Gear: Kel - Tec p11


Kel - Tec p11

Kel - Tec
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: 250.00 - 300.00
Average Rating:
(46 Votes)

Kel-Tec makes a line of affordable, small, durable pistols. Their little 9mm has a polymer frame and alloy slide, holds 10+1 rounds and will fit in most pockets.

Member Reviews

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    Tx_LawMan, Tue, 31 Jul 2007 14:37:35 UTC.
    1st review

    I know very little about this weapon but I am looking for feedback on it due to it seems to be perfect for a back up weapon and easy to conceal while O/D. Brothers and Sisters please give some input on this. Your post will help me determine what to buy.

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    devildog911, Wed, 01 Aug 2007 23:10:45 UTC.

    I've only shot kel-tec pistols on a couple of occasions, and never have fired the 9mm. From what I could tell the accuracy of the smaller calibers is ok for how small they are. The price isn't that bad either. I know alot of officers that carry kel-tec's because of how easy it is to conceal them. Personally I don't care for the "get off me guns" but it's all personal preference. All in all a good by though.

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    DCTracker, Sun, 12 Aug 2007 19:51:42 UTC.

    I had a Kel-tec. I did not like it.

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    kelseyjoe, Mon, 13 Aug 2007 14:17:49 UTC.

    This looks like it woud be a good back up weapon.

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    DetSgtDarryl, Fri, 24 Aug 2007 02:42:13 UTC.

    Average shooting gun, great for back and they also come in different colors. I know a MALE cop that had a baby powder puff blue one. LOL

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    onegoodcop, Mon, 10 Sep 2007 06:21:19 UTC.

    Not a bad little gun for a pocket pistol. I have small hands and it is hard for me to hold. But would be a great back up in a pinch.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 01 Oct 2007 08:41:54 UTC.

    My stepfather just bought one, and after shooting it, I want one as a back up. It's a tiny gun chambered in .380 and extremely easy to conceal. Haven't had a jam yet.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 03 Oct 2007 21:40:32 UTC.

    You know this is just an alright gun. I am being nice when I give it a 3 star rating. I like accuracy, and this is not a strong point in this gun. I will admit for the size it does let off a big bang, and carry's a good deal of power. Just not my weapon of choice. On occasion I will wear worn it on the job, on my ankle holster, and carry the Glock 30 on waist.

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    daniel34, Mon, 08 Oct 2007 08:33:23 UTC.

    I love my little kel-tec. I have a very accurate .380. But then it depends what kind of range you're looking for. It's basically a "if the shit hits the fan weapon" and I won't be shooting it more than 25 meters anyway. Within 25 meters i find it very accurate. The thing i don't like it that it has a long trigger pull. Mine is also equipped with a side clip. Therefore when i have it in my pocket, even off duty, it looks as though i just have a knife in my pocket.

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    DAWGS, Mon, 15 Oct 2007 15:32:40 UTC.

    Very dependable . Powerfull in the 380 model. I wear mine behind the back in my pants holstered of course. Probably the most comfortable conceal weapon that you could carry, oh yeah its great in jeans pocket front or rear , but I prefer holstered. Accurate enough to trust as a backup weapon ,then again I trust it enough I sometimes carry it alone for quick store trips.

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    bad_LT, Thu, 25 Oct 2007 01:45:27 UTC.

    I have the 380 model I like it due to being able to drop it in a front pants pocket and it does not stand out. Realy nice in the summer time.

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    Meso, Sat, 27 Oct 2007 21:21:04 UTC.

    This is a perfect back up weapon. its small light and durable. I can fit this in pretty much any pocket. Its also nice to keep in a end table drawer next to your bed for protection.

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    Coptional, Sun, 09 Dec 2007 11:15:38 UTC.

    Kel-Tec doesn't exactly have a sterling reputation on the forums various places, but from what I can tell, those who actually own them, love them. Looked at one of their .380s at the gun show yesterday. It ain't much pistol, but having said that, if you want something easily concealable, it just might be the ticket.

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    Deputycw4, Sun, 09 Dec 2007 11:21:01 UTC.

    I carry this in a .380. Durable, easily concealable and the perfect "get off me" backup or off duty weapon.

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    jacksond, Mon, 07 Jan 2008 21:23:25 UTC.


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    Snafu168, Wed, 09 Jan 2008 02:39:53 UTC.

    Heavy trigger pull, but very concealable and cost effective.

