Kel-tec PF9 or Bersa Thunder Compact 9mm


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cj42
February 25, 2008, 09:20 PM
Which gun is the best for carrying ? Best reliability ? Best trigger ? Or are they about the same ? I'm leaning towards the the bersa but the keltec lookks like it would be a better option for concealment. Thanks guys.

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gbelleh
February 25, 2008, 09:52 PM
The Kel-Tec PF-9 would definitely be easier to conceal than the Bersa. But, the Bersa might have a better chance at out of the box reliability. Having said that, all 4 of my Kel-Tecs have been reliable out of the box and have made great carry guns.

Seafarer12
February 25, 2008, 10:28 PM
I vote for the KT. I was looking at one of those Bersas the other day. They arent that small.

wanderinwalker
February 25, 2008, 10:53 PM
The Kel-Tec WILL go into a pocket (granted, a large pocket or cargo pants/shorts work best, but...) and it WILL go with you when you think "I'm just stepping out shortly.

My PF-9 had a spotty performance through it's first 300 rounds or so, but has straightened out and run great the last couple of hundred. It gets carried quite a bit and not shot much now. Unless I'm in the woods with the dog, this pistol is the one I'm most likely to grab. (Woods gun = Glock 17 or Ruger Single-Six for me.)

So far my favorite ammo to keep loaded in it is 124gr +P Remington Golden Sabers. Range ammo has been a mix of UMC, WWB, CCI Blazer Aluminum and CCI Blazer Brass, with the preference leaning toward the Blazer in either flavor.

Gratuitous pic time:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92/P-990/Kel-TecPF-9.jpg

kokapelli
February 26, 2008, 10:32 AM
KelTec if for no other reason, their customer service.

MICHAEL T
February 26, 2008, 11:12 AM
Bersa is a good choice. Many members have and carry at http://bersatalk.com a pocket pistol its not. But it is accurate and relieable.

amprecon
February 27, 2008, 10:48 AM
Love mine

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=72131&d=1201713637

ranger351w
February 29, 2008, 06:59 AM
I CARRY A PF9 WITH A CLIP AT 4:00 SS . It just disappears when you clip it on and it is comfortable. Also mine is totally reliable. Love em or hate em your choice.

jlpskydive
February 29, 2008, 08:15 AM
I just bought the wife a Thunder 9 and put about 200 rounds through it before I gave it to her and it is SWEET shooting pistol. The reset on the trigger is one of the best I have felt on a "Out of the Box" gun. It's fairly heavy and blocky, but she carries in her purse so it's not a big deal. I put it next to my XD40SC and they are very similar in size with the Bersa being just a little bigger and just a little heavier.

Nasty
February 29, 2008, 05:19 PM
I like both...but for CC the PF-9 stands alone during summer months.

I *do* have a Bersa SS 45 UC for winter pockets when CC is easier.

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