Kel-Tec PF-9 Sub-Compact Pistol

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6.6

Fair

Dan

I've had my PF9 for a couple of years now. I rarely carry or take it to the range. I clean my firearms when I buy them and every time I take them to the range. My PF9 jams after about 60 rounds. The third time at the range, the pistol jammed and I could not pull the slide back. I ended up taking it home and after some effort I was able to disassemble it. The underside portion of the barrel that holds the assembly pin sheared off. I have never shot anything but factory ammunition almost exclusively Winchester 115 gr and some Blazer 124 gr. Kel Tec lived up their reputation for customer service. They replaced the barrel and polished the feed ramp. It took some time, but I can't complain about the service. I seems fine now, but I just don't have any confidence in this pistol. It's a shame as I really like the features in this pistol. With the steel side clip, this is extremely easy to conceal and the accuracy is fine.

7.3

Good

I HAD A PF9 FOR A FEW MONTHS. NEVER HAD A MALFUNCTION OF ANY KIND WITH ANY AMMO. I AM RETIRED PD (34 YRS)I CARRIED A GLOCK 27 (A LOT MORE MONEY BUT THE ABSOLUTE BEST PISTOL OUT THERE.) TRIGGER PULL ON THE PF 9 IS SOOOOO LONG ,EFFECTIVE AND TIMLEY DOUBLE "TAP" CAN'T BE DONE. AND A 9MM --YOU NEED THAT. I AM BACK WITH MY 40 SW MOD. 27 AS A CARRY GUN (NOT TOO MUCH BIGGER THAN THE PF9) FOR THE PRICE, CAL., RELIABILITY, AND SIZE IT IS A GOOD WEAPON WITH A BAD TRIGGER (LENGTH OF PULL) tHE SIDE MOUNTED LASER (HAD ONE) IS GREAT AND RIGHT ON TARGET. JUST CANT LIVE WITH THE TRIGER......

6.8

Fair

Purchased mine and went to the range to run a few boxes through it. First shot out of the box, dead center. Shot consistent tight groups at 7yds. I am a big guy with big hands, the grip feels small, but, the recoil was completely managable and comfort was not an issue. I chose to keep my gun dirty awhile and carry as backup just as a test to see how it would react to not being cleaned after a few boxes and then carried for a week. Took it to the range and it worked flawlessly for another 100 rounds. Carried it another week without cleaning and went back to the range. Again, it performed well, had one stovepipe which I blame on not gripping the gun well, again, I have large hands and this is afterall a sub-compact pistol. One issue in 300 rounds right out of the box with no mods or cleaning. I'd say after I finish breaking it in and properly maintain it with a cleaning after each trip to the range, this gun should be very reliable.

6.1

Fair

Thanks for the advice I went and purchased one today cant wait to post my feedback!

8.4

Great

Just bought a pf9 about a month and a half ago. Really love the size and feel and the lack of a safety. I have several other pistols. LC9, LCP,etc when i first started carrying i felt better having a pistol with a safety but soon realized that if I ever got into a life or death situation that safety might get me killed. Some friends have the pf9s and recommended them. Very happy. Got the parkerized version because of the better finish. Shoot quite a few rounds thru it. Only problem i had is the winchester white box ammo wouldnt shoot more than 3 rounds without jamming. I bought some remington and shot it as fast as I could and didnt have 1 jam. Very happy with my purchase.

6.3

Fair

i had it for 4 months something jam up dont work not to happy ka teck wont fix it tell after new year a month from now

9

Amazing

Broken 3x. Including, firing pin, magazine catch and trigger assembly. To name the problems while the pistol was in firing condition, out of each 7 rd magazine I'd probably get 3 to 4 fte/ftf. The pistol is so light that after a few boxes of shooting your hand gets raw from the recoil. The only good quality would be the size for concealment. But, I wouldn't feel safe on it's reliabilty. Accuracy out of box is very far off. The gun is so small and unbalanced that a 7 yard target is tough to shoot consistantley. This is just my honest opion and experience with the weapon.

