From what I have found, this will be made for civilian purchase too.
I like the thought of bullpup’s for a PDW (personal defense weapon) simply because it is a full size weapon in a “smaller package”. In America, the bullpup design isn’t that widely purchased in the civilian market according what I have seen and read. I haven’t once been to a range and seen someone with one, and when at stores or in the gun shop the only ones I have seen have been the FN P90.
While researching this shotgun, I found that Kel-Tec reinforced the cover on the action with 1/16” steel, to protect the shooter. Should the gun have a failure, this should force the failure to blow down through the rear ejection port towards the ground and away from your head.
Caliber: 12 gauge 2.75″
Magazine: Two 7 round tube magazines
Overall Length: 26.1″
Weight: 6.9 lbs. (unloaded), 8.5 lbs. (loaded)
Rails: 2 Picatinny rail (1 above and 1 below the barrel)
Ambidextrous use for both right and left handed shooters
It looks like this shotgun will be released to the market Fall 2011
The fact that this weapon has two 7 round tube magazines, allows you carry 2 different shotgun shells and select which side the gun feeds from (so you can carry slugs in one side and 00 buck shot in the in the other or whatever you please). You also have the ability to select the magazine side the shotguns feeds from, or allows you to select both tubes at the same time; all with a simple selector lever on the gun.
This shotgun works well for many law enforcement applications, because it allows the law enforcement personnel to carry a non lethal round or door breach rounds along with something with more punch without having to switch weapons.