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Kel-Tec P-11-PK P-11 10+1 9mm 3.1" Parkerized
by Michael G Date Added: Wednesday 23 December, 2009
I am totally satisfied with the Kel-Tec P-11. I did a lot of research before my purchase and I have not been disappointed.
I wanted a weapon I could fit in my front jeans or pants pocket and the P-11 works for me in that regard. With a pocket holster no one has ever noticed that I was carrying.
I purchased the available 12 round magazine from Kel-Tec, so the 15 oz “empty” little pistol gives me 13 powerful rounds in a very small light package.
The trigger was a bit stiff at first, but after about 500 trigger pulls over a snap cap it smoothed out and lightened up nicely.
I treated the slide with Johnson’s Wax and have seen no rust. Some folks use Turtle Wax too.
I can now empty the magazine very quickly and accurately now, not even noticing the trigger in practice, and surly never noticing in a real fight, God forbid.
I water tested 124 gr XTP +P rounds and I got 27” of penetration though 8 layers of cloth with ~.5” of expansion. That’s about 16” in ballistic gel.
The pistol is very controllable with +P rounds allowing quick follow up shots.
(I don’t think I’ll shoot very many +P rounds in the P-11, but it’s perfectly fine once in a while and for carrying.)
The weapon is very accurate with sub 2” groups at 7 yards offhand.
The P-11 works well with cartridges under ~ 1.1” OAL. Black hills 124 gr +P, my carry round, ~ 1.085” OAL works without stovepipes,
failure to feed, failure to fire, or failure the eject. Remington 115 gr ball works well too;
but Winchester 115 gr ball will occasionally fail to feed as they seem a bit longer than the Remingtons. I also had a failure to feed with 115 gr Hornady Critical Defense ammo.
The little rubber ends on the Critical Defense rounds must be hanging up on the feed ramp, and they only gave me the equivalent of 11” of penetration in ballistic gel in my water test.
In short the Kel-Tec P-11 Great little carry gun with the right ammo, and I highly recommend Buds too.
Mike G.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
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