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Old July 25, 2009, 06:16 PM   #1
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Kel Tec PF9

Just got a new Keltec PF9 9mm today. Are these ok to dry fire?
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Old July 25, 2009, 06:40 PM   #2
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I would venture to say yes, but I'd probably get a couple of snap caps all the same.
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Old July 25, 2009, 07:40 PM   #3
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Snap Cap

I recently sold my PF-9. I was always told not to dry fire. Check over @ the Kel-Tec Owners Group Forum http://www.ktog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl for a wealth of experience , information on Kel-Tec's, and friendly people. Thats what was always preached to me.
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Old July 25, 2009, 11:23 PM   #4
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You CAN dry fire any pistol. The question is will it damage it if you do.

On a kel tec, a few dry fires won't hurt them... but you run the risk of damaging the firing pin.

You would be better off with snap caps. Just a good practice to get into...
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Old July 26, 2009, 04:25 AM   #5
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The guns own information book tells you to not dry fire it ,does'nt it?

Then don't dry fire it.

The KelTec has a very unique firing pin essential for it's carrying safety.

It is not like any other firing pin in the handgun business.

If the gun booklet recommends not dry firing it,then don't.
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Old July 26, 2009, 04:48 AM   #6
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I wouldn't dry fire any Kel Tec.

I know that it's a big no with the P3AT.
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Old July 26, 2009, 07:34 AM   #7
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The owner's manual specifically says NOT to dry fire the PF-9. Get some snap caps.

(As far as I know, that's the only Kel-Tec where it's really an issue. It was NOT an issue with the P-11, and I don't remember seeing a warning in the P3AT manual.)
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Old July 26, 2009, 09:05 AM   #8
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I was under the impression that for all intents and functional purposes, the PF-9 and the P-11 are the same pistol, just the the grip frame is a touch wider and a double stach mag employed on the P-11 while the PF-9 uses the slimmer single stack magazine?

Not having owned either, I could be completely wrong in that assumption. But if I'm not... I can't imagine why you could dry fire one and not the other?

Are the P-11 and the PF-9 functionally the same design or are they entirely different?
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Old July 26, 2009, 05:43 PM   #9
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Similar guns with subtle changes in the mechanisms. The PF9 is not just a thinner P-11, and while still long, I much prefer the PF9 trigger to that of the P-11.



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Old July 26, 2009, 06:56 PM   #10
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Thanks to Walt Sherrill for the diagram
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