By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

KelTec felt the .22 target pistol market needed an update, so they answered the call with the CP33.  CP stands for Competition Pistol; and the 33, well… it holds a staggering 33 rounds in each magazine, right out of the box.


KelTec uses a polymer, clamshell, lower receiver mated to an aluminum, upper-bolt housing assembly.  Controls are ambidextrous with a unique AR type charging handle on the back of the receiver. The weapon has a European style heel catch magazine release and a safety lever on both sides of the grip.  The magazine is a unique, quad stack design with four rows for ammunition. When loaded, the rounds need to stack with the rims all lined up in front of each other.


The CP33 Barrel is 5.5 inches long, threaded 12-28 TPI for a suppressor or flash hider and comes with a thread protector.


Type: Blowback Operated Semi-Automatic

Caliber: .22LR

Magazine capacity: 33 rounds, quadruple stacked with magazine extensions available.

Sights: Adjustable fiber optic sights and full-length 1913 Picatinny rail.

Barrel Length: 5.5 Inches with 1/2×28 threads per inch.

Overall Length: 10.6 Inches

Width: 1.7 Inches

Weight: 1.5 Pounds

MSRP: $550



KelTec has a winner with the CP33.  It’s accurate, reliable, and gives you 33 rounds of cheap firepower in a magazine with optional 17 round extensions available that give you 50 rounds!  Whether it’s for plinking, target shooting, or pest control, the CP33 could be the right .22 for you.  Get over to your KelTec dealer and check it out!

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Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department.   He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response.  His writing has appeared in RECOIL,, Soldier of Fortune, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at [email protected]