When I chose the PF-9 I was taking a risk that the sometimes overwhelming criticism is well placed. I could very well have another problem pistol on my hands. But the size, weight, capability, and price were all matching what I needed.
After getting home, I immediately threw 100 rounds through the pistol without doing anything to lubricate it or prep it. How would I describe the function?
After the first 100, I felt that I made a good choice in my purchase and was looking forward to my next 100. The recoil on the pistol is slightly distracting, but the pistol does not bounce around that much. I like that. I would rather have a pistol that feels like it is jumping but isn't, rather than the other way around. The trigger pull is not that bad at all IMO. The pull seems shorter than it really is once you get to shooting fast. The length of pull is like a revolver, but the weight of it lets you shoot it much faster. What a great combination.
So far, I am sure that you can tell that I like the pistol, and that would be a correct analysis. It seems to be doing everything I needed it to do. Besides the pain it gives my finger at times, I have dialed in the pistol and found that holding it tighter seems to alleviate the finger pain and the recoil snap. Between the simple, logical construction/design and the lack of muzzle jump, I think the Kel-Tec PF-9 might just be a winner. But it is too early to tell. We are still in the honeymoon stage until I break 1000 rounds or more. So stay tuned and we shall see how it does in the future.