OK, I admit it, I'm in lust with the Tactical KSG at the LGS. It was lust at first sight months ago. I'm considering purchasing it and waiting for it to be released from prison while ATF gives the go ahead for us to consummate our relationship. From what I can see the Compact is identical to the Tactical except for the non NFA barrel length. But discussing the firearms themselves isn't why I'm posting. I read posts here that tell me that the minishells work fine in the standard KSG. I hope that translates to the Tactical and that IS why I'm posting. From those who know the KSG, and also those who have used the models I mentioned, is there any reason to think they wouldn't handle the 1 3/4" minishells? I'm not looking for it to handle the birdshot version, but the slugs and buckshot. If it handles birdshot OK, but I don't see it as being for wingshooting. Further, is there any reason that would prevent you from considering the KSG for home defense or for the coming civil war and for long term use? I'm looking to upgrade to a bullpup shotgun of some sort, and it doesn't get much more compact that the Tactical in a shoulder fired shotgun. I figure with a fast optical sight and a laser/light combo mounted on a 45° offset mount it should make for a handy slung shotgun. TIA Since the Tactical and Compact versions appear identical except for more barrel on the compact how the heck does Keltec justify the much higher pricetag on the Tactical? Charge what the traffic will bear? Never give a sucker an even break? The higher price tag makes no sense to me. Just a rhetorical question, but if someone wants to answer that it's welcome for discussion.