|01-06-2004, 04:06 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2004
New Kahr PM9 in Black. First Trip to the Range..
I posted pretty much the same message over at the Highroad, but also reported on my new Beretta U22 Neos..
I picked up this gem from budsgunshop.com. They had great prices and I saved some cash even after transfer fees and shipping.. After picking it up from my ffl on Sunday I headed right to the range. I put about 200 rounds through each gun.
The Kahr PM9 (9mm) performed flawlessly through a variety of ammo. Winchester white box 115 gr., Federal Hydrashok 124 grain, few Remington +P, and a couple Corbon +P 115 gr. I am not an expert marksman by any means but my first shot nailed my home printed Bin Laden target (courtesy of glockfaq.com's target gallery) square in the noggin. I did not put together any groups at 25' that I would brag about on this first outing, but I did not expect to. Nailed a 16 oz plastic bottle about 15 ft down range on 2 consecutive shots before it fell behind a mound and out of sight. Over all I feel pretty good about it's accuracy for the type of gun it is and it's intended purpose. I am sure I will get better and better over time. Recoil is noticeable and manageable. I did not have a problem putting 200+ rounds through it, and could have done 200 more.. There were absolutely no failures or jams of any kind. I really enjoy the feel and smoothness of the trigger. It seems to be very consisten throughout the pull. It is not too heavy, and not too light- it seems just right.. After stripping the gun for cleaning I did not notice abnormal wear on any part of the gun. I did not shoot much +P ammo this time, but will in the future. My only complaint is the heavy grease the gun game packed in. It made for a messy first cleaning- I've heard this complaint before.. This will be by primary carry firearm and will be loaded with the 124 gr. Federal Hydrashok until I can test Corbon and Gold Dot further. I have shot tons of Corbon through my P226 and since sold P239, and feel like it might be a bit much for the PM9. I am excited about this gun, it seems to be the size and weight I've been looking for in this hot climate that has me wearing shorts and a tshirt most of the time.
|01-06-2004, 08:08 PM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2003
yep. great pistol for what it is, which is an ultra-concealable, reliable, lightweight 9mm defensive shooter.
i added a fist k5 holster to mine for carry and at last, finally, this is it (and so on) i found a carry piece i'm happy with.
kelt-tec- p11 was to unreliable for me. i know others swear by them - but mine sucked!
sig p239 just a bit too large and heavy (and just by a bit - it is a fine pistol and i ain't ever going to sell it because it is such a joy to shoot).
but the pm9 is very, very accurate out to about 10 yards and i believe that is all i will need for "defense." recoil is easy, it doesn't FTF or FTE or Fail to do anything but shoot where i aim it.
if only they were a little less expensive... . but i'm very satisfied with it. hell, i wish good irish whiskey were less expensive too!
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