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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 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.
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.
- Concealed Carry Holsters