Anyone experience with Kel-tec PF-9?

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    Anyone experience with Kel-tec PF-9?

    Has anyone had any experience with the Kel-tec PF-9? I was looking at this for a backup but wanted to check with everyone here first. Pros? Cons? Opinions? anything is welcome.

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    Do a search. There are threads running asking about the PF-9.

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    Shouldn't a BUG be reliable?

    I was pondering a KT but just couldn't be warm and fuzzy about that brand. As an added bonus it had the worst trigger I have ever experienced.

    IMO, your money is better spent elsewhere. My BUG is an Airweight J frame.
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    I got one and it goes bang everytime with a kick. It get the job done and easy to conceal.

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    Two failures in under 200-rds. One made it a paperweight (hammer spring), the other could lock it up on any round, but still functioned (takedown lever broke). Once you wring them out, they can be good shooters, just be sure to thoroughly break-in!



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    Do a search like Hoss said. So far it seems that either you will get a good reliable jewel or a total lemon like poor Rustynuts did. I would be leery of the PF9 for a while and wait and see if Keltec addresses these issues they are having.
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    the new ones are without problems
    if you get a used one just send the gun to the factory they will do all upgrades and you will get a new gun back

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    my brother's got one. it eats everything put through it except one brand: winchester ranger xt 147 grain JHPs. pros: it's light, flat, concealable, insanely accurate (headshots at 25 yds), and reliable. cons: the trigger has a looooooooong pull, is a pain to reassemble, and it kicks like a mule.

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    Had mine for almost a year and so far it shoots well and no problems. Love to carry the little sucker - thin and light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jahwarrior72 View Post
    my brother's got one. it eats everything put through it except one brand: winchester ranger xt 147 grain JHPs. pros: it's light, flat, concealable, insanely accurate (headshots at 25 yds), and reliable. cons: the trigger has a looooooooong pull, is a pain to reassemble, and it kicks like a mule.


    that was my opinion the first couple of times I field stripped mine, until I figured out a very simple trick. With the slide assembly in your left hand, and the grip/frame in your right hand, use the "overhand" method of racking the slide and let the meaty part of your lower thumb (where it attaches to your palm) depress the barrel hood through the ejection port as the slide moves back to the lock position. The barrel will drop right into place, properly extended, and the slide lock lever can very easily be tripped, then replace the assembly pin, and you're good to go. There have probably been a few guns damaged by improper disassembly or re-assembly, and it's not difficult to lock one up in the process. Since I discovered the above procedure, I can disassembly or re-assemble blindfolded....or at least without my reading glasses

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    I put 150 rounds through my PF9 today and no problems at all with JHPs and FMJs. Nice little gun and will be a good pocket gun with shorts.
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    Have one, its part of my carry rotation. Bang,bang,bang, every time.


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