Kel-Tec Announces P17, New Affordable Sub-$200 Pistol

09/7/19 7:06 AM | by

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(Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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The new, sub-$200 Kel-Tec P17. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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Kel-Tec launched a new pistol Friday at the National Rifle Association’s Personal Protection Expo, introducing attendees to the .22 Long Rifle chambered P17.

The polymer-framed pistol features a lightweight design, tipping scales at 0.8-ounces unloaded and a mere 14-ounces loaded. Offering 16+1 capacity, the P17 delivers a barrel length of 3.93-inches with an overall length of 6.65-inches. The barrel comes with the added benefit of 1/2×28 threads to accommodate suppressors and other muzzle devices.

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The pistol is small and lightweight. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

Kel-Tec tricked out the P17 with a few other features like an aluminum Picatinny rail, ambidextrous lever-style magazine release and manual safety as well as fiber optic sights. Kris Hammerstrom of Kel-Tec told Guns.com at the NRA’s Personal Protection Expo that the P17 is a welcomed addition to the Kel-Tec brand.

“The P17 is a nice, lightweight package. We kept the manufacturing costs cheap on it, so it’s a nice, affordable, viable option for a .22 LR pistol,” Hammerstrom explained. “It’s great for training purposes. It’s a lot easier to train with .22 LR than 9mm because of costs. Of course, it’s great for concealed carry too since it’s so lightweight.”

Kel-Tec unveiled the P17 to attendees of the NRA Personal Protection Expo, offering the first glimpse at the new pistol. Hammerstrom said the initial reception to the P17 has been positive. “It’s been fantastic. Everyone’s been a big fan of it. Everyone’s looking forward to it.”

The P17 is not yet available for purchase, but Hammerstrom said the company is eyeing a December 2019 ship date. The P17 features an affordable MSRP, retailing for $199.

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The P17 is fully ambidextrous making it a nice addition for left-handed shooters. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

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