:: PF9/P11 Trigger Installation

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PF9/P11 Trigger Installation

How to install a RTK "Short Stroke" Trigger for your Kel-Tec PF9

  • Caution!  Should be installed by a Experienced Gunsmith.

    NOT a do it yourself amateur gunsmithing project!

  • Unload your PF-9

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 1
  • Field Strip

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 2
  • Pry out bottom spring retainer and release spring into magazine well.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 3
  • Support stock.
    Use punch, and gently tap out three plastic retaining pins.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 4
  • Pull frame straight up out of stock.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 5
  • Left side of frame.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 6
  • Right side of frame.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 7
  • Release trigger spring.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 8
  • Showing top of trigger retaining pin.
    The access hole will only be 3/32" diameter. Soon you will be drilling out your hole to 3/16".

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 9
  • Support the frame well, and using a 3/32" punch, drive the barbed pin down and out.
    Because of the barbs, it will not want to come out. You can try heating the plastic trigger with a heat gun to soften it.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 10
  • This shows the barbed pin you are having so much trouble getting out.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 11
  • With pin out, remove trigger spring.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 12
  • Remove trigger pivot and trigger.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 13
  • Carefully drill out the 3/32" trigger pin access hole.
    Use a 3/16" bit. You are drilling thin aluminum.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 14
  • Out with the old, in with the new.
    Plastic stock trigger and barbed pin in upper right.
    Adjustable "Hot Pink" Short Stroke trigger & Ruger retaining pin in center.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 15
  • Assemble outside the frame to verify fit. Some pivot pins are out of tolerance on the large side. This did not matter with the plastic trigger.
    The pin may need to be gently sanded to fit new aluminum trigger.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 16
  • If you have trouble inserting the retaining pin, make sure that you are pushing in on the spring, with tail at 5:00.
    Also check that the top set screw is not blocking the pin hole.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 17
  • Parts assembled in frame, ready for Ruger pin.
    Note: position of spring tail @ 5:00

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 18
  • Spring must be pushed in as pin is inserted.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 19
  • Squeezing assembly to align spring loop.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 20
  • Pin inserted. If everything is aligned properly, pin should only need a gentle push to seat it.
    Make sure trigger has full range of movement.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 21
  • Notice that there are less coils of the spring showing with the pin seated, than three pictures above, without the spring.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 22
  • Install link-bar and tension the spring couterclockwise.
    There is a little grove on the bottom of the link-bar that retains the tail of the spring.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 23
  • The next two frames are out of sequence.
    They show what you are going to do with the hammer block when the frame is partially inserted in the stock.
    Get the screwdriver under it.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 24
  • Lift and push forward.
    You will then push down with the frame as you pull the screwdriver out.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 25
  • Frame is partially inserted in the stock.
    Looking at the hammer block from the back.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 26
  • Pushing the hammer block forward.
    Hold it forward and push down on the frame.
    You will not be able to see what you are doing.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 27
  • With the frame in place and plastic pins partially inserted.
    Make sure the trigger moves freely before driving the pins home. Sometimes the top set screw gets hung up on the frame.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 28
  • Pry the spring catch into place.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 29
  • Time to replace the slide.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 30
  • Completed Install.

    Kel-Tec PF9 RTK Short Stroke trigger install pic 31

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