KEL-TEC PF-9 9mm Handgun Review

The KEL-TEC PF-9 9mm is a power of a service pistol designed in a tiny concealed carry package!

Sometimes innovation comes from the most unexpected sources. A relative newcomer to the firearms community, Kel-Tec CNC Industries began in the early 1990s as a CNC machine shop and began producing firearms in mid-1995. In the years since, the company has developed some of the market’s more innovative self-defense style pistols. Combining simple operation, tiny size, modern materials and manufacturing, and surprisingly reasonable price points, Kel-Tec pistols have reshaped the pocket pistol market.

keltec2One of the more recent offerings from the company is the PF-9, a 9mm pistol that fills a niche in the company’s line, offering one of the smallest and lightest pistols in this chambering available. In fact, the PF-9 (pistol flat 9mm), fits neatly in the company’s line between its P-11 and P-3AT pistols, even borrowing elements from both of the designs.

A bit larger than the PF-9, the P-11 is one of Kel-Tec’s earlier offerings. It is a polymer-framed, 9mm pistol that features a double-column, high-capacity magazine that holds 10 rounds. Although an extremely capable self-defense pistol, the DAO (double-action-only) pistol’s 1-inch thickness made it not quite suited for carrying inside a pants pocket.

Smaller than the PF-9 is the P-3AT, an astoundingly tiny .380 ACP pistol. As with all Kel-Tec pistols, it features a polymer frame and DAO operation. The 6 + 1 capacity, single-stack pistol weighs in at 8.3 ounces and fits easily into a pants pocket for legal concealed carry.

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  • Bought mine about a year ago,surprising accuracy ,but recoil takes a little getting use to.

  • General Jim M

    Tiny,low capacity pistols are not true combat pistols.Do yourself a favor.If it’s combat,buy a full sized combat pistol. ( As a poor backup to your combat RIFLE.) I have the P3AT and PF9.They are strictly guns, for when you really don’t think there is a real chance you’ll need a gun.If you do,God help you.My idea of a “combat” pistol is a G17 or 18 with 33 round mag.

  • brandon w

    $329.99.

  • i’m from EUREKA MONTANA AND I WAS ASKING HOW GET ONE OF MY OWN BECAUSE I HAVE A SON THAT I’LL TAKE CAMPING SO I WAS WUNDERING HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST

  • how much is the handgun

  • Dennis

    I have owned a Kel-Tec PF9 and loved it. My only problem with this Company is it’s inability to produce them fast enough to keep up with the popular demand for it. I am a FFL in Louisiana and also Conceal Carry Instructor for the State of Louisiana. We get many requests for these guns daily and cannot even get one. Something is terribly wrong with this picture. If you can produce them I can sell 20-30 Monthly thru our Conceal Carry Classes. We can also do well with the P11.

    If you can supply them call me at 985-507-4512. I will take all versions except the light gray handle one.

    Dennis