Gear: Kel-Tec PF-9


Kel-Tec PF-9

Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Average Rating:
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The PF-9 is a semi-automatic, locked breech pistol, chambered for the 9 mm Luger cartridge. It has been developed from our highly successful P-11 and P-3AT pistols with maximum concealability in mind. The PF-9 has a single stack magazine holding 7 rounds. It is the lightest and flattest 9 mm ever made. Firing mechanism is Double-Action Only with an automatic hammer block safety. The PF-9 will be available in blued, parkerized, and hard chrome finishes. Grips will be in black, grey, and olive drab. The PF-9 accessory rail will accept the latest compact weapon lights and lasers.

Member Reviews

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    fschuster, Tue, 11 Dec 2007 02:45:33 UTC.
    1st review

    Allright, I'll be honest, yes I put the details up, and yes I gave it only 2 stars. The PF-9 is not very accurate, it kicks like a mule and disassembly/ reassembly is a pain because a spring needs to be reset before you can assemble it unlike what the owner's manual says. It is however great for concealablity and that is the main reason I carry it. The price I paid for it was $280, but they generally go for a lot more. One of the few other good things I have to say about this weapon is that it is 9x19 Luger, and I would personally never want any lower caliber for EDC.

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    claremontdawg, Tue, 18 Dec 2007 02:12:59 UTC.

    Im knocking those of you who have one, but I would have a better chance of throwing the gun and hitting you than firing it. The "ONE" I had would jam on top of things.

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    72Malibu, Thu, 03 Jan 2008 16:57:26 UTC.

    I have one of these and carry it primarily for it's caliber to size ratio, concealability and light weight. It does have some significant recoil and mine currently has issues chambering rounds (mostly hollowpoints), but I'm attributing it to the fact that I haven't really broken it in yet.

    I carry this gun only when I'm by myself. If I have my family with me, I carry one of my other more reliable guns. This is one of those "well, I'd rather have this to defend me than nothing at all" handguns to me.

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    SARGE7402, Sat, 24 May 2008 23:18:22 UTC.

    Bought brand new. Doesn't like hollow points but CorBon PowRball works fine and adds a bit more power. Also primary off duty piece

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    fairviewcop108, Sun, 06 Jul 2008 02:12:34 UTC.

    I carry one of these while working in my gunshop. I find it easy to conceal and carry. The sights line up well and I don't miss a plate at 25 yards. It kicks a little but not so much my wife, who doesn't like recoil at all, can't shoot it well. As far as hollow points go most of these little guns need to have several different brands tried in them to find the kind it likes. Alot of the time polishing up the feed ramp and keeping the gun clean will help a bunch.

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    droz1096, Thu, 02 Oct 2008 04:42:53 UTC.

    Dont know what some of you expect it is a 3.1 inch barrell of course it is going to kick alittle. I have had absolutely no problem with shooting it. I run full metal jackets through it and have no problems at all. The trigger pull is different if you are used to something like a Glock or XD but it isnt bad. I am a skinny guy so it is hard for me to find a gun that I can conceal easily. This gun does it. For the price you cant get much better from what I have scene.

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    Jhedrick562, Mon, 29 Dec 2008 08:44:19 UTC.

    I think that this gun has a lot of kick but I hit dead on every shot. I keep it in my truck if I am in bad areas. It is easy to hide it. I have a 40cal that doesn't kick like it

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    Anonymous, Wed, 29 Apr 2009 22:00:09 UTC.

    I am 5'3" 115lbs and I can conceal this gun on me with little effort. The recoil is no where near as bad as everyone tends to say, for me at least. I have never limp-wristed and shoot an accurate tight group at 15 yrds. I think like with any guy, the more you practice with it, the more accurate you become with that particular piece. I love this gun and it is a great carry gun and very reliable in my aspect. I carry it with a blade-tech IWB holster.

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    Uncon214, Sun, 27 Dec 2009 21:15:23 UTC.

    3/5 because it is VERY ammo finicky and the Sig 239 is a better weapon... period.

    While the PF9 has it's downfalls... it is VERY easy to conceal and offers full 9mm power.

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    wicastawakan, Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:40:46 UTC.

    I have now run 200+ rounds through my PF-9 & have been extremely satisfied. Served US Army 1970-73 & deputy sheriff experience. I read many reports of bad recoil & inaccuracy, but I think it is 80% the shooter. Mine has been flawless & very accurate. You can stack them in there pretty tight. The recoil has been WAY overstated. Recoil is moderate & nothing more. I have lost 3 fingers on my left hand & I can shoot this gun all day. Impressive weapon for the $$$$.

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