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Kel-Tec Model PF-9

Variant 1 of 13

Produced:2006 -
Caliber:9 mm
Action:locked breech semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action only (DAO)
Safety:transfer bar safety
Grips:integrated polymer
Sights:3-dot adjustable
Barrel Length:3.1 in.
Overall Length:5.85 in.
Height:4.3 in.
Width:0.88 in.
Weight:12.7 oz.

Manufacturer:Phone Number:
Kel-Tec CNC Industries Inc.321-631-0068
PO Box 236009Website:
Cocoa FL 32923www.keltecweapons.com
Importer:Phone Number:
Used Est.:$230
Last Update: 7/29/2016

Caliber:9mm Luger
Alias:9mm Parabellum
Muzzle Velocities - from985to1500ft/sec
Muzzle Energies - from294to450ft-lb
Bullet Weights - from90to147gr

Ranking Factors
Power Factor:138773- IDPA Rating Calculation
Recoil Factor:10.39 ft-lb- Standard Free Recoil Calculation
Total Capacity:8 rounds- Includes Chambered Rounds
Defense Factor:71%

About the Handgun:
The PF-9 is a semi-automatic, locked breech pistol, chambered for the 9mm Luger cartridge. It has been developed from the company's P-11 and P-3AT pistols with maximum concealability in mind. The PF-9 has a single stack magazine holding 7 rounds. It is one of the lightest and flattest 9 mm pistols on the market. The firing mechanism is double-action only (DAO) with an automatic hammer block safety. The PF-9 is available in blued, parkerized, and hard chrome finishes. Grips are available in black, tan, gray, and olive drab.
About the Manufacturer:
Kel-Tec CNC Industries Inc. is a private US company founded in 1991. Initially, a CNC machine shop, Kel-Tec started to manufacture firearms in 1995. First specializing in handguns for concealed carry by law enforcement personnel or licensed citizens, they have gradually diversified into rifles. Kel-Tec has become one of the top handgun makers in the US.
About the Cartridge:
This cartridge was introduced along with the Luger semi-automatic pistol. The pistol and cartridge was first adopted by the German Navy in 1904 and then by the German Army in 1908. This cartridge has since been adopted by the military of practically every non-Communist power. It has become the most popular and widely-used handgun cartridge in the world. Performance wise, the 9mm cartridge has somewhat more power than the .38 Special but falls well short of the .357 Magnum.
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