8.7

Great

Dkg

Bought mine for $240 (blued). I bought this to replace a Ruger LCP. First 2 times at the range I began having feed problems after about 60 rounds. Cleaning seemed to correct the issue. Third time at the range, the magazine started falling out after almost every round. I call Kel Tec and they sent a new mag release and spring. Mag problems were fixed, but immediately had fte issues after almost every round. Called Kel Tec again and they sent a new extractor. I also polished the feed ramp. Seems much better. Shot about 40 rounds today and only one fte. I've fired about 200 rounds through this pistol so far, so the break in period may not be over yet. Pistol is accurate. I really like this pistol and the customer service from Kel Tec is great. No cost for the parts or shipping. It does seem to prefer 124 gr ammo. Re-assembly is tricky until you do it a few times. Right now I don't have a lot of confidence in this pistol, but more range time may help provided I have no more issues. I'll gi...[Read More]

6.7

Fair

I bought mine for $280. I got the blued one, and the bluing is so thin it has started to rub off. Get parkerized ! The first time I went to the range I brought some win. 115gr fmj and it would not fire more then 3 rounds without FTE double feed. I put my 147gr HP golden sabors in and no problem...(no limp wrist here ) I took it home and polished the feed ramp and took a file to the slide rails to remove all the machine marks. It seems to be a lot better but it still not 100% with cheap light weight ammo. no problem for me cuz I don't carry without a good defense ammo but makes me concerned.

8

Great

Hi there, well like the rest of us americans out there, I finally decided to protect my 2nd ammendment right and get a ccw. I had to get Florida's, I live in Illinois and we don't have ccw....yet. I carry the PF9 almost everywhere, either in my iwb tuckable or the desantis pocket carry in the front pocket. Little gun has never failed me, and have put at least 600 runds downrange. I liked this lil gun so much I bought his baby brother the .32acp. I always carry this one in my front pocket in a simple cheap pocket holster. These guns, made in America by the way, are the best for the money. You should do yourself a favor, head to your indoor range, rent one then go buy it!

8.5

Great

SJW

I put it on in the morning and don't take it off until I put it on the night stand when I crawl into bed. I've been caring it with N82Tactical's IWB original tuckable holster since 8/2011. This pistol is a very accurate, very thin, light weight 9mm (under 15oz loaded). It holds 7 in the mag and 1 in the chamber. There is no external safety. The sights are steal, 3 dot sites and the rear sight is adjustable. Mine was dead-on accurate out of the box so I've had no need to adjust it. The manufacturer does not recommend using anything but standard pressure rounds (no +P or +P+). Federal Champion 115 gr FMJ work extremely well for range practice, never an issue of any kind. Hornady 115 gr FTX Critical Defense also works very well for my SD round; again, no issues (very expensive SD round). The one round that I've tried that the PF9 does not like is the Remington 115 gr UMC FMJ. After only 10 to 12 rounds I get multiple FTE, FTF, and strike problems. The UMC is very dirty and poorly packed a...[Read More]

8.7

Great

Morning ritual. Dress then watch, cell phone, PF-9 for just about 2 years now. Mine rides in an OWB pancake. On the day I bought it, I stopped at the range, removed it from the box and put 300 rounds down range (200 ball, 100 HP's). it will take anything I feed it. It has had about 2000+ rounds through it to date. One of he things I like most about it is, my first carry piece was a S&W 442, this trigger is very much the same. Recoil? snappy, but nothing a little 5'4", small handed girl can't handle (and she puts 'em where they belong all day long)If you are looking for a used one, find one with the metal mag release. I have a friend that had an issue with him hitting the mag release during practice, the plastic one stuck a bit too far out. All in all? I would HIGHLY recommend the PF-9 to anyone. Have a GREAT Day Y'All!!

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