compmanio36: I will say as a long time owner of this pistol, I've NEVER pulled the trigger to take off the slide. It's just not necessary and may even be damaging. You simply pull the slide forward to separate it from the frame.
I had one major issue with this pistol, which was my fault; I dropped the thing off the back of the toilet and broke the retaining pin for the ejector, allowing it to move, causing jams. I called Kel-Tec, and they had me send it in. While it took several weeks for them to work on it and send it back, they sent me an entirely new slide and improved the plastic magazine catch with a metal one, for free, despite it being my fault. The gun has been flawless since.
Seems like a lot of the issues people came to hate about this pistol were early revisions and never sent in their pistols to have them fixed. They did screw up on the initial batch of PF-9s, but have been rock solid supporting their customers in fixing it.
It's not the most comfortable, elegant, or accurate pistol out there. But it is one of the smallest, concealable and reliable little pistols I've had. Now, of course, there are many options for pocket 9s. But when it came out it was really a game changer and got a lot of people to carry 9 instead of .380 or .32 pistols for concealed carry, which is a good thing.
RealGuysReviews: Appreciate the info and thanks for viewing.
JeffreyLXV: George Zimmerman firing the Kel Tech Pf9 with one hand near his face very likely gave him him a bloody nose.
RealGuysReviews: Sorry to have taken so long to see the question. The recoil on the CW9 is very minimal and the PF9 is fairly significant.
Wild Child: How noticeable is the difference in recoil between the keltec pf9 and the kahr cw9? Thanks!
RealGuysReviews: Video in progress to give my take on "jamming" - failure to fire - about the comments received on this issue with the Kel-Tec PF-9. Thanks for viewing and commenting.
CALI VAPEZ: Definitley not reliable. I went thru the ringer trying to find the perfect pocket 9mm. Besides the Keltec, i owned the Diamondback DB9 and Ruger LC9... In defense of the Ruger, it never failed and was a pretty nice gun, except for the trigger, which I didnt care for at all. I finally bought me a Kahr CM9. PERFECTION !!! 100%reliable, small and light weight, buttery smooth DAO trigger and a 9mm. When I dont carry my Glock 27, I carry the KAHR.
Crusty Marine: You sir are 100% correct. I too had the same issues with my PF9. It took much time and effort to bring my PF9 to only 90% reliability. 90% is not good enough. My PF9 is fun to shoot, when it works. But NOT reliable.
CALI VAPEZ: This weapon (pf9) is one of the most unreliable pistols I have ever owned. And I owned 2 of them on seperate occasions. Both of them had EXTREME Failure To Eject issues, the magazine would also fall out while shooting even when the mag release was not touched. To me, and many people I know, the word KELTEC is synonymous with JUNK. The only pistol with more problems than the PF9 is the Diamondback DB9, and to my understanding, DB was founded by Ex-Keltec employees, what a surprise.
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