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    JAG45, Tue, 26 Feb 2008 03:24:54 UTC.

    It is small compact and works well as a backup or CC. I normally carry with a + extension on the mag so it is a 12+1. The best thing about mine is it will feed and function with anything. After a recent major USPSA match I picked up just over 100, 9mm rounds off the ground with every type of bullet our there JHP, TC, RN, LRN, all in weights from 95 to 148 gr, the power factors were mild to supersonic and it did run them all without a bobble.

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    deniseeverest, Fri, 29 Feb 2008 20:41:28 UTC.

    I really love mine. It is small and light and very accurate. The Extreme Shock Ammo is very efficient but a little pricey but well worth it. Best little semi-automatic that I have ever had. Plus, you can't beat the price.

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    JIMROC, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:26:22 UTC.

    great backup

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    mmmm, Thu, 03 Apr 2008 01:54:58 UTC.

    I picked up one from one of our retired members. She sold it because of the heavy trigger pull. She has arthritis and had problems qualifying for CCW. I took the gun out this evening after work and ran three boxes of 9mm through it. One box of FMJ, one box of hydroshock ammo and a third box of mixed ammo that I had laying around. The gun functioned flawlessly with the factory magazine. She had one mag with the extended baseplate. It felt good in the hand but I would bump the mag release every couple of shots. I don't know why this happened so I'll stick with the flat baseplate mags. The thing is a handfull to shoot. Accuracy is OK but I've shot compact .45's that were tamer. Long heavy trigger pull. Real easy to conceal. I also own the Kel-Tec P380. I love that little gun but wanted something more powerful than a .380. I haven't decided yet if I'll keep it or trade it for something a little more pleasant to shoot.

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    14727, Wed, 09 Apr 2008 14:30:28 UTC.

    I had one and had a failure to feed at least every mag. I shot. The price is good and concealable yes. But not reliable enough for me so I got rid of it. Rugger makes one now called the LCP (light compact pistol) looks almost identical to the kel-Tec and around the same price but I think it would be more reliable and better all around because it's made buy rugger you should check it out. Good luck.

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    Two21, Mon, 21 Apr 2008 00:56:11 UTC.

    One word...G-A-R-B-A-G-E!!!

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    marinefit, Wed, 14 May 2008 17:46:27 UTC.

    Makes a great paperweight...

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    heatherchernen, Mon, 14 Jul 2008 16:51:17 UTC.

    small, durable!

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    DanShaw, Wed, 17 Sep 2008 17:33:07 UTC.

    I carried this gun as a back up and had few problems with it and shot regulary.The only problem i had with this gun is that if you use cheap ammo and try to double tap it would jam chambering the third round. excellent back up gun

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    jcurtman, Tue, 23 Sep 2008 17:16:59 UTC.

    I got one when they first came out and I loved it. Great off duty gun or on-duty backup. Easy to shoot and light.

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    tbyrdjr, Wed, 08 Oct 2008 03:38:58 UTC.

    This gun is the easiest to conceal. I had one a few years back that I bought for my ex wife. I carried it more than she did. It would fit in your back pants pocket under a wallet and you would hardly notice it was there. It shot great and had a high ammo capacity for such a small frame. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a great off duty weapon or a backup weapon.

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    RobJ, Tue, 14 Oct 2008 23:35:21 UTC.

    This weapon is light, accurate & easily concealable. Perfect for when your need to carry during an undercover detail or as a backup weapon. The 9mm round is perfect for those who don't think the smaller calibers provide enough protection. I recommend this weapon for concealed carry & back up.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 28 Oct 2008 05:52:35 UTC.

    I have had one of these for about 2 yrs now and i love it! It does not have any exterior parts to catch on anything so it conceals as a back up very nicely. The distance shooting can be a little tricky for the fact that it does not have pronounced sights though, so it better be a last ditch close quarter combat situation. Hence why i waer it strapped to my vest as a backup piece. I have the .380 version.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 12 Nov 2008 09:29:50 UTC.

    Shoots very good, and never had a jam. Great concealable weapon for covert or undercover work...light, and always ready...easy to clean and maintain as well.

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    jph8506, Thu, 13 Nov 2008 18:17:23 UTC.

    Great carry gun for the price. I bought this weapon used with the .40 cal. convertion kit for $250.00, it wasn't very fancy and felt cheap but was extremely easy to strip and a breeze to clean not to mention all you needed to switch from 9mm to .40 was a shell and the ammo. Just pull the pin, remove the slide and 9mm ammo from the mag. (which accepts both ammunition)
    and reverse the process. All in all, a great gun for the price.

