In today’s world of uncertainty, becoming a target is ubiquitous. Full sized pistols, and even some “compact” pistols, can lead to unwanted attention; As a result, concealed firearms (with good judgement and awareness) are the ideal tools help prevent you from becoming a victim.

Bridging the gap of sub-compact and a pocket pistol size, the Kel Tec PF-9 is the ideal pistol to fit the bill.
The Kel Tec PF-9’s stainless steel slide and polymer frame allows this line of pistols to be the flattest and lightest 9x19mm Parabellum in mass-production. Along with a 7+1 single stacked magazine capacity, Kel Tec’s PF-9 outclasses all the other mass-produced pistols in the same category.

While consistently concealed carrying a PF-9 for well-over six months, I have came up with a proper assessment. Some of the key points that stood out and appealed to me was that the dimensions of the pistol, it’s very compact and fit my hand perfectly (your results may vary) which made me pretty confident while conceal carrying it.

The main positives of the PF-9

• The three dot sight system, was quick and simple to acquire while shooting.
• Chambered in 9mm with a 7+1 capacity makes it surpass other “same sized” pistoles with only a 6+1 capacity and chambered in .380.
• The price tag of less than $300 after tax and background.
•The pistol grip is comfortable and thin, the magazine extension insures your pinky doesn’t hang below the pistol.

One key point worth special attention to note was that the trigger pull is quite long, however I see this as a “safety” measure considering there is no actual safety mechanism.

Caliber: 9mm Luger
Weight unloaded: 12.7 oz.
Length: 5.85″
Height: 4.3″
Width: 0.88″
Barrel length: 3.1″
Capacity: 7+1
Trigger pull: 5lbs.

The Kel Tec PF-9 is a comfortable and concealable pistol with a formidable 9mm bite. With a bit of practice, the trigger system became a lot more comfortable to use. I strongly recommend this pistol for concealed carry, as a back-up pistol, or for “smaller” framed shooters. The affordable price tag, under $300, makes personal safety affordable and readily available.

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EDIT: We stated it was chambered in 9×18, when it’s in face 9×19. Thanks to those who emailed us, wouldn’t a model in 9×18 be pretty sweet though?

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