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Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm

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We very much liked the utter simplicity of this very light 9mm handgun. Kel-Tec does not provide a light for the front rail, but some laser sights might use it. We don’t like the look of the external extractor spring, but it works perfectly and is out of the way. We tried shooting the gun with both the flat and finger-rest floorplate on the magazine, and much preferred the flat one.

Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm

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The PF-9 was a simple gun with few controls. There was no mechanical safety. Takedown of the PF-9 is simple. With the gun clear, lock the slide back, pull the cross pin, and it all comes off forward. There are several color options including a black, gray or olive-drab frame with blued,Parkerized, or hard-chromed slide. The manufacturer specifies +P ammo is okay, though not for extended use.
The cuts in the sides of the Kel-Tec’s slide go a long way toward making this a light 9mm, but be advised the gun does have some recoil with heavy-bullet loads, the type we prefer. The front sight is plastic—so what. It’s functional.

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