I'd been waiting for a few months for any KS7 to come in. But as it turned out my KS7 came in today. I had colors worked out as to desirability with tactical peanut butter being dead last. My KS7 came in black which was my second choice. OD was #1, but no such luck. But black shotguns matter, so it'll be good. But I'm getting ahead of myself. I took a drive to the LGS to discuss possible additional items they could make for the wall (they are a manufacturer) and while there one of the sales people mentioned that 1 KS7 came in and the owner suggested to call me. Well, no call was made since I was there in the flesh. I fondled it a bit and frankly saw nothing that the KSG Tactical would do for me that the KS7 wouldn't. If I was part of an entry team or was going to use it for HD that might be reason enough to buy the Tactical, but that's not what I want it for. Plus, I really dislike vertical foregrips, one of which is found on the Tactical. I'm sure I've written this before but I'm going to repeat it here. As we age we tend to lose muscle mass and I'm going through that right now. I'm fighting it at the gym, but I never count on one solution for anything. To compensate I'm finding that bullpups, SBRs, and arm braced handguns are working. The KS7 will be replacing my "battle" shotgun that I built (WOW! Has it really been that long!?) almost 40 years ago. It was usable for me once upon a time and I like the machined steel, but it's got too much mass "way out there" without it even being loaded. Fully load it and it gets much worse. The KS7 will be a fine replacement. So today I got it home and disassembled it down to bolt removal and lubed the working parts. (Ssss! Booo!) I saw no easy way to get to the trigger parts and that's the pits, but typical KelTec. I wasn't trained to not clean things and to clean the trigger parts one must get to them. But as much as I use a shotgun dirty trigger parts will be fine. I took it outside and loaded as many 1 3/4 minishells as I could into the mag... 11 fit. I didn't fire any but ejected them to ensure function. They seemed to work fine all except for one. Probably something I did in stroking the gun, it flipped itself around so that the base was trying to get into the chamber. Before counting on minishells for use in it I need to do a lot more testing. But so far I like the new acquisition, I just need to fire it, all in due time. First I need parts to arrive. I want to put a SeeAll sight on it. It will get mounted either on the carry handle with a M16 carry handle mount and if that doesn't fill me with joy I'll get the rail and use that. I won't contort my body to line the sights up with my eye. When I raise the gun up to shooting position the eye needs to be right there in the line of sight. Obviously with a straight line stock that means the sights need to be raised. I've had folks comment,"Aren't those sights high?". Yup, they sure are. I want the shoulder pad on my shoulder, not floating above my shoulder pocket and the more recoil the more critical that is, my head/neck uncontorted, and my eye lined up. The sights need to be where they need to be to get that done. OK, enough rambling.