Originally Posted by bige91603
Any of you have any knowledge or experience with a Keltec P-40? Have a chance to buy one. I want a pocket pistol so why not get one in my favorite caliber
Kel Tec P-40...Yes
Great handgun,but not without a few warning labels!
1) Very light at only about 18oz.empty and you must use the same grip that you would use with chained lightning,or you will have feed and eject errors.(the reason why KelTec discontinued the gun?)
2)The originals were stamped P40 on the frame,if not it's a P11 with a conversion kit.(no big deal really.)
3)the original magazines had a few problems with the feed lips that has been corrected on the replacement mags.(Kel Tec used to fix the problem for free)
4)It is unwise to shoot anything over 155grn.because of bullet setback from
the heavier bullets(read potential KA-BOOMS from high pressure)
5)Check out the Kel Tec.org website for everything to know about this gun and be prepared to understand what we Keltexies(Klingon for Pocket Rocket
lunatics) overtly refer to as the Fluff and Buff,and decide if you're willing to go the distance,BEFORE you buy!Also be aware that the early guns had the 10lb.trigger spring instead of 8.5lbs.(easy fix)
I love my P40 but be aware that range time will be similar to shooting 357's in a J frame snubbie;in my case practice with a 9mm P-11 and shoot enough to verify and carry the P-40.
The good news is that an outfit called Twisted Industries makes a superb 22lr upper and mag for the P11/P40 and they rea.l.l.l.l.ly work!