Best Sights For KSG – Treating The Puppy Right!

KSG is a Bullpup pump-action shotgun. KSG is quite different than most other shotguns as well. It features a huge Picatinny rail that supports almost any scope or sight.

The process of finding Kel Tec KSG sight becomes much more annoying due to that. It’s a shotgun, what will you do by putting a big scope on it? Right? That’s why hunters prefer to put a sight on top of this gun.

In this guide, we will try to find out the best sights for KSG. I’m sure you will find the upgrade you are longing for.

Best Kel Tec KSG Sights

1. Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 1x20mm Red Dot Sight

The Bushnell Trophy series is a lineup of different sights and scopes. Made from durable aluminum, it’s a small sight made for rifles, shotguns, and pistols. As the title suggests, you can use this on your KSG as well.

Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum, it has an anodized matte black finish. Anodization had no issues at all. Quite flawless. You might find it a bit harsh on the hand at first, but that’s to prevent any accidental scratches from drops.

The housing of this scope is O-ring sealed. Making it 100% waterproof. It’s also shockproof as well. Recoil from a shotgun won’t affect it at all.

Lenses of this scope are also fully multi-coated. It gathers plenty of light to work under low sunlight as well. They are scratch-resistant to some degree and completely fogproof. You won’t see the reticle move around as the reticle is glass-etched.

How long is the battery life?

Bushnell does claim it’s around 3000 hours. Let’s be real we don’t have any way of verifying that claim. But what you can be sure of, it will last you a long time.

Does this sight come with a mount riser?

It doesn’t come with a mount riser. It comes prepared to be mounted instantly, but no risers.

Does the reticle turn off automatically?

No, you will need to turn off the reticle manually. There is no sensor involved here.

2. HOLOSUN – HS510C Reflex Red Dot Sight For KSG

When it comes to good KSG sights, you cannot get away without mentioning a Holosun sight. Holosun is known to make some of the best red-dot sights on the market. Their products are priced accordingly as well. That’s why people love their product. The price to performance is insane.

The one we have here is the HS-510C. A very well-known reflex sight made by Holosun. Coming with a red dot reticle, this sight is made from high-quality aluminum. There is an eye-catching matte black finish present on the sight as well.

The lens of this sight features multi-layer coatings. All Holosun optics come with multiple layers of coatings. Making it more efficient in different lighting conditions. It also makes the optic more durable as well. It’s much more resistant to scratches and dust build-ups.

One of the neatest features of this sight is the multi-reticle option. You can switch between a 2 MOA dot, a 65 MOA open circle, or a fast acquisition circle-dot reticle. You got a reticle for any type of work you are doing.

Where is this sight made ?

It’s made in China.

Will this fit on a Glock 19?

It’s mainly made for rifles and shotguns. That’s why it’s featured on a shotgun sight list.

Can you recharge the battery?

It uses a CR2032 battery and those are non-rechargeable. You can replace them for fairly cheap. It also runs on solar energy as well.

3. Vortex Optics Strikefire II Red Dot Sight For KSG

Vortex is one of the most well-known sports optics makers on the planet. Hunters from all over the world buy their products every year. Strikefire II is a red-dot sight made for KSG by Vortex. While it’s not specifically made for KSG, it’s one of the few KSG sights that makes the most sense with this gun.

Made from high-quality aluminum, it’s a brilliantly made sight. It has a rugged finish that is also shockproof. Besides that, Strikefire is also water and fogproof. The sealing of this scope is also top-notch. Making the sight waterproof as well.

The lens of this sight is fully multi-coated. It gets extremely bright in every situation. You can adjust the elevation and windage of this sight as well. As this is a big sight, it doesn’t support pistols at all.

You can choose between two dots. Red dot or green dot. Choose the one you prefer more. Mounting the sight is quite easy as well. Everything required for mounting is already included in the package.

What is the size of the red dot?

It’s a 4MOA red dot.

What’s the difference between 501 and 505?

501 is a cantilever sight while 505 is not.

Is it compatible with KSG Shotgun?

Yes, it can take a heavy beating. It’s perfectly compatible with a shotgun.

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4. Vortex Optics SPARC Gen II – 2 MOA Dot Red Dot Sight

Sparc is a borderline flagship red dot sight from Vortex. Vortex poured their hearts out on this sight and it clearly shows. From build quality to lighting, everything was improved on this sight.

Made from durable aluminum, it’s as strong as a regular riflescope. The outside structure of the sight is quite good as well. The anodized finish looks really good on this sight. There are no rough marks anywhere on the sight either.

Besides being fog, water, and shockproof, this sight also features a set of fully multi-coated lenses. They are clear and provide extremely sharp and color-accurate vision under any lighting condition. Of course, they won’t work during the dark.

O-ring sealing makes the sight 100% waterproof. Nitrogen purging makes it fogproof as well.

What is the battery life of this sight?

You will get around 700 hours of battery life with this sight.

Can I use a magnifier with this sight?

Yes, you can use a magnifier with this sight. Vortex urges you to buy a magnifier with this sight as well.

Is there any laser sight present on this sight?

No, it’s just a normal red dot sight.

5. EOTECH XPS2 Holographic Weapon Sight For KSG

Eotech XPS2 is a holographic sight made to be compatible with weaver mounting rails. Weaver and Picatinny rail share the same characteristics. That’s why optics supports both of them. Eotech is quite well-known for making reflex sights.

