Here's a decent comparison....
YouTube - Kel-Tec PF-9: Table Top Review, Pt 1
This is a discussion on Kahr PM9 vs. Kel Tec PF9 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; As of one hour ago, I'm the happy owner of a Kahr PM9! Get it, OP. You'll love it!...
As of one hour ago, I'm the happy owner of a Kahr PM9! Get it, OP. You'll love it!
"I practice the ancient art of Klik Pao."
Guess I'm a little late to this party. The Kel Tec does what it was designed to do. It is not comfortable to shoot but it is highly concealable and mine was not finicky about hollow point ammo. Not a single FTE or FTFin the time I owned it. I did sell my PF9 but would not have any problem with getting another....except that my funds are being aimed toward a Kahr PM9 or CM9. Just handled a PM9 at LGS yesterday and I am impressed! Another LGS has a PM40 but I am leaning toward the 9mm.
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My EDC is a pf9. No, it's not pretty. In fact I think it's ugly, but it has never failed to function properly. It fits my smaller hands well and although I don't find it uncomfortable to shoot, I added a limbsaver slip on grip to it to make the grib a tad wider and its more comfortable to carry IWB. No experience with the Kahr but I've seen alot of great reviews on them....
Kahr...get what you pay for is a very true statement.
You could go with the Kahr CM line, same as the PM line but with no fancy engraving on the slide and a conventional rifled. Best of all its about half price of the PM line.
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I think the PF9 is a bargain....it depends on what you want out of your gun. For easy concealability, pocket carry, and to go bang every time you shoot it, the PF9 has it covered (good bang for the buck).
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Had a CM9 and PF9. Sold both. But between the two the CM9 shot WAY more accurate. Both had to go back to the factory new. But when they both came back they were flawless.
I went from a revolver to pf-9 for a couple years and it was trouble free , just not a enjoyable shooter. I then got a deal on a used cw9 kahr . Liked it so much I bought a cm9 and sold the pf-9. Found a video compairing the two and like so many it might be better with the volume off. But other than 3oz weight difference size is the same . If you want a pocket pistol then the cm9 might be a beater choice as its still easier to shot compaired to a pf-9. And not a pocket pistol for most KT's p-11 is wider but shorter than the pf-9 and carries 10 rounds and is easier to shoot and can use a 15 round s7w model 59 mag. The trigger even stacks like a revolver does.
Kahr CW9 vs Kel Tec PF9.. - YouTube
Santa just brought me a P-11. This is my second Kel-tec. I have the 380 and wanted a 9 mm. Both guns are very concealable and go bang when needed. I know they aren't the most pretty guns, but for a reliable gun, the kel-tec works.