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Old August 3, 2011, 03:18 PM   #1
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Question about PF9 and primers

I picked up a Kel Tec PF9 9mm. I have ran a few hundred Federal and Blazer ammo through it. I started running my loads and found a problem. Was wondering if anyone else encountered it. I'm getting light strikes on Wolf primers. I loaded a couple of hundred with some federal primers and it ate em up. No factory I've shot and no loads with Federal, just Wolf.
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Old August 3, 2011, 03:51 PM   #2
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Measure the primer height. I've had too short primers from Wolf - but they were Large Pistol Magnum.

It also possible that Wolf cups are harder than Federal and the PF9 is a bit light on the whacking.
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Old August 3, 2011, 03:56 PM   #3
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Never heard of the primer height issue. I'll look at them later. The Wolf are harder for sure. I thought maybe the smaller lighter springs might have something to do with it. Are the Winchester and Blazer factory ammo softer than Wolf?
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Old August 3, 2011, 04:11 PM   #4
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In general, Winchester and CCI (Blazer) primers are harder than Federal, but not as hard as Wolf.
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Old August 3, 2011, 04:13 PM   #5
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Thanks, That may be it then. No biggie, I'll just load rounds for this gun with Feds. Range time will be limeted anyway, just to keep in practice.
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Old August 3, 2011, 04:27 PM   #6
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Wollf Primers

Yes, WOLF Small Pistol Primers seem slightly harder, take a little more force to seat and have a tendency to sit higher than Winchester or Federal. After thousands of 9mm rounds I now use WOLF primers for my practice ammo (cause I'm cheap) and Winchester or Federal for my match ammo. I get approximately 2% light strikes with my M&P Pro during practice and none during matches. I go through approximately 6,000 WOLF small pistol primers a year. However, they always fire when used in my Springfield, 1911, Target Model. I have had no problems with the Large Pistol Primers but then they are all shot out of 1911, .45's. Bill
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Old August 3, 2011, 04:36 PM   #7
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Yeah, I use Wolf also, SRM, large and small. The small I use in my XD, glock and revolvers and never had an issue. The M&P is a smaller gun also isn't it?
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