Reviewed By: Mark C on 03/17/2011
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
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Kel Tecs are notorious for failures when the gun is limp-wristed. Grip it hard enough that you feel it pushing into your palm between your thumb and forefinger and you will not experience this problem.
I love this gun; it shoots accurately with factory, jacketed reloads, and my cast rounds (the gun is much more accurate than I; most shooters don't realize that almost every gun is incredibly accurate, and that they, themselves, are lacking in ability).
The trigger pull is heavy and long, this should be expected from guns lacking a safety; it is a great feature in my opinion (you can lighten it with a trigger shoe). It would be amazingly difficult to discharge the gun even if somehow the trigger were caught on something.
The recoil is snappy and seems harsh at first. The size (I cant fit my pinky on the grip) and weight with a high pressure cartridge explains this problem. You will get used to it with practice.
I have put a little over 1200 rounds through mine now and only experienced failures to eject in the first 200. It occurred with the factory magazine before it had been 'broken in'. It happened again with another factory magazine I ordered before it was 'broken in' too. I suspect the overzealous magazine springs need to be held down for a while before they function perfectly.
The 1000 rounds following those failures and an improvement on my grip have yielded 0 failures.
I carry this gun everyday, I trust my life with it.
Visit the KTOG.org forum and read up or ask questions; you'll quickly find out if this is the gun for you!
And if you hate your new p-11, just post it up for sale on the forum or gunbroker, it will quickly find a new owner without much if any loss in value. I think this is a testament to it's viability, utility, and proliferation.
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