Kel-Tec PF-9 Reviews

Discussion in 'Pistols' started by GlockRocker, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. GlockRocker

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    I heard from a small arms dealert hat cops were buying these for off-duty carry. Why would they chose this over a glock, or springfield?



    -GlockRocker
     
  2. Idahoser

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    glockrocker rates it a 1 because "why would they choose it""? Has he even held one? What purpose does it server to do this? Im negating his 1 with my 5, simply to give actual ratings an even footing. I havent held one yet either, but I want to! "
     

  3. lakeariel

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    GlockRocker - the reason is size. I carry their .380 24/7 never without it. If this new PF9 is anything like what Ive got Ill own it because regardless of all else "if its not in your pocket its useless"" I hope its a good one. "
     
  4. gbuddyjoe

    gbuddyjoe New Member

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    I cant wait to get my hands on this little beauty, my Insight X2 Laser will go nicely with it.
     
  5. mjs020294

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    GlockRocker - It is really simple, cops are buying this gun because it is a lot smaller than any Glock. The 9mm in your pocket is more use than the one you left at home because it is too big to conceal. Surely you can comprehend that concept, unless you are a really special kind of stupid.
     
  6. creamandcrimson

    creamandcrimson New Member

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    When in the hell are these things supposed to be released? I have heard something different from just about everyone. I cant wait to get one of these suckers!
     
  7. GlockRocker

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    mj and Lake... im quite aware that these guns are smaller. Im also aware of the many problems and malfinctions that they have produced in such a short period of time and on a pretty consistent basis.



    I heard from one guy (he sold Kel-Tecs) that he recomended not carrying the gun or counting on it to save your life. A pocket full of gun doesnt mean anything if it doesnt fire when you pull the trigger.



    My life is worth more than a Kel-Tec is all im saying. This dealer shared my same thoughts after 3 of his customers brought theres back in with a month of buying them becuase of problems.



    Just my thoughts.



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  8. guner

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    I HAD MY KT9 FOR 2 YRS,IS A GREAT GUN,I GOT IT USED,NEVER HAD A PROBLEM,IT HAS A LOT OF KICK TO IT !
     
  9. 2protect

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    Just got the kel-tec pf9. Really rough on the hand. Light weight makes it that way. Couldnt get a consistent group under 10 at 25 feet. Windage adjustable but need to get shims for elevation. Fired through 100 rounds without any problems. Cleaning was really nice and easy. Not very impressed with machining on barrel, but looks like I could clean and polish it up easily. Very Very concealable, nice to have a real 9mm and still be able to hide it just about anywhere.



    Next time I go to the range Ill try some Kurts rounds through it, Less kick more fun..
     
  10. ralphy

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    2protect.....rough on the hand??? maybe your wife would let you use some of her oil of olay.....its a 9mm you puss be a man .....as far as your groups go...its a short range back up weapon....your not gonna hunt deer with it.......geeeeezzzzz, some states should give IQ tests before issue of concealed weapons permits!
     
  11. 2protect

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    The last time I spoke with someone from Alabama, he blamed me for the emancipation of our brothers and sisters back in 1863. At first I thought this guy was just trying dark and inappropriate levity, but as I looked into his dull dimwitted eyes, I could see the dark ignorant evil that was.



    Ralph, here in the USA its ok for someone to babel off at mouth because they just dont get the concept of objective opinion. Its not your fault, although I really dont understand how difficult life could be with only a sixth grade education, I empathize with you and your misery. Please read over your replies prior to posting. Your ignorant rants just make you sound like the stereotypical backwoods, inbreed, corn feed, momma loving(in the biblical sense), hick you might or might not be.



