point? There is a cutoff of cartridges on a pile of rifles, to push the required ammunition through the window is a matter of a second. For a wider impact, there are more fusee caliber.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 14 March 2017 22: 01
        +1
        Switching the store according to any one is faster, in addition, there may be more than one striker, and pepper cartridges are, in theory, not particularly great, therefore they should be applied in groups rather.

        Here you just need to get confused by the indicator of the type of cartridge in the barrel.
        1. Massik
          Massik 15 March 2017 21: 45
          0
          Quote: Spade
          Switch the store for any faster, in addition, there may be more than one striker
          If it came to the guns, then the defender out of action is unlikely to hang around. Moreover, I poorly imagine the situation in our country when insiders are allowed to shoot from guns, banning machine guns. Not those traditions we have. Excessively this phenomenon of weapons of thought, with the current tactics of combating social unrest. If only one superman came out to pacify the crowd, then yes.
          Quote: Spade
          Such an apparatus will allow the vehicle to be stopped, and at the same time be ready to neutralize passengers.
          And the weight and dimensions in this case will not matter at all. They still shoot with support on a rubber cord.
          About 5 years ago there was a video slowed down the fishermen at the border, first with a twin 76 mm, then with a 30 mm MZA good
          So 25 rounds then what? He pushed the steel one for the engine first, the remaining gum or buckshot according to the appearance and actions of the passengers.
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 15 March 2017 23: 56
            0
            Quote: Marssik
            Moreover, I poorly imagine the situation in our country when insiders are allowed to shoot from guns, banning machine guns. Not those traditions we have.

            I'm not talking about ours. It is precisely in our traditions that we have a much more humane attitude towards the protesting crowds, from the strength of the “democratizer” along the ridge.
            Totalitarianism, kneecaps with rubber bullets do not shoot, as in countries of a victorious democracy.
            But specifically in the United States and relatives ...
            Well, again, traditions - we are more likely to rivet self-loading with two stores. Pumps are not particularly respected.

            Quote: Marssik
            Stuck first steel for the engine

            Not sure if one is enough. I saw once a broadcast about the everyday life of American catchers of drug boats, they fired several shots from the Barrett from a helicopter, and, which is typical, they hit, but the engine did not immediately shut itself down. In addition, most often there are several.

            Quote: Marssik
            About 5 years ago there was a video slowed down the fishermen at the border, first with a twin 76 mm, then with a 30 mm MZA

            Such calibers cannot be put on a light boat. A ship trifle catch is not particularly convenient.
      2. Lopatov
        Lopatov 14 March 2017 22: 15
        0
        Another option is the use of specialized ammunition. For example, American coast guards have ammunition disabling boat and engine hulls and ammunition with expansive bullets to prevent rebound.

        Such an apparatus will allow the vehicle to be stopped, and at the same time be ready to neutralize passengers.

        And the weight and dimensions in this case will not matter at all. They still shoot with support on a rubber cord.
  4. demiurg
    demiurg 14 March 2017 18: 28
    +1
    Some kind of perversion. It would be more correct to make a self-cocking gun, with two stores. Or with a pipe for a few shots, and a normal store.
    1. psiho117
      psiho117 14 March 2017 20: 10
      +4
      Hmm, did this megadrain remind anyone of nothing?
      This is the Clonov Blaster!
      1. CT-55_11-9009
        CT-55_11-9009 15 March 2017 00: 52
        +1
        No, the DC-15A isn’t a shotgun! This is a rifle! You think the wrong way!
      2. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I 15 March 2017 01: 55
        +1
        Beauty EEC !!!
  5. Michael_Zverev
    Michael_Zverev 14 March 2017 21: 16
    +1
    Perhaps such a gun would be useful only when fishing from trucks to saiga, fishers with Browning Auto-5 even set up a tubular magazine, doubling the capacity to reload less often, only those days are long gone, millions of herds of saigas are gone, now they have to be protected so there really remains only cinema and entertaining shooting.
    1. brn521
      brn521 15 March 2017 14: 30
      +3
      Quote: Mikhail_Zverev
      Perhaps, such a gun would be useful only when fishing from trucks to saiga

      In such cases, it is much more convenient to use the same Saiga. For 12 gauge stores for 10 rounds, tambourines for 15-20 rounds. Change in flight. Tubular stores in terms of reload speed are much worse.
      1. Michael_Zverev
        Michael_Zverev 15 March 2017 23: 07
        +1
        Well, yes, in principle, as the carbine of the same name was created for the saiga fishing.
  6. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 15 March 2017 01: 54
    +2
    Bullshit weight and price! Ponty is more expensive!
  7. garri-lin
    garri-lin 15 March 2017 10: 56
    +1
    Urgently enter in the mods the stalker and and and vobshe in all shooters as a BIG FINAL EXTINGUISHER !!! EXPLODING CARTRIDGE AND CHAINSAW AS A PINKEN.
  8. Tolstoevsky
    Tolstoevsky 15 March 2017 15: 00
    +2
    to make the most disgusting shaitankaramultuk, and then look for him to use - this is a new word in weapons
  9. uporov65
    uporov65 20 March 2017 23: 47
    +1
    It’s easier to take a 26,5 mm double-barreled shotgun and a double ..., a gap in the ranks of the enemy is guaranteed. When two such trunks look in your forehead, it acts very sobering. soldier
  10. Soldiers
    Soldiers 25 June 2017 18: 12
    0
    Lishba do crap
  11. Azkii339
    Azkii339 20 November 2017 16: 16
    0
    This decision was made because of the arms of the UK.