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I own a Keltec PF-9. IMO, it is a piece of junk. Would not feed properly and I had to send it back to Keltec for work. In addition, the trigger is so far forward, it pinches my finger against the front of the trigger guard – not very well designed.
I am quite surprised that you left the High Standard out of this list. I suscessfully used one in competition (Supermatic Trophy Citation) for a number of years and have a Model 106 at this time. I like it as wel as my Buckmark and much better than the Ruger. The only objectionable item associated with this weapon is the high price that they command on the open market.
Comment by Nelson Thompson — March 30, 2013 @ 10:22 am
What is the basic ballistic difference between a 9mm and .40 caliber? I have several handguns – 2 .45′s, a .38 and a .22. I see the M&P series typically offered between 9mm and .40 but have no idea what the difference is. Please educate me!
Comment by Bruce Bradley — March 30, 2013 @ 12:23 pm
I would love to give an insiteful review of the New Glock 30S released earlier this year. First, it is aww, well hmmm, harder to find than an honest politician. There seems to be a few floating around GunBroker and GunsAmerica but not in the local gun shops. Glock I guess is trying to go one better (or worse) at supply and demand than S&W did with the M&P Shield. Spending money on advertisement I guess is better than spending money on production, seems to me that there could be a better common good between the two. Oh well I guess I will just wait like the rest until the day I happen to stumble across a Glock 30S like I did with my M&P Shield. I’m sure there are many others feeling the frustrations of owning firearms or ammunition since the last election. I neither blame the Firearm or Ammunition Industry for the ignorance of the voters.
My 2 cents worth,
Obama and the Mayors of Chicago and New York, never were trained on firearms or hunted. My Father a WW 1 vet and Life member of the NRA taught me gun safety long before I could actually shoot. He taught me fellowship and respect for other hunters and nature. He taught me to lock away my guns in a safe place, in case of a breakin. All of the gun control people have no respect for guns and believe more rules and tighter purchase regulations will stop shootings. They are wrong. The worst of the bad guys can’t legally buy a gun now. The people that shoot children are sick and I.D.ing them before they can strike is key, We may have give some rights such as a physcologists review being given the authorities, but that is a small price to pay.
Comment by Larry Swihart — March 30, 2013 @ 1:09 pm
Bruce, sometime ago, someone wanted a caliber with the stopping power of the .45 coupled with the velocity of the 9mm. I believe Smith and Wesson arrived at the .40 originally, which has more stopping power than the 9mm and has greater velocity than the .45.
Comment by David Soares — March 31, 2013 @ 12:28 am
i tried to get a kel-tec pmr-30 for the past 6 months without success. no gun shop has them in stock, nor do they have any idea when they will get any into their shop. you can find then on the internet for about double the suggested retail price. i never could understand why a gun mfgr would not make a “wanted handgun” that is wanted by the public.
Comment by buck x hendsey — March 31, 2013 @ 11:04 am
Thanks David – that makes perfect sense to me now.
Comment by Bruce Bradley — March 31, 2013 @ 2:02 pm
Inrefto buck x hendsey: back in August 2011, I visited a Cabela’s in Idaho. 2 items I wanted to see were, a Ruger 1911 and a Keltec pmr-30. Neither available at that time. Dealer said the 1911 never gets to the display case, but is sold. He also said the Keltec pmr-30, discovered some tech problems, recalled all and return to market was unkown. I live in Mexifornia/Taxifornia, so my gun news and availability is restricted. I liked the idea of the pmr-30. accuracy is less important, when you have 30 rounds to fill the room’s air space. i figure i can hit my target eventually.
Comment by david f. huckabee — April 1, 2013 @ 6:24 pm
Might as well throw your money away if you buy Kel-Tec, that’s what you’re doing anyway. My PF9 was a malfunctioning piece of shit brand new from the dealer. Buy a brand that actually has quality control.
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