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A high-capacity pump-action, bullpup American shotgun, with dual 7-round tubes. Wide spread.
–In-game description
KSG-12

KSG12 angled

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Overview
Weapon Type Primary Weapon
Weapon Class Shotgun
Rank Prerequisites Rank 1
Damage 32 → 17
Range 50 max → 130 min
KSG-12graph
Accuracy

   

Hip Accuracy

   

Sight Accuracy

   

Magazine Size 14, 15 with round in chamber
Ammo Reserve 50
Fire Modes Semi
Rate of Fire 130 RPM
Advanced
WEAPON BALLISTICS

TTK (Time to Kill) 0.92 s
Head & Body Multiplier
Hitbox
per bullet/pellet
Range
Max (50 studs) Min (130 studs)
(x1.1) Head 35.2 18.7
(x1) Torso 32 17
(x1) Arms and Legs 32 17
Red color signifies a fatal hit.
Suppressed Stats
Suppressor/Bullet Attachment Suppressed Damage Suppressed Range
ARS Suppressor 32 -> 15.3 50 max -> 117 min
R2 Suppressor 30.4 -> 16.15 47.5 max -> 123.5 min
PBS-1 Suppressor 30.4 -> 16.15 47.5 max -> 123.5 min
PBS-4 Suppressor 30.4 -> 16.15 47.5 max -> 123.5 min
Suppressor 28.8 -> 17 45 max -> 130 min
Flechette 28.8 -> 17 55 max -> 130 min
Birdshot 28.8 -> 17 55 max -> 130 min
Slugs 96 -> 42.5 50 max -> 130 min
Muzzle Velocity 1500 studs/s
Penetration Depth 0.5 studs
Suppression 1.8

ACCURACY 23

Hipfire Camera Recovery Speed 15
Sight Camera Recovery Speed 15
Weapon Recovery Speed 15
Weapon Recoil Damping 0.6

HIP ACCURACY 20

Min Camera Kick (3.00, -1.61, -0.31)
Max Camera Kick (4.19, -1.11, 0.30)
Min Recoil Displacement (0.10, 0.80, 12.19)
Max Recoil Displacement (0.40, 1.10, 12.80)
Min Recoil Rotation (6.19, -1.00, -0.31)
Max Recoil Rotation (7.09, 0.20, 0.30)
Hipfire Spread Factor 0.08
Hipfire Recovery Speed 9
Hipfire Spread Damping 0.70

SIGHT ACCURACY 32

Min Camera Kick (2.29, -0.50, -0.50)
Max Camera Kick (2.70, -0.90, 0.50)
Min Recoil Displacement (-0.11, 0.69, 7.19)
Weapon Shot Displacement (0.10, 1.60, 7.80)
Min Recoil Rotation (2.20, -0.50, -0.81)
Max Recoil Rotation (3.40, -0.21, -0.50)
Sight Magnification 2.5x

WEAPON HANDLING

Reload Time 1.3 seconds
Empty Reload Time 1.3 seconds
Equip Speed 12
Aiming Speed 15
Crosshair Size 40
Crosshair Spread Rate 850
Crosshair Recover Rate 10

MISCELLANEOUS

Weapon Walk Speed 14 stud/s
Aiming Walk Speed 8.4 stud/s
Ammo Type 12 gauge
Round in Chamber One
Shot Suppression Range None


List of Attachments


Optics Kills Required
C79 125 Kills
EOTech 552 85 Kills
EOTech XPS2 55 Kills
PK-A 165 Kills
PKA-S 225 Kills
Reflex Sight 285 Kills
VCOG 6x Scope 455 Kills
ACOG Scope 430 Kills
TA33 ACOG 650 Kills
TA11 ACOG 1750 Kills
TA01 ACOG 2500 Kills


Underbarrel Kills Required
Angled Grip 115 Kills
Vertical Grip 45 Kills
Folding Grip 265 Kills
Stubby Grip 355 Kills
Laser 75 Kills


Barrel Kills Required
ARS Suppressor 150 Kills
Compensator 120 Kills
Muzzle Brake 175 Kills
R2 Suppressor 40 Kills
Flash Hider 100 Kills
PBS-4 Suppressor 245 Kills
PBS-1 Suppressor 205 Kills
Suppressor 30 Kills


Other Attachments Kills Required
Green Laser 110 Kills
Canted Delta Sight 405 Kills
Laser 20 Kills
Canted Iron Sights 310 Kills
Birdshot 1000 Kills
Fletchette 700 Kills
Slugs 2000 Kills


The KSG-12 is an American Shotgun. It is unlocked at rank 1, or it can be purchased with credits.

History

The Kel-Tec KSG is a unique pump-action shotgun that entered production in 2011. It is a bullpup design, meaning that the gun's action is placed before the trigger, which is the same concept used in other bullpup designs such as the Steyr AUG. It feeds from two separate tube magazines that can be switched between manually using a lever; however, this feature is not reflected in-game. This gives the KSG a very high ammo capacity of 14+1, with seven (2.75in) shells in each magazine and one in the chamber.

