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PF - 9 question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Steve H, Jun 9, 2012.

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  1. Steve H

    Steve H Member

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    It's Saturday so I can't call Kel-tec. Does anyone have much experience using +P ammo in the Kel Tec PF 9? The website does not give any indications. I'm thinking about Winchester Ranger 124gr (RA9124TP). Not going to use it as a steady diet for the gun just carry ammo. I have been putting 124 gn. FMJ std pressure through the gun with no problems and I'd like to carry the Ranger stuff, I really like it in my 45's
     
  2. KennyFSU

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    I also had this same question when I owned one and the conversation went something like this:

    "Yes our barrels are rated for +p, however, I wouldn't recommend using them for extended periods of time."

    Take it for what you will. Personally, I only went through a mag or two just to see if it would feed (it did) and only loaded it up for CCW and just used ball ammo for the range.


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  3. Steve H

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    Thanks Kenny,

    What you do is exactly what I what I want to do. This gun is NOT an everyday plinker just a easy to carry CCW. I have some 147gr Win Ranger T series that I might try but I want to think that the bbl may be too short for that heavy of a HP.
     
  4. KennyFSU

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    No problem Steve.

    I don't have any experience with the Ranger Ts but I don't think you'll have an issue. Good luck and be safe.


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    It's perfectly safe to run +P ammo in the Kel-Tec PF-9.

    Yes, it'll wear the gun out much faster, but +P ammo wears ANY gun out faster than standard pressure. Of course when you start down that path of logic you eventually get to the point where you're debating whether non-cycling blanks wears the gun out faster than not shooting the darned thing at all. Or maybe that only happens when you're sleep deprived...

    Anyway, the point is, the +P rounds won't turn your gun into a grenade, and they'll be unpleasant enough to fire out of such a small and light firearm that I wouldn't tend to worry about firing them too often.
     
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    Mine cycled Speer Gold Dot 124 gr +P better than it ate anything else.

    Sadly, it had chronic indigestion, so it is currently collecting dust in a used gun section, at an LGS.
     
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    There is a idea out there. Practice with what your going to carry. And I believe it! And load for it. A PF-9 will take a beating. But a steady diet of bad ass will hurt it.

    Been there and done that. :)
     
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    I fired 1 mag of Corbon +P in my PF-9 . Thank you no more Went back to normal 9mm HP no need for +P in that light of pistol.
     
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    I carry Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel in my PF9, 124gr +P. I have shot enough to know it works, the gun isn't designed for a lot of range work, (neither is my wrists with this gun). The Short Barrel ammo seems designed for guns like the PF9.
     
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    Both Speer 124gr +P GD and Federal 124gr +P HST chrono'd 1136fps for 355 ft-lbs. I liked the gun, but it wasn't 100% reliable so I sold it and now carry a LC9.
     
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    As others have mentioned, Yes you can use and fire +P 9mm ammo in the Keltec PF9 but I beleive there is very little point in doing so as there is little to gain. The Keltec PF9 has a 3 inch barrel and +P ammo is usually made for 4 inch barrels or longer from what I was told. Someone please correct me if I am wrong as I am not a amo / ballistics expert, I may play one on TV but am not in real life :D God Bless :)
     
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    You'd still get maybe an extra 100-200 feet per second from the +P round versus a standard pressure round out of the 3" barrel.

    Although Speer offers a 9mm round called the 'short barrel gold dot' that's supposed to equal the +P velocity in a standard pressure loading.
     
  13. Kiln

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    Yeah Kel Tec says +P is alright but isn't recommended as the sole ammunition for the gun.
     
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    I just use standard pressure Remington 115 JHP's in mine. They're snappy enough guns as it is. If I want more oomph, I just switch to my bulldog .44, CS45 or one of my 10mm's.
     
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    ...I just use silvertips in mine, and am much satisfied. However, I would retire it if K-T ever starts making a .45...
     
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    There are many very effective non plus P designs.....Why bother for what little gain you may realize. Having said that plus P's are approved in limited numbers as per the Kel Tec manual.
     
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