Finding that "perfect" concealed carry holster is almost a never ending quest for individuals who carry concealed. Most people go through a series of holsters in a trial and error process trying to find the perfect combination of comfort and concealment.

In most cases, handgun owners end up with the proverbial "box of holsters" that end up sitting around without being used.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Finding a Holster for the Kel-Tec P-11

Based out of Florida, Kel-Tec first started making the P-11 model handgun in 1991. It was produced using similar Kel-Tec handguns such as the P-32, and was created to target the growing concealed carry market.

Kel-Tec P11

Kel-Tec brought Swedish designer, George Kellgren, on board to create the P-11 design. Kellgren is best known for his prior firearm designs with Intratec. In order to reduce weight, Kellgren the P-11 frame from a polymer material but kept the slide, barrel, and internals steel. In turn, the P-11 weighs a mere 14 ounces unloaded and around 20 ounces fully loaded.

The P-11 was designed to shoot 9mm rounds and the factory magazine carried 10 rounds. Kel-Tec later offered an aftermarket extended 12 round mag that incorporated a pinky extension. For a very short period of time, Kel-Tec also offered variants of the P-11 that were chambered for the .40 cal. (called the P-40) and the .357 Sig (called the P-357). These higher powered variants proved to be hard to control and shoot so they were discontinued after only 2 years of production.

Kel-Tec P11 Holster

As the P-11 has been popular since it was introduced to the market, most mainstream holster makers produce holsters for it. The P-11 is small enough to fit on an ankle, but slightly larger for a pocket holster (unless you have really big pockets). It makes a great IWB holster due to it's light weight and slim profile.

You can find more info on holsters for this weapon here: Kel-Tec P11 Gun Holsters.

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