January 13, 2021

Good Grief! It's Real.

We covered the rumors of the Kel-Tec P50 before. And expressed skepticism that anything this cool could exist. Commenters reported seeing magazine articles on it, but now there is confirmation from Kel-Tec themselves via The Gun Hipster Network

Sadly, Kel-Tec will not be getting it to market before January 20th, so there is still some doubt as to whether it will ever be available. 

Without handling the thing it's hard to make any judgements on handling, but the mag change looks flakier than it should be, not because its bad in concept, but because it opens SO wide that in the dark it looks like there's too big an area that the mag might go. It's certainly not "hand finds hand".  

Still, that's what practice is for and a pistol shooting 50 rounds of 5.7x28 for under a grand is quite compelling and a potential budgetary hazard. 

I'd been looking at an 1858 Remington, and then THIS goes and happens.  

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 11:47 AM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 A pistol shooting 5.7 under a grand existed for a long time. In fact, I saw it at a local range's rental counter the other day. The difference is the magazine capacity. Ruger 57 only holds 20 rounds and P50 holds 50 rounds.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Wed Jan 13 12:54:49 2021 (LZ7Bg)

2 I must admit, I'm intrigued by the Ruger. It's the 50 rounds that's the selling point here. Also, the barrel length is comparable to the P-90, so it should wring most of the performance out of a cartridge that, as I understand it, is quite velocity dependent.
However, to be clear, I'm a BAH, not an engineer and my firearms experience is neither broad nor deep, mostly consisting of qualifying to fire several weapons in the military that I never shot in anger and some casual civilian plinking and marksmanship practice back in the 'before time' (when there was ammunition).

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Wed Jan 13 15:02:57 2021 (5iiQK)

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