PF9 Reliability

PF9 Reliability

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  • I own a PF9, love it and have had no problems.

    47 43.52%
  • I own a PF9, like it and have had a few problems

    5 4.63%
  • I own a PF9, hate it and itís a piece of junk

    5 4.63%
  • I donít own a PF9 but may consider one.

    37 34.26%
  • I will never own a PF9

    14 12.96%
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    PF9 Reliability

    I am interested in buying a Kel-Tec PF9 and am looking to get feed back from those who already own one.


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    I have had one for about 2 weeks. So far I have about 250 rounds through it. I have had one fte but I think I limp wristed that one. The only other thing it has done so far is fail to lock back twice. But its a new gun and that doesn't concern me to much. A lot of people talk about the recoil being really bad, but I find it softer than a light J frame with stout loads. Also the trigger is much better than any small revolver I have shot.

    So in the short time I've had it I think its going to be very reliable, and it is great for pocket carry. In short its everything I hoped it would be. Good Luck.

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    rammerjammer,
    Check out this thread. I asked a similar question the other day. Some good input there.

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    My PF-9

    Love mine- bought it used, no problems and is my EDC
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    I should also add, how easy is the PF9 to pocket carry?

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    I have one of the first SS PF-9s made and have never had any problems. Its extremely easy to pocket carry with the proper holster. Understand, this is not a target pistol - its strictly for self defense and will do a good job at that.
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    Don't own one, but of the three I've seen at the range, one had a cracked frame within a few months of purchase.

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    If you do a little research on various forums and check the responses to this question you'll find people who love them and people like me who hates them. I had the first one replaced by Kel Tec because of FTF/FTE and the second one not much better. 2nd one currently in repair.

    Besides the reliability issues, it has a very stiff recoil and after a couple mags my hand turns very red.

    Concept very good, execution very hit or miss. It's the luck of the draw.

    I have better results with Taurus Slim, but again, a mixed bag from people who have them.

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    I liked the PF9 ; easy to carry , conceal , not bad to shoot up to 30 ft. quickly.... and further if aim better. But, then one day it failed to cycle on each shot and dropped the mag out each shot. The slide seemed very 'loose' as well. They had a mag release fix.

    I sent mine in for repair. They returned it after about 4 weeks. They replaced everything including the frame of the gun, except for the barrel with no explanation. The mag release is hard to push, and the slide is very tight now. It has shot fine with no failures, but it lost my trust and hasn't gained it back yet for me to have my life depend upon it.

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    I carried a PF-9 for two years and once it was broken in (about 50 rounds), had absolutely NO problems with it with over 2,000 rounds through the barrel.

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    Never had the PF-9, but it's much like the P-3AT which I have had for may years now (1st gen). I've never had problems with it other than it not being a fun range gun.

    Attached is some interesting analysis with good pics... Kel-Tecís New Lightweight PF-9 9mm Auto Pistol

    Would I consider a PF-9? If I did not already have several other pocket rockets...Yes!
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    I had one for a couple of years and it's an OK pistol. It's quite easy to conceal. The only functionality problem I had was it didn't like WWB at all. The finish isn't the greatest, but it's an inexpensive gun. so that not bad. I sold mine when I bought some better carry guns, principally 45's.

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    Love mine, only problem was me. with first mag. limpwristing
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    I love my PF9 and it is 100% reliable and carry it in the summer all the time.
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    The PF-9 went through several versions, each with their own problems A, B, C, D. I forget what generation they're on right now. The word I hear now is that all the issues are solved, though it's had a spotty track record. The general rule of thumb I hear is that if there's a metal mag release, then it's one of the latest generations and is good to go.

    Regardless, I've heard nothing but good things about the customer service at Kel Tec.
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