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George Lars Kellgren

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Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (321) ***-****  HQ Phone
Kel-Tec
1475 Cox Rd
Cocoa, Florida 32926
United States

Company Description: We at KELTEC are committed to providing you with the best products in the industry. To us, the product consists not only of the software program, but also of the...   more
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George Kellgren then started ...
www.thektog.org, 17 Sept 2013 [cached]
George Kellgren then started Kel Tec.
Guns For Everyone | Author Archives
gunsforeveryone.com, 21 June 2013 [cached]
Kel-Tec CEO George Kellgren was quoted as saying "Let them unoriginal pricks over at Ruger copy this motherfucker.
The thing is, the man behind ...
gunnuts.net [cached]
The thing is, the man behind Grendel was George Kellgren, who's now owner and Chief Engineer of Kel-Tec (note portions of his last name in the names of the two companies), so I don't think we can really call it a rip-off.
Who is the Man behind Kel Tec
www.thektog.org, 21 May 2013 [cached]
George Kellgren.
Early life
George Lars Kellgren (sometimes spelled with just one 'L' as Kelgren) was born in Boras Sweden on born May 23, 1943.
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Kellgren cut his teeth as a firearms designer for Husqvarna and Swedish Interdynamics AB in his native country. It was while working at Interdynamics that the inventor tried his hand at a straight blowback operated submachine gun that fired at a blistering 1000-rounds per minute from a closed bolt. Labeled the MP9 by the company, some 25 prototypes were made and shopped around to various countries including South Africa without success.
Made of inexpensive molded polymers and stamped steel parts it was cheap to manufacture but nobody was buying.
In the 1980s, Kellgren immigrated to the United States with some thoughts on his mind about new firearms and some initial backing from Interdynamic.
The Tec-9 Era
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In South Florida during the 1980s, engineer, entrepreneur and future firearm visionary George Kellgren was very interested in jumping into the polymer firearm frenzy. Interdynamic introduced Kellgren to his business partner in Florida, a Cuban immigrant by the name of Carlos Garcia.
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Kellgren decided to make his own, inexpensive polymer pistol.
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In 1994, Kellgren shuttered the doors on Grendel and its line of inexpensive polymer framed pistols stopped production. A few years before he had started Kel-Tec as a CNC machining company then in 1995 started making firearms under that company's name and the rest is history. Currently George is still alive and very much kicking at his home in Cocoa Florida at the age of 70-years young.
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George Kellgren, thank you for choosing the USA!
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George Kellgren is definitely not an engineer who is interested in adding some
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George is an innovator and a forward thinking designer. A big Thank You to George Kellgren and to all the employees of Kel-Tec.
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I hope George continues what hes doing down there for a long time.
Gun Holsters Guide - Kel-Tec P11 Holsters
www.gun-holsters-guide.com, 10 Dec 2011 [cached]
The P-11 was designed by George Kellgren, who was a Swedish designer who also designed firearms for Husqvarna (Sweden), Intratec, and Grendel.
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