PF9 Recoil

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Thelt, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Thelt

    Thelt New Member

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    I traded my P32 in for a PF9. I am surprised at how snappy it is. I have shot a 9mm before, a full size Glock, but it did not kick much. I guess the size and weight of this gun make it snap harder. After about 50 rounds my hand was sore.

    Anyone else notice this or I am just being wimpy?
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Physics, my son. The less mass, the easier to move. Some handle the mass by weight, others by springs. The better mass movement is handled, the less "felt recoil".
     

  3. gatopardo

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    Not only does it kick but it cuts, I had to use sandpaper to soften the seams on the grips and the trigger, now it's OK. I also added a soft grip made of a bike air chamber a 16" i think from Academy:cool:
    The reason for it been so jumpy is the size of the grip, there is room for only two fingers there, here is one with night sights from glow-on.com
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  4. Thelt

    Thelt New Member

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    Those sights are cool. It did not cut me, it just beat up my hand. Maybe I will get used to it if I shoot it some more. I do not have a lot of accuracy with it yet.
     
  5. Elemental

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    I picked up a PF-9 this past weekend. I took it to the range a couple of days ago, and I was a little surprised at how snappy it was. But, I guess I shouldn't have been surprised. It's very small and very light. It didn't cut me, but my hand didn't feel great after 50 rds. But, I'm not disappointed. The PF-9 is not a range gun. It's a small, light gun, designed for deep concealment. And I think it will fill that role very well.
     
  6. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I have looked at them several times. How reliable are they?
     
  7. Elemental

    Elemental New Member

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    I can't speak to the reliability, since I've only put 50 rds through it so far. I did have 3 failure-to-fires, but I don't know if it was an ammo problem, or what. I was using Sellier & Beloit (sp?) ball ammo.

    So far, the only thing I really don't like about it is the fact that you have to push the mag release button to insert the mag.

    Accuracy-wise, I was fairly pleased. I was able to hit (more or less) where I aimed from 10 yards away, using a 6-o'clock hold.

    *Edit: Check that. I guess you don't have to press the mag release when inserting the mag. Apparently, I just wasn't pushin' hard enough :eek:
     
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  8. Thelt

    Thelt New Member

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    I have run 50 rounds through it and had one failure to feed. The round that failed to feed was the second round I fired. I think I limp wristed it. I was not expecting it to kick as hard as it does. It was fine after that when I held it firmly.

    It is easy to carry. I picked up an Uncle Mikes IWB holster for it today and it is pretty comfortable and disappears under a t shirt.
     
  9. Sooie

    Sooie New Member

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    I'm excited. Ordered mine from budsgunshop $260. Expect it tomorrow and a thread to follow lol
     
  10. MsVegas

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    I own a PF9 and carry it anytime I'm not carrying my Glock 26. I owned this gun for about a year now. I put 150 rounds through it in one session including qualifying with it the first day I shot so I could add it to my conceal carry permit. It's not a range gun as others mentioned. It has some snappy recoil but is expected in such a small lightweight gun. I put a Hogue Jr. grip on mine with a pinky extension which made the gun easier on the hands. It's dead on accurate and once you learn to stage the trigger you will shoot it very well. It's a great carry gun but put some rounds through it and get us to recoil and you'll love carrying the little guy. After all when it comes down to having to use it recoil won't come across your mind!
     
  11. Thelt

    Thelt New Member

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    I upgraded from a p32 to the pf9. The recoil is harsh but it does make me feel safer knowing the power is so much greater. I do need to practice with it some more.
     
  12. MsVegas

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    Someone here asked about reliability of the PF 9 here. I have around 500 rounds through mine without 1 single hiccup. I did not even need to do a fluff and buff. It's been great right out of th box. Keltec does state that you should not put thousands upon thousands of rounds through it. It is designed to be carried alot and shot enough to stay proficient with it. Keltec also recommends that you do not feed it a regular diet of +P ammo. I hbe not put any +P ammo though this small gun and don't plan on it. I've heard from others it can be picky about what type of ammo you feed it. I've feed mine blazer brass, Winchester white box, American Eagle, and a few more range ammo with no problems.

    I carry it with federal hydra-shook or Speer Gold Dot. They feed flawlessly. If anyone wants to see a really good review on the PF 9 check out nutnfancy's handgun review on YouTube.
     
  13. MsVegas

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    Congratulations Soolie on your purchase on the PF 9. $260 is a good price for this gun. I've purchased many guns from Buds. They are great to work with. If anyone is thinking about the PF 9 I'd suggest grabbing one from Budsgunshop before they are all gone:)
     
  14. Thelt

    Thelt New Member

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    The one I bought was used. They were asking $250 for it so I would say you got a good deal.
     
  15. Elemental

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    I also got my PF-9 from Bud's ($259 + tax), but I picked it up at the store. I live about an hour and a half from there. It was my first purchase from Bud's, and I was pleased. They have a great selection, good prices, and good service.
     
  16. Elemental

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    Took the PF-9 back to the range today. I have to say, after putting another hundred or so rounds through it, I'm not crazy about it. It may just be me, but I find it very uncomfortable to shoot, and I'm all over the place with it. Plus, I had 3 FTE's, but I'll reserve judgment regarding the reliability until I've put a couple hundred more through it. By comparison, I also spent some time today shooting the Springfield XD subcompact. What a difference! Sure, we're talking 2 different guns here - the XD is a lot more substantial (not to mention a lot more expensive), but it was like night and day.

    I think I'm still looking for my perfect carry gun. I don't think the PF-9 is the right one for me.

    I knew I should have gotten that LCP :(
     
  17. tigman

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    Take a real sharp knife and slowly and carefully shave the molding seam on the back of the grips. Thi allows you to hold the PF-9 more natural and avoid hand pain. If you are very careful it also helps the apperance.
     
  18. Elemental

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    I may try a slip-on grip cover.
     
  19. Thelt

    Thelt New Member

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    I did that along with a stick on grip pad and it did help.
     
  20. Texanbybirth

    Texanbybirth New Member

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    My Kahr CW-9 is almost identical in size. The Hogue Handall Jr. makes shooting very comfortable. It not only cushions the recoil, it has molded finger grooves to make it more controllable. It costs $10 at most gun stores.

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