December 23, 2020

Mr. Kellgren: QUICK! Get it to Market Before January 20th!

I don't know if this is a joke or not. 

It's not on KelTec's website as I type this.

But it seems to be a new development, and given that it's allegedly a Kel-Tec product, it's a more plausible notion than it would otherwise be from less whimsical manufacturers. 

But if this is real, and there's really a pistol coming out in 5.7x28 NATO, one that uses the 50 shot P-90 mags, well, I'm afraid my cashflow is likely to take a hit. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 03:51 PM | Comments (8) | Add Comment
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1 Best reason yet to move out of California...


Posted by: J Greely at Wed Dec 23 18:01:57 2020 (ZlYZd)

2 That does look like a lot of fun. I might have to get the .22lr version just to be able to use it for the local rimfire challenge meets. The 5.7x28 version seems like a good way to defend yourself from the zombie mink apocalypse that is no doubt scheduled for 2021....

Posted by: David at Wed Dec 23 20:03:27 2020 (jdGUg)

3 I actually wondered if something like this, albeit with a smaller magazine, might be a better PDW than the P-90.  Although the P-90 is compact, it is still too large to fit into a hip holster, and so would be getting in your way much too often.  A good PDW, in my opinion, is one that you can always have with you need it, and not something that you stored somewhere else because it was too bulky to carry around all the time.

Posted by: Siergen at Thu Dec 24 13:07:14 2020 (jIT9h)

4 @Siergen
P-90 magazines are available, and in a military context are in the NATO logistics system 
Brügger & Thomet makes something like what you're talking about, it also comes, in less compact form, in full auto. The Coast Guard and Army have kits for their Sigs that do much the same thing. 
The magazine for the P-90 is about 10 inches long so this KEL-TEC beast is probably about 13-14 inches long. Assuming good balance (and its balance is going to shift a lot as the magazine empties), that is probably at the very limit of a wieldable pistol, but it also means that a folding or retractable stock will have sufficient length of pull to be practical, though such a feature would make it an SBR in the U.S. civilian market. 
All of this assumes that this picture is not a joke by someone on 4-chan's /k/ board. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Thu Dec 24 13:39:54 2020 (5iiQK)

5 Kel-Tec does not currently have a P50 pistol but they did trademark the name P50 in February.

Posted by: Rick C at Thu Dec 24 23:29:52 2020 (eqaFC)

6 They should've adapted RDB for P90 magazines instead of this.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Fri Dec 25 00:42:57 2020 (LZ7Bg)

7 Hey, almost on-topic spam!

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sun Jan 3 17:52:30 2021 (PiXy!)

8 I flipped through the "magazine" in a bookstore. Not a fan of the loading procedure for the P50. The interview with George Kellgren was okay, but omitted what I would've asked: why no update to P-3AT, etc.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Sun Jan 3 19:55:38 2021 (LZ7Bg)

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