Kel-Tec started in 1991 as a manufacturer of concealed carry handguns and has grown into one of the largest firearm producers in the US and the world. George Kellgren, the founder, is a Swedish gun designer who participated in several Swedish and American firearm businesses before the Kel-Tec incorporation in Florida.
Today, the company builds innovative semi-automatic pistols, rifles, and shotguns for competitive and tactical shooters, plinkers, and people needing a firearm to defend themselves and their loved ones. The first Kel-Tec pistol was the P11, a semi-auto polymer-framed subcompact pistol in 9mm that was hard-hitting, easy to conceal and carry every day, and easy to use.
The company’s range of handguns includes subcompact and compact pistols for concealed carry, full-size pistols for target shooting and small-game hunting, and innovative sport utility pistols.
If you’re looking for an EDC weapon, consider a Kel-Tec 9mm pistol, the P15. The striker-fired trigger is easy to shoot, and 15+1 rounds will be enough to stop that threat. People who have issues with handling big-caliber handguns may want to opt for the Kel-Tec P17. Chambered in .22 LR, it gives mild recoil. Want something bigger? Why not consider the Kel-Tec PMR 30. It’s a Magnum pistol chambered in .22 WMR, ideal for plinking, open-carry, home-defense, hunting, and backpacking. The Kel-Tec CP33 is a great pistol for tactical shooting and competition since it holds 33 rounds and features a long slide for mounting your favorite optics and accessories.
For savvy gun enthusiasts, the company has introduced the beasty Kel-Tec P50. It’s a one-of-a-kind pistol with a mind-blowing capacity of 50 rounds of the 5.7x28mm.
The company builds rifles featuring innovative systems and components for tactical shooters, hunters, and sportsmen, from Kel-Tec 9mm rifles like the suppressed SUB CQB and the folding SUB2000 to bullpup rifles in .223 Rem and .308 Win.
The company has two shotgun models at this time, but these two will definitely impress the savviest shotgun shooter. The Kel-Tec KSG and the Kel-Tec KS7 are bullpup pump-action 12ga shotguns with completely ambidextrous controls.
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