    Now, if you ever man up and actually fire a 12oz 9mm more then a dozen times, you would agree it sucks. 25 feet is not that great of a distance. Also, here in the north we do get tested for concealed carry. Unlike where you might be from, being intimate with your cousin Billy bob the town clerk will not get you a permi
     
  12. ralphy

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    better get out the dictionary before you use the real big words 2protect..........maybe you should MAN up and shoot something a little bigger than a 9mm ladies gun you wusssss
     
  13. 2protect

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    Minimum distance at my range was 25 feet. I was planning on trying 25, 30, 35 but since the spread at 25 wasnt that great I figured Id better stay close until I got used to the gun. Now, the inaccurate grouping could have just been me, so I was hoping to get more range time. What I really wanted to mention was the easy tear down and the flawless mechanics of this pistol. Smaller pistols sometimes dont function as well as advertised. Dont get me going on my AMT .380. During cleaning of the pf9, I found what looked like a chunk of material missing from the frame. I wasnt sure so I sent it back to the factory. I figured I d have them check out the accuracy as well. Ill keep you posted with what they say.. So far I think the pf9 is a nice little carry firearm, even if Ralphy is an inbreed hick..
     
  14. archer117

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    Just picked up the PF9 and ran about 100 rounds through it this morning. I had no malfunctions and accuracy was more than acceptable at a variety of distances on the range. Sights required no adjustment, and I was able to score hits on 96% of my shots, using both hands, strong side, and weak side only. I would easily have qualified on a police course of fire with this weapon. This gun is extremely compact and easy to carry concealed due its minimal width. Ive carried the Glock 27 and its nice not to have to wear oversized pants to wear an in-the-pants holster with this gun. On the down side, the gun is not very comfortable in the hand, and its light weight absorbs very little of the recoil from the 9mm round. The trigger rubbed right through the skin on the right side of my index finger after about 60 rounds. The slide release cannot be operated with the thumb of the right hand by itself, but must be assisted by the left hand, or the slide must be racked. This seemed a trivial inconvenience as I dont intend to carry spare mags around with this weapon. All in all, this weapon is perfect for its intended use: concealed carry. If you want to spend a day at the range practicing marksmanship, this would not be the gun for you. I picked this gun up for about $250 new, and paid about $25 for a DeSantis holster. For the price, you absolutely cant go wrong. I wouldnt even think about a Kahr at three times the price.
     
  15. CON-T

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    2protect, its gettin funky in here! whats up with all the racial stuff? i read a couple of your comments to ralphy. we all bleed red...as for your comment about your amt .380, ive had one for over 15 years and ive got to say, ive never, ever had a malfunction. i like big caliber guns too. ive got two ruger .45s. p345 and p90.i love them both. tough, well built and accurate...by the way, im from waterbury...
     
  16. Infidel

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    The PF-9 is a good gun and a great gun if you factor in the price. I put 100 rounds thru it when it was 20 degrees Fahrenheit at the range. Toward the end of the session I could not feel my fingers to load the clip. I used two different types of ammo with out any FTF or FTE.



    I have been looking for a CC gun for some time and just did not want a .380 caliber. This 9 mm is as small as most .380s I considered but has adequate stopping power (especially if you use +P). As well, 9 mm seems to be cheaper than .380 at all the retailers I looked at.



    The gun is great for what it was designed for (conceal carry). It is not a target pistol by any means. I am less than an average shot and can keep all the rounds in the black on a silhouette target at 7 yards. The recoil is snappy but quite manageable.



    The price kept the little misses whining to a minimum. Thanks to Kel-Tec for making a great CC gun for a reasonable price.
     
  17. emtself

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    hello.// fellow gun owner of Kel-Tec PF-9// I have been trying to purchase one these pf-9 for about 2 months now.. my local gun dealer is one of the largest in ky. has the pf-11 but not the pf-9/// they said been back order for months??? he said at christmas he could have sold over 50 of these if had them in stock... does anyone know when or where these 9mm will be in stock??????????? thanks emtself
     
  18. jyatesmp

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    Im looking into getting a PF9. What holsters do you use? Im looking for a hip holster and most of all a ankle holster from uncle mikes. But what size holster do I get. I plan on having this on me at all times and well just let me know about every holster you can find for the PF9. Thanks