Kel-Tec PF 9: Flattest and lightest pocket gun ever made

Kel-tec PF 9 is a sub-compact pistol described as the hybrid of PF 11 and P-3AT leading to a marketing description of “combined into the flattest and lightest single stack 9mm configuration ever made”. To be specific, it is semi-automatic, single-stacked magazine with a capacity of 7 rounds, and employs double-action only mechanism. This gun is designed to be a conceal carry sub-compact pistol that can fit your pockets during a normal day. Most people desire for pocket guns that can be easily concealed for the purpose of both survival and convenience. Kel-Tec PF 9 has positive and negative feedbacks discussed below.

Pic4The positive feedback about it is mostly about the easy handling experience. It is lighter compared to other guns with a weight of 13 oz. The shape and size is described to be: 0.9 inches of width, 5 1/2 inches of length, thin, and fits most pockets. It doesn’t have manual safety and it employs three –dot sight just enough for targeting. The recoil is just enough and comparable with other pocket pistons. But since it is light, it absorbs more recoil and most women would probably not manage it.

One of the negative feedback is about its long trigger pull. As you shoot it, you may observe slower draw because of the mentioned feature. However, with enough practice and familiarization, operating Kel-Tec can still be quite controllable. Since its barrel is only 3.1 inches long, velocity can only range from 980 to 1,000 fps which is quite low compared to other guns with longer barrel. The small slide-release catch is complicated to manage.

The bottom line is that this gun is easy to handle and has a reasonable price. It is a powerful gun enough for personal defense, slimmer, and lighter than other guns with the same intended purpose.