Kel-Tec PF9

The Kel-Tec PF-9 is a 9 mm caliber recoil operated locked breech double action only single column magazine semi-automatic pistol based on and sharing many parts with Kel-Tec’s earlier P11 and P3AT models. Kel-Tec claims it is the flattest and lightest 9 mm pistol ever mass-produced, it was designed as a concealment backup weapon for Law Enforcement and for civilian concealed carry. The PF-9 model was first publicized by Kel-Tec in February 2006 and released into the market in the fall of 2006.[
MSRP: 
350
Date of Design (year): 
2006
Length (mm): 
149
Barrel Length (mm): 
78
Weight Loaded (kg): 
0.513
Weight Empty (kg): 
0.411
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The Kel-Tec PF-9 is a 9 mm caliber recoil operated locked breech double action only single column magazine semi-automatic pistol based on and sharing many parts with Kel-Tec’s earlier P11 and P3AT models. Kel-Tec claims it is the flattest and lightest 9 mm pistol ever mass-produced, it was designed as a concealment backup weapon for Law Enforcement and for civilian concealed carry. The PF-9 model was first publicized by Kel-Tec in February 2006 and released into the market in the fall of 2006.[

The PF-9 is manufactured in Cocoa Florida by Kel-Tec CNC Industries. Featuring extensive use of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) manufacturing techniques, its 6 main components consist of the barrel, slide, frame, grip housing, trigger group, and magazine. The barrel is manufactured of AISA 4140 steel hardened to 48 HRC, and the slide is constructed of 4140 steel as well. The pistol’s frame consists of a solid machined 7075-T56 aluminum billet and contains the trigger group. A transfer bar system connects the hammer and trigger within the trigger group, and a firing pin block safety is also incorporated which helps prevent accidental discharge if the firearm is dropped. The grip housing is fashioned of DuPont ST-8018 polymer and holds the steel 7 round single column magazine.[

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 10:24 AM

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pf 9

Is a small 9mm worth it? How's it rank comparatively to other small back up guns like .32 and .380acp? I would just be interested in which small pistol would best do the job in a self defense situation.

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 1:05 PM

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PF9

I have found this to be a very handy light, compact, reliable pistol with plenty of accuracy for it's intended use. This little gun is easy enough to carry that I was able to get my small girlfriend to move up to
9mm from .32 acp P32. The 4 examples I fired were quite reliable as well.

5 years 31 weeks ago, 9:38 PM

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Looks good

Its small but its probably worth it.

5 years 29 weeks ago, 4:14 PM

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Kel-Tec PF9

My gun dealer is just trying like crazy to get me to but one(.32). To be honest it feels to light.

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 4:19 PM

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Its not a bad weapon for fucking around with. How much is he charging you?

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5 years 27 weeks ago, 8:10 AM

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PM 9

I've never shot the PM9, but bought a P11 which is basically the same gun but is .12 inch wider. It came with a 10 round clip and one in the chamber. Because of the larger width, I can carry 13 loaded rounds versus 8 in the PM9. I bought a 12 round clip plus one in the chamber. It shoots very well in the 9mm. My only complaint is the long trigger pull from the DA.

5 years 23 weeks ago, 12:36 PM

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KELTEC PM

WHAT GUN SHOP SELLS THESE IN SO. CALIFORNIA ?

5 years 23 weeks ago, 7:25 AM

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PF9

Great gun and easy in your pocket. Long trigger pull but its not designed for target shooting. Streets around 250 so for ccw its great. I much prefer my 1911 but the keltec is always in my pocket for when my holster stays home.

5 years 23 weeks ago, 1:39 PM

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For almost ten years I have carried a full size 1911 A1 as my conceal carry weapon. I loved its simplistic design, proven reliabiliy and stopping power of the .45 ACP. But over the years, the weight had became an issue and a variety of different holsters only helped temporarily. I bought a Springfield XD 45 thinking that the polymer frame was the ticket. Plus it gave me 13 + 1 firepower with the 4 inch model. What I lost in the weight of the gun I gained back with the extra rounds of ammo.

So I had to make a decision, what would I select as my new conceal carry weapon. I read numerous reviews first on caliber and then on manufacturer. For me, I chose the 9 mm Winchester Ranger SXT cartridge intended for law enforcement. The ballistics if you aren't familar with it are terrific. For the manufacturer, I selected the Kahr PM9. I had gone to the range and rented a couple of different 9mm models they had and felt this one fit me best. It was lightweight, compact and the accuracy was dead on. But at @$700 it came a price but well worth it.

After a few months of enjoyment, I had the misfortune of losing my new found friend to the wife. She had taken it to the range and fell in love with it. And she now carries it with her 24 by 7 and the Ladies Smith & Wesson .38 SPL is in her night stand.

So shopping again I went for a new 9mm for me. A friend had told me about one of his favorite carrys, the Kel-Tec PF9. I checked it out and decided to go ahead and buy one. It only set me back @$270 as compared to the price I had paid for the Kahr PM9. At the same time, I must confess it's not quite in the same league but I can deal with it. My trusty 1911 A-1 is never far away.

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5 years 23 weeks ago, 1:51 PM

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Walther pps vs keltec

Try a PPS. Kel-Tec is a functional weapon, but not very long term. I would not to have my life depending on a Kel-Tec that has been carried for a few years. Definetely not a range gun. The trigger put is shit. Feels like a toy. Iwas worried about breaking it.

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