Kel Tec Question ...

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by thug23, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. thug23

    thug23 New Member

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    I'm in the market for a conceal weapon and was wondering if you all could tell me the difference and your opinions on the Kel-Tec P11 and Kel-Tec PF9 ?
    I was very interested in the Kahr PM9 or PM40 but I have spent the better part of two weeks reading numerous complaints about the Kahr and its mechanics malfunctions. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Bidah

    Bidah New Member

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    I have had my P11 for a while, with thousands shot through it. Not one problem. I did smooth out the ramp, but that was it. It has a heavy and long trigger pull, but it is that way for a reason. The P11 is really meant for shots under 7 meters, and while I can do ok at 10 meters, I would not expect much farther out than that.

    I mainly carry it during the summer with shorts in a SmartCarry holster.

    -Bidah
     

  3. wilson133

    wilson133 New Member

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    The P-11 is wider and has a larger mag capacity, the PF-9 is supposed to have a better trigger. The P-11 has a long trigger pull that takes some getting used to, but it is a reliable gun, they've been building that model for a long time. The PF-9 supposedly still has teething problems.
    I have a P-11 with a P-40 kit on it that stays in the car, it is a good balance between usability and cost for that purpose. It works and it isn't real expensive in case it gets stolen.
     
  4. bluealtered

    bluealtered New Member

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    I have three kel-tecs, the p11 works well but is a little bulky to carry in your jeans. As stated above it does have a long heavy trigger. The pf-9 i just got and has been a jewell right from the box. the trigger is much better, and it has shot everything i put through it, including some very old surplus. If you get a pf-9, try to stay with a serial # of r8xxx or newer, the bugs are out of these. O, the other one is a su-16a, not a pistol. blue
     
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  5. bluealtered

    bluealtered New Member

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    I have three kel-tecs, the p11 works well but is a little bulky to carry in your jeans. As stated above it does have a long heavy trigger. The pf-9 i just got and has been a jewell right from the box. the trigger is much better, and it has shot everything i put through it, including some very old surplus. If you get a pf-9, try to stay with a serial # of r8xxx or newer, the bugs are out of these. O, the other one is a su-16a, not a pistol. Go to www.ktrange.com or www.ktog.org for more info. blue
     
  6. hudd357mag

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    Funny this was brought up. The man that just custom made my holsters was telling me his top seller for Conceal Carry was the Kel Tec. That is what he carries and has put 500 rounds through it. He said it sticks at first and after 50 rounds its all broken in. What that means I have no idea. Just passing along 3rd person info. I liked the size of the gun and the fact it will take S&W long magazines.
     
  7. DKA

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    I have 2 Kel Tec's P11 and P3AT, like both a lot, but when mine were new, they were stiff. think that it might be the oil that is put on them from the factory, but they had to get broken in before they shot good.
     
  8. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    I had a little issue with my Kel Tec P3AT at first. It was not feeding properly. I polished the feed ramp and it hasn't been a problem since. I carry my P3AT most of the time as it hides perfectly in my pocket. On occasion, I carry my CZ 83...
     
  9. waroberson3017

    waroberson3017 New Member

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    I also was looking for a conceal carry for my missus. I looked at the PF-9 and the P-11. I placed both in my pocket at the gun store. The P-11 left a VERY noticeable "print", due to it being a little more bulky than the PF-9, which is 'single stack". My missus also liked the feel of the PF-9, with its narrowness. The PF-9 was less noticeable when pocketed. I bought a Desantis pocket holster and, even with "snug" jeans on, the PF-9 was completely unnoticed. The choice, to me, was less noticeable vs higher capacity. Since the missus and I can shoot fairly accurate, we/she went with the PF-9 for more concealability. Hope this helps,
     
  10. waroberson3017

    waroberson3017 New Member

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    As you can tell from my sig pic, I prefer my SW40VE as a conceal carry, but it is DEFINITELY not a pocket gun. Just wanted to clear that up
     
  11. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    You'll find the Kel Tec P3AT fit nicely in your pocket with or without a holster. Although it imprints less with the holster. While I'm not much of a 380 fan, it is certainly better than a pocket full of rocks.
     
  12. Bozz

    Bozz New Member

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    With the exception of my P-11. Everything else I own is high end. I have no complaints with the Kel-tec. just as others described, it has reliable since I've owned it. Can't beat it for the money.

    Bozz