You can easily see this yourself - hold the pistol close to your chest. Now look down. Where are those ports pointing?
I don't know what you are getting at. I don't need to have used one to see that the ports will potentially be ejecting gases into your eyes if fired from certain close retention positions.
Of course, if you don't believe me, you can read what other respected trainers have to say on the issue.
Really, you can do whatever you want. You sound like your mind is made up, as evidenced by the fact that you did not answer my question, but instead chose to challenge me. I would just hate for someone else to read your post and think that porting a defensive pistol is a grand idea.
Have fun with your gun. :bier:
Nice project gun. I agree however, that porting is not ideal on a defensive handgun. And yes, I have shot ported handguns before. Of course, it's your gun and you can do as you wish.
Why put so much money, time and effort into a gun that at the end of the day is still a Kel Tec?
Well, to each their own.
And yes, I do have experience with personally owning (and trading away the POS) Kel Tec.
It seems to me, with my only experience with ported barrels being having once shot a g19 with a ported barrel, that there is a very very limited chance of being in a position where the exhausted gasses would pose any kind of danger to the user (not saying that it couldnt happen, just not likely). Anyway IMO the benefits of gaining as much control as possible of a pocket pistol with a .40 conversion far outstrip the negatives. Also I think you did a nice professional job with the stippling, definitely have seen some hack jobs and thats not the case with yours. I like it!
Thanks. I have no reason to believe that the Keltec is a POS. It is NOT a 3K custom 1911. Why do I do this and "spend money on a Keltec?" Because I can and don't have to pay myself to do it.:rolleyes: And as I said, this is a project gun and personal gun and I am willing to explore the potential. If you only spend about $200-$250 on one of these, then perhaps there is some room in the budget for some work to make it better. I have spent a TON of time on other customs and just for diversions sake wanted to see what could be done to this gun. Also as I said, with carry and defensive guns, there will always be LOTS of opinions on what to carry and what you should and should not do. I personally carry 1911s, M&Ps, HiPowers, Rugers and Glocks. I also have been known to carry S&W revolvers as well as Taurus. I work on them all. I can make personal taste and function mods to them all. It is all in what you want to carry and what you would like changed. I have not met a gun yet in the 20-30 years I have been carrying and working on guns that could not use some enhancement and personalization. That is what I do. And not everyone likes everything everybody else does. Personal choice and taste is what makes this type of gun and discussion interesting.
Nice job on your P11. I have a P11 and I have always been happy with it. The only draw back is the long trigger pull. I use my as my car gun.
Heres my take if all you have is time invested then good deal if it makes the gun shoot and handle better for faster more accurate shots then that is the intent of a good SD gun,I own a P11 9mm and use it when I need something smaller than my 1911,the trigger is long and gun kinda snappy,now being a consumer for what the gun is worth,if I had to pay to have the work done I better plan on keeping it since even with the upgrades at the end of the day it's a P11 and you won't get your money back unless you know somebody that is willing to pay for a better trigger.
I don't think I will port my Sig p238 but I have noticed that my second shot of a double tap is about five inches higher than the first. This can be less with the longer magazine and two handed grip and worse with the single off handed grip and short magazine. I carry with the longer magazine because it is easier to draw the p238 from the holster. I hate to open up another can of worms but I like the cross draw holster. :-)
would love to see a night video of the ported P11/40 shooting a mag or two. Sorry, but I was born a firebug, and enjoy a good light show at night.