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Discussion in 'PF-9' started by SVENSONJR, Mar 12, 2018.


    SVENSONJR Member

    Aug 16, 2013
    Has anyone had issues with the Pf9 jamming when shooting outside in 40 degree weather? Looked like the slide and barrel were getting hung up together.
  2. mtn_chef

    mtn_chef Well-Known Member

    Mar 22, 2014
    nc mountains
    I've never experienced this happening with my PF-9. However, I've seen overly oiled guns not function in real cold weather. The oil congeals and actually prevents moving parts from doing so. Specifically a firing pin in an old SKS I no longer own, had FTF issues when cold. After getting a click and missing a real nice doe, I broke it down and discovered the "storage" style of over-oiling parts had turned into a thick jello like consistency. I now use a thin layer of Mil-tec gun oil and then wipe it almost dry during cold weather shooting outings. Apparently our guys in Korea knew this all before I did.

  3. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    I would not let think that 40 degrees should bother an otherwise properly functioning PF9, or any gun, for that matter. And, it should warm up quickly after shooting a little anyway. It's likely some other issue.