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Hey all! Could anybody tell me a little about a P-11. I looked at one at my local gunshop, It was a 9mm, but not sure if it was a P-11, pretty small and cute. I pulled back the slide and it seemed like the guide rod rose pretty far up towards the barrel. My glocks do this a bit, but not as excessive. I was thinking about a little Kel-tec 9mm, since some of our fellow deputies have them and LE price is like 250. Are these pretty reliable backups???? thanks in advance - J :lol: :wink: :wink:
 

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The P-11 is a great little gun. It was my first KT -- way back in 1995. Yes, the guide rod does ride up -- but it is completely normal for this little gun.

It should make a good back-up gun for you. In addition, you can still come across the .40 cal. conversion kits -- in case you are carrying that caliber in your primary firearm.

If you are looking for something really small -- say, to keep in your pocket -- you might want to look at the P-3AT in .380 ACP.
 

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Welcome aboard!
Yep, you saw a P-11, if it was a 9mm. The P-32 and P-3AT are even smaller and cuter, but they're not nines!
The guide rod does ride up that far on the pistol; it's a design trait.
You'll find that the P-11 is an exceptionally reliable pistol, and has the added benefit of being the only pistol of it's size that holds a full 10 + rounds. With a Smith mag, which are fully compatible with the P-11, it can be turned into a 13 shooter.
A wide range of accessories are available, including night sights. It would be a first rate backup for Leo use, and quite a few of my friends carry them in that role (as well as their primary carry while off-duty)!
Give one a try, you'll like it!
Flyer
 

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p11

i'm sure you'll like it. i certainly can't say anything bad about mine . it's 2 years old. 122xxx. :D
 

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I have a few words about my P-11...
BOOM, BOOM, BOOM, JAM!!!
I had a terrible time with that little *deletion by Flyer* when it was new.
After I polished everything (including grinding the slide smooth and polishing it to a near mirror finish) it didn't jam AS much.
Not worth it to me... Can't trust my life on it, won't carry it.
 

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Not worth it to me... Can't trust my life on it, won't carry it.
Then, by all means, sell it and move on with your life. You obviously aren't looking to solve the problem so posting like this will only prolong your frustration and the time it takes for your emotional recovery.
 

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MurrayNevada,

Just make sure that his grinding and polishing job didn't remove any metal from the inside of the slide where the barrel/chamber locks up.....you might end up with the same result as a notorious personality that had several P-32s blow up on the other site...
 

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i smell a troll burning..

sure i had some trouble with my p-40 when i got it, sure it was the smallest most powerful gun i could put it in my pocket. now for the kicker.... for the cost of postage to fla. now i have a lifelong friend. and when i get the 250.00 paid on the other one the man had she'll have little a little friend. now i don't know if the p-32 i picked and those two will play nice with the big kids.. you know what would be nice? a double small of back rig for those 2 p-40's hehehehe
 

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Hello all. I got a P-11 about 2 months ago and I like it. I already ran about 200+ rounds through it and it jammed 1 time in the first 50 I fed it. I used 115gr Winchester FMJ and no other problems have occured. Only thing I would change would be the L O N G trigger pull. I suspect this is a function of all DAO pistols so I won't snivel about it any more. I already started to do some mods to it that I read about from another website. The main reason I selected was it provided the best "bang for the buck" (pardon the pun). Also it was compact enough to carry on a motorcycle. Enough rambling.
 

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I finished doing some mods on my P11. I put the magazine extender on it along with the steel guide rod, trigger shoe, and a Houge Handall Jr grip. It feels better now. Let's see how its going to shoot.
 

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If the P-11 is a new in box, current production model it should serve you just fine. The pistol has some limitations that keep it from comparing to $600 guns.

For your $250 dollars you get 10 rounds of 9mm. If your duty gun is a S&W 9mm 59xx or 69xx series then your BUG will accept the same magazines, a big plus.

Some older models had issues. For your $250 you are getting a gun that might have some of the same issues. There is plenty of good documentation on dealing with the minor stuff. What comes at no additional cost is a great customer service attitude from Kel-Tec. If you find a major problem you can feel safe knowing that you will be taken care of.

The one thing I do not like about the P-11 is that under very rare conditions it is possible for the gun to drop fire. For this reason I will not carry it in an open top holster. If this is an issue with you then do some reading and make up your own mind. I would only carry a "cocked and locked" 1911 under the same conditions.

I own a number of Glocks and carry them when possible. I carry a P-32 when nothing else fits. I have held off buying a compact Glock because I feel that the P-11 fills this gap for a pistol of this size. I may buy a G-36 but am waiting to see what Kel-Tec has coming out. If they introduce a single stack pistol 9mm or larger then that will be my next purchase.
 

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I've had mine for two years. S/N 125xxx. I now have about 1500 rounds thru it. 200 rounds of Speer Gold Dot JHP. No malfunctions at all. 1300 rounds of Winchester Value pack. 1 FTF, 2 FTEs. No malfuctions at all for the last 800 or 900 rounds. I was used to DA revolvers so I kinda like the P-11 trigger, it's pretty smooth, doesn't stage, and breaks clean. Tried the trigger shoe, but didn't really like it, so I don't use it anymore. Haven't done any other "mods". Carry it in a Desantis Insider, and it just disappears. I always forget I'm carrying it.
 

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I've had my P-11 for a year now, S/N 121xxx. It has a trigger shoe (I find very comfortable) and night sights, pinky extension on the mags, and a Hogue Jr. grip. I've run 4,000 rounds through it (mostly Wal-Mart whitebox FMJ or JHP), and I consider it to be VERY reliable. I usually carry either in SmartCarry or RJ Hedley's pocket holster with Cor-Bon 115 gr. JHP. I used to have a belt clip on it, but I wasn't comfortable carrying it that way with one in the tube and the trigger exposed (it made me especially nervous when the dog jumped up on me). It gets cleaned and lubed after every trip to the range and very seldom has a misfeed or failure to eject (maybe one every 500 rounds or so on average). Would I trust my life with it? You bet... :D
 
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