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    brown531, Tue, 18 Nov 2008 05:52:44 UTC.

    I have owned this for 3 years and don't recommend it for long term practice range. I keep it in my car for when I am not wearing my ankle weapon. Never have had a problem with it and does well in grouping. I upgraded my grips and it does feel comfortable.

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    rpd1120, Fri, 28 Nov 2008 02:49:30 UTC.


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    servingproud, Sat, 17 Jan 2009 00:31:01 UTC.

    To small for my hand, Trigger is very cheap as well as the grips, I look at getting one. Just did not feel right in my hand. I went with the bersa 380 thunder.

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    BSALLEN305, Sun, 15 Feb 2009 23:35:08 UTC.


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    Deltaboy1984, Mon, 02 Mar 2009 15:18:53 UTC.

    Great fit light weight 9mm firepower in a small package.

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    Bulldog136, Fri, 27 Mar 2009 00:41:26 UTC.

    I really like this for a small but semi high capacity pistol. It will also take a 5906 mag but you have to leave the last round out for it to work good. Trigger pull is heavy but thats good if your carrying as a backup in a pocket or other "hidden" area that you have to grab and pull out of a pocket, case etc.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 13 May 2009 03:00:45 UTC.

    Very light, easy to carry weapon. Groups well, however mine is usually a few inches low and to the right. Thought I was limp wristing it, but everyone who's tried mine has had the same problem. Had quite a few failures to feed as well with several major manufacturers ammunition. Overall, not horrible for the price, but not sure how comfortable I'd be betting my life on it.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 14 Jul 2009 22:31:48 UTC.

    Very light and small. Great gun for concealment. I found it to be not very accurate. Anything over 10 feet I was having a hard time being accurate. I do carry it everyday for my concealed gun. If the sights were adjustable I would probably give it a 5!

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    gunslinger_6, Wed, 02 Sep 2009 14:11:23 UTC.

    Light wgt, easy to concel, good pocket gun

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    ibewbull, Thu, 03 Sep 2009 03:14:53 UTC.

    First let me say this is a 9X19mm not a .380
    Un the plus side it is light and has not jammed at all.
    I have one and donn't plan on keeping it.
    It is a 10 yard gun.
    Hard trigger pull about 15 pounds I would guess.
    You get what you pay for and this is always true. $300
    It is compact as well as powerful , true .
    If you need to take a head shot at 10 yards with a hostage in the way. DO NOT DO IT.
    We called these belly guns in the past and that is what it is.
    It is not a lot more compact than a Glock 27 so step up and spend the money where it counts.
    Good luck my brothers in arms.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 08 Feb 2010 07:54:09 UTC.

    For the price,it's ok!

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    CLIFTON23708, Mon, 25 Oct 2010 01:31:12 UTC.

    Small (6"total),DAO, no safeties to activate, double stack with a 12+1 LEO mag as an accessory, cheap. Took new gun home, filled mag, then TRIED to rack slide, to see it eject. It did not!!! Called customer service, told me it had to be fired! Fired 12 rounds, and couldn't disassemble because the assembly pin bent! Took it to a local gunsmith. KelTec sent one free. Shot eight full mags, then the ejector snapped. I still carry it daily, but am definately replacing this!!!!

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    Anonymous, Sat, 09 Apr 2011 01:46:58 UTC.

    I had one for back up. I took it to the range and put 45 rounds through it. It jammed and then wouldn't eject or anything. Took it back to the dealer and it had to replaced it was broken internally. I tranded for Taurus PT 111 Pro and very happy with it. It is a great back up, and 500 rounds and no failures.

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    3rdgencop, Thu, 19 May 2011 20:53:43 UTC.

    It gets 1 star for being small and concealable & affordable. That's about it. The trigger sucks, its not reliable, it kicks like mule. Not especially accurate. Grip is not comfortable. This will work as a panic back up I guess. Just to pull out if you have to spray and pray and run.

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    Pappy07, Mon, 29 Aug 2011 02:47:07 UTC.

    Look, 14 ozs,13 rounds of 9mm/this is a combo that is hard to beat.don't believe the crap about not being reliable-mine has never malf'd.tough trigger that takes getting used to, gotta practice regularly anyway. one hell of a bargain for a BUG 9mm

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