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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ar15chase, Feb 18, 2009.

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  1. ar15chase

    ar15chase Member

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    Does anyone have any info on the Kel-Tec P11?
     
  2. kingpin008

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    Yep. It's a gun. Small, polymer, shoots bullets.

    You're gonna have to be more specific. Otherwise, you're going to get a lot of really general answers.

    Also, try doing a search. I'm quite sure there have been more than a few threads on the various Kel-Tec offerings.
     
  3. Yo Mama

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    1. Do a search first. This is a well discussed topic.

    2. www.ktog.org
     
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    Had one, could not get through a mag without an FTF. Had similar problems with three other KTs.

    See a pattern? I did, eventually. :rolleyes:

    Their Customer Service is great, they will send you free parts 'til the cows come home. However, I never got any of the four KTs working to an acceptable degree of reliability, so I sold each with full disclosure at a subtantial loss and moved on.

    Edited to add: I see you have a thread on Taurus as well. Now I am seeing another pattern....
     
  6. gpr

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    what do you need to know...gpr
     
  7. Phydeaux642

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    The most painful gun to fire that I own. The recoil isn't bad but the the top of the grip digs into my thumb joint and after about 25 rounds I would rather switch to somebody kicking me in the twig and berries. It's reliable enough after you find out what it likes to digest.
     
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    Its probably the cheapest 9mm out there and for the money its a good buy.
    I have never had a problem with either of mine, I know some have.
    Its what I carry.
     
  9. skeptiq

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    If you need to fire 25 rounds from your Kel Tec wwhen SHTF, you might want to hit the range a little more often... j/k!
     
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    Ditto. Never got better, only got worse. And, it was really small in my hand and i've got small hands.
     
  11. Guitargod1985

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    I bought a Kel Tec P11 in 2006 and it was nothing but trouble. I paid $320 or something like that and ended up having to sell it a couple weeks later for $50.

    Broken ejector after first box of WWB. Even before the ejector broke I had extraction problems which continued after I got the ejector swapped. I tried to just deal with it, but after a couple more boxes of ammo, the trigger mechanism would not reset after each shot. The magazine sounded like a damn rattlesnake. I will never buy a Kel Tec again. Friends don't let friends buy Kel Tec.

    FWIW, I know most people have no problems with them and swear by their reliability. My experience was not nearly as pleasant.
     
  12. Phydeaux642

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    I wouldn't need any where close to 25 ,but unlike the mall ninjas I like to go to the range and practice with my carry gun. This gun is no fun to practice with for me.
     
  13. jocko

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    what can u expect for $250???
     
  14. MCgunner

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    A better gun than a Kahr at twice the price.
     
  15. Guitargod1985

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    Wow, Kahr must make some pretty lousy guns.
     
  16. MCgunner

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    No, 12 years and 12K rounds since I bought it, though, myP11 is still my favorite carry.

    Kahr has a lot of bashers, too, and Jocko is a Kahr koolaid drinker, so I tossed that in. He seems to have the same KT burr under his saddle that you do and loves to bash my firearms choices, so why not bash his? Hell, the internet will back me up on it. :rolleyes: Hey, the net is never wrong, ya know. If it ain't a Smith or a 1911, it's a POS to the average net expert. :rolleyes:
     
  17. ETXhiker

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    Wow, my K-9 has been perfect. My Kahr, that is, not my dog. My dog has frequent functioning problems.
     
  18. skeptiq

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    I know... it just gave me a little chuckle the way I first read it. I did know what you meant...

    Anyone know how the p11 compares to the pf9 while we're on the Kel Tec discussions???
     
  19. JShirley

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    I owned a P-11 for several years. I did a mild "fluff and buff", polishing the feed ramp, and lightly polishing the internals. The trigger pull improved noticeably afterward.

    The P-11 was surprisingly accurate if you held it steadily enough. I hit a 20oz bottle at 30 meters with one shot. The trigger pull is indeed long, but if you practice, and learn to shoot it well, you'll be able to shoot a Glock or 1911 almost like they're full auto!

    I'm not a large person, so the P-11 didn't work well in pocket carry, but it hid easily under an untucked shirt in IWB carry. I heard others call the recoil vicious, but I didn't find it that bad, and unlike my S&W 642, each shot didn't sting my trigger finger! I never put an enormous amount of rounds through my P-11, but I don't remember ever having any malfunctions.

    I sold my P-11, along with about half of my other firearms, when I enlisted in the Army after 9-11.

    John
     
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  20. Phydeaux642

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    A friend of mine bought one and has the same problem with the pain as I do with the P11. He said it functioned 100%, though.

    I had the same experience. Even with the anticipated pain I was hitting where I was aiming.
     
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    ' had mine since '97, nothing but good report here.
     
  22. Defense Minister

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    I had a P11 for many years and it never failed to function. I just couldn't get over the long and heavy trigger pull, so I sold it. I'm currently looking for a PF-9 to replace it with.
     
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    I happen to be wearing mine right now. And it's by far the least expensive (cheapest, if you prefer) of all the carry guns I own. I never leave home without it.

    It's a very early model so I changed out the trigger works for the new, lighter version and did a small amount of slicking it up overall.

    It just keeps on working like a charm. I guess you get a lemon or you get good one.

    I consider it one of the best bargains I ever got in a firearm. I like it almost as much as my HK P7, and it's easier to carry.

    :)
     
  24. orionengnr

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    Not hardly. After losing a lot of money on four different KTs, I've shot, carried, and trusted my PM9 for the last three years. :)

    Buying four lousy Kel-Tecs: ~$1000.
    Spending lots of time Fluffing, Buffing, ordering parts and changing them...and then burning lots ammo trying to make them reliable: $God only knows.
    Selling said lousy Kel-Tecs at a substantial loss: $Don't even want to think about it.
    Spending $500 on a Kahr and living happily ever after: Priceless. :)
     
  25. MICHAEL T

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    A man has to know his limitations as Dirty Harry once said. My 3 Kel Tec have been perfect and every one I know that has a Kel Tec has been trouble free
     
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