Gun Report

Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm Luger

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The Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm isn't expensive, but it still costs about $60 more than the Taurus Slim. While the Taurus outshot the Kel-Tec, that doesn't mean the Kel-Tec is out of the running for many shooters. This is a slim and trim handgun. The PF-9 comes closer to fitting in a pocket than the other handguns tested, and its double-action-only trigger provides a margin of safety when carried in a pocket. The PF-9 never failed to feed, chamber, fire, or eject. It is accurate enough for close-range defense. We would buy this handgun.

Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm Luger

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Span Single

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The magazine release on the Kel-Tec is buried, yet accessible - ideal for a concealed-carry handgun. The PF-9's tacky grip has been compared to the skin of a Florida alligator.
The short front post on the Kel-Tec worked well in rapid fire and for firing for accuracy.
We liked the rear sight for its rapid target acquisition.
The PF-9 is accurate enough for close work.

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