George Kellgren

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George Lars Kellgren
Göran Lars Magnus Kjellgren

(1943-05-23) May 23, 1943 (age 76)
ResidenceCocoa, Florida, US
Nationality Sweden
OccupationCEO, Firearms designer

George Kellgren (born May 23, 1943) is a Swedish-born firearms designer, inventor and founder of the gun manufacturer Kel-Tec. His designs include the Intratec Tec-9, Kel-Tec P-11, Kel-Tec SUB-2000 carbine and Grendel .380 ACP pocket pistol.[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.