George Zimmerman Shot Trayvon Martin with a Kel Tec PF-9

For some reason, finding out what gun George Zimmerman used when he shot Trayvon Martin has been harder than catching a glimpse of a Higgs Boson particle. While early reports had it as a Kel Tec, even the original police report was bereft of details. But Mas Ayoob is reporting that the neighborhood watch captain was carrying a Kel Tec PF-9 on that fateful night. For those who aren’t familiar with it, the PF-9 is a slender, highly concealable 7+1 9mm pistol. Typically selling for well under three bills, it’s easy on the wallet if not exactly a joy to shoot . . .

It’s such a popular toter’s gun, in fact, that we’ve posted three, count ’em three reviews of the tiny niney by Don Gammill, Chris Dumm and Caleb Longstreet. According to various reports, the gun was found with a full mag and only the chambered round had been fired – meaning the gun didn’t cycle after it went bang. While, as Mayoob indicates, this could be evidence of a struggle for the gun, Kel Tec haters – and they are legion – will likely have a field day. Let (even more of) the speculation commence.