Kel-Tec PF9 Range Report

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    Kel-Tec PF9 Range Report

    I recently purchased a new Kel-Tec PF9. I went home, cleaned and oiled it and went to the range the next weekend. I shot 200 rounds of WWB through it and I was a little disappointed. I had about 8 FTF's during the session. Most seemed to occur on the 3rd to the last round in the magazine.

    I don't think I am limp wristing it since I also have a Kahr PM9 and I have about 700 flawless rounds through it.

    Should I try the fluff and buff next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwlammers View Post

    Should I try the fluff and buff next?
    yes, along with different ammo and magazines.
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    Thanks Sixto. So... does the PF9 prefer certain brands of ammo over others or is it just a matter of finding which ones mine likes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwlammers View Post
    Thanks Sixto. So... does the PF9 prefer certain brands of ammo over others or is it just a matter of finding which ones mine likes?
    Mine does... It likes WWB, but hates the other "bargain" ammo, like the UMC etc. I think you just to experiment a little; but a fluff n buff makes a huge difference too.
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    Maybe a good cleaning, and possibly a different magazine? Sorry to hear your trouble. I've been loving mine through WWB, Speer Gold Dots, and some rather dangerous reloads that I should have known better than to use, and had no problems.

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    Polishing the ramp & chamber won't hurt but I found with both of mine, the only times I had any problems was towards the end of a session shooting bunch of rds. Think the little thing tires me out more than I realize. Since I went w/50 rd per range visit limit, no problems in over a year. Shoot it first, then move on to bigger gun.

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    polishing the feed ramp is super easy, it made a difference on my P11.

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    i just bought a pf9 today for pocket carry. shot only 50 rounds of wwb with no problems so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwlammers View Post
    I recently purchased a new Kel-Tec PF9. I went home, cleaned and oiled it and went to the range the next weekend. I shot 200 rounds of WWB through it and I was a little disappointed. I had about 8 FTF's during the session. Most seemed to occur on the 3rd to the last round in the magazine.

    I don't think I am limp wristing it since I also have a Kahr PM9 and I have about 700 flawless rounds through it.

    Should I try the fluff and buff next?
    What does the s/n start with? Here is a link with a S/n breakdown KTOG Forum - A SHORT HISTORY (SO FAR) OF THE PF9

    I have what they term as a 4th generation. I have only had a couple FTF. I would think a fluff & buff is in order.

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    From KTOG, anyone with a R6xxxx or higher SN is have no problems. My R6xxxx PF9 works perfectly without any problems firing 115 or 124/5 grain ammo. 147 square nose FMJ Ranger it does not like.
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    Check the barrel and see if it's an original PF-9 (first generation) or the modified version. The first batch of guns used the same barrel as the P-11 and there were problems due to it's short feed ramp. Around April of last year, K-T modified the barrel/feed ramp on PF-9's by making the ramp a bit longer and with a slight curve. Most feeding problems seem to have stopped after the mod. You may have an earlier model with the P-11 style feed ramp.

    I have a gun with the new barrel & ramp and in the 18 months I've owned it I've have had no problems.
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    The serial on my new PF-9 starts with RA****. I'm assuming that means it is fairly new on the production line. I spent 1.5 hours this weekend bonding with my new pistol performing the "fluff & buff" procedure. I'll try and get to the range this week and run another 200 rounds through it and report back. Thanks for all the advice.

    GL

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    I have a P11 feeds everything without a hiccup including lead round nose reloads,Keltec owners website has good info on polishing feed ramps etc.
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    Update

    I went to the range today and ran 200 rounds of WWB through my fluffed and buffed PF-9. I had one FTF. Not perfect, but a definite improvement.

    Thanks to everyone for your suggestions and support.

    GL

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