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    Kel Tec PF 9

    Has anyone experienced the following problem with the Kel Tec PF 9:
    When you pull the trigger back slowly the hammer does not fall completely to discharge the round in the chamber, however if you pull the trigger back a little quicker the hammer will cycle properly and discharge the round in the chamber.
    Thanks
    Steve

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    Send the gun back and have it fixed or get rid off it and get one that works. That is not a quirk that is a problem.

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    Yup
    With lifetime warranty send it back.
    Not all pf9s are bad so don't put up with it

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    Sounds like an out of spec hammer block. If it's new, call KT to get them to cover shipping.

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    Thank you all for your assistance. The PF 9 will be going back for repair.
    Steve

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    Hope mine doesn't do that. Just bought it and taking to the range tomorrow

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    Forestranger,
    Got the Kel Tec PF 9 fixed and it was the hammer block. Thanks for the input.

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    I had a PF9 for about a year, but traded it off on another handgun. It worked fine, but I did not like to shoot it much due to the fact that I felt like I was getting slapped in the hand by a furring strip every time I touched one off. I still have a P3AT that I carry a lot, but shoot a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahoe01 View Post
    Forestranger,
    Got the Kel Tec PF 9 fixed and it was the hammer block. Thanks for the input.
    Seems KT got a bad batch of em recently. Hope yours is good to go. I've had good luck with them for 5 years but they ain't everybody's "cup 'o tea".

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    So far the PF 9 works fine. I've carried the P3AT for years, it fires flawlessly.
    Thanks again

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    I hope its the last trip to florida you need for it to make.
    Be safe
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    Recoilguy,
    Thanks
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahoe01 View Post
    Has anyone experienced the following problem with the Kel Tec PF 9:
    When you pull the trigger back slowly the hammer does not fall completely to discharge the round in the chamber, however if you pull the trigger back a little quicker the hammer will cycle properly and discharge the round in the chamber.
    Thanks
    Steve
    I got a similar problem today (second time at the range). I bought it just a week ago, shot about 100 rounds to start the break in. The gun shot flawlessly... not one FTF or FTE. Then, only after 5 days, I brought it back to the range (cleaned and lubed with Frog Lube), the hammer would not completely "fall" to strike the primer. I didn't even get one round to fire... just several half-clicks of the Hammer. It appears that the hammer block safety is keeping it from completely falling to strike. Rather than tinker with it (although very tempting), I just gave it back to the range (I bought it from Maxon's in Des Plaines, IL) under the warranty.

    I wonder if any others are experiencing any problems with the hammer. I'll follow up with a post after the repair.

    Happy New Year and Happy Shooting

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    Other than a little rust on the slide to deal with from sweat, mine has operated fine; goes bang every time. I agree; send it back to the mother ship for repair/replacement under the lifetime warranty.

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    Niko,
    After a second trip to Kel Tec, it was finally fixed. It was the hammer block. It shoots flawlessly now.
    Good luck

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    I have the same issue with my new PF-9 here is the email back and forth with Kel Tec I don't have the first email because it was through there website but my second email reads about the same. I emailed them Thursday night here is the Comm.


    From: Customer Service <customerservice@kel-tec-cnc.com>
    To: Ender Wiggins
    Sent: Friday, August 24, 2012 8:15 AM
    Subject: PF9


    I’m sorry, but our pistols are actually designed where you’re supposed to have to
    release the trigger all the way before pulling it again. It shouldn’t allow you to do a
    “double tap” if that’s what you’re referring to.

    Ericka
    1-800-515-9983 or Kel Tec CNC
    Mail: Physical:
    Kel-Tec CNC Ind. KT Service Dept.
    PO Box 236009 1475 Cox Rd
    Cocoa FL 32923 Cocoa FL 32926

    From: Ender Wiggins
    Sent: Monday, August 27, 2012 2:12 AM
    To: Customer Service
    Subject: Re: PF9 Respondent Ericka


    Thanks for your fast response. I now own two of the pf-9 pistols but the one
    I just bought will not Fire (some of the time), when I pull the trigger (all the way after
    releasing all the way ) the hammer goes into the reset position instead of all the way
    forward to the point of firing the pistol. It usually occurs when I squeeze the trigger slowly.
    Please let me know if I should go back to where I purchased for replacement or not
    Thanks Ender

    From: Customer Service <customerservice@kel-tec-cnc.com>
    To: 'Ender Wiggins'
    Sent: Monday, August 27, 2012 1:44 PM
    Subject: RE: PF9 Respondent Ericka

    Most places, unfortunately, won’t replace pistols once that serial number’s
    been registered to you, but I can send you a shipping label and we’ll get it fixed up here
    for you if you provide the info below for me.

    I’ll be happy to send you a call tag for the return of your firearm for repair if you
    provide the information below. The label will be emailed from UPS directly within 24-72 hours.
    If you don’t see it by then, check your trash/spam folders to see if it went there.
    You’ll need to print it out within 48 hours of receiving it or the link will expire.
    Once you’ve printed it, you’ll have 10 days to ship it off before the label expires.

    Customer Name:
    Return address for signature:
    Phone number:
    Email address:
    Model and serial number:
    Reason for service:
    If applicable, what brand of ammo used:

    From: Ender Wiggins
    Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:03 AM
    To: Customer Service
    Subject: Re: PF9 Respondent Ericka


    Ok so my gunsmith looked into the problem and it is the hammer block that
    is catching the hammer before it hits the firing pin it would probably be easier if you just
    sent me a new hammer block so he can put it on. it should be a little quicker than
    shipping the gun out . Thanks so much for your help -Ender

    I sent the Info below

    Name: Address: Cell: Email: Serial: PF-9 HC
    Service: hammer not falling all the way when trigger is pulled

    From: Kel Tec Service Center

    Sure, I’ll get the parts in the mail to you.

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    Bought my pf9 almost 2 months ago. 2 ftfs within the 1st 80 rounds. Took it back to my dealer, and after keltec sent him new parts, it still didnt work properly, and he sent it back to kt. Still dont have it back. I hope it functions properly when I get it back. I love the size, and when it did fire, I had pretty good groupings. You should not have to worry about your weapon firing when needed. My xd9 and my 92fs are a joy to shoot, and I NEVER worry about if they are going to go BANG!

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    I have some of the lower priced handguns, and Kel Tec is among them. I had issues with a PF-9, that I don't have anymore. The P-11 has ran strong and so has the P3AT I have. I think with some of the lower end guns, one should expect some of the little quirks that go along with the money not spent. Its a gamble I have found.

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