"In contrast, the Kel-Tec KSG suffers from a pox of grip squares: the same sort of indentations that help distance Springfield's XDs from the Glock's Batman-meets-lead-ingot style.
The KSG is all picatinny rails and snout. Flip up the sights and it looks like Darth Vader's five-dollar foot-long Subway sandwich with a hard-on. Well, two. Add an optic and the KSG looks like*Darth Vader's five-dollar foot-long Subway sandwich with two hard-ons imitating a python that ate a large mouse about two days ago.
And now this, the Turkish-made UTS-15. I'll start by saying that it's way cool that the shotgun's made out of carbon fiber-a material famous for disintegrating to dust during high impacts. But the police and law enforcement officers for which the gun was copied-I mean "designed" will appreciate the light weight.
And don't discount the UTS-15′s WTF factor; imagine a perp staring at a snout so ugly a feral pig wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole. The UTS-15 is so aesthetically-challenged the ATF doesn't consider it sporting.
Saying that, creating a Barbie version of the plastic fantastic KSG simply requires removing the firing pin. Like most modern Turkish guns I've encountered, the UTS-15 looks like it's got some heavy duty metal bits. Well, excluding that funny little hinged door hanging off the side. And I like what U.S. importer Hatfield Gun Company has done with the graphics (i.e. nothing).
Bottom line: in the not-entirely-crucial fugliness contest between the Neostead 2000, Kel-Tec KSG and UTS-15, the latter two tie for first. Both guns get nul points for style."
When it comes to shotguns fit and balance are critically important. This shotgun appears to have neither of these attributes above a 4 on a scale of 10.
Does it look like a good pick for filming the sequel to Aliens, you betcha.
Aside from the pesky details associated with NYS law this gun appears to be a heavy, poorly balanced clunker of a shotgun. But aesthetics will sell this shotgun all day long to those seeking the latest in "tacticool".
I doubt the 3-gun crowd will pick it based on the aforementioned deficiencies.
Gun is only 6.5 pounds not heavier than any other pump shotgun out there. I cant speak on balance since I havent handled one but weight size it def isnt heavier than a normal shotgun.
also the Kel-tec is available in NY. I stopped by the gun store a few weeks back someone ws just paying for one when I walked in. I will tell you the Kel-tec looks HOT in person and it tiny also.