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Old 07-26-2010, 12:49 AM   #1
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Default Considering a Kel-Tec P9 or P11 in 9mm

I'm considering getting a Kel-Tec in 9mm.

Do you like your Kel-Tec?

I've heard several people say that they wished they had gotten a P9 because it is smaller than the P11.

I copied this from the Kel-Tec website:

Kel-Tec P11 Chrome $390
Calibers: 9 x 19 mm Luger
Weight unloaded: 14 oz.
Loaded magazine: 6 oz.
Length: 5.6"
Height: 4.3"
Width: 1"
Barrel Length: 3.1"
Sight radius: 4.6"
Capacity: 10 + 1 *****
Trigger Pull: 9 lbs

Kel-Tec PF9 - Chrome $390
Calibers: 9mm Luger 9x19mm
Weight unloaded: 12.7 oz.
Loaded magazine: 2.8 oz.
Length: 5.85"
Height: 4.3"
Width: .88"
Barrel Length: 3.1"
Capacity: 7 + 1 ***

What am I missing they look very similar in size.

The weight difference is only because of the additional bullets ??

I'm thinking about getting one or the other of these guns.

Any help / advice would be appreciated if you got any

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The PF9 is smaller. Both have crappy triggers, spotty reputation, and are exactly what you would expect for the price.

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If you can afford it, I'd suggest a Kahr or a Rohrbaugh. Either are top notch and VERY concealable.

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Thanks for the suggestions

A poster on another gun forum posted:

Kel-Tec P11 is true double action with a hammer.

And has double-strike capability.

Does that mean that the P9 is striker fired gun?

I have seen a P11 and it does have a hammer.

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Pf9 is a striker fired gun, I think the trigger is totally acceptable. I heart mine, it's my most carried piece. Is it as nice as my Kimber ? No. Is it as reliable and accurate as my beloved Security Six? Hell no. Do I think it will hold up for thousands of rounds in practice sessions? Probably not. Do I think I can defend myself and the Lovely Mrs with it? You betcha. It's easy to shoot pretty well, it hasn't failed on me in admittedly limited shooting, it's VERY easy to conceal. I like it, I carry it. I wish it was a .45.

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Pf9 is a striker fired gun, I think the trigger is totally acceptable. I heart mine, it's my most carried piece. Is it as nice as my Kimber ? No. Is it as reliable and accurate as my beloved Security Six? Hell no. Do I think it will hold up for thousands of rounds in practice sessions? Probably not. Do I think I can defend myself and the Lovely Mrs with it? You betcha. It's easy to shoot pretty well, it hasn't failed on me in admittedly limited shooting, it's VERY easy to conceal. I like it, I carry it. I wish it was a .45.
That's just the thing. People like them that do not shoot them much. People that shoot them alot don't like them. My dad has a p11 and it sucks.
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Both the PF9 and P-11 have a DAO mechanism with a hammer. The PF9 does not have a double-strike capability.

I own both as well as the P3AT. The PF9 is a regular carry gun and I have never had a malfunction with it or the P-11. The P3AT is another story though.

The optional trigger shoes from Keltec help make the triggers more comfortable on both but, if you choose this route, should use a little Loc-Tite on the screws. I didn't trust either shoe until I had a minimum of 500 rounds through each.

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I consider them both to be sub-compact. Therefore, not the most pleasant to shoot. BUT, either one will do the job as a CCW. Remember, these are defensive weapons & not made to go out & target practice with +p ammo at 50 yards. I have the P-11. Takes some getting used to but I am pleased & feel very comfortable & well protected with it.

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Love my pf9. Great bang for the buck. Mines flawless at 200 rounds. Perfect cc gun.

The hogue handall jr is mandatory. And I prefer no extension.

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I have heard ill reports about the P11 and it's crappy trigger. My PF9 is my most carried handgun. I've fired around 200 rds through it. I'm comfortable with it.

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