Fans of 5.7 NATO and futuristic firearm designs have something to rejoice over this week as KelTec has confirmed its new P50 pistol is now shipping. 

No longer vaporware, the 50-shot pistol was initially leaked last December. Using horizontally-oriented FN P90 mags secured under a top cover, the 3.2-pound large-format blowback-action pistol runs 15 inches overall with a threaded 9.6-inch barrel. 

KelTec P50
The P50 uses the same 50-round mag that was created for the FN P90 PDW and PS90 Carbine. New mags generally run about $40.


KelTec P50
And, while the P90/PS90 fed with the flat magazine's lips facing down, the P50 apparently feeds with the lips facing up, with the pistol's barrel pivoting with the top cover.
KelTec P50
Not marketed with a pistol brace, the P50 has a QD sling point at the bottom of the pistol grip and another sling attachment at the rear of the frame.

Other features include a bottom accessory rail, a top Picatinny rail for optics, and a 1/2x28 TPI thread pitch barrel for suppressors and muzzle devices. Meanwhile, the trigger pull is listed as 5 pounds while height is given as 6.7 inches.

To see it in action, check out Ed Friedman from Shooting Illustrated giving a brief range report in the below video. 

For a little more relaxed view, Demolition Ranch has also been kicking the tires on two early model P50s in a video posted last week. So at least you know that a breeding pair exists. 

The suggested asking price on the KelTec P50 is $995. 

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