[SHOT 2022] The NEW KelTec P15 Pistol

    [SHOT 2022] The NEW KelTec P15

    KelTec unveiled a brand new micro 9mm pistol at SHOT 2022, the P15. It is very much a part of the current trend of ever higher capacity micro concealed pistols. The P15 takes its name from the 15-round magazine that comes with the gun. A 12-round flush fit magazine is included as well.

    [SHOT 2022] The NEW KelTec P15

    [SHOT 2022] The NEW KelTec P15

    The P15 has a grip safety in the usual location (as seen on the 1911 or XD series of handguns). Interestingly, this will be KelTec’s first striker-fired pistol design. The trigger reset does not work like most striker-fired triggers though. Its reset point is at basically full travel forward, meaning you have to release the trigger entirely forward for it to reset. Trigger pull weight is advertised at 5 pounds.

    Some micro pistols compromise on sights, but not the P15. Included sights are a tritium and fiber optic combo that provide a very bright sight picture in bright conditions, and the classic tritium glow we are all used to in the dark.

    [SHOT 2022] The NEW KelTec P15

    P15 aluminum frame version

    The top of the slide features a removable polymer sections that can be used for red dot mounting. Details were not yet available for how red dots will mount (e.g. plates or a direct fit for a certain footprint) but that information should be forthcoming in short order.

    Two versions of the P15 are in development, one with a polymer frame and one with an aluminum frame. Early batches of the pistol should be available in Q1, with full availability in Q2.

    KelTec also had a rifle conversion kit for the P50 on display at their booth. With a 16-inch barrel and side folding stock, the kit transforms your P50 into a rifle. And, once your $200 permission slip from the ATF comes, you could easily turn this into an SBR. Look for the conversion kit sometime this year with a price somewhere in the $300 range.

    [SHOT 2022] The NEW KelTec P15

    KelTec P50 rifle conversion kit, with 16 inch barrel and side folding stock


    • Caliber: 9mm
    • Capacity: 15-rounds (or 12-rounds with the included flush fit magazine)
    • Weight: 14 oz
    • Barrel Length: 4 inches
    • Width: 0.875 inches
    • Sights: Tritium and fiber optic front
    • Availability: Quarter 2, 2022
    • MSRP: $425 Polymer Frame, $795 Aluminum Frame

    AKA @fromtheguncounter on Instagram. Gun nerd, reloader, attorney, and mediocre hunter. Daniel can still be found on occasion behind the counter at a local gun store. When he is not shooting, he enjoys hiking, camping, and rappelling around Utah.