Monday, June 21, 2010

Kel-Tec PF9

So far: Two range trips, 168 rounds, three failures to extract (one with WWB, two with Fed 115 gr FMJ), one gratifyingly simple experience with Kel-Tec customer support, two replacement magazine followers due to arrive in seven to ten days. The mags won't drop after it's been fired. Maybe it needs a new extractor, too. The screw on the extractor spring won't go any tighter. Maybe that's just Loctite.

So, joy not quite unconfined here. But I think shooting that jumpy little gun with its DAO trigger is making me a much better shooter with my Glock, so I'll stick with it for a bit. At least until I can hit something smaller than the backstop with it.


120 more rounds today. Eight more failures to extract. Something is very wrong here. Contacted Kel-Tec.

UPDATE 2010-06-22

They want me to ship the gun back to them. No BS with those guys. I appreciate it.


They "fixed" it and shipped it back to me, it still didn't work for spit, I sold it.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Quote of the Day

From Anthony "Theodore Dalrymple" Daniels:

...I was suspicious of the idea that things could get no worse. Human ingenuity in causing disaster is almost infinite, no matter how low the starting point...

Yeah, whenever anybody says "it can't get any worse", hold onto your hat, brother. Because it's about to.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

"If I had been found the Germans would have shot everyone in the house."

Go read some Wonderful WWII reminiscences from Hubert Hubert's dad, with some fun facts about the Walther P38 for good measure.

"I helped them make the arm bands they wanted for their unit which was about 200 strong, stamping them and painting them with the tricolour & the Cross of Lorraine. Then they realised I was a trained armourer so they dug up all the old guns they had hidden in the church yard next to the farm house under the grave stones in the cemetery and I cleaned Lugers, German and Italian automatics and shotguns which would have blown up if they had ever been fired."