Keltec pf9 or revolver?

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    Keltec pf9 or revolver?

    Wife just got her CCW, and she has a Keltec PF9, she wants a pink lady revolver from charter arms. Anybody have any preferences and or suggestions? Now she shoots quite well with my SR40C so I'd like to see her with a SR9C. She says the Sr is too big. Open to suggestions.

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    Well, personally, I fall into the "whatever you want, dear" camp. For what it's worth, I haven't read anything bad about the Charter revolvers.
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    Not sure about charters, but my wife loves her 642
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    Does she handle the PF9 OK?
    If so, let her carry that while she makes up her mind about something else.
    Notice I said while SHE makes up her mind.
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    My wife wants the Lavender Lady (purple equivalent) and the reviews I've read say that they are a booger to shoot; very painful. I haven't shot one so I can't verify, but that may be a consideration. If they kick like a mule and hurt your hand/wrist, you won't want to practice with it and you won't get proficient with it and it won't be a good choice for an EDC.

    The PF9, on the other hand, was the gun that Zimmerman used to defend himself. It's famous now.

    She should carry what she shoots best and feels most comfortable with.
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    My wife had a Ruger LCP but wanted a Ruger LCR....in .357 magnum.

    Well, I got her the LCR and she really likes it, so do I.

    Even with the .357 caliber, it can still shoot .38 spl and +P ammo. It has a sweet trigger pull and in my opinion the best carry revolver out there.
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    anything but a Kel Tec.
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    Ruger LCRs are very nice, but for the size I would recommend a SCCY #2.
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    My PF9 go's Bang every time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by swelly61 View Post
    My PF9 go's Bang every time...
    Ditto
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    If she wants the Charter Arms Pink Lady, get it for her. She's 10 times more likely to carry a gun she likes.
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    My pf9 couldn't go through a magazine without a double feed. After the 3rd return to Keltec they refunded my money. I would rather carry a hammer than a Keltec. Your results/opinion may vary.

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    Since no one else has asked, how is she intending on carrying? On her body, or in her purse or someplace else?

    If she is carrying on her person, find someone who has a small revolver and see if she can find a comfortable place to carry it. While you are at it, let her shoot it and see what she thinks about it.

    My wife wanted a 642. We got it along with a CT laser for it. It sits in the gun safe now. She didn't like to carry it because it was too bulky. She carried a PF9 for a while, but it was a pain to keep clean and rust free in our Texas weather. It shot ok for her. Now she carries a CW9, which she shoots lots better than the PF9 and requires about 1/10th the maintenance as the PF9.

    I think it is nearly impossible to get the perfect carry gun the first time. There will be lots of suggestions, but they will be based on what others like.

    We all are different.
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    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    My KelTec PF-9 has been very reliable but...it is not a fun gun to shoot especially for a new shooter! As for autos a Glock 19 is tough to beat! It is fairly easy to conceal and is relatively easy for new shooters to master and shoot well. Snub nose revolvers are not always the best to start out new shooters on. A S&W Mod 10 or 15 is a pretty good revolver to learn on and is very forgiving. Used trade-ins can be found for about the same $$ as a brand new pink Charter. The S&W will hold its value better and will be a much better shooting gun in the long run. JMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyZX636R View Post
    she has a Keltec PF9, she wants a pink lady revolver from charter arms.
    Why couldn't she have both? Maybe one day she'll feel like toting one, the next day the other. I say get the revolver, so she'll have both options, and be done with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by swelly61 View Post
    My PF9 go's Bang every time...
    Same here.

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