Kel tec worth it or pass

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by natevh87, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. natevh87

    natevh87 New Member

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    Just a question I don't know a lot of people that have them
     
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  3. natevh87

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    Really any the little pocket .380 I see almost in every store and the sub2000 I found a guy trying to sell
     
  4. kryptar19

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    I like Kel-Tec guns, and in fact I carry a P-11. This gun has had thousands of rounds threw it, and sadly I don't clean it often. Never a jam.

    I used to have a SU16ca in 5.56x45. Once again, thousands of rounds and not a jam in sight. It was accurate too.

    Kel-Tec guns are good for the MSRP that is set for them. They are ahead of the game often with their products.
    Example: P3AT- pocket .380
    PF9- small 9mm
    SU16 series- light weight carbine that uses AR mags, with AK
    reliability.
    PMR30- proof that there is a BIG market for a semi-auto, high
    cap, double stack .22mag handgun.
     
  5. FrontierTCB

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    I've had a P3AT for about 5 yrs. carry it often in summer. Probably only put a few hundred rds through it because it's not a " range gun" but I have never had a single malfunction (knocking on wood now).
     
  6. HockaLouis

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    I was looking at one of the carbines for a "truck gun." Friends' opinions at LGS were, for the money, just buy an AR already! They had a point.

    So I had a take-down .22 Mag pump cut down to carbine length and hollowed out the stock a little...
     
  7. robertusa123

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    i have the very little p32 pocket gun chambered in 32acp and the little bigger p11 chambered in 9mm both have great price points and never failed to go bang when trigger is pulled
     
  8. MisterMcCool

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  9. 762

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    heard good stuff about them, so i'll most likely give them a try one day. thinking about getting a PF9 to carry in the summer. i'm 6-5 so i think it'll be perfect. fits my hand nice too
     
  10. natevh87

    natevh87 New Member

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    For most of the firearms I have seen they seem like a steal but again didn't know much about them
     
  11. kiabe1

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    Im more of a ruger lcp or lc9 fan when it comes to pocket carry. But keltec is a good brand
     
  12. GeneralPatton

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    I have a P3AT I've had for many years, and my wife has a P32. The .380 is not what I'd call desirable to shoot at the range, it's a bit unruly when fired repeatedly. It serves its function though as a small personal defense weapon. My wife carries the P32 everyday. The .32 has a much more manageable recoil, and she's fires at least 50 rounds when we go to the range with it. I carry the .380 during the summer when I need something more concealable given the less cover in hot weather. Neither of them ever have any issues. I've owned and carried the P3AT for about 8 years now. It's very tolerant of pocket lint to. I've never stripped and cleaned it now that I think about it. Better go home and do that tonight.
     
  13. Tackleberry1

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    My first sub compact years ago was a P11 9 mm back in the mid 90's when they first came out.

    Great little gun. My only complaint with KT's are the heavy triggers but for a "contact distance" pocket gun the price point is excellent and there reliable all day long in my experience.

    Tack
     
  14. gearhead396

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    I purchased a kel tec p11 a few months back just because it was cheap and I had the money. First thing I did was get finger extensions and a trigger shoe. But to me the trigger pull was still bad I could not fire as fast as I was used to and that bothered me also no matter how much practice I put in at 15 rds I could not get a good group on it after months also that cheapy plastic rear sight started to wear down very fast because of how it sat in my holster.....I sold it a few weeks ago and bought more ammo for my sr40c :) I will say it was a reliable gun and kel tecs customer service is great I won't fault anyone for carrying one
     
  15. snakeoil

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    I have several including the PLR 16..9mm 32 etc...all worth the bang in the buck! None are for sale....have the 2000 in 9mm...
     
  16. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Op is more than 2 years ago...

    Just a fyi
     
  17. kiabe1

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    I prefer carrot cake
     
  18. Mercator

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    A pocket KelTec is a good last-ditch self defense gun. The complaints about the trigger are misplaced. The heavy pull and long travel are safety. It is a single purpose firearm, to be practiced with from time to time, but not for regular range fun. It's main attribute is reliability. As long as it cycles your chosen HP ammo, that's all you can ask for. KT has good customer service.
     
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  19. Glockpotion23

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    Wow 6'5! I bet you could carry any full size gun and not get noticed.
     
  20. Glockpotion23

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    My first gun ever was the Kel-Tec P-11. I believe I got it from the gun and knife show back in the early 2000's. I paid only like $250 for the gun and took it to the range quite often. I had malfunctions with it but that could've been from not cleaning it; I didn't even know how to field strip it:peepwall: Anyway, it was cool for a first time buyer.