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KelTec Shakes up the Gun World Again With a New .22 LR Pistol

kel tec p17

We just got a hold of the P-17 Pistol from well known firearm manufacturer KelTec. This literally was just released and we wanted to get it out to all of you because it looks like it is going to create quite the stir.

Here are the specs:

Caliber: .22LR

Unloaded weight: 0.8 lbs / 366 g

Magazine capacity: 16 rounds

Overall Length: 6.65″ / 169 mm

Barrel Length: 3.39″ / 100 mm

Barrel Threads: 1/2- 28 TPI

Looks like it will come with 3 magazines, a fiber optic front sight, and an adjustable rear sight. Also notable is the fact that you can stick a red dot on it and, according to Jacob, the trigger feels fantastic. You can watch Jacob's interview with Chad from Kel-Tec, here:

Incredibly the MSRP is $199. With a street price likely in the $150 area.

If it runs as good as it looks, and it should because Kel Tec's other firearms are great, you're bound to see a ton of these pop up at the range.

Kel Tec has already reportedly made a lot of these, as per Chad in the video, and will start shipping at some point in November.

Leave your thoughts on this new Kel Tec pistol in the comments below.

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19 Responses to KelTec Shakes up the Gun World Again With a New .22 LR Pistol

  1. James A. Moody September 6, 2019 at 3:30 pm #

    I have a pmr30 and I love it. As soon as I can find a p17 I will buy one. Great products and customer service, thank you Kel Tec. I visited the factory in cocoa Florida and the people there were just GREAT.

  2. Kenneth Davila September 6, 2019 at 7:56 pm #

    How many rounds does it hold and what type of 22 round?

    • Riley Bowman September 6, 2019 at 11:03 pm #

      16-round magazines, .22 Long Rifle.

    • Michael antonini September 7, 2019 at 10:50 am #

      You’re joking right?!? Those questions are clearly answered numerous times in the article

    • Danny Killpatrick September 11, 2019 at 8:31 pm #

      16 round mags. .22lr

    • Mark Gardner September 18, 2019 at 8:04 am #

      Read the article duh

  3. Liberty4Ever September 7, 2019 at 1:17 am #

    My PMR-30 and CP33 are getting a baby brother!

    I was hoping Kel-Tec would make the tiniest possible six to ten round 22 LR pocket pistol with all of the modern Kel-Tec goodness, and I’d still love to see one of those, but honestly, the P17 looks a lot better.

    I felt bad for Taurus when they thought they were introducing a high capacity 22LR at last year’s SHOT Show and Kel-Tec stole the thunder from the 16+1 Taurus TX22 by introducing Kel-Tec’s 33+1 CP33. Ouch. Oh well. Taurus was instantly relegated to owning the mid-capacity market… for a few months. Now Kel-Tec is introducing their 16+1 22LR pistol, with one more magazine, a fiber optic sight, and the ability to mount a micro red dot sight… at a street price that’s $50 to $60 less. The P17 is going to violently murder the TX22.

    • Mike September 11, 2019 at 12:59 am #

      Not to mention its threaded

      • Chucker September 17, 2019 at 9:05 am #

        I wouldn’t put the TX22 and the CP33 into quite the same class. For one, the price point is quite different. But for another the TX just runs and isn’t picky about ammo. It has a great hand feel and is comparable in size, appearance, and action to a lot of mid-sized defense guns on the market. This one could indeed pressure that market considerably if it runs well without a special diet and doesn’t have a plasticky, toylike feel.
        It will be interesting to see the shooting reviews when they get ready to hit the market.

  4. Blair September 7, 2019 at 6:24 am #

    Any idea if it would be good for my wife who doesn’t have strong hands? She loves the s&w 380 ez. But prefers 22 over 380. And this would be great. However. How easy is it to rack etc etc for a not so strong handed wife?

    • Don Winstead September 17, 2019 at 5:15 pm #

      When my youngest son was about 14, he couldn’t rack the slide on several of my guns. I bought an air soft gun and had him shoot it 50 times a day at a target I made in the back yard. After 2 weeks, he could rack the slide on anything I had better than I could.

  5. Greg September 7, 2019 at 10:43 am #

    I want one

  6. David September 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm #

    Add it to the list amazing

  7. Bernard Jeffries September 8, 2019 at 7:28 pm #

    Dear kel tec nice gun but if you wanna kill the gun market i would really love to see tht some gun in 22 magnum I’m telling u that would shake up the gun market real good i shot a own your guns a would love to see this in 22 magnum

    • BOhio September 12, 2019 at 7:30 am #

      PMR-30. As in 30+1 capacity, if you can manage to load 30 rounds into the (two) supplied magazines. Mine is new, and I’ve only loaded the magazine once, and got 25 in there with some significant effort. May need to invest in a Maglula gizmo… 🙂

      Fully-loaded, the PMR-30 weighs just under 20 ounces, which is about 6 ounces more than the loaded P17. But that’s 30 rounds of .22 WMR vs. 16 rounds of .22 LR.

      I used to shoot smallbore pistol metallic silhouette competition, and am very comfortable hitting small targets with a .22 LR (I used a Ruger Mk II with 5.5″ bull barrel) out to 100 meters, so I’m excited to try the firepower and extra range of the PMR-30 for target practice and utility (raging armadillos) on our ranch.

      The P17 sounds like the perfect carry option for road bicycling (always check the laws in your area, people) for those of us who want lightweight, low recoil, plastic (i.e. sweat-resistant), and ample rounds in a full-size grip package. Sure, a derringer of some sort might be lighter, but I would much rather have a handgun that is way easier to shoot in a variety of applications. YMMV.

  8. Ric September 9, 2019 at 7:39 am #

    I own a PMR .22 and the KelTec P17 has some nice features but one thing I hate about KelTec is the plastic/polymer they use. It seems so cheap. I own a Tarus TX .23 and the polymer is nice. It feels like a firearm should. The Tarus is also full size which I think is good as a trainer. I’ll check out the P17 but it won’t replace my Tarus. I don’t think I would mount a Rmr on such a small gun either. The KelTec appears to be the size of the PF9 and I have owned several of those.It just appears a lot smaller than I would want. Just my .02

  9. Rebel Rouser September 9, 2019 at 12:10 pm #

    Bernard they did it’s called PMR30

  10. Rick B September 18, 2019 at 9:25 am #

    Wow, looks fantastic. I’ve been looking for a nice pocket .22lr for some time. I have not been thrilled by the current offerings and pricing. This Kel-Tec P17 looks like what I’ve been seeking. I too, would love to see this model offered in 22WMR. Keep up the great work.

  11. Ronald Thomas September 19, 2019 at 1:27 pm #

    After wasting money on a PMR 30 that even after a trip back to Kel -Tec shoots patterns not groups (It came back with a note that it meets factory accuracy standards) I swore I’d not buy another of their guns. I own or have owned at least 1 of every handgun they have manufactured except the SU-22, own three of their rifles and the KSG. I will probably wait a year before I consider this, by then they may have the bugs that seem to always come with their early releases corrected. They have excellent concepts but their early execution is spotty.

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