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Kel Tec PF 9

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Johns Taco, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Sep 20, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco [OP] I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    I have been looking at this gun and have watched a lot of YOUTUBE vids on it, either people loved it or said it was junk. Any one on here have one? Please comment.
     
  2. Sep 20, 2011 at 3:04 PM
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    Johns Taco [OP] I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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  3. Sep 20, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    i had one gave it to my brother...super light easy to conceal shot ok for a pocket rocket
     
  4. Sep 21, 2011 at 1:04 AM
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    Johns Taco [OP] I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Thanks for the comment, anyone else?
     
  5. Sep 21, 2011 at 5:50 AM
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    They are nice for what they are and what they cost.
    You certainly dont find a smaller lighter full power 9mm.
    The main issue is the looong hard trigger pull, it makes it harder to shoot accurately.
    Add a Hogue rubber sleeve grip to it, helps alot with the handling.
    I carried one for quite a while, then I upgraded to a Taurus 709 Slim, just slightly larger and heavier, but I like it alot more.
    It has a much better trigger, and an external safety.
     
  6. Sep 21, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    imho the trigger pull isnt that hard its on par or less effort than most dual action revolvers...and most definitely easier than the p11
     
  7. Sep 21, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    StZu

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    I had the opportunity to shoot this gun this last weekend. The gun itself is a pretty nice shooting piece however the trigger pull is looong. I pulled on the trigger and stopped to check if the safety was on with the first shot. But with a double action this is par for the course. I would rather have a single/double in another flavor, myself.
    I would suggest going and trying this one out before you bought it to see if that trigger pull is a go/no go thing for you.
     
  8. Sep 21, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    Bought one for my wife, as she has small hands. I end up carrying it a lot as it fits perfectly for concealed carry. If you get one you must and I mean must perform the "fluff and buff" to get the gun to perform. It is not an expensive gun and while designed well, it has some manufacturing issues. You should never put a bullet larger than 124 grain through it due to barrel pressure. NEVER dry fire the gun. In short it is a good gun for light use/concealed carry to get you out of a bad situation, not to have a hollywood gunfight. I would by another one.

    Pros:
    18 oz loaded
    7 round clip + 1
    easy to conceal
    nothing to get caught when drawing
    can add concealment clip
    accuate to 25 feet
    long trigger pull is the safety

    Cons:
    Kicks like a mule due to weight
    limited ammo size use
    short range only
    long trigger pull
     
  9. Sep 21, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    I just put one of these on layaway...looking forward to getting it
     
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    the keltec is only 12.7 ounces...its 18.2 ounces loaded....
     
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    Yes, my bad I meant loaded. Like when I was typing the post. :D

    Fixed.
     
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    While some believe that you can't or shouldn't shoot anything bigger than 124gr ammo or +p ammo. KelTec states that you can use +p ammo, but not to use it regularly. Meaning you don't want to shoot 100 rounds thru it practicing at the range. I have shot 147gr ammo thru mine and some +p.

    Yes, it is a short, light gun. When using 147 or +p ammo, this gun wants to twist out of your hand. For me and my PF9, my carry ammo is Remington Golden Saber's in 124gr. I have had good results with Federal Personal Defense with 147gr Hydra-shok bullets. But, the Remington shoots better groups at 15yrds and I can practice with it more.

    As for the "fluff and buff", yes, you should do it. I put around 150 rounds thru mine before I did the F&B. KelTec will polish your feed ramp for you if you send them the barrel. I did mine in about 5 minutes. Check out these sites for KelTec info: http://www.ktrange.com/ and http://www.thektog.org/

    I trust my life to my PF9. I carry it in the summer and a Kimber 1911 in the winter.
     
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    I have one and it is fine for what it is....a $220 subcompact pistol. I bought it for pocket carry, but it is just a little too big for that IMO, now I carry a LCP in my front pocket. I just keep it as my truck gun now.

    It is not a range toy to put a lot of rounds through due to it's light weight and stapler gun like trigger, but mine has gone bang every time and if you want a compact 9 for a cheap price it is a good deal.
     
  15. Sep 30, 2011 at 12:21 AM
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    i also have one, i got it to carry on days i couldnt get away with my G26, it's super easy to carry, almost identical in size to my G26 except the keltec is half as thick, i carry 124gr federal HST's in it

    and for those complaining about the trigger, it's like that cause that's your only safety it's not a match gun it's a 20ft gun, with practice it'll put em all in the A zone at 25yds no problem, and FWIW keltec's customer service is the best i've ever dealt with, if you have a problem they'll take care of it no questions asked, made in america baby!! lol
     
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    I owned the 40S&W version a few years back. It was a POS, constant failure to feed or eject. The barrel burst using regular factory loads. That was repaired under the warranty but then I couldn't separate the barrel from the slide. Plus it was just uncomfortable to shoot. I'll never buy a Kel Tec again.
     
  17. Sep 30, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    what are you talking about? keltec (to my knowlege) hasn't ever made a .40 cal variant of this firearm
     
  18. Sep 30, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    Mines garbage. It's ok for a conceal weapon but it FTE's about every third round. No matter what ammo I put though it.
     
  19. Sep 30, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    I own and carry one daily. As stated before it has a long trigger pull but for what it is I like it. Lightweight, easily concealable, and gets the job done if need be. It's not a range toy though. Also a hogue grip is a must.
     
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    hes probably talking about the p40 which is a p11 in 40 cal....they stopped making them because it was a little much in the small polymer frame
     
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