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Old 05-14-2011, 08:30 PM   #21
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Not familiar with the Taurus thread. Did check other forums to find that I am not alone. Many other shooters have had similar problems and worst with their pm45.
 
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:18 PM   #22
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Hi to All. Shipped gun back to Kahr week of 5/20/11 (for the 4th time). Couple of big wigs got involved. Got the gun back on Thurs 6/9/11. Action taken at the shop: "Tested. Polished interior of slide. Lubed and test fired OK". Was told over the phone that 70 rounds were fired without the slide sticking in the rearward position. I ran 100 rounds of 230 grain ball through the gun and experienced no erratic ejections (brass no longer hit my forehead). Gun functioned flawlessly. Did have 1 limp wrist malfunction during the 1st fifty rounds and another 3 or 4 limp wrist malfunctions on the 2nd fifty rounds. Feeling pretty good about the gun now. Going to run the gun some more in the next couple of weeks to make sure, but I think this is going to work out after all. Gun is accurate a all heck!
 
Old 07-28-2011, 06:53 PM   #23
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The bad news continues. Had 4 short range sessions for a total of 270 rounds of 230 grain ball from Federal and 6 rounds of Gold Dot Golden Saber. 276 rounds total. The trigger failed to reset numerous times. I often could not finish a 5 round string of fire. The six rounds of Gold Dot shot fine. Called Kahr. They said it could be the trigger draw bar. Called Karl Sokol. He said it might also be the trigger draw bar spring or the sear not captivating the striker. Back to the factory it goes. To be continued.
 
 
Old 07-28-2011, 09:02 PM   #24
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Do appreciate the updates.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 06:43 PM   #25
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Wow. Never had an issue with mine. This is another anomaly to me. I see and hear of so many happy Kahr owners. I'm glad They're trying to get it right for you. That's gotta be a headache going through that with a new gun. Hope it all pans out soon.
 
Old 07-31-2011, 06:57 AM   #26
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Yes. I know there are a lot of happy Kahr owners. I was one of them when I owned an MK40. Since trading that in for a pm45, I've had to be patient. Love the gun, the way it feels, the way it shoots (when it works).
Just a small correction regarding my last post. The 6 rounds were Remington Golden Sabers, not Gold Dot.
 
Old 10-06-2011, 07:23 PM   #27
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Hi to All. Finally got my PM45 back on 9/26/11. They replaced the slide. Had a few short