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Gun Reviews By Women – Kel-Tec PF9 – Charlie

Kel-Tec PF9 Gun Review

By Charlie


Kel-Tec PF9 Specifications

Model: Kel-Tec PF9

Caliber: 9mm

Barrel Length: 3″

Ammunition Capacity: 7

Price: Approximately $275


Kel-Tec P-11 Usage & Features

Primary Use:

Concealed Carry

Are you right handed or left handed?


What features does this gun have that appealed to you?

light weight, ccw friendly.

Tell us about shooting this gun:

Being light weight, recoil is significant.

How does it fit your hand, how do you like the sights, how difficult is it to rack the slide, how would you describe the trigger pull, and how would you describe the recoil?

Nice fit in hand, sights acceptable, moderate slide pull to rack, trigger pull acceptable, recoil significant.

How reliable is it?

Gun is not reliable at all, fails to feed often, excessive amount of malfunctions, has been returned to keltec twice with no satisfactory repair (probably needs stronger magazine spring but factory repair shop ignores obvious problem), definitely will not rely on the gun for self defense.

Any problems with any type of ammunition?

Have fired only factory ball ammo and the gun continuously malfunctions; no satisfactory solutions from keltec (no plus p ammo used)

Factory does not recommend plus p ammo (which has never been used)

What do you dislike about shooting this gun, if anything?

Unreliable, significant recoil

Was it easy to take down and clean?

Easy disassembly for cleaning.

Would you recommend this gun?


For someone considering this gun, what would you tell them?

I would be hesitant to carry this gun for protection. Even though the gun has a lifetime guarantee for original owner, keltec will provide poor assistance with any problems you have. Check out youtube posts for the gun and you’ll see many that have had the same problems I have.

I consider the gun a waste of money. I returned it twice to keltec and the gun continue to malfunction often. I cannot with good conscience sell or trade the gun as is.

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One thought on “Gun Reviews By Women – Kel-Tec PF9 – Charlie

  1. Charles Racine says:

    Funny I’ve owned several KelTec’s over the past 27 years. All were reliable and function every time. This included not only the P-11 and PF-9 but the P-40, P-32 and the P3AT. Did pick one up from a lad that was having problems. Seems he had hands like shrek. Me with only a 2x hand had no trouble.

    Sorry you think KelTed service is not good cause that is not me experience in dealing with them even after using +p+ 9mm ammo and screwing up the frame. Brought it in to show them yes you can walk into their office – and explained why the part failed thinking the gun was a gonner. l was asked to have a cup of coffee and a few minutes one of their technical folks came out with my pistol repaired at no charge.

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