This is a discussion on New KelTec in the house...a PF-9 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I simply wont carry a gun, primary or BUG, in a caliber smaller than a 9mm. I have several "large" pocket pistols and a pocket ...
I simply wont carry a gun, primary or BUG, in a caliber smaller than a 9mm. I have several "large" pocket pistols and a pocket revolver in 9mm, .357mag & 45acp that I carry from time to time. One gun I have carried for over 3 years and put over 2000 painful rounds through is my Kel-Tec P-11. Every time I take this gun to the range, the Jim Swazey statement "Takes a likkin' and just keeps on tikkin", epitomizes the experience. I have only found one brand of ammo it does not like and that is the Blazer ammo. While it is a great little gun I wanted something a bit lighter and smaller to carry in my dress pants, walking shorts and other types of clothing. I have been reading about the pros and cons of the PF-9 and so I decided, for myself, to see if Kel-Tec had another winner in the PF-9.
The first thing I noticed, obviously was the difference in width, but there was a definate difference in its weight with 3 less rounds. The width difference actually gives a perception of a greater weight difference than is really there. The trigger pull really sold me. Even doing everything I could to the P-11's trigger, the PF-9 blew it away right out of the box. I hope to get it to the range this Father's Day weekend to see how it shoots and hope to have that range report back here by first of next week. I hope it likes my favorite 9mm load, Federal HydraShok 124gr JHP. Coming soon...the rest of the story!
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Keep us posted, and show us a pic of your new pistol next time too.
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Here's a pic of mine after I moly resin'd the slide. KT's bluing sucks on all their guns.
Front pocket carry...in, say, a Mika pocket holster?
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I just bought a used P11 and have to send it in for trigger work,the trigger won't reset most of the time unless i pull it to the rear and let it snap forward,it feeds and ejects everything i put in it but til the trigger gets fixed no carry
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I really like my PF9. Here is some hard chrome pics.
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For front pocket carry, I like the Grandfather Oak kydex. Much better solution than the DeSantis I was using previously.
Only issue with my vintage of PF-9 has been the ejector pin drifting a bit after 200-300 rounds. I moved it back in place & since then just made sure it hasn't changed position when doing normal cleaning.
I cleaned the parts with hot soapy water and a brush to get all the oil and grease off, then dried them with a hair dryer. I then soaked and scrubbed them down with alchohol (lacquer thinner) to remove any soap residue; same procedure, but with latex gloves to keep skin oil off. At this point, I also attatched wires to handle them with. Then I washed them once more with acetone and a small paint brush (handling the wires only), "just in case," then I painted them and hung them in the oven to cure as per the instructions. The smell doesn't linger too long, plus my wife is tolerant (I love my wife!) of my "silly games," and that's all there is to it. Check your oven's temperature to make sure it's fairly accurate (or that you know how much to compensate). If the temp is too low, it won't fully harden, thus will wear; if too high, it will "burn" as it cures, and the color won't be the right. It's just that simple: Clean, spray, dry, bake, abuse. Great stuff. The curing temperature is low enough it won't affect the temper of any steel springs, but I did a complete disassembly, anyways. (FWIW - I do blacksmithing/bladesmithing on the side sometimes, so I really do know about temps/steel.)
I have two more cans right now, and another friend's guns stacked with mine in the safe waiting to be treated. When I finish with his the left-overs will do more of my guns
MNBurl: I wouldn't do the hard-chromed slide unless I had to go "tactical;" it looks too nice already.