How good is Kel-Tec p-11? I need a light weight carry pistol. I have a S&W 5904 that I carry, but in the summer or night out it can be a pain to carry. I have been looking at sub nose 38 and p-11 Kel-Tec. ???
I own a Kel Tec P-11 and can share the following with you.
They are really great and affordable 9 mm autoloaders. The design is unique and I have carried mine many times in Bianchi inside the waistband Professional Holster. For the price, you can not beat them.
On the downside, they are inexpensively manufactured and all things being equal they are not aesthetically the most visually attractive pistol. The trigger pull is very heavy and was designed to be that way in the absence of external safeties. It is not a "target pistol" by any stretch of the imagination and you will have to work hard to practice to get good groups.
On the other hand, Kel Tec has one of the best reputations for customer service in the industry and you can count on exceptional customer support.
It is a good inexpensive, reliable handgun. I have never had any problems with mine.
Mine wears a belt clip, and is one of the easiest carrying guns I have encountered. As Mr Camp indicated, it isn't ready for bullseye competition. It has been utterly reliable and decently accurate. I shoot my Glock 26 quite a bit better, and the Glock recoil doesn't feel as heavy as the KelTec. The KelTec is flatter than the chubby Glock.
These two pistols aren't anywhere near being in the same class as far as quality, but they are the only really small 9MM's I have for comparison...................chim