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Kel-Tec P17 - Range Report

ZeeZee Senior MemberPosts: 27,916 Senior Member

Trigger is stupid nice. 
Sights were a little left. 
After adjustments, dead on!
17 rounds at 7 yards offhand. 
40gr Remington SV-RN

Sometimes, after the safety has been engaged and disengaged, the trigger seems noticeably heavier for the first shot. Only complaint. 
No malfunctions after 150 rounds. 
"To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith

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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,240 Senior Member
    MAn, I have been considering one of those.  This aint helping.

    Is yours threaded?
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,916 Senior Member
    Yea
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,556 Senior Member
    Easy to disassemble/reassemble?
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,701 Senior Member
    Glad it's a shooter but damn, they out uglied the Glocks :#
  • JunkCollectorJunkCollector Posts: 1,301 Senior Member
    edited September 25 #6
    Excellent buddy.
    A bit PO'd by that ammo packaging though.
    It's bad enough some  of the  "stuff" but even 22's headshake....lol
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,592 Senior Member
    Nice!  I assume the weight is as if made of helium and spiderwebs?

    One of the REALLY irritating things about the CA handgun roster - with stuff like this that doesn't really make the magazine articles, it often takes awhile for it to get on our "OK, those exist" radar.  CRPA tooling up to make a court challenge to that POS.  We shall see. :#
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,200 Senior Member
    shoots well I see
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,916 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Easy to disassemble/reassemble?
    Haven’t tried yet. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,916 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    Nice!  I assume the weight is as if made of helium and spiderwebs?

    One of the REALLY irritating things about the CA handgun roster - with stuff like this that doesn't really make the magazine articles, it often takes awhile for it to get on our "OK, those exist" radar.  CRPA tooling up to make a court challenge to that POS.  We shall see. :#
    It’s amazingly light. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,916 Senior Member
    NN said:
    shoots well I see
    Yep. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,592 Senior Member
    On further study - maybe some prudent design choices there.  They've got the half-length slide of a Woodsman or Buck Mark, but shrouded the barrel with a rectangular slide-analog exterior, so it'll probably be a decent fit in a lot of Glock26-ish holsters.  A lot of weatherproof polymer - I think you got a sweet little trail gun there.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,442 Senior Member
    I have often thought of getting it's big brother, thePMR 30.  But, this may be a bit more wallet friendly if shot a lot
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,556 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Easy to disassemble/reassemble?
    Haven’t tried yet. 
    What made you look at and purchase one? I have not even bothered to fondle one yet.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,916 Senior Member
    edited September 26 #15
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Zee said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Easy to disassemble/reassemble?
    Haven’t tried yet. 
    What made you look at and purchase one? I have not even bothered to fondle one yet.
    It was late. I was drunk……..

    Just kidding. 

    It popped up on Bud’s as a price reduced. I saw it, read the reviews, looked at some more reviews online, liked it’s weight and construction and thought it would be another good trainer, hiking, UTV glove box gun. 

    Hell, it’s more reliable so far than my G44!!!

    carries more rounds as well. 

    Came with better sights!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,916 Senior Member
    I may sell my G44. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,072 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    I may sell my G44. 
    Interesting…. Have you played with the Taurus equivalent?

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 27,916 Senior Member

    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,556 Senior Member
    Zee said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Zee said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Easy to disassemble/reassemble?
    Haven’t tried yet. 
    What made you look at and purchase one? I have not even bothered to fondle one yet.
    It was late. I was drunk……..

    Just kidding. 

    It popped up on Bud’s as a price reduced. I saw it, read the reviews, looked at some more reviews online, liked it’s weight and construction and thought it would be another good trainer, hiking, UTV glove box gun. 

    Hell, it’s more reliable so far than my G44!!!

    carries more rounds as well. 

    Came with better sights!
    I guess I need Buds to my daily email read...
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,993 Senior Member
    Interesting…. Have you played with the Taurus equivalent?
    Well... we know who's been drinking...
    I'm just here for snark.
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,072 Senior Member
    Interesting…. Have you played with the Taurus equivalent?
    Well... we know who's been drinking...
    🤣🤣🤣

    All kidding aside.  One of my partners has been using the Taurus as one of his guns for qualifying CC class attendees.  It’s now got thousands of rounds of flawless shooting though it.  Not one failure in over 2 years.  I’ve shot the gun several times and it’s reliable, accurate and fast!!!

    Of course this opinion is based on one single example.  YMMV

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,649 Senior Member
    Thousands of rounds flawlessly shooting through any semi-auto rimfire seems a bit overstated...
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,072 Senior Member
    JKP said:
    Thousands of rounds flawlessly shooting through any semi-auto rimfire seems a bit overstated...
    Hummm, you know, maybe it’s overstated.  I have not been there for every single round fired so I’ll take flawlessly out.  I'm sure crud and other factors like bad cheap ammo have made it cough a few times in the past few years.  

    But I have personally run a lot of mags of different types of ammo through this gun without any hiccups, including some nasty mixed stuff of suspect origins during the shortage.  I have also witnessed dozens of students shoot their qualification which are 30 rounds through it with many shooting grips and styles, some shooting slow and purposely, others emptying the gun  at machine gun speed with no issues.  It has not failed in my hands and the owner tells me it has run totally reliable for him.  Again sample of one, and maybe the thorough break in this gun had, combined with expert maintenance is really the main traits the make it run so well.  

    By the way it runs side by side with a lightweight Ruger Mark IV Target model that I’ve personally have seen run into more issues than the Taurus.  The gun also has a round count in the 5 figures.

    I will say the Taurus feels cheap in hand when handled by the Ruger.  The frame material is thin and feels soft around the grip to me.

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

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