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Kel-Tec PF-9

Semi-Automatic Concealed-Carry Handgun (2006)

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Intended for quick reaction and concealment in the security role, the Kel-Tec 9mm does not fail in those qualities.

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 03/07/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
The Kel-Tec PF-9 is a compact, polymer semi-automatic pistol produced by Kel-Tec CNC Industries, Incorporated of the United States (Florida). Its design is from George Kellgren and its formal introduction occurred during 2006. Due to its compact dimensions, the gun has become a popular choice for concealed-carry in both civilian and security / law enforcement circles. It is chambered for the equally-popular 9x19mm Parabellum pistol cartridge and fires through a standard short-recoil action, fed by a seven-round detachable box magazine.

In many respects the PF-9 is a largely traditional semi-automatic sidearm save for its handy carry size and slim shape. Overall weight is just 12.7 ounces and overall length is 5.85 inches (the barrel measures 3.1 inches long). Various color finishes are available to suit customer tastes.


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Semi-Automatic Concealed-Carry Handgun

Kel-Tec CNC Industries, Incorporated - USA
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Pistol / Sidearm
Compact design for close-quarters work or general self-defense.

Overall Length
149 mm
5.87 in
Barrel Length
79 mm
3.11 in
Empty Wgt
0.91 lb
0.41 kg

Iron Front and Rear


Semi-Automatic; Double-Action Only (DAO); Recoil-Operated; Locked Breech

One shot per trigger pull; self-loading or auto-loading action aided by internal mechanism; trigger management (and initial cocking) typically required by the operator; subsequent shots are aided by the unlocked / moved bolt.
(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


9x19mm Parabellum

Sample Visuals**

Graphical image of a 9mm pistol cartridge
Rounds / Feed

7-round detachable box magazine
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
98 ft
(30 m | 33 yd)

PF-9 - Base Series Designation

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