Kel-Tec PF9. Do you carry a round chambered?

Kel-Tec PF9. Do you carry a round chambered?

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    Kel-Tec PF9. Do you carry a round chambered?

    First let me start by saying, this is NOT one of those "should I chamber a round" deals. I've always carried my G26 and M&P40 with a round in the pipe. But just picked up a PF9 for a small summer gun and maybe It's just me freaking myself out since I'm used to owning striker fired weapons, now I can actually SEE the hammer in the half cocked position, and wondering "damn, what if that thing went forward?" Most hammer fired guns I see have an external safety, which I'm not really a huge fan of, but didn't really think about it either. This thing has a pretty long trigger travel so I'm not worried about the trigger firing the gun, but with no drop safety, is there realistically any chance of that hammer going forward, and from the half cocked position would it even fire? To elaborate a little more, until my IWB shows for this thing, it's in my G26's SmartCarry, hence my concern


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    my understanding is that one of the functions of the PF9 trigger is to move the hammer block out of the way. so a half-cocked hammer will just hit the block if it falls for some reason other than the trigger being pulled.
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    I have carried my P11 with one in the hole for 3 years with no problem.
    Put a snap cap with some carbon paper(between the firing pin and cap) and drop the pistol and see if it goes off.
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    I did when I had a PF9. No problems. With the long trigger pull I was not concerned. Unfortunately I just never could devolop a love and affection relationship with this pistol.

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    i've had a p-11 since the 1st week they went on sale. i still have it and a p380 (my daughter took most all my 380's)
    and a p32 which is in a 'holdster' and gets carried as a walk the dog, wash the car kinda gun.
    perhaps you have a very old or worn out gun that only gets loaded and shot at the range.
    otherwise any gun you carry for self defense rather needs to be loaded;
    that means round chambered.
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    The PF9 still takes a full trigger pull to fire so it isn't like you have the hammer back anyway. Also, it incorporates a hammer block so if you were to drop it while chambered, it will not fire. (remember to not attempt to catch it if you drop it)

    I carry my PF9 chambered while at home and would if it were going to be my carry gun when my license comes. I had planned on using it and I still may at times but my EDC is now going to be my M&P .45 which I just shot for the first time this weekend and I was hitting groups within 2-3" when my PF9 was a bit wider.
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    Thanks to everybody that responded, I never considered a hammer block, makes perfect sense but that'll show you what I know about hammer fired pistols. I guess I'm used to my Safe Action, and ripoffs of it. Now I'm GTG.


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    http://www.keltecweapons.com/uploade...atv2manual.pdf

    Quote Originally Posted by Kel-Tek Owners Manual
    The trigger connects via a transfer bar to the hammer. The hammer is driven by a
    novel free floating extension spring. The light weight firing pin transmits the energy
    of the hammer to ignite the primer. After firing, the hammer block holds the hammer
    away from the firing pin, providing a mechanical safety.
    The functioning of the
    mechanism greatly surpasses all applicable SAAMI safety standards.

    Safety (Firearms)

    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    Hammer block

    A hammer block is similar to a firing pin block. It is a latch, block or other obstruction built into the action and normally positioned to prevent the hammer contacting the cartridge primer or firing pin when at rest. Similar to the firing pin block, the obstruction to the hammer's travel is removed as a consequence of pulling the trigger. This allows the hammer to contact the primer or firing pin only when the trigger is pulled.
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    Yes i carry a round chambered in my Pf-9. No worries whatsover. D/A strong trigger pull. No way its going to get hung up and go off or anything. I prefer this to activating a saftey. It is ready to go when needed.
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    I picked up another one of these, we shall see if this time If I can fall for it...i'm not sure, wife was eying it though and she doesn't like autos.

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    Absolutely! I carry one in the pipe in my PF-9, my P3AT, my G-26, my G-30SF and now my new Beretta Nano.

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    When u carry a pistol be sure to have it in a holster that covers the trigger completely to be safer.
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    I carried a P3AT for awhile chambered round. I even dropped it. I really wanted to like that gun but it started to have problems. Ditched it for a j-frame with 0 regrets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yz9890 View Post
    my understanding is that one of the functions of the PF9 trigger is to move the hammer block out of the way. so a half-cocked hammer will just hit the block if it falls for some reason other than the trigger being pulled.
    yz9890 is right on. From the Kel-tec PF-9 description "...Firing mechanism is Double-Action Only with an automatic hammer block safety."
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