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Old 03-29-2012, 05:20 AM   #1
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Default LC9 vs PF9

What are your thoughts? I know the PF9 is a little cheaper which appeals to me, but I would like to know about your experiences particularly with the LC9.
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BTW, this would be for ccw.

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Old 03-29-2012, 01:02 PM   #2
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Not familiar with the first one but my brother has lc9. It's a nice little gun.

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My LC9 is my everyday carry. The only times I have had a problem with it is a few FTF with some cheapo reloads from the local range. Other than that its perfect. Never had a chance to shoot the PF9 tho.

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LC9 and the PF9 are pretty much the same firearm. Only difference is Ruger put in a bunch of crazy safety features, made it with no sharp edges, different extractor, different trigger pull, and no rail. Some have called the LC9 a firearm for dummies, a sell out firearm, or a copy of the PF9. Kel Tec also offers a +1 magazine extension for its firearm which I found to be a great add.

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And it has exploded in sales. Some people feel better with extra safety.

Good luck finding a pf9. Keltec never seems to make enough of any of their firearms save for the pf11.

pf9 seems to be love / hate. Although more lovers than haters.

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I own both and much prefer the LC9 it has a better trigger pull slimmer grip decent sights and just nicer finish overall.
It accepts the LaseLyte side mounted laser which fits easily into your existing holster.
As for "a bunch of crazy safety features" it does have a safety but its unobtrusive and highly unlikely you would ever snick it on accidentally
if you don't require a safety don't use it.
My PF9 shoots very low has poor sights and I do understand its intended purpose is for How Do You Do ranges but I still much prefer the Ruger.

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I have the LC9 and it is my everyday cc gun. Shoots well, though it may take a few rounds to get used to the long trigger pull.

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I had the PF9 and got rid of it. Look at the Kahr CM9 if you want a comparison to the LC9.

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As for "a bunch of crazy safety features" it does have a safety but its unobtrusive and highly unlikely you would ever snick it on accidentally if you don't require a safety don't use it.
My PF9 shoots very low has poor sights .

Not going to disagree but please don't quote me and then say don't use the safeties if you don't want to. What makes your point invalid is some of the safeties are made to be functioning all the time. The lci sticks up...that's just what I want my assailant to know if my firearm is loaded or out of ammunition, if it gets snagged on something, or some other unforeseen problem...I understand this probably has not happened (yet) but its left out in the open to happen. Could have been better like on the LCP. The magazine disconnect...for a personal defense firearm that's a big no for a lot of people. These are on all the time and there is no accidentally activating them. With the internal locks, they are just another problem waiting to happen imo. S&W has these and had problems with them in the past. I have not heard of it happening to any LC9s yet. What is the chance of misplacing the key when its locked? Depends on the person but how many times have people lost their keys to their car?....or the remote to the tv? lol. This is something that's easily remedied if the key is left in the safe.
I find the PF9 sights just fine and perfect for concealed carry with the trigger pull better than the LC9. I will say the LC9 has a smoother finish and looks nicer than the PF9 but both shoot the same imo. I have had the PF9 for over 5 years and problem free, shoots great, a rugged looking tough little firearm with great customer service. Not going to say every PF9 is like mine or every LC9 or CM9 is going to be like mine either. There are some (from all manufactures) that have had small problems. PF9s can be found around the net and in my state they are at the gun stores...but I guess it all depends on where you live for the availability and people buying them up. They should sell faster now seeing that in the Fla incident one was used. Always happens...one i.e.: Az when the Glock 19 was used with a 33 round magazine, both were flying off the shelves...but we'll see. If you find the "bunch of crazy safety features" to your liking, well its speaks for itself. The LC9 is a good firearm from a very good company no doubt, but the LC9 a not for everyone and neither is the PF9. They are pretty much equal but in my book with the PF9 edging out just a bit. To each his own others will say different. The Kahr CM9 is also a very nice firearm to look at and should be considered if looking for a pocket/sub compact 9mm. Look to you tube for video reviews on these, may help in your looking.
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The Kahr CM9 is also a very nice firearm to look at and should be considered if looking for a pocket/sub compact 9mm. Look to you tube for video reviews on these, may help in your looking.
This is what I chose to go with. It's a nice subcompact, small enough for me to conceal and does not kick like a mule. Not a fun range gun but perfect to serve the purpose for which I bought it
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