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Kel-tec PF9, biggest POS EVER

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Horvath819, Jul 29, 2011.

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  1. Horvath819

    Horvath819 Member

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    I've owned 6 different handguns from various manufacturers and the Kel-tec PF9 is BY FAR the WORST one of them all. I can't get the damn thing to stop jamming. It jams at least one round of every other magazine I fire through it. At first I thought it just needed to be broken in but I've put hundreds of rounds through it and it still does it. It is the same malfunction every time, failure to eject the spent shell and gets so jammed up I have to force the magazine out. Another complaint is it seems very cheaply made with horrible fit and finish. I could never trust my life with this gun and it was one of the worst purchases I've ever made. Now I don't know what to do with the damn thing, maybe sell it to a duck.
     
  2. MachIVshooter

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    Instead of coming on here and flaming a gun that is well liked by the extreme majority of owners (myself included), why don't you take advantage of the best warranty and customer service in the industry and have it fixed.

    Kel Tec ALWAYS makes things right.

    And I promise your post will be almost universally frowned upon. People will just think you're a hot head, a jerk, or both.
     
  3. Jackal1

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    I think your disgust is actually kind of funny.... Maybe I'm weird... I guess I think it's funny because I know Kel-Tec is known for fantastic customer service and will take care of you.
     
  4. R.W.Dale

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    So all you've done to try to fix this broken firearm is to shoot it more? Yeah that makes perfect sense.



    I've not had the opportunity to really put mine through it's paces yet so I cannot comment on reliability, but I will say that by all accounts kel-tec will do everything possible to make it right.

    I will say however that if you're not running across firearms that are defective or in need of repair periodically YOU'RE NOT BUYING ENOUGH GUNS! I've had to send guns back to manufacturers from just about all major makes and price ranges just in my brief 10 year stint as a gun guy. Everybody and I mean everybody puts out a "made on a Friday afternoon before a 3 day weekend" lemon from time to time.

    Now as to how cheaply made and finished these pistols are...Well it's a gun that can be had for under $260 retail. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT?


    Tapatalk post via IPhone.
     
  5. khegglie

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    No details.... did OP purcfhase new or used ; what ammo used; ect. If the finish is so poor; why buy it? ADD: I like my PF-9;)
     
  6. Horvath819

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    Bought it brand new from Budsgunshop.com so I really didn't get a good idea of how the finish actually looked. I don't care all that much about the finish as long as the gun works properly. When I first got the PF9 I loved how small it was and how accurate it was for its size. But now since it fails me so much I don't really want it anymore. I've tried 2 or 3 different brands of ammo in it and it doesn't seem to matter. Maybe I will give it a second chance and call up Kel-tec and see what they can do.
     
  7. Yarddog

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    "[Kel-Tec is known for fantastic customer service and will take care of you.]"

    ^^^^^^^^^This^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Y/D
     
  8. Mike1234567

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    This could be simply limp wristing. These itty bitty 9mm need a firm grip.

    It could also be the ammo. What are you shooting?
     
  9. CTGunner

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    I purchased my PF9 in large part due to the overwhelmingly positive nature of reviews and forum posts on Kel-Tec and the PF9 specifically. They are also known for very very good customer service.
     
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    my PF-9 works great Not I tried that steel case junk wal mart has and jammed 2 times first mag. Went back to good ammo and it went back to running like a clock .American gun ,American Ammo . I carry and trust my PF-9 Might be ammo or need warranty work. They are a nice carry gun. So stop the crying and get it fixed
     
  12. chhodge69

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    Sucks that you're having problems - I know that frustration well.

    My PF-9 just doesn't like winchester WB ammo and behaves like yours when force-fed the stuff. Anything else I've tried, including various hand loads from plinkers to +p feeds perfectly.

    FWIW I've had similar experiences with both Ruger and Glock where a specific gun/ammo mismatch just will not cycle reliably. Doesn't make them junk.
     
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    I can understand the frustration of a pistol not working right out of the box but seriously, ANY manufacturer can produce a lemon. Call up kel-tec and they will fix your problem.
     
  14. Mike1234567

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    RE: "Kel-tec PF9, biggest POS EVER"

    Wh-a-a-a-t?? The itty bitty PF9 ain't BIG at all.:evil:

    And, as others pointed out, K-T has a great customer service department.
     
  15. David E

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    The first step is to get a known good shooter to try it.

    If problem persists, try different ammo.

    If problem persists, try different magazine.

    Problem persists, return for warranty.
     
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    Six guns, uh? Dang, an expert.
     
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    I hate to say it, but I've heard of a lot of people getting guns that don't work well from Bud's and Gander Mountain. Probably nothing to it, but I find it interesting none the less...
     
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    K/T will fix it, but wouldn't it be nice to get a run out of the box that works? If they just test fired them it would identify most of their problems and save them money and a bad rap.
     
  19. MCgunner

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    Gander is a retailer. Why would they sell messed up guns? I've bought two off 'em that I really like, a surplus Radom P64 and a new CVA Wolf. They were running specials on both. They're normally kinda high, but the specials made them a decent deal.
     
  20. hAkron

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    Why can't the guy vent? It's awful when you get a problematic gun. It's not like anything else you buy that's defective where you can just take/send it back and be given a replacement or a refund. When you buy a gun you are stuck dealing with getting it fixed which can take months, or selling it at a huge loss. I've had a similar experience with a totally different type of gun and it's a very frustrating and helpless feeling. Sure Keltec will make it right, but in the meantime this guy is without this gun and without his money.
     
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    You're right...you shouldn't keep. I'll take it off your hands and even pay the shipping...unless you really can't wait to get rid of it and you want to pay the shipping! :rolleyes:
     
  22. natgas

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    Sorry to hear you're having issues; I've got about 800 rounds through mine and it is flawless, both with factory and reloads; my daily carry and I like it a lot
     
  23. isc

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    My thoughts exactly.

    Keltec makes good guns and they fix the occasional stinker no questions asked.
     
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    I could be wrong but I also wonder if you grip may have something to do with it. I have had good luck with my p-11 and have a couple friends with the same experiences. Is the fit and finish great? Not by any means, if it was the price would be twice what it is now.

    If paying more attention to how you grip the gun doesn't help....by all means send it to kel tec for repair. They may even GIVE you a mag or 2 for your trouble.
     
  25. MachIVshooter

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    He's not venting. The title proclaims "Kel-tec PF9, biggest POS EVER". That's flaming, not venting. He hasn't even given them a chance to make it right yet.

    You may not understand this, a lot of people who aren't business owners don't, but when you have a problem with a product or service, or a combination thereof, you give the company who provided it a chance to make it right first. If they shine you on, then flame away. I own an auto repair shop; Do you think it would be fair for one of my customers to carry on like this fellow did if there was a problem with a part they bought and they never even gave me a chance to provide warranty service?

    About the only professionals who absolutely must get it right the first time are doctors and lawyers, because the results are irreversible most of the time. And they still screw up. A lot. For the prices they charge, they shouldn't make mistakes. But they do, every single day.


    Lucky for him, it's a Kel Tec, and they'll fix it or replace it, usually very quickly.
     
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