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Old 02-14-2012, 05:48 AM   #1
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Default Ruger Lc9 VS Kel Tec PF9

Which should I purchase?? I need some thought from owners of each??

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Old 02-14-2012, 03:13 PM   #2
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My pf9 is awesome comfortable to conceal and I really like mine a lot

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Old 02-14-2012, 03:21 PM   #3
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Can't say on the ruger. But have owned the pf9 and loved it. Awesome lil gun for the money!

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The Kahr CW9.

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Lc9 hands down. I owned the Kel-Tec pf11 and it functioned flawlessly however, The crappiest trigger I have ever squeezed. The trigger pull is God awful and heavy heavy. 8 or 9#'s can't remember. Hated shooting thing. The LC9 was excellent. Trigger pull was long but manageable and not to snappy. Not a gun I would consistently shoot at the range a lot but a nice carry piece for sure. Having had both, I would pick the LC9 again over Kel-tec. My shop is selling them NIB for $325

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I like my PF-9

Have shot the LR9c and liked it as well...both great guns...but the PF-9 is more/easier concealable

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True g17frantz! The pf9 trigger is not the best. Heavy trigger. Long trigger.

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I own both. They are pretty much the same gun with the LC9 having a better fit and finish. The LC9 is also better quality. My PF9 has had a cracked slide, and then the slide release lever broke. The PF9 has a lifetime warranty for the original owner. I would not want to own a PF9 without the lifetime warranty.

Both are very accurate. The stock trigger on the PF9 is better than the LC9 but the small radius curve hurts the finger. I installed the aluminum trigger which made a great improvement. The factory LC9 trigger is much longer and breaks when the trigger is pulled all the way back to the frame. This greatly affects my accuracy. After installing a Galloway trigger bar and hammer in the LC9 it is just awesome. The modified trigger reduced my group size to 2" and 3" at 7 yds.

My preference is for the Ruger LC9. For a hundred dollars more you get a better quality firearm in the LC9.

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I owned the LC9and probably put 800 rounds through it. This gun works perfect for IWB conceal carry, but not a particularly fun gun to shoot. Even with the trigger pull I was able to obtain good accuracy at 7 yards. Shooting quick shots was not easy either due to the trigger pull. I did trade the gun, but regret it now. The XD40SC is too heavy for conceal carrry. I've only pulled the trigger on the Keltec and it was very uncomfortable and painful. Currently looking for a replacement for the LC9.

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Ruger over Kel Tec all day every day

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