New Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm Lightweight Compact Pistol Review

Lightweight, compact, accurate, the New Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm handgun is a concealed carry special!

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Inspired by the Crime Bill of 1994, Kel-Tec’s P-11 pistol packed the largest legal capacity into the smallest and lightest 9mm package ever seen by shooters. George Kelgren, Kel-Tec’s owner and chief engineer, used polymers and alloys to produce a 9mm pistol with a capacity of 11 rounds and a weight of just 20 ounces. The pistol was far smaller and lighter than anything ever produced in that caliber. For those reasons, Kel-Tec’s P-11 became instantly popular with those that carried concealed weapons.

keltec2.jpgWhile I never considered the P-11 to be a chubby pistol, Kelgren realized that by switching from a double column magazine to a single column magazine he could make a pistol that was even more concealable. Since the Crime Bill’s demise in 2004, the issue of capacity seems to have taken a back seat, priority wise, with concealability and weight saving being more important.

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  • Austin

    Bought this a little over a year and love it! Light, accurate, and very dependable it is my carry gun.


    I bought one for concealed carry. Snappy recoil but no problems so far,more accurate than expected.

  • Kristin Manuel

    Do you know, but chance anyone who has a new one in stock for sale? I am trying to get a good gun for a conceal and carry and my uncle suggested this for me since i am an active female.

    Please send me some information on this for everyone seemd to be out of them.