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    Question Kel-Tec PF9

    Has any one paid atention to how fast these PF9's start to were out ?
    After 600-800 rounds mine is getting real loose, and showing major wear marks. I was shocked at the manufactures 6000 round limit stated in the manual. Any one else see this? Thanks, Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGun View Post
    Has any one paid atention to how fast these PF9's start to were out ?
    After 600-800 rounds mine is getting real loose, and showing major wear marks. I was shocked at the manufactures 6000 round limit stated in the manual. Any one else see this? Thanks, Mike
    They actually got a "limit" on the number of rounds the gun can shoot? Definately not a gun that I would be buying anytime soon.


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    Just wear it out send it back and they will build you a new one. I never noticed a 6000 rd life in my manual. I'll have to look again.
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    I bought a PF9 and hated it...unreliable and unpleasant to shoot. Love my P32 though.

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    lifetime warranty

    send it to Kel-Tec and if they have to they will make a new pistol with the same serial #. It is what it is, a cheap (inexpensive) carry pistol made for personal protection, not a range hog. Break it in with FMJ then shoot a few mags of carry ammo to ensure reliability then pack it and forget it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echo_5 View Post
    send it to Kel-Tec and if they have to they will make a new pistol with the same serial #. It is what it is, a cheap (inexpensive) carry pistol made for personal protection, not a range hog. Break it in with FMJ then shoot a few mags of carry ammo to ensure reliability then pack it and forget it.
    Not sure about others on the board, but if my life is depending on my pistol, I don't want "cheap". I'd rather spend a little more and get something like a XD or Glock that won't break down at 6,000 rounds, or need to be "rebuilt" due to excessive wear. I understand that the Kel-Tec runs in the mid $300 range, while a Glock or XD is in the mid $500 range. My life is worth the $200.

    If shooting for recreation or sport, I've got no problem with "cheap". When using a gun for protection, I'd go with "quality". I've got friends who swear by the Kel-Tec. I don't like the feel of it, though I'm a firm believer in personal choice. If you like the feel of the gun and have confidence in it, then by all means use it. I would exclude highly recommend against using the price factor as a sole or major deciding factor for any personal protection gun.


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    Quote Originally Posted by echo_5 View Post
    send it to Kel-Tec and if they have to they will make a new pistol with the same serial #. It is what it is, a cheap (inexpensive) carry pistol made for personal protection, not a range hog. Break it in with FMJ then shoot a few mags of carry ammo to ensure reliability then pack it and forget it.
    Problem is I never got through a mag without some sort of failure to feed or light strike.

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    PF9 For Sale

    It's been a reliable little thing, all the kel-tecs I've owned prior
    (p32 and, p3at) have shown little wear after years of abuse. I would bet my life on them. I understand you get wat you pay for but these guns aren't cheap crap(HiPoint, ect.) there just inexpensive to produce. Looks like I will just have to wait for my Walther pps to come in, or buy another pf9 to break in and carry, while using this one to practice with. Thanks for all your imput.

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    Every Kel-Tec I own has worked 100% out of the box. A little fluff and buff helps tremendously. I trust my life to each and everyone of mine. Every brand of weapon out there will have a few lemons. I have a Glock 33 that I wouldn't carry for anything. It's been worked on by factory gunsmiths, several hundred rounds through it and still won't chamber reliably. However, I don't go out and tell everyone that Glock's are crap (just my closest friends:D). Kel-Tec makes their weapons in Florida and are 100% American made. They stand by their Lifetime Warranty. Just a call to them is the first step to getting it repaired.
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    I have a P-3AT which I chose for the small size and low weight, not the price. The general rule for these is to "shoot a little, carry a lot" and it will serve you well. Maybe get two, and practice with one while carrying the other, then after some years, move the carry down to practice and get a new carry one.

    They do have significant downsides, which is that they completely lack most basic features - no safeties, no slide lock, very small sights, small gripping surface, and they also have quite a kick to them. Comfort was not the first priority; this is a niche gun designed to be concealable. Some people will hate it, and those people should not get one.

    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGun View Post
    I understand you get wat you pay for but these guns aren't cheap crap(HiPoint, ect.) there just inexpensive to produce.
    I have actually found Hi-Points to be extremely reliable and accurate relative to their more complicated counterparts, and thankfully absent of any chrome frivolity. All business and no extras other than what it takes to get the job done.
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