GUN Joined Kel Tec crew yesterday.

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  1. Cannondale

    Cannondale OT Supporter

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    I finally sold my FEG .32 ACP at a swap meet yesterday. Since that was my carry gun, I needed to replace it. I had looked at some .357 and .38 wheel guns and a few smaller autos. I decided to get the PF-9 since I already have 9mm (G17) and I figure it's a better round for self defense than a .32 ACP. I bought a box of Monarch brass-cased 9mm FMJ and a box of Hornady 147 grain TAP rounds. The gun ran great out of the box with no issues, even on the long and heavy TAP rounds. I managed to hit some clays I set on a backstop 20 yards away a few times, so I think it's accurate enough for a carry. The 115 grain Monarch had some noticable recoil, but that 147 grain stuff was fairly rediculous. It looks like it would hurt though. :mamoru:

    I'll post pictures as soon as I can, my father has borrowed my camera for a project he is working on.
     
  2. nozoki

    nozoki Hail to the king, baby.

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    The PF-9 will probably be my next gun. I need a nice small carry piece for summer. I shot my friend's and I like the feel of it. I don't know what ammo he was using, but recoil wasn't terrible.
     
  3. Ford4Life

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    I pocket carry mine all the time, never had a single issue with it. I chose it for the same reason, i'm not a j-frame fan (capacity sucks) and didn't want a .380 or smaller caliber.
     
  4. purebad

    purebad I don't need your approval, right?

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    Man, there is something about the grip I just can't get over. I think its terrible looking, but then again *Kel Tec*
     
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    +1 PF-9 Crew. The self-defense loads in 147 grain let you know that you're definitely shooting a polymer pocket 9mm... They hurt a little.
     
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    Isn't that "she is ugly but then again she has herpes"
    :mamoru:
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    purebad I don't need your approval, right?

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    :rofl: nah meant it more like: She sucks in bed because she is a virgin.

    It's ugly, but what are you really expecting from a Kel Tec :wiggle:
     
  9. Cannondale

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    I can see that there are some Kel Tec critics in here.
     
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    I'm not only a critic, I'm also an owner. :mamoru:
     
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    Which model(s) do you own?
     
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    I've had a sub2k and stil have a p3at.
     
  13. Cannondale

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    Well, I've heard lots of good things about the P3AT. I've shot a Sub-2000 before.

    What negative things do you have to say about them? I'm legitimately interested, not trying to be a dick.
     
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    My p3at has been back to the factory multiple times, I'm not even sure if its 100% or not, I quit taking it to the range and quit logging it. Some day I'll test it again, maybe it works this time.

    My sub2k barely worked out of the box, stove pipe at least once a mag, even less love with 147gr rangers. Got it back and it fed plinking stuff but still not rangers. Sold it.

    They've all felt like they have no fit or finish, crappy triggers, bad sights. I'm sure most are largely functional but they seem like above a hi-point. In a previous thread someone was questioning why would spend a couple times more on a walther and no one who has shot a walther and a keltec would ask that question.

    Cliffs: they're the geo metro of guns, this is good and bad.
     
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    My problem was, there wasn't another option in terms of a 9mm carry gun. Rohbars are like $1000 and have feeding problems, my dad's $600 Kahr will only feed the Federal EFMJ defense rounds (can't buy locally and expensive), there is Skyy, but I've never heard much about them. Kel Tec at least has a decent warranty program and this is the newest version of the gun AFAIK. The first 55 rounds went without a hitch, my father's gun was 2 times the price and it was terrible for the first 400 rounds.

    My .32 was too heavy, to wide, and considering the last two downfalls too anemic to be a carry gun. I guess I could probably have some issues with this gun, but that's in the future. The next time I go out to the range I plan on putting another 100 rounds through and possibly some more HP ammunition. I did think about a Bersa .380, but I'm not looking to get another caliber right now.
     
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    When I went to buy ammunition, I was looking for the WWB HP but they were out.
     
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    Point the hole away from your hand next time. That's where the bullet comes out.:mamoru:
     
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    I guess my next purchase will be some sort of holster to keep this beast in. Any suggestions? Hopefully something that doesn't require a 6 month wait or a bank loan.
     
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    Looks like a winner, thanks.
     

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