XPS2 is made from aluminum. A durable and lightweight material to make sights and other gun-related equipment. To prevent from water going inside and leaking moisture, this sight is completely waterproof. It’s also shockproof which makes it an appealing KSG sight.

The lens used on this sight is also coated with multiple layers of chemicals. The material of the chemical is classified. But it makes the sight brighter and much more durable. A drop here and there shouldn’t affect the sight at all.

There is a feature present on this sight called “never out of the fight”. This feature makes sure your HWS functioning under all conditions. Whether your sight is blocked with mud, snow, or cracks, HWS will still function and deliver high accuracy.

What is the warranty of this sight?

You will get a 10-year warranty with this sight.

What is the battery life?

You will get around 700 hours of battery life.

Does Eotech XPS2 have night vision?

No, it doesn’t have any night vision features.

6. Meprolight M21 Day/Night Reflex Sight For Kel Tec KSG

Meprolight M21 is a night vision reflex sight. Night vision and reflex sight often don’t go together. There are good reasons for that as well. But Meprolight has done something tremendous with this sight. Something good to justify the humongous price tag.

Constructed from high-quality metal, it’s a lightweight sight. One of the lightest of this category. To make sure it’s useable in all weather, the M21 is also waterproof. Naturally, that means the sight is also fogproof.

Instead of using batteries, IR, or digital sensors to make this sight compatible at night, Meprolight used one of the simplest techniques. They use tritium fiber optic to make the reticle visible in the dark as well. Essentially, it’s a night sight with extra-steps.

The lens used on this sight is fully multi-coated. Making this an excellent option for daylight hunting. Combined with a fiber optic reticle, it gets bright under the sunlight. It’s not distracting at all.

What color is the fiber optic tritium?

They are red colored.

Will this fit on a pistol?

No, it’s too heavy and bulky for a pistol. But it’s a perfect replacement for KSG ghost ring sights.

What is the size of the red dot?


7. AT3 Magnified Red Dot w/Laser Sight Kit – 2 MOA

If you are anything like me, you have always wondered why can’t you combine a red dot with a laser pointer. It’s a good combination. So, why not? Well, AT3 went ahead and did that. I am well aware this is not the only red dot sight to do that. But hey, it’s one of the good ones.

Sight is constructed from 6061 aluminum. This type of aluminum is used on many other things besides scopes and rifles. Even bicycle uses this material. Construction has a flawless anodization. It is also waterproof and fogproof. Extremely desirable properties of a sight. To make it compatible with AR and higher recoil guns, AT3 made sure it’s shockproof as well.

There are two variants of laser available with this red dot. Red laser and green laser. Like other laser sights, the green laser costs more than the red laser. The green laser also consumes more battery than a red laser.

This is not the end, you are also getting a 3x magnifier with this red dot sight. Yeah, you will have a shotgun that can potentially fire medium-range as well.

Granted, gun accuracy won’t be good. But hey, 3x magnification is no joke.

Where is this sight made?

It’s made in China. You will get the warranty in the States from local importers.

Can I turn off the laser while using the red dot?

Yes, you can use both together or only one at a time. The laser can be turned off at any given point.

Is it compatible with shotguns?

Sure, it’s durable enough to withstand shotgun recoil. It also fits on a weaver rail.


KSG is one of the most loved modern pump-action shotguns. Pump-action shotgun tends to have a rifle rail to support sights or scopes.

That’s why, deciding a sight for KSG is a hard decision. There are so many good sights available right now.

I hope this guide was able to solve some of that dilemma. You have different tastes than me and you might prefer something that I don’t.

That’s why I tried my best to satisfy all of the types out there. Hopefully, you found something you are looking for. Keep pumping the shots and see you later.

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2 thoughts on “Best Sights For KSG – Treating The Puppy Right!”

  1. Brent, many thanks, jut got my KSG and now want to dress it up. i have everything but the magnifier and muzzle break. thinking of getting the High Tech Customs howitzer muzzle break, do you know of a better one? still cant decide on the magnifier. this review is helpful and i will use it when i start more research. i have a cvlive green dot with a high nd low mount. it is a “shake awake’ so it will help the batt. life. i am 83 so i need to reduce the recoil as much as possible. keep on helping us guys with your reviews. PHIL

    1. Hi, Phill,

      Glad to know you found my article informative. Knowing you just got a KSG, my congratulations are upon you.

      Coming to your questions, I know it can be troublesome to figure out the right muzzle brake. Due to the aggressive marketing of most companies, it’s hard to find the one that fits your shooting style the best. I see you already found out about the Custom Howitzer 70.

      The Howitzer 70 is an excellent muzzle brake and will reduce your felt recoil by a lot. It will also work as a recoil compensator. Resulting in making you feel like you are firing a lighter weapon. You could also take a look at the V6 by KSG themselves. They do claim it has a “better” performance. But you will find people’s opinions tend to differ between the two.

      As for the magnifier, I recommend you take a look at the 3x offering from Aimpoint. Their magnifiers tend to play well with other brand’s optics. As the Aimpoint 3xc is also relatively lightweight compared to other similarly priced magnifiers, I think it will help you better control the weapon and won’t have a harsh recoil. It also comes with a flip-up mounting system.

      So, you can easily choose to use or not use the magnifier. If you do end up going for a magnifier, try to get accustomed to the high-mounting system. Magnifiers tend to have a taller mounting mechanism. To get a good line of sight, you may need to go for an after-market mounting bracket.

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