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Hello:

First, I apologize in advance if I'm posting this in the wrong area. I'm new to the ktog too. If this should be posted in a different place, please let me know and I'll move it.

I recently purchased a new P11 with the nickel boron slide and an OD green grip from Bud's Gun Shop. This is my first Kel-Tec and I must say that I was very pleasantly surprised by the 'fit and finish ' of this pistol; it was much better than expected. I also purchased a metal guide rod, magazine "pinky" extention, and a trigger "shoe". Unfortunately, I haven't made it to the range yet, but I'm planning a trip as soon as the weather warms up enough to permit it.

In the meantime, I have some questions that I hope someone out there will be able to answer.

(1.) The guide rod that came with my P11 appears to be steel (not complaining - can always use a spare). Does anyone know if Kel-Tec ships their upgraded models with metal guide rods?

(2.) I've been reading a lot about people 'fluffing and buffing' their pistols. When I broke mine down to clean it, it already looks pretty "fluffed and buffed". Is this something that's already been done to the upgraded models (parked and nb)?

Any information and/or tips provided will be appreciated!

Thanks,
Swifty
 

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Swifty, congrats on your p11. The stock guide for is fine I have read slot of people here still using it, and also have heard that the steal guide rods could cause premature wear although haven't seen any examples. As for the f&b I was instructed by some senior guys here to shot it first seems like the older ones needed some work to help with function.

There is some good reads in the FAQ section from 1bad69 about all the things your looking at doing Including the trigger shoe. Good luck on your purchase and report back on what you think after taking it to the range.
 

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The fluff and buff was to smooth out the rubbing parts a little to make it perform like a "broken in" firearm. Just to smooth the action overall.
Do a search on grease here, especially in the old archives. There are a few points where grease is better than just oil like on the slide rails. I've used plain car wheel bearing grease but currently use some teflon infused outboard motor grease I had leftover.
There are also a lot of threads here on modifications. NONE are required but can make it an easier shooter. I have a hogue or packmayer slip over grip on mine. Added the tritium front sight for Michael, too. They don't have the rears because it's a drift in sight.
 
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