Kel-Tec PF-9: Thoughts and Opinions?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by BigByrd47119, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I'v recently considered purchasing the Bersa Thunder in the 9mm, but after looking at it, reading some reviews, and getting some information from friends who have owned them (in the .380), Iv decided to instead to look more at the Kel-Tec PF-9.

    So to put it simply, I want to know what everyones thoughts are on this pistol, which will be utilized for concealed carry. Additionally I'd like to get some opinions about a standard pressure defensive round. I am currently leaning towards the Fiocchi 9XTPC.

    Any information or fact based opinions are greatly appreciated (we like the regular type too)!

    ~~~BigByrd
     
  2. rfdallas

    rfdallas New Member

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    I have the P-11 and use it as a carry gun. its a very good carry gun but not a fun gun at the range. it has a very long and heavy trigger pull so it starts to hurt after a while. so its not a range gun to shoot and have fun. Thats my two cents.
     

  3. StanDJ77

    StanDJ77 New Member

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    I agree, i own a p-11 and though its excellent for ccw, thats probably it
     
  4. freefall

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    I heart my PF9. I haven't put thousands of rounds through it, more like 300 in the year or so I've owned it. To be frank, it wasn't built to put thousands of rounds through. It has never malfunctioned for me, but the Lovely Mrs Freefall has a distressing tendency to bump the mag release and drop the mag when shooting. She hates it.
    Anyway, I find this thing to be reliable, accurate, fits in my hip pocket and it retails for less than $300. I've been told it has a better trigger pull than the P11.It's my everyday gun. And I do have carry options such as various size 1911s, SP101, Bulldog 44sp, etc. The PF9 is just too easy to stick in my pocket and go.
     
  5. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

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    Whats your carry round?

    Im trying to find a round that will match (at the least) the FBI's required 12 inches of penetration while still expanding effectivly. I want to go with a standard pressure round simply because thats what I'll be practising with when I'm at the range. I was thinking the 124-gr range?

    What do you think sir?
     
  6. murraywc

    murraywc New Member

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    After looking pretty close at them I like the bersa better than the Kel-tec. Kel-tec is DAO where the bersa has a Double or single action on the first round and single after it also has a safety.
     
  7. freefall

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    At present I'm carrying Speer 124 gr Gold Dots I believe. To tell the truth I don't worry all that much as long as I'm buying a good brand HP. Hydra-shocks are my favourite but if I can't find them when I'm looking I'm happy with Speers.
     
  8. 1911Jeeper

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    Any brand name Hollow Point that functions 100% in my firearm. There are no magic bullets and a specific round that functions in one persons firearm may not function at all in your identical firearm.

    I have a P-11 and would expect the PF-9 to be similar in quality and accuracy.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2010
  9. JJAMISON

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    Have you looked at the Kahr CW9's? I bought one 2 years ago and love the thing. It is a fun range gun and awesome CCW gun. I even carry mine when I have a LEO class but don't want to haul the P229 around. great little 9mm, accurate as heck. Mine out shoots my Sig 229. just the mags are limited to 7 rounds single stack. but i am betting the kel-tec is almost the same.
     
  10. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Yep. 7rds single stack.
     
  11. gatopardo

    gatopardo New Member

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    Keltec pf9

    For cc is very thin, probably the thinnest out there, although I could be wrong ,just check this pic
    I carry 6 o'clock in a lefty since there is a natural hollow there, I don't need over sized pants for that.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

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    JJAMISON,

    Yep, Kahr CW9 is a great feeling gun although I'v never personally had the oportunity to use one. My problem at the moment, and the reason I'm so interested in this PF-9, is I simply dont have $400+ to spend on a handgun.

    Sure the difference might only be around $100, but its simply a chunk of change i dont have (and cant justify spending at the moment).

    In the future it might very well be something I consider, although for $400+ I might just get the Glock 26 instead!
     
  13. JJAMISON

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    yep that is true. I know what it's like to have to save up. the only reason I bought the Kahr, besides wanting one for 5 years was the deal I got. I bought mine before Obama made it in and i knew the gun shop owner. he sold me the CW9 with an extra mag for $329.00 out the door. NOlw i think they list at over 400. but they shoot really sweet. I out shot my duty pistol with the CW9