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 Post subject: Re: Gunsmith wanted to cure Kel-Tec PF9
New postPosted: April 4th, 2015, 2:56 am 
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Breech face issue.

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 Post subject: Re: Gunsmith wanted to cure Kel-Tec PF9
New postPosted: April 22nd, 2015, 12:49 pm 
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chrisandclauida2 wrote:
Breech face issue.

Quite possibly. (Although I don't understand why FMJ would work and JHP would not.)

In any case, here's some good news, finally.

I did two things: I rounded off the edge of the frame just below the barrel's feed ramp, using a dowel wrapped in fine emery paper. I also stoned the breechface, based on C&C's suggestion. One or both of those seems to have had the desired effect. I put about 6 mags of JHP through the gun yesterday, with zero malfunctions. Hallefrickinlullah! I just may have a gun that I can carry for self-defense now! I'll shoot it a lot more before I trust my life to it, of course, but this is a very promising result.

Side note: to do the testing, I bought two 50-round boxes of 115-grain JHP at Cabela's a couple weeks ago: one Federal (ACTUALLY REMINGTON UMC), one W-W white box. The Federal has big muzzle flash; the W-W has none. It appears that the W-W has flash retardant added to the charge. Good to know if you are shopping, and you see them side-by-side at about the same price (which these were).

Thank you all for your suggestions.

EDIT: REMINGTON UMC, NOT FEDERAL

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 Post subject: Re: Gunsmith wanted to cure Kel-Tec PF9
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Perhaps you should use one of these:

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 Post subject: Re: Gunsmith wanted to cure Kel-Tec PF9
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^^^^
I was thinking maybe a bigger one.

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 Post subject: Re: Gunsmith wanted to cure Kel-Tec PF9
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 Post subject: Re: Gunsmith wanted to cure Kel-Tec PF9
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I was worried about the PF-9 that I recently acquired after reading about your trials, but I took mine out and put several magazines of three types of ammo without any issues at a all. Congrats on finding a fix.

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 Post subject: Re: Gunsmith wanted to cure Kel-Tec PF9
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Update: Another 100 rounds or so (of JHP), and no malfunctions, so I guess I can actually carry the thing for self-defense now. I'll probably get it engraved: "Justice for Trayvon."

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