COCOA, FL – KelTec® celebrates its 30th Anniversary of game-changing firearms innovation in 2021 and to mark the occasion, they’re introducing the P50™, a pistol like no other.
This new semi-automatic pistol features a top-mounted, double-stack magazine that allows a 50+1 capacity
of 5.7 x 28mm ammunition, creating a whole new class of pistol. It also features an ambidextrous safety,
and a picatinny-style rail for mounting sights, an optic or your choice of accessories.
“It’s only fitting,” said Derek Kellgren, Director of Sales, “that we kick off our 30th Anniversary with the
introduction of a firearm that may well be our most innovative yet.”
What immediately catches the eye are the 50 rounds of 5.7 ammo stacked horizontally inside the
translucent body of the magazine which stretches the length of the firearm. Sandwiching the magazine in
place is the upper and lower assembly. The upper assembly, which is the receiver, houses the barrel and
bolt assemblies and rotates open on a hinge like the hood of a car. It’s this action that frees the magazine.
The grip, which comprises the lower assembly, houses the trigger mechanism and release lever. The latter
of which locks the upper to the lower assembly and is manipulated by the user’s thumb.
“The total weight,” added Director of Industrial Production, Adrian Kellgren, “is 3.2 pounds, which is very
light for its capacity. This not only contributes to control, but makes carrying the P50 easy, whether slung
over the shoulder or in a bag.”
The operation of the P50 is a straight blowback system with a 5-pound trigger pull. Overall length is 15
inches with a barrel length of 9.6 inches. The rifling has a 1:14 twist. Width is 2 inches and height 6.7
Other significant KelTec® innovations include the now retired P11™ pistol, the first sub-compact, polymer,
9mm handgun for concealed carry, the Sub2000™ and RDB™ series rifles, the KSG™ and KS7™ shotguns,
the latter being the 2020 American Rifleman Golden Bullseye Shotgun of the Year.
“The P50, like any firearm in our long history, is totally unique,” concluded Matt Stanek, Marketing
Manager. “It’s this heritage of innovation, quality and performance that we strive to live up to every day.”
KelTec®, well known for innovation and performance, is one of the top firearms manufacturers in the
world, employing over 300 American citizens, many of whom are Veterans.