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Old 02-29-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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I have had several instances where after the first round my clip drops and the second round doesn't feed. I think it may be my thumb hitting the mag eject because of the heavy recoil on this small frame gun. If anyone has had this issue please chime in. I can no longer trust this gun as my CCW and am looking to get a 1911. Don't want to just trash the kel-tec though if there's an easy fix.

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Old 02-29-2012, 08:51 PM   #2
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I have had several instances where after the first round my clip drops and the second round doesn't feed. I think it may be my thumb hitting the mag eject because of the heavy recoil on this small frame gun. If anyone has had this issue please chime in. I can no longer trust this gun as my CCW and am looking to get a 1911. Don't want to just trash the kel-tec though if there's an easy fix.
I heard about the same issue on another thread and it ended up being a mag release spring. My wife has a pf9 and we have never had a problem like that. I would call keltec and see if it is a common problem.
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Thnx I'll look into it further. If not does anyone know of rubber grips or any grip upgrades for the pf-9?

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Thnx I'll look into it further. If not does anyone know of rubber grips or any grip upgrades for the pf-9?
Yep...
http://www.garrisongrip.com/

and...
http://www.amazon.com/Kel-Tec-Grip-Extender-Black-PF9-492/dp/B000U3WQR2
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Sweet, thnx

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Oh, and also...work on your hand strength.
Being able to lock that pistol in your hand so that you don't poke anything you ain't supposed to is HIGHLY important.

One of these can make all the difference in the world!! Best $15 you will EVER spend!!
http://www.awma.com/productdetail/1595-eagle-catcher.html

I sometimes forget that folks who ain't gorilla-sized have issues with 9mm recoil...
due to my size & ogre-like strength, 9mm to me is like .22WMR to others...
so my best advice to ANY gun owner...is try to develop as much hand/arm strength as you can!
It makes life SO much easier on so many levels.

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Part of the problem is I took my pinky off in a rebar bender a few years back and my hand strength suffers. I feel comfortable with the recoil but need a little more control. Hope the grips work. I'll post results when I shoot with new grips. Thanks again!

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I had to adjust my grip because I know my thumb was hitting the mag release. My other problem is weak wrists, due to old age, & too much muzzle rise. I don't think you need a death grip on the gun, but very important to keep a stiff wrist. I found that when I shot it while braced tight against the shooting bench, no FTFs. When shooting free handed, even using two hands, I had FTFs. I started doing some wrist strengthening exercises, even though old muscles don't respond to exercise like they used to, but hope it helps. On advice from another PF9 owner, I found I actually have less trouble shooting one handed! Maybe it's a matter of relying too much on the support hand & not concentrating on the strong hand grip.Shooting one handed on last outing, out of 56 rounds, had two FTF & that was on the last mag & shooting with the weak hand. I laid that off to fatigue.

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Part of the problem is I took my pinky off in a rebar bender a few years back and my hand strength suffers. I feel comfortable with the recoil but need a little more control. Hope the grips work. I'll post results when I shoot with new grips. Thanks again!
In that case, definitely work with what you have left to increase strength

And I'd look into a prosthetics...as they've come a long way in the last ten years...
if you can get into one of the new studies where they're doing robotics (Vanderbuilt/etc), they do all the work for free,
and you just have to be a test-patient...not a bad deal if you are near a big city or willing to drive a bit.

My wife has a messed-up shoulder from Military Life...4 surgeries so far, and probably one more within the year...
she can't lift her arm above her head, and at the moment, can't hold more than 5 pounds without using her other hand as support.
So we've worked on making her working arm even stronger to take up the slack for the other.
Because the surgery only gives back limited ability...as it gets worse each time...
along with after age 40, its all pretty much downhill as far as natural ability to regenerate tissues/cartilage/etc...

I'm hoping that the new Harness that one company is developing to enhance muscle strength will eventually be able to help her,
along with thousands of folks who have low muscle strength due to diseases.

Through my own life and motorcycle crashes I've developed a pretty definitive attitude towards life's little mishaps...
Never give up, Never surrender, Never Stop until you reach your Goals!!

Otherwise I'd be a crutch commando myself...you oughta see my scars
I shouldn't be walking, much less running & jumping!
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