Here at Stainless Steel Guide Rods, people are always asking us what kind of gun we would recommend for them. There are so many quality handgun choices in the marketplace these days – from the Smith & Wesson SD40VE to a CZ 75 compact – choosing can be a bit difficult. There are lots of good choices you can make, depending on who you are shopping for and what they might want to use the gun for.
If you’re looking for a popular every day carry or EDC piece, you might want to consider the venerable KEL-TEC P-11 9mm semi-automatic pistol. This would be a double action only or DAO firearm.
You can have the best blaster in the world. But if you don’t have it with you when you need it, what good is it? Therefore, a small-caliber handgun that is easy to carry all day will do more for you when the chips are down than a powerful large-caliber handgun that is a bear to tote around. You are likely to leave the latter at home in the safe.
The KEL-TEC Advantage
In you carry a gun for self-defense, you need a reliable handgun that you can rapidly put into action. If you’re facing an imminent threat, you’ll be awfully glad to have a “point and shoot” pistol.
Defensive handgun afficionados have been intrigued with Kel-Tecs since George Kelgren, the company’s founder and president, released his first official production semi-automatic pistol, the 9mm P-11, in the 1990s. This semi-automatic 9mm pistol has been significantly improved and made more reliable over the years as the kinks have been ironed out.
Advantages of today’s KEL-TEC P-11:
- It is affordable. Street prices for a new P-11 average between $250. and $300.
- The P-11 is a low-profile subcompact pistol that is small in height (4.3 inches), length (5.6 inches) and width (1 inch).
- It is quite light weight (14 oz. unloaded/20 oz. loaded), but still packs a punch.
Our stainless-steel guide rod for the KEL-TEC P-11 is made from the finest 304 stainless steel. As with all of our guide rods, our KEL-TEC P-11 guide rod is measured to the manufacturer’s factory specifications, and we ensure the finest fit and finish on all of our parts. This is a great upgrade to the guide rod in your KEL-TEC P11.