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Old 11-26-2010, 06:56 AM   #11
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Trigger should disconnect and reset when slide actuates. otherwise you would have a full automatic weapon.

If another person firing your gun does not have the cases hitting them in the head then yup, its you.

All guns are finicky when it comes to ammo. The second most expensive purchase after the gun is the 20 different kinds of ammo you'll buy to see which is the most reliable and most accurate in your gun. Then you stick with it. And it doesn't have to be the latest greatest have to be all either. Any good decent hollowpoint gets the job done.
 
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:34 PM   #12
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I was hoping not to have to go that route. Right now, I'm using Federal 230 grain ball. I'll have to start using other brands as well. Put another 125 rounds through the gun. Not 100% reliable. At one point it became a one shot gun, the slide locking back after each shot. The slide stop lever came loose! Life was so much simpler with my J frame and Colt D/S and Glocks.
 
Old 12-02-2010, 05:05 AM   #13
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I was hoping not to have to go that route. Right now, I'm using Federal 230 grain ball. I'll have to start using other brands as well. Put another 125 rounds through the gun. Not 100% reliable. At one point it became a one shot gun, the slide locking back after each shot. The slide stop lever came loose! Life was so much simpler with my J frame and Colt D/S and Glocks.
Well, I am sorry for your troubles.

And let me tell you, for all those years I carried a revolver on and off duty without a second thought, not one malfunctioned. Not once did it not do its job when I needed it. Never worried about it either. Ah the good ole days!
 
 
Old 12-04-2010, 05:14 PM   #14
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Put more rounds through the gun. 40 rds of Federal 230 grn N.T.(non toxic) ball. One hit my chest. On hit my left shoulder. Two hit right ear. One hit right eye. One hit face. One double feed. Same session, shot 40 rds of Federal 230 grn ball. No malfunctions. One shell casing hit face. Had another shooter put 10 rounds through the gun. No malfunctions. Only two malfunctions out of 80 rounds. Ejecting better. Hope this becomes a trend.
 
Old 12-18-2010, 09:47 AM   #15
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Since my last post had 2 range sessions with pm45. The first, I shot 50 rds Federal 230 grn ball. Experienced a couple of slide locks and a couple of shell casings hit my forehead. The second, shot 25 rds of same. Experienced 1 slide lock. Accurate. Reliability getting better? More to come....
 
Old 12-18-2010, 11:27 AM   #16
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I think you will be going for a new "break-in" rounds fired record!!!!!!!
 
Old 04-30-2011, 05:17 PM   #17
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590 rounds thru my pm45 since I got it back from Kahr Nov. 22nd 2010. 530 rounds before that, for a total of 1,120 rounds fired thru the gun. Last time at the range shot 50 rounds 230 grain Remington UMC Target brand. The last 25 rounds, gun became a one shot pistol. Rounds still hitting forehead and face. Sent it back to Kahr. Back to my S&W 649, .38 special. Spoke with Kahr and they said they do not replace defective firearms; they just keep fixing them. Think I got a lemon.
 
Old 05-03-2011, 05:48 PM   #18
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Got my gun back this Monday. Work order stated: Replaced slide, barrel, slide stop, follower. Lubed test fired. Good. Today, Tuesday, ran 200 rounds of Federal 230 grain ball thru the gun (Kahr's reccommended break-in round count). The ejection problem seems to be solved becaused only 3 shell casings hit my forehead; it's no longer a one shot pistol and is still very accurate. But, my rear night sight is not luminous in the dark, the slide stop became loose after 140 rounds and continued to loosen for the duration of the shooting session and the trigger failed to reset 7 times. Shipped it back this afternoon. Very disappointed. I'm going to keep the faith. This is the 3rd time sending it back to Kahr. Three times the charm? Back to my Glock 30 for now.
 
Old 05-13-2011, 03:20 PM   #19
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Got the gun back Thurs. Kahr replace rear sight and slide stop. Fri. today, put 30 rounds of Federal 230 grain ball through. Stop at 30 because the slide kept getting stuck in the rearward position; wouldn't release by using slide release or by racking it back. Had to do both simultaneously! Got home and the slide is releasing normally now. What the heck?? Again, accurate as heck but unreliable. Three times was not the charm! Called Kahr right away. No help at 1630 hrs EST. Angry. Very Angry.
 
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This is sounding more and more like a Taurus thread......
 
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