Kel-Tec PF-9 Reviews

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

  1. cbird

    cbird New Member

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    Kel-Tec is a KIA, not a Cadillac or BMW, it is what it is!...affordable pocket gun that packs a 9mm punch, no not a .357, .45 or a 40., certainly better than .22,.380 .32. or 25...I own; full-size 9mm, 40's, .45. .357., 44 and S&W 500...just purchased a PF-9, functioned flawlessly with several types of ammo...including sub sonic 147 grn...however, rated for a small diet of +p+...put a few +p+ thru weapon, wow, too much for this weapon, first round slammed pinky on shooting hand (grasped underneath shortgrip/w wraparound houges) small blood blister, thumb on shooting hand kicked mag release (above ave. hand size)disengaged magazine...no 2nd shot...shot 3 magazines full of this hot ammo, not practicable., sure I can be mr macho and handle it..but, why?...next I shot standard load HP's/tight group at rapid fire, much more controllability, tighter follow-up shots, high visible front site...this is not a sig, glock, smith, kimber, s.a. it is what it is...a bargain price (actually large caliber) in terms of a "super small" (8 round) pocket gun thats worth every cent, perfect for warm weather clothing concealability....shot circles around my buddies new ruger palm size .380...with double the firepower....Grade A, does what it is supposed to do!
     
  2. cbird

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    Back at the range today...highly recommend 147 grn jhp subsonic ammo for Kel-Tec. PF-9..10 yards rapid fire group the size of a baseball (4 rounds touching)....also, punched a a much bigger hole than yesterdays fmj 115grn...extremely comfortable round to shoot...
     

  3. cheapjeeps85

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    i got my belt clip for it today its kinda nice
     
  4. chuckr

    chuckr New Member

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    I tried to buy one this week - two local dealers have listed at $350 and $320 which is above MSRP. I am hoping to find a better deal at the local gun show this weekend. Can anyone tell me what the market price is for a new PF9?
     
  5. Muzz

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    You shouldn't pay more than $275. This model is getting more popular so dealers are trying to get more for them. Negotiate them down or walk away...if they want to sell they will go down to $275.
     
  6. snowshoegroggy

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    This was good advice - I bought one this weekend at the gunshow for $280 out the door (NIB.) Have not shot it, but am happy with the find.
     
  7. gunstuff

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    Bought one about 3 months ago at the gun show for $230.

    It was the last one they had. Great price! Was price checking for 2 weeks at several of the local gun stores and pawn shops. They averaged about $270-$290. Great gun to carry. I carried an XD .40 subcompact for 3 years, then a Glock 27 which was lighter than the XD for 2 years and now the PF-9. So thin and so light it feels great! Shoots great.
     
  8. rickfrl

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    First off i'm new to the forum, so thanks for having me. i bought my PF-9 about two weeks ago, mainly because of the reviews from you guys. And like so many have said ...... i love this gun. It is everything i was looking for in a carry gun. Thanks for the other reviews. And FYI, here in ole St. Louis, this gun can be bought for $259 any day. What a great deal!
     
  9. Gunsnbikes

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    I am going on 1 year with my PF9 and I have to say that Kel Tec hit a home run with this gun. Thin, light, and easy to carry on a hot day. I practice often with this gun and although it kicks like a mule for a 9mm, it has been 100% reliable.
     
  10. epwrangler

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    Well, you convinced me. I went out and bought one for $270. I think it is going to work out fine as a pocket pistol. I did see them on the net for $235 but after shipping and a fee I think I did ok as is.. It is my pocket mouse that roars. I think I am going to like it when the Kimber is just too big.
     
  11. rickfrl

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    Here's an update on my Kel-Tec PF9. i shot about 100 rounds through it, when the mag starting falling out when i shot it. i called the company and the service man told me it was probably the mag catch, and that he would send me a new one. i told him that i was at work and didn't have any information proving that i owned the gun, ser. numbers etc. He says no problem and ask for my address. 3 days later it was in my mail box. Mag catch and new spring, no questions ask, just a thank you and let us know if it doesn't fix your problem. Which by the way, it did.



    i was very impressed with their speedy response, & concern to my problem.
     
