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3 years 45 weeks ago, 10:01 AM

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Hello All,

Active duty Marine here. I'm a big shooter. I shoot IDPA monthly and am looking to get into 3 gun or multigun shooting as well. I am going to purchase a new concealed carry pistol in a few week and have been looking at the Keltec PF-9 any advice from owners would be helpful. Thanks.

Eric

3 years 45 weeks ago, 10:09 AM

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Welcome Eric

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3 years 45 weeks ago, 10:25 AM

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Hola, Welcome to the circus.... Hold on for the ride! I'm not a fan of the PF9, personally. I preferred the Kahr PM9 or G26 when I shot them all side by side.... but the PF9 is cheaper if you're on a budget. Have you seen the Diamondback DB9? I've haven’t shot one yet, but I did hold one at the shot show... not bad for a single stack 9x19. I still prefer a little bit of a thicker grip (double stack) like the G26, but thats just personal preference. I am very interested in trying KelTec's new shotty out though. That thing felt nice when I was molesting it.

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3 years 45 weeks ago, 11:54 AM

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I will look into that

I will look into that diamondback. It's not really a budget thing but I just want something light and thin.

3 years 45 weeks ago, 1:59 PM

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PF9 has some issues

Almost all the people I know who have purchased the PF9, have had it back at least once to KelTEK and some of them a number of times. FTF and FTE are a real issue with them. Though a couple have had a good one right off the bat without issues. From what I understand when the slide comes back to eject the fired round and chamber the next round, the barrel can drop down lower into the frame making it impossible to chamber the next round. Conversely the fired round can get hung just enough to cause the ejector to pop around the rim of the case causing the FTF...

I have shot the PF9 and the one I was shooting had no issues and fit the bill pretty well.

I'm with Reaper on the Kahr, G26 or even the Tuarus Slim 9 or 40...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 45 weeks ago, 6:44 AM

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I was thinking aobu the Taurus Slim 40. Do you have one? I would like some info from someone that has one. I know Taurus had a bad name a few years ago due to some bad steel used on the firearms. I like the Taurus Slim 40 but haven't heard enough about it.

3 years 45 weeks ago, 5:09 PM

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Welcome eric

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3 years 45 weeks ago, 7:44 PM

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Hey, no doubt..

Thank you for your service and welcome for sure!

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 45 weeks ago, 3:37 PM

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SEMPER FI,former Marine myself,i have shot the Taurus slim 9,It shot very well for what it was,a thin,single stack.I liked it,but i do have a G26,which is my carry piece that i really like,and it has almost twice the capacity of the slim 9 ,with the 12 round mag and i can carry a spare G26, G19,G17 mag or go with the evil 33 round mag if i choose,nice to have options magazine wise.The sights,shiny buttons and lever thingies were all in the right place on the Taurus Slim 9 too.Welcome to the site,whats your MOS?

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3 years 45 weeks ago, 4:10 PM

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I'm not sure what I'll get yet. I have an XD but it's a 4" and way to big to carry in a t-shirt. I want something small. Who knows I might just get a wheel gun. Hard decisions you know!!! I'm an 0481 Landing Support Specialist haven't done my mos since my first deployment though. I've done a little bit of everything else. When where you in?

3 years 45 weeks ago, 7:27 PM

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If you have a range around you that rents weapons, you might want to put together a list of possibilities and try each out. Every weapon is going to be a bit different for everyone.

The Slim 40 is probably going to be very snappy, but even that can be tamed with practice.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 45 weeks ago, 8:00 PM

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Yea not to many of those around here. I'll prolly just go with something small and lite. I'm not concerned about recoil sure I can handle anything I shoot.

3 years 45 weeks ago, 7:23 PM

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thanks Hendrickseric

well that is the fun of being a gun"afficianado",wheel guns are great to,i have a few,.22,38,44 mag.Click on my avatar my life story is in my profile,its boring.

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3 years 45 weeks ago, 4:24 AM

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with that "boring life" stuff. He acts nonchalant, but he's a real legend in his own mind. He's so high speed, he has flashbacks of wars he wasn't even in! Now that's some dedication.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
3 years 44 weeks ago, 1:42 PM

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okay pog

I saw a video documenteary on netflix called "Guantanamo",most of you guys sit around in your rooms and play"call of duty" or "wizards and weiner watchers",boring too.The flashbacks and high speed are all related to my misspent life riding Harleys,get your own.

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3 years 44 weeks ago, 2:17 PM

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When I'm in my room, I sit around and play Insaniquarium, not that violent stuff that warps young people's minds. That's if I'm not sleeping. But then again, I'm not in my room from 0445 to 2000 because I'm busy watching terrorists that should have been killed by you marines in the first place.

I see proof every day that the marksmanship training in the marine corps and army needs some serious work. And boy, let me tell you, the first time I said that around here, people looked at me like I had just eaten a live baby.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
3 years 44 weeks ago, 6:48 AM

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I agree with you on the marksmanship improvement. I see a need for the current qualifications but we should be performing more CQB live ranges. We could be doing 3 gun contests at battalion levels to keep the Marines interested. You know everyone love competition.

3 years 44 weeks ago, 4:21 PM

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absolutely

that would be a blast.

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3 years 44 weeks ago, 2:32 PM

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ha ha

I knew it...runaway is leeroy jenkins:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkCNJRfSZBU

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
3 years 44 weeks ago, 2:56 PM

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had to laugh

at the live baby comment,....if we could only turn that island into a free fire zone,charge SOBs to go there and have a go at shooting some Taliban,throw in a few convicted felons from CONNUS when the supply depletes itself,throw in a few judges after that,and the Mongols...ahh but i'm dreaming of a utopia that doesn't exist,damn you Charleton Heston! damn you to hell!

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3 years 44 weeks ago, 3:10 PM

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I only say that because I can't watch the video. Fag.

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3 years 44 weeks ago, 5:11 PM

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I once had a Stratigo flash-back.Hendrickseic get yourself a Sig p238, in a .380....you won't regret it....its a mini 1911...

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3 years 44 weeks ago, 6:50 AM

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I'll take a look at those.

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Welcome from another newbie . Thank You for your service and sacrafice to the greatest country in the world !!!!

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