kel-tec

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  1. graehaven

    graehaven Active Member

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    You can have those ruger bricks (copy cats too). I'll stick with light, reliable, and innovative. :D
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    Exactly, for the $110 more, I will buy four extra mags and ammo. w00t! :D
  3. K75RT

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    Here is my Keltec PF-9, it has been nickel plated by Jack Fuselier, and the action has been deburred and polished, please note the barrel. This gun functions 100% and is reasonably accurate for its intended purpose. I picked it up 2nd hand for $150.00, $35.00for the slide plating...she's a great gun!

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  4. graehaven

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    Just picked up mine today!

    Only has had 2 mags run through it, so got it for a discount. Gun with one mag + 3 extra mags........ $200.

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  5. focusmaniaczx3

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    well i might as well put my $.02 in on this one. i picked up a kel-tec pf9 at a gun show awhile back to be used as a BUG on most days and as my main carry when im wearing very light clothes. i have since put about 700 rounds through it. here is my break down on this gun.

    it's size makes it by far the most easily concealable 9mm out there right now period. its very light so it wont drag your drawers down with it and its so narrow!
    it can fire +p ammo. this is a big plus for any gun being used for personal defense.
    it is more accurate than i can shoot it. i added crimson trace to it and i can make 4 inch groups at 25 yards. thats pretty good for a shaky handed sucker like me.
    the crimson trace is very form fitting and does not negatively impact the concealability or weight in any way.
    it feeds, goes bang, ejects brass, and feeds again every single time no matter what ammo i put through it.

    those were all the good points, now for the bad stuff
    it took 300 rounds before it quit showing its ass. it seemed like every other mag full had at least one failure to fire, feed, or eject. it absolutely refused to feed the corbon +p HP i got specifically for self defense. and that is some high dollar ammo so it darn well better eat it. but after 300 rounds and a thorough cleaning i went back to shoot it more and it was like it had changed over night. i have since put about 350 more FMJ rounds through it and 50 HP rounds of varying brands including 7 corbon +P rounds and everything i have put through it since about that 300 round mark has fed, fired, and ejected flawlessly.
    more bad stuff though
    there is a frame pin that tries to work loose after about every 50 rounds or so which has to be driven back into the frame. im not sure what it is for in the gun itself but it cannot be good for it to fall out without my knowledge while im shooting and fire the gun without it. im contacting kel-tec about that this weekend.
    it is an extremely snappy gun. it will make your hand hurt some if you shoot it alot.
    the muzzle flash and flip is to the extreme but all of that is to be expected with such a lightweight and short barreled gun.
    the frame clip that i got like k75rt and graehaven have pictured in the posts above this keeps working loose. every 50-100 rounds i will take the allen wrench to it to tighten it back up. loctite wont hold the screws in place.

    my overall opinion of the gun. i would buy another one if i needed it. it takes a little bit of breaking in but afterwards its all the better for it. go ahead and spend well over $100 more for a "better" gun. i will take the money i didnt spend on my gun and use it to buy beer, car parts, ammo, or another gun! what made me a believer for this gun more than anything was when a buddy of mine took his p3at out of his pocket at the lake a few months ago and shot a possum with it. that in itself was no big accomplishment except for the fact that the gun had been in that same pocket holster with those same rounds every single day for well over a year without being fired and all that time getting clogged up with pocket lint and any other obscenities that go into a man's pockets and it still chambered, fired, ejected, and chambered the next round flawlessly. i became a kel-tec believer that day.
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  6. graehaven

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    Re: kel-tec PF-9

    Took mine to the range Saturday.

    This is NOT a pleasant gun to shoot, but it shoots well.

    I put 125 rounds through it, mag after mag, with NO hiccups of any kind. Ate 3 different kinds of ball, and one kind (winchester sxt) JHP round - no problems.

    The long trigger pull is a bit different to get used to as opposed to a glock, but can be overcome.

    Great little package.
  7. Jim Hauff

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    For SD ammo - take a close look at the Hornady FTX Critical Defense loads - check out the extreme taper of the ogive. These are made to load. I've fired a box through my KelTec P3AT - no problems, smooth as silk feeding.
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    Kel Tec PF9...Ok, I shot about 100 rounds through it of hardball ammo then a handful about thirty rounds of various "defensive" loads from hollow points to hydroshock. It was consistently doing everything wrong from failing to go into batter to stove pipe to just jamming to light strikes on the primers. I took it where I bought it and the guy told me their customer service was so excellent to just let them send it back and they would return a flawless firearm. I trusted the guys judgement because I have known him for many years and purchased a crazy amount of firearms and accessories from him. Can't wait to get it back and see how it performs. You really can't beat the size and the trigger like I said before is way smoother than the Ruger LC9. I will keep you guys posted.
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    Well, I've had several KT's, a P-9 (converted to a P-40, then added the .357 SIG barrel). I still have a P-40 with the .357 SIG barrel and hard chromed by Jack over at KTOG. Those two will get your (and others) attention on the line. They are NOT easy to shoot. If you limp wrist them you will have problems. That's why they quit producing the P-40, too many returned for problems that actually shot perfectly when tested. Right now I'm down to only a few KT's, sold the 2000 to get a SU-16A, sold it to get a 16C. Sold the .32 to get a P-3AT. Sold an LCP with CT laser and kept the P-3AT. Now looking for a PLR 16 after I sell my Draco. The P-40 I still have has had the feed ramp polished, trigger shoe and trigger stop added and it's a great little gun with either the .40 or .357 SIG barrel, but be sure you've got a very firm hold on it!
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    I carry the Critical Defense in ALL my concealed carry handguns, although right now I've got the PDX1 .410's in my Judge in my car. I don't carry the Judge on me even though the Public Defender is pretty small.
  13. K75RT

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    Sir,
    Just for clarification, the PF-9 is a 9X19 chambered pistol, it can not be converted to .40S&W, perhaps you meant the P-11 which is a double stack mag and is convertable to both the .40SW and the .357SIG. Is this not correct?
  14. weasle94

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    I have a Kel Tec P3At in 380 ,very good carry backup .Take some shooting to break in but for $175 brand new ,I am happy.Had a problem with it .Kel Tec took care of it quick ,Lifetime guaranty ,I cannot complain at all .Good gun ,good people
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    I have a P32 that I carry most days, sometimes as my primary carry and others as a back-up to my Kahr K40. Obviously I trust it to function when needed.
  16. graehaven

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    When he said "converted" to the P-40, he meant, he traded for that instead. You are correct in that there is no conversion options for the P-9.

    Which, by the way, is a great little gun. Love mine.
  17. AmmoForSale.com

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    I've been happy with my PF-9. It was a bit tight and gave me some issues, but after a break in period of 250 rounds or so it's been fine. I carry mine in the summer and have been extremely pleased with how concealable it is.

    The Kel Tecs aren't meant for high round counts or a steady diet of higher pressure ammunition. They do make great carry pistols though. The PF-9 I have it's much fun at the range but more controlable than a 357 snub.

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