  12. epwrangler

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    My gun seems to have gotten the upgraded parts before I bought it. I have the metal magazine release and slide release.Truthfully, I can not imagine them ever being plastic. I wonder if anyone has come up with a metal guide rod yet? A STAINLESS ONE WOULD BE NICE. Don't you think so too? What about a metal follower?
     
  13. highplainsman

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    Picked up a hard chrome PF9 at my local gunshop a couple of days ago. Needed something lighter for back up and hot weather. Went immediatly to the country where beer cans grow and with a box of remanufactured 115 grain hardball managed inch of beercan at 5 to 10 yds. tried a mag full of 147 gr TAP and was very pleased. had one failure to fire on the remanufacture stuff and checking the primer indentions on both types of ammo it seems the reman has harder primers as all 50 rds were barly indented. The TAP ammo showed a nice fairly deep indention. Today went to the range for a little more formal practice on paper and managed fairly good groups out to ten yards with the TAP. Switching to the reman stuff I had a failure to eject after about ten or twelve rounds. On the next round the trigger failed to reset and low and behold the firing pin had backed out of the channel. The extractor spring screw had backed out enough for the firing pin to come out. Easily fixed and back to the country at the beer cans again and everthing is working fine. With a drop of loc-tite on that screw and a few hundred more rounds I think I have found my backup to my Glock 27 that is my primary and my main carry with my P3AT as a backup to it in off duty warm weather.
     
  14. highplainsman

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    A bit of follow up! A drop of lock-tite blue on that screw and about 75 more rounds of hardball and no more problems. This a great little gun!
     
  15. epwrangler

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    I put the carry clip on mine and don't need a holster to carry.Works very well. Love this gun for a full power ccw.
     
  16. Missionx5

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    I'm not going to bash keltec but I have had problems. I bought my PF-9 new so it is not one of the old generation pieces. Accuracy ought of the box was impressive up to 25'. That exceeds my expectation for the size and price. I have had all kind of issues with failure to fire, failure to eject, failure to load. My experience with Customer Service has been second to none. Exactly what you would expect out of an American Company. If I call I get to speak to a person who actually works in the service department and they are both knowledgeable and helpful. My gun is going back to Keltec for problem solving and I'm sure they will take care of the problem, no money out of my pocket. Problem I have is the money I have spent on Ammo trying to get this gun right. How do I recoup those losses? I don't. I'm not the kind of person who can just dump off a melon gun on some ignorant soul at a gun show. So I'm hoping for the best.
     
  17. Missionx5

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    I'm going to bash keltec but I have had problems. I bought my PF-9 new so it is not one of the old generation pieces. Accuracy ought of the box was impressive up to 25'. That exceeds my expectation for the size and price. I have had all kind of issues with failure to fire, failure to eject, failure to load. My experience with Customer Service has been second to none. Exactly what you would expect out of an American Company. If I call I get to speak to a person who actually works in the service department and they are both knowledgeable and helpful. My gun is going back to Keltec for problem solving and I'm sure they will take care of the problem, no money out of my pocket. Problem I have is the money I have spent on Ammo trying to get this gun right. How do I recoup those losses? I don't. I'm not the kind of person who can just dump off a melon gun on some ignorant soul at a gun show. So I'm hoping for the best.
     
  18. epwrangler

    epwrangler Well-Known Member

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    My gun was new when I bought it and I did spend a bit of time getting it broken in and it works fine now with no real problems. It shoots Speer personal defense type ammo just fine. If you have not been on the KTOG site you might go there and read what people say about them.
     
  19. Gunsnbikes

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    Hey Missionx5... stick with your PF9. Sounds to me like you just got a bad egg. I have several friends who are proud PF9 owners (myself included). Awfully hard to beat this gun at this price. You gotta love an inovative company like Keltec!
     
  20. highplainsman

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    I think this is a lot of gun for the money! Have not had a chance to work much more with mine because of inclement weather. Hope to get out as with it soon as we are promised some warmer weather for the next few days. Have been carrying it as a backup to my Glock in a breast pocket of my Jacket and just kind of forget its there!