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Good afternoon.
I am looking to buy a 9mm and am having a tuff time deciding which to get. The PF 9 or the P11. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I plan on this being my every day carry. Do either one come with a spare mag. ?
Thanks for any advice you my have
 

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Do you want single stack or double stack? normally only 1 mag comes with a new one. I went through the same thinking when I decided on my p11 right before i joined ktog. It's up to you. I have been looking at the pf9 lately at local gun stores.
 

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I like them both. I think the PF 9 will probably Be the one. Going tonight to a range/ gun shop to try both if I can. ( just hope they are both in stock. )
I went by Kel Tec here in town and held both in my hand. Both felt good. The PF 9 was a tad lighter & thinner.
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Look around here, there are lengthy discussions on this subject. Basically, chose concealability or capacity. Then check the triggers. Research the differences. Check the FAQ,Then choose.
 

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It's a bit of a tough choice, really.

The -9 is lighter and thinner, but the fatter grip on the -11 softens recoil...
but the -9 has a lighter trigger---tho the -11 has the extra round count.

I ended up with both--got a nice deal on a used -11, after buying a -9.

Tried the belt clip carry on both. The greater thickness and weight of the P-11
weren't noticeable, but the sharp corners on the PF-9's rail mount were, so
I've settled on the P-11 for carry. I've come to prefer the slightly heavier
trigger with the belt clip carry, too..."just in case".
 

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Too late to the party ;(
I also have both. Had the P11 for quite a while, didn't carry it much, seems a bit bulky to me. I did carry a P32 for a long time right after first issue, then got the P3AT when it came out and carried that. Waited a couple years before getting the PF9, just a little bit bigger than the P3AT.
I go next to nowhere without the PF9. I do carry a couple extra magazines though. Even if you end up going with the P11, I'd still carry an extra mag. I just think that if you ever have to use it, it deserves to be full up to be prepared if any other threat occurs.
 

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The one other important thing not mentioned here is the 2nd strike capability of the true DAO P-11.
 

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I have a few P11's and never thought about a PF9 and I dont want one. The P11 hides well in a fobus OWB under a T shirt! I have a S&W M&P9c and it doesnt hide as well.
 

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The one other important thing not mentioned here is the 2nd strike capability of the true DAO P-11.
That's overrated if you ask me. If a round fails to fire the first time it should be cleared instead of trying again. Having second strike capabilities isn't a bad thing but it wouldn't be a decision maker for me.

I carry my pf9 all the time but I've been considering a P11 too. The extra capacity is the main reason.
 

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..................I carry my pf9 all the time but I've been considering a P11 too. The extra capacity is the main reason.
I feel the same way, if my clothing allows. Today, I'm carrying a P-40 as a front pocket pistol. I definitely don't feel under-gunned.
 

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I feel the same way, if my clothing allows. Today, I'm carrying a P-40 as a front pocket pistol. I definitely don't feel under-gunned.
I was also considering a G26 but I think the P11 might be a better choice instead. I really like the belt clip on my pf9 and I could do the same with a P11.
 

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I was also considering a G26 but I think the P11 might be a better choice instead. I really like the belt clip on my pf9 and I could do the same with a P11.
I got a great deal on a used P-11, after buying a PF-9. With belt clips on both, I don't notice the greater thickness of the P-11...but I do notice the sharp corners of the rail on the PF-9. For me, the P-11 is actually more comfortable.
 

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I got a great deal on a used P-11, after buying a PF-9. With belt clips on both, I don't notice the greater thickness of the P-11...but I do notice the sharp corners of the rail on the PF-9. For me, the P-11 is actually more comfortable.
It's only plastic. Break out a file, some sandpaper, or a dremel if you're not planning on mounting a laser or flashlight. Shouldn't hurt resale since a second owner can always get a new grip.
 

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Yah, the thought occurred to me too. I did take a little off the
sharp corners, without noticeable effect. Grinding the whole
affair smooth is out of the question--I do have a nifty compact
light that's amazingly bright and FITS, and it's nice to have that
option for fishing, camping, and annoying possums & armadillos
in the back 40.

The replaceable grip is a real option, but not something the
general gun-buying public is aware of, or necessarily interested
in pursuing...

For now, the PF is my back-up carry, if the P-11 ever goes
down for maintenance. It's nice to have a spare. All's good.
 

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It all depends what you want out of it. I chose the PF-9. But I was specifically looking for a thinner lighter option for when I didn't want the weight and thickness of my G26. For that the PF-9 was perfect. If you'll carry the P-11 everyday than why not, but if you prefer the size and weight of the PF-9 then that is the way to go.
 

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Curious, Papa C, what did you get?
 

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???

Papa C ??? ;)
 

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Guess he's still trying to decide . I can see the poor sales man laying over counter asleep. Waiting for him to decide .

My self I like the PF-9 and will buy a P-11, when a used one shows up at my dealer. I missed last one . Should have put on layaway . But didn't went home to think about and came back next morning at opening was gone. Only in dealer a few hours
 
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