George Kellgren

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George Lars Kellgren
Born George Lars Kellgren
May 23, 1943
Borås, Sweden
Residence Cocoa, Florida
Nationality  Sweden
Occupation CEO, Firearms designer

George Kellgren (born May 23, 1943) is a Swedish-born firearms designer and founder of the gun manufacturer Kel-Tec. His designs include the Intratec Tec-9, Kel-Tec P-11 and Grendel .380 ACP pocket pistol. He holds patent 7469496.[1][2]

Kellgren is the owner and Chief Engineer of Kel-Tec CNC. He designed many firearms earlier for Husqvarna and Swedish Interdynamics AB in Sweden. He moved to the US in 1979 and his original US designs were for Intratec and Grendel brand firearms. He founded Kel-Tec in 1991.[3]


  1. ^ US 7469496 
  2. ^ Stanford, Andy (2001). "Perfectly Small". Guns Magazine. 
  3. ^ Who's Who in the South and Southwest (28 ed.). Marquis Who's Who, LLC. 2001. p. 352. ISBN 978-0-8379-0832-8.