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Kel-tec PF9 or Bersa Thunder Compact 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by cj42, Feb 25, 2008.

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  1. cj42

    cj42 Member

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    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.
     
  2. gbelleh

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    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.
     
  3. Seafarer12

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    I vote for the KT. I was looking at one of those Bersas the other day. They arent that small.
     
  4. wanderinwalker

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    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:
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  5. kokapelli

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    KelTec if for no other reason, their customer service.
     
  6. MICHAEL T

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    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.
     
  7. amprecon

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    Love mine

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  8. ranger351w

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    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.
     
  9. jlpskydive

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    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.
     
  10. Nasty

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    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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