Gun Report

Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm

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There was a lot to recommend this gun: An an OAL of 5.9 inches, 12.7-ounce weight, 1-inch wide across the slide-all of which allowed the PF-9 to easily fit in a pants pocket. But the trigger function led to malfunctions for our testers, and in a self-defense gun, that is a fatal flaw, in our view.

Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Double

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Here's where the Kel-Tec earns its money. The PF-9 is sitting in the foreground, flanked by the larger CZ 2075 Rami P and the Heckler & Koch P7 in the rear. The end of the P7's slide is clearly outside the form edge of the smaller Kel-Tec. Clearly, that part of the gun is done right, because its slim profile can be slipped into a briefcase, purse, or slacks with minimal worries about printing.

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