KelTec P17 22 LR

The P17 is a super-lightweight and compact plinker that is surprisingly accurate. The trigger pull was mushy, but we adapted, and the fiber-optic sights offered good contrast. Reasonable price.

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- $199 The KelTec P17 was the lightest pistol tested, weighing 10.9 ounces unloaded. It came in a hard-plastic foam-lined case with three magazines and a suppressor adaptor. We appreciated the three magazines and the adapter. It has that distinct KelTec look of two polymer-frame halves sandwiched together with a handful of […]
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Having been trained by many top-shelf handgun, shotgun, AR carbine, and long-range shooting instructors, Robert Sadowski brings a user's perspective to Gun Tests. He has authored and edited 15 books on firearm values, firearm disassembly and assembly, and gun guides. His Book Of Glock (Skyhorse Publishing) debuted as an Amazon #1 New Release and is a must-read for the Glock enthusiast. His latest book, 9MM - Guide to America's Most Popular Caliber (Gun Digest Books), is an indispensable resource on the 9mm and understanding the cartridge's performance for concealed carry, home defense, or competition. Over the past two decades, Sadowski has written for many magazines and websites, including,,, and more. His print work has appeared in Combat Handguns, Ballistic, Real World Survivor, Guns Digest, Guns of the Old West, SHOT Business, and more. He is currently the Treasurer/Secretary of the Glock Collectors Association. After receiving an MA from New York University, he worked for a number of magazine publishers and advertising agencies. Sadowski is a lifelong hunter, competitive shooter, and native of Connecticut. He now lives in North Carolina to take full advantage of our 2nd Amendment privilege.


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