Considered a P-11 today

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    Considered a P-11 today

    A Keltec P-11. Some one had traded it in at a local gun shop. Wasn't in the greatest condition. the slide had some surface rust all over , which I am sure the shop tried to clean up.
    They were asking $175 for it. overall it had not been shot that much. I am not totally in love with the thickness of the P-11 , since I am looking for a summer BUG type pocket gun.
    I decided to wait and either buy a P3AT or similar for smaller,easier carry for really hot days, as well as running and biking.
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    I have one but don't particuarly like the trigger. If the gun is that rusty you can do better. I have seen very nice ones at gun shows for $225 or less. I'm not sure what new ones cost these days but I think I bought mine for $250 or so several years ago. They are not a bad gun and definately are low in cost.
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    The trigger is the only " legitimate " complaint i have eaver heard on them . I dont own one nor am i likely to , but dont consider them a bad gun if your intrests run to thier nitch . I wouldnt consider it a pocket pistol but some do .
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    If you are looking for a pocket pistol, the P-3AT fills the bill much better than the P-11. I took delivery on a P-F9 in December. It's a bit thinner and lighter than my P-11s but still a little big for my pockets. Still the P-11s are great guns for IWB/OWB carry when you need a fairly small pistol. Guess the P-32s and P-3ATs spoiled me.
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    I Have Three KelTec's

    The .32...
    The .380...
    The P-11...not a great trigger, but then it is not an EDC for me...but a great 'second'...

    Of the 3 listed...the P-3AT is my favorite!

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    I picked up my P11 for 200 used in very good condition. I use it as a summer carry piece. I'm going to have it (the slide) hard chromed to resist rust with a blued gun. If you can get it for 150 then pick it up!

    I like the gun as a summer carry weapon in Smart carry or IWB with a sweat shield. Works will all ammo except for 147grain FMJ.
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    Definetly agree with everyone here. I love my P3AT, it just slides right into my pocket, slimmer than a wallet. I do carry my P11 with heavier clothes, or a IWB uncle mikes. Haven't shot the PF9 and don't think I will. I have big hands so my P11 fits great but my only complaint with the P3AT is the small grip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Repairs View Post
    The trigger is the only " legitimate " complaint i have eaver heard on them . I dont own one nor am i likely to , but dont consider them a bad gun if your intrests run to thier nitch . I wouldnt consider it a pocket pistol but some do .
    +1 on that. The only reason I ever traded mine away was because of the trigger. I just couldn't get past it enough to become comfortable with it. That doesn't mean other shooters can't though.

    It was to me, about the biggest pistol I could comfortably pocket carry.
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    The P-11 is a great little gun with a fairly hard trigger, but that price is high.
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    If it were priced better, I would buy it to tinker with. A trigger job, hard chrome it would make a nice little pocket gun.
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    The price seems a little high, but not too bad. Of course, your market may be higher or lower than others. If I try to buy a gun within 75 miles of where I live I know I'll pay an extra $50-$100 for it. So, if I saw one locally for $175 it wouldn't seem high priced to me at all.
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    Prices seem to be high up here, as there are only smaller shops. I understand they need to make money too. I decided to wait and pick up a P3AT instead, too bad they don't make a single stack 9mm, poly frame gun.
    I love having stuff to tinker with too.
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    [QUOTE=, too bad they don't make a single stack 9mm, poly frame gun.
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    Oh but they do Rocky! The P-F9. I've had mine since December 06.
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    I carry a P 11 in my pocket quite often. You need big pockets but it works. The trigger is a problem. My gunsmith is doing a trigger job, actually building a spring. It is supposed to get the trigger down to 5.5- 6 pounds. It will still be a long pull but should be better. He also has entered a deal with a spring manufacturer to sell the springs. Mine is the prototype.

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    Wish I could find a PF 9... almost as much as I would like to find a Rock Island 1911 Compact.
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