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skooter
October 15, 2006, 08:26 AM
Hello all you HR's I'm a new member and I was thrilled to find a web site as the THR while surfing the web . I'm a gun nut you could say . I own several rifles, shot guns and hand gun's. I just got a P-11 Kel-Tec and would like to know a little about it . It had belong to my sister who had gotten it new several years ago. In fact 1997 I think the sale slip was for 259 and some change. What would it be worth today ? And also is it a reliable auto ? Its a 9mm luger . If anyone can tell me something about this peace ? I would appreciate.......skooter

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alamo
October 15, 2006, 08:41 AM
You can get a new P-11 for $269 or less in most places so it's probably worth something around +- $150 - $180. I have one and it is very reliable. It's a great value pistol. See the KTOG forum for detailed information:

http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi

MachIVshooter
October 15, 2006, 03:53 PM
Around here, they are $270-$290 new . Used blue models in good condition go for ~$200. Hard chrome, add ~$20. My sister pickud up a HC in 98% cond. for $225 about 2 months ago.

And also is it a reliable auto?

Yes. IMO, Kel-Tec's are one of the best guns out there for the money. I have a P3AT, a P-32 and a PLR-16. I will be getting a PF-9 in hard chrome when they hit the dealer shelves here.

PX15
October 15, 2006, 04:06 PM
skooter:

For all of the KelTec info your little heart might desire go to:

www.KTOG.com (best)
www.KTRange.com (good)
www.Bersatalk.com (KelTec section/OK)

I have a P11 & a P32. Both are excellent. I hope to get a new PF-9 as soon as they become available locally.

Best Wishes,

J. Pomeroy

symr00
October 15, 2006, 08:51 PM
Great little guns. They sell for sell for $250 around here and i sold mine for $200 after I had the slide melted and nickel plated. They flat out dissapear when used with the Kel-Tec belt clip. I liked mine a lot but the trigger pull was just way to long to tolerate when practicing at the range even with the trigger shoe. i ended up selling mine and opting for J frame S&W.

Ditchtiger
October 15, 2006, 09:12 PM
KelTec uses Smith&Wesson double stack mags, if you want 15, 20 or 30 rounds from a small package

Pistol
October 16, 2006, 12:03 AM
Hi skooter, first off use this link
http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi

There is no ktog.com and that link tries to download something my Mcafee did not like!

As far as the P11, as you can see- it is what it is :)
You asked for an opinion so here is my .02:

It is very light, heavy DA trigger, probably the most reliable KT model for a pistol, in a good caliber- 9mm, good mechanical accuracy under 20 yds, great service and parts support, and is not for everyone as far as trigger pull and felt recoil. (load a snap cap and try it)
It is not a target gun and takes some practice to master the trigger pull and stay on target. I mention this as a factor if you are not familiar with polymer subcompacts. Really a CCW gun and behaves best with 115-124 gr ammo. But some 124gr will misfeed in some and require some tweaking.
Really good bargain for the $$$, lots of info on the KTOG site.

pocketgun
October 16, 2006, 12:10 AM
For all of the KelTec info your little heart might desire go to:

www.KTOG.org (best)
www.KTRange.com (good)
www.Bersatalk.com (KelTec section/OK)

You're killing me LLips. :scrutiny:

skooter
October 16, 2006, 08:39 PM
Thanks all of you have been very helpful . I will hang onto this P-11 for sometime. It is as you guys say . The only thing I dislike is like most of you have said. The trigger pull. thanks again ....skooter.......

bud45
October 16, 2006, 10:16 PM
Skooter, there are mods that can be done to slightly shorten the trigger pull; however, I've gotten quite used to mine and it doesn't bother me any more. Just look at it as a built-in safety device, a'la UN-hair-trigger!

I carry mine most of the time in an ankle holster. It shoots CCI shot loads as well, when I'm working in the garden or yard...it'll turn a snake or rat inside out! I've also found that autos can be finicky about ammo- I've used Silver Bear hollow points with never a misfeed, but it tries to hang on HydraShocks. My P11 is my primary carry weapon, my secondary is a S & W Model 66 4" .357...big difference!

Wilson 17&26
October 17, 2006, 04:51 PM
Since the sunset of Klinton mag ban, you can buy a flush fitting Kel-Tec 12-rounnd (formerly LEO) magazine making that pistol a P-13. While I love to shoot my Glocks, my daily carry away from home is a 1995 Kel-Tec P-11.

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