The weapon is equipped with Picatinny rails on the top and sides of the forend, allowing accessories such as lasers and sights to be attached readily. The perpendicular forward grip and backup Iron Sights seen in most media are not included in the basic package.

In-Game

General Information

The KSG-12 is a pump-action shotgun with a high capacity and high rate-of-fire (RoF). At 130 rounds-per-minute (RPM), its RoF surpasses that of all other pump-action shotguns, firing almost 50% faster than the slowest firing shotgun, the KS-23M. However, it is still slower than the semi-automatic shotguns, outclassed by the Saiga-12 , SPAS-12 and the DBV12 in regards to fireate.

Its capacity is the highest in-class, at 14 rounds. However, it is a tubular magazine, meaning each round must be inserted individually. This results in a very long empty reload time.

With standard buckshot or flechettes, the KSG-12 fires eight pellets from each shell. The damage per pellet is lower than the Remington 870, but higher than the Serbu Shotgun. The weapon's pellet spread is average between the Remington 870 (lower) and the Serbu Shotgun (higher).  

Although being unlocked at rank 1, the KSG is a powerful weapon, and can easily overpower other enemies in the right hands. It is a versatile weapon, able to do almost any task an LMG can perform, and much lighter than one. 

Usage & Tactics

While the weapon's high capacity can be advantageous in a prolonged firefight, it still reloads each shell individually, which can result in a very long reload time when reloading the weapon from empty. This means that an inherently "safe" method for the KSG is to hit and run. The KSG's inherently lethargic reload speed means that after extended firefights, the KSG will require much more work to top off again. Hitting and running not only reduces ammo expenditure, but ensures that the user has plenty of time to load back in some shells to stay topped up. This also means that if more enemies than expected appear, either while backing away or while aggressively attacking, the KSG-12 will have enough ammo to engage in that extended firefight. 

The KSG-12 also works well as a defensively oriented weapon. While this does mean exercising restraint, a conservative player could choose defensible positions near key objectives or choke points and, for lack of a better term, camp. Even if this attracts the ire of enemies killed by this tactic, it is valid, and one of the most effective ways to use the KSG, as it can quickly drop multiple enemies in rapid succession in a way that automatic shotguns struggle to do. Retreating to a safe place to ambush from also means that reloading becomes less of a problem. 

Like the other shotguns, the KSG-12 is best used in close-quarters-combat (CQC). Its effective one-shot-kill (1SK) range is similar to that of the Remington 870, but it may take more shots to kill a full health enemy at further ranges. 

Conclusion

In conclusion, the KSG-12 is a potent CQC weapon. It boasts a higher RoF and higher ammunition capacity than nearly all other shotguns at the cost of a higher pellet spread, less damage per pellet at range and short effective range.

Damage Table for Ammunition Attachments

Hitbox for Flechette Range
Max (60 studs) Min (90 studs)
(x1.10) (x8 pellets) Head 31.68 (253.44) 18.7 (149.6)
(x1.00) (x8 pellets) Torso 28.8 (230.4) 17 (136)
(x1.00) (x8 pellets) Arms and Legs 28.8 (230.4) 17 (136)
Note: Yellow color signifies when ALL pellets hit the target.
Hitbox for Birdshot Range
Max (60 studs) Min (90 studs)
(x1.10) (x16 pellets) Head 31.68 (506.88) 16.83 (269.28)
(x1.00) (x16 pellets) Torso 28.8 (460.8) 15.3 (244.8)
(x1.00) (x16 pellets) Arms and Legs 28.8 (460.8) 15.3 (244.8)
Note: Yellow color signifies when ALL pellets hit the target.
Hitbox for Slugs Range
Max (50 studs) Min (90 studs)
(x2.29) (x1 pellet) Head 219.84 97.33
(x1.20) (x1 pellet) Torso 115.2 51
(x1.00) (x1 pellet) Arms and Legs 96 42.5
Note: Red color signifies a fatal hit.

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Highest fire rate of any pump action shotgun.
  • Very low unlock rank.
  • High close-range damage—three-pellet kill in CQC.
  • Can aim above sights by pressing T.

Cons:

  • Lower-than-average damage per pellet for its class.
  • Cannot 1SK with slugs at long range.
  • Long empty reload.
  • Extremely large magazine is loaded one shell at a time.

Trivia

  • The KSG-12 is the first shotgun and non-starting weapon to be unlocked in-game.
  • The weapon has two tubes that need to be switched in real life. However, for the ease of development and usability, this feature is not reflected in-game.
    • It is likely that an extended tube selector is being actuated halfway through firing with the shooter's wrist, which is how a similar effect to the near-bottomless magazines of the KSG in video games can be replicated in real life.
  • The KSG-12 is the only bullpup shotgun in-game.
  • The KSG-12 was the only shotgun to not get a range buff in version 3.2.1a, however, it did receive a damage increase to a three-pellet kill at close range.
  • This is the only shotgun in-game where the shells cannot be visually seen being put into the shotgun when reloading or ejecting without a high field of view.
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