Kel-Tec FP9 Range Report: What A Piece Of...

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    Kel-Tec FP9 Range Report: What A Piece Of...

    ...Fine polymer and steel!

    Cleaned off the new PF9 with Gunscrubber and Hoppes #9, then a generous lubing with Breakfree CLP and Militec-1 grease. Off to the range where it happily ate 150 rounds of WWB 9mm FMJ with nary a hiccup. I'm very impressed with this little gun and now place them in the category along with Bersa as the best bang for the buck!

    Two notes:

    1. After the Gunscrubber cleaned the slide, I could see tiny spots of surface rust forming, but hopefully the CLP will put an end to that.

    2. I wore an Uncle Mike's shooting glove as the recoil was a bit stout. Nothing you couldn't handle for 50 rounds or so without, but I wanted to get at least 100 rounds through it. About the same recoil as a lightweight snubbie, maybe just a little less without the slam you get in the web of your hand with the snubbie.

    All in all, I'm happy I decided to grab one of these when I had the chance; they are not the easiest pistols to find these days.
    "Naked and Starving as They are We Cannot Enough Admire the Incomparable Patience and Fidelity of the Soldiery" George Washington, Valley Forge, 1777.

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    The PF-9 is right at home in a front pocket.

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    Glad you like it. Enjoy.
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    Im looking for a hard chrome version. Cant find one.
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    I have a 'hard chrome' on back order too. The wait-time is said to be about 3-months.
    Kel Tec now has a facebook page. On one of their posts they admit that they had had a problem with whomever does their chroming. But according to KT, the problem has been resolved.
    They have a 'new' website in case you're interested.
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    Nice inexpensive little guns. I like my rather well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wormy View Post
    Im looking for a hard chrome version. Cant find one.
    Why not buy a blued version and have the slide plated by Jack Fuslier (nickel or chrome I think) or CCR with Cera-Plate or Cera-Hide? I'm leaning toward a CCR refinish job myself.
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    I had a PF9 and carried it for almost a year. Just sold it, just couldn't get used to it and that awful trigger. A great little gun though I must say I know I will regret selling it. But I replaced it with a colt detective special so it was a really good trade UP
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    I have a hard chrome version and it jams all the time. Anyone wanna buy it?

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    Well, went back to the range and put another 175 rounds through it; 150 WWB FMJ and 25 Winchester Silvertips with only one stovepipe the entire time.

    I think I've found my new EDC!
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    I really like mine!

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    My PF9 tended to to be to large for pocket carry and I don't like IWB carry.

    Now carry its smaller brother the P3AT and am happy with it.

    Found both Kel Tecs are 100% and well trust worthy.
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    My KT PF9 is a front pocket carry for work every day.
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