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pf9 or lc9 help me decied

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    pf9 or lc9 help me decied

    i have read a bunch on both guns is the lc9 really worth the 100 dollars extra ? i have shot the pf9 and i belive it will be a good cc gun but every one says pf9 is like Honda and the lc9 is a Cadillac much smoother and no hiccups the pf9 has its issues i don't like safeties my lgs can get me a pf9 for 275+tax and the lc9 for 350+tax money kinda tight but i would like a cc gun. plus i have money down with him on a pf9 but i am thinking of the lc9 idk if i want to shell out the extra 100 dollars and now i see they make the lc9-c is that true never herd of it be fore Academy - Ruger® LC9-C 9mm Semiautomatic Pistol comes with 2 mags insted of one if it were your guys money what would you buy and why ? ik pf9 had its issues but so has lc9


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    My wife recently purchased a LC9 for concealed carry. She liked it better than the PF9, Kahr CM9, and the Glock 26. She liked the feel of the M&P Shield but she operated the slide much better on the LC9, so she went with it. I have been very impressed with how accurate the little LC9 is. Trigger has a really long pull, but if you concentrate on that front sight, it is one accurate little pistol.
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    between the two i would pick the LC9. the PF9 has a reputation of being picky with ammunition and base on numerous Pf9 owners, they kick like a mule.

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    Had three PF9's all had issues so I sold them or traded them. I have limited experence with the LC9 the trigger is kind of gritty but it shoots better than the PF9 and no trigger pinch.

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    Hmmm....I've owned both the PF9 and LC9....soooooo...I don't know. Allow me to explain. The PF9 did it's job well, that being a highly concealable 9mm. It never had a FTE or FTF. It loved all brands of hollow points that I put through it. I never tried any +p ammo due to the users manual saying not to use it. The big drawback, for me, was that it did sting the hand when fired. Not a deal breaker for some. It was for me. So I sold it. The guy I sold it to says it's having hiccups with him. Probably bad shooting technique (limp wrist) since it was good with me.
    The LC9 I never fired. I bought it. Thought I liked it. Discovered it was too "plastic-y" for my taste and sold it too. It felt good in the hand. Seemed to be of better quality than the Kel Tec. In hind sight, I should have kept my PF9.
    Having said all that, I love my current Kahr CW9. Looks and feels better than either the LC9 or PF9 IMO. It actually has a full grip and is just as concealable as either of those.
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    pf9 or lc9 help me decied

    The sights on my LC9 were loose. Ruger customer service was courteous and effective and sent me a replacement slide very quickly. Something to consider and a plus in my book.

    After that my LC9 has been reliable and worked as expected.

    PF9 is a bit lighter and doesn't have all the safeties and loaded chamber indicator. Simple is better in mind.

    I might come down to personal choice. Try to rent both and see how they feel to you.

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    pf9 or lc9 help me decied

    Here is a video comparing the two...

    http://youtu.be/PzhapH0CaUE

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    I bought my chose the pf9 over the lc9 because of the pf9 is lighter and it doesn't have the extra unnecessary safeties the lc9 has. I've never owned a keltec so was a little nervous about reliability but mine has totally reliable. It feels a bit unrefined compared to the lc9 like they skipped the last finishing step allowing for some rough edges that add to its bite when you squeeze the trigger. It's not a particular comfortable gun to shoot, but I bought mine for pocket carry and a little weight savings pays off big for that mode of carry. If I intended IWB carry I may have gone with the lc9 because it’s finished better.
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    I have shot both and I prefer and own the LC9, it feels better to me.

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    pf9 or lc9 help me decied

    I chose not to carry a gun with an external safety and mag disconnect so if it came down to those 2 for me I'd go with the KelTec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skinner1790 View Post
    i have read a bunch on both guns is the lc9 really worth the 100 dollars extra ? i have shot the pf9 and i belive it will be a good cc gun but every one says pf9 is like Honda and the lc9 is a Cadillac much smoother and no hiccups the pf9 has its issues i don't like safeties my lgs can get me a pf9 for 275+tax and the lc9 for 350+tax money kinda tight but i would like a cc gun. plus i have money down with him on a pf9 but i am thinking of the lc9 idk if i want to shell out the extra 100 dollars and now i see they make the lc9-c is that true never herd of it be fore Academy - Ruger® LC9-C 9mm Semiautomatic Pistol comes with 2 mags insted of one if it were your guys money what would you buy and why ? ik pf9 had its issues but so has lc9
    according to your post,if you don't like safeties,then the lc9 is not for you..it has a internal safety,thumb safety,magazine disconnect,loaded chamber indicater and a very looong trigger pull..for that reason alone,you should probably go with the pf9..also,there's a ton of pocket 9mm's out right now.if your not sure you want either the pf9 or lc9,do a search for pocket 9's,lots to choose from

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    LC9.... keltech QC is hit or miss IMO, and the guns are not fun to shoot. Plus ruger has one of the best warranties in the industry and they are great to deal with. As far as the safeties of the ruger go, the only one that is an issue of any kind is the manual safety. Just leave it off. Thats what I do on my Riger Sr40C
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    I've had a PF9 and carried it in the summer months for about 5 years now and the only fault I've found is that it kicks like a damned mule. But, its not a range gun anyway and does its job very well. Its very light, slim and concealable and packs a solid 9 mm punch. I've not found any issues with mine at all.
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    I almost bought the LC9 because I liked the LCP so much. Well I could not get past the LCI, safety, and mag disconnect sooooo I bought a CM9. Love it. Smooth trigger and very accurate IMHO.
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    I've got the PF9 and like it well enough. Part of the reason I bought it was so I could tweak it and get familiar with the mechanics of the gun. With a Northwood trigger kit (recommended @ $45) and an extra mag, I've got $325 in it, which isn't bad.

    I did have problems with FTE's (the first 250 rounds) until Kel-Tec sent me an extractor assembly (extractor, spring and nut) and it's been fine ever since. Not sure what to tell you about the LC9 except it is probably more reliable out of the box. I doubt I ever buy another Kel-Tec but it sure is handy as a pocket gun. If I had it to do over, I'd buy a Nano.

    There is good support for the PF9 (KTOG - Kel Tec Owners Group Forum) and customer service is generally responsive. With the recent run on the firearms companies, customer service has suffered though.
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