keltec pf 9

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by vinnytombs, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. vinnytombs

    vinnytombs New Member

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    hello everyone I have a concealed carry liscens and wanted to get something bigger than the .380 I usually carry. I decided to go with a kel tec pf 9 in tan. does anyone know anything about them or have any experience with them. what I have found is that it's a great looking small framed gun in a 9 and extremely inexpensive. any input is appreciated.
     
  2. nccinstaller

    nccinstaller New Member

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    Ive heard good things about them. If you havent purchased yet check out the ruger lc9 and the kahr cw9 also. Best thing to do is hold them or shoot if possible and see what fits
     

  3. vinnytombs

    vinnytombs New Member

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    I've shot the ruger I absolutely don't like them and they rust for no reason and the kahr is pricy if I'm not mistaken have you ever shot the pf 9??
     
  4. fmj

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    I have a PF-9 and like it. It does have quirks. It is NOT a gun that lends its self to a day of comfortable shooting.

    With knowledge of the firearm i believe it can be a quality carry piece.

    Check back in the morn.....i might have a some video of it in action....at least some pics of what it can do in the hands of a not so good shooter.
     
  5. bigtex4855

    bigtex4855 New Member

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    I have had a PF-9 for about a year and a half with 600 rounds through it. Zero failures. I have heard alot of good about Kahr and am considering buying one. A Kahr would definitely be money well spent, but if you get a PF-9 you will probably be happy with it.
     
  6. sweeper22

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    Kel-Tec PF9: $300
    Ruger LC9: $350
    Kahr CM9: $400

    By most accounts these are all quality budget micros. I only have extensive experience with the PF9, and I consider it a bargain. It's an easy carry in shorts and a t-shirt and the 7+1 capacity is exceptional for a gun of that size. The PF9 is designed 100% around being convenient to carry, so don't expect a gun that's terribly fun at the range or easy to shoot with precision. But mine cycles like a champ and has exhibited zero issues through probably 600rds.

    I sometimes carry it in a Desantis Nemesis pocket holster, but usually just go with a belly band under the wasteline of my pants/shorts.
     
  7. Leathermarshmallow

    Leathermarshmallow New Member

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    I have been carrying a PF 9 for about 8 months now. At first, it was hard to shoot, the more I practice with it, the easier it gets. I enjoy shooting it. It is accurate and has been a 100% gun for me with about 1000 rounds through it now. I recommend it! I am going to buy another just because I like it so well. A great deal for "bang for the buck".
     
  8. crispy500

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    Pick one. They all work. Some will say that Kel Tec is junk, but my PF-9 functions flawlessly. Found the grip was a bit thin for me. A Hogue Handall Jr. fixed that problem.

    Mine was $235 brand new with two mags and a belt clip (which I wouldn't use) from a dealer just last year. You can get them all day for $259.
     
  9. cfraga1978

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    Has anyone experienced light primer strikes with the keltec pf9? I was running a few different brands through my wife's gun this weekend and had a few light primer strikes with that tula 9mm (russian steel case) but it was only like every third rnd.

    So I pulled the firing pin and deburred the channel. But still had some light strikes on only the tula. The only thing I can think of is that they must have some really hard primers. Everything else (american made) ran through just fine.
     
  10. Wolfeman1911

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    My friend had to send his back because of light primer strike issues. Mine ran flawlessly through a thousands rounds. Half were reloads. I loved it but sold it because it was a tad too big for a pocket in my opinion. I opted to carter a380 in each front pocket. A kel tec and a ruger.
     
  11. sweeper22

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    As you seem to have already concluded, this sounds like 100% ammunition issues.

    I've never had an issue with my PF9. But I've never shot Russian ammo through it either. I generally avoid the stuff. The Tula pistol ammo isn't much cheaper than domestic brass cased bulk ammo, so it doesn't seem worth the trouble to me.

    For rifles the cost difference can be great enough to pique my curiosity. The Russian stuff generally runs great in Russian rifles. I tried some Silver Bear in my AR. Accuracy and ballistics were great, cycling was okay but hardly perfect.
     
  12. Cattledog

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    I have a pf-9 for summer carry. The first 50 rounds were tough because while it would cycle it wouldn't hold open after the last round. at around shot 51, 52 the problem went away and hasnt come back . Ive fired maybe 3 or 4 hundred through it since without a single problem.

    Ive heard of and seen primer strike issues related to russian steel case ammo though so I wouldn't be surprised at issues with tul ammo, wolf or any other cheap rounds.
     
  13. Paperpuncher

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    IMHO, if I was looking for a 9 in the PF9 price range(or close) and size, I would look at this new gun from Bersa.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzWJgHfqRAw]Bersa BP9CC Review Part 1 and Intro Video - YouTube[/ame]

    BPCC9

    3.3 inch barrel and 8+1 capacity
     
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  14. Cattledog

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    Its not bad, I like the load indicator and the 8 rd mag. But its still too huge compared to the PF9. Thats me. Both the bersa and the PF9s are double action triggers. Really the next closest in size and price to the PF9 is the Taurus 709 (brazillian) and that has a sa/da trigger wich is nice. The DAO trigger is a deal breaker for some people anyway.

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  15. fmj

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    RE: Light primer strikes w/ PF9

    I believe this to be a shooter issue and not a mechanical malfunction. I had a person on here alert me to this, next time out i paid close (er) attention to my form and what i found was....

    If the shooter doesnt allow the trigger to fully reset the gun will do what seems to be a light primer strike. You must allow the trigger out all the way, if you dont, it "half cocks" for lack of better term.

    Its NOT the guns fault but the shooters.
     
  16. Paperpuncher

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    Of the guns I own the one with the best trigger is the Bersa.

    I did a side by side with the Bersa and PF9 and the Bersa is 1/2 inch bigger in length/height and .15 wider, and about $75 bucks more.
     
  17. Wolfeman1911

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    that is what I told my friend but I was wrong. Not wrong that if you don't reset the trigger fully it would short stroke (it will), but wrong that he was not short stroking it, it had to be sent back for repair because of an out of spec spring.
     
  18. Keltec

    Keltec New Member

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    It is true the PF9 isn't the most comfortable to shoot, but I love mine. Other than the firing pin breaking I haven't had a problem with mine.
     
  19. sparky80

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    I tried that stuff too, and had the same problem. It has shot WWB and RGS in 147 grain with no problem.
     
  20. bigbomar4

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    I shot a pf9 and I really liked it. I went to buy one but the sales guy talked me into buying the more expensive ($20 more) Ruger lc9. When we went to the regester to pay there were two customers there. One bringing his pf9 to be sent out for repair and anouther picking his back up from having it fixed. Me and the sales guy couldnt stop laughing. Im not saying the pf9 is bad like I said I was gonna buy one the timing was just funny. I love my lc9 by the way. Well over 2k rounds through it and the only problems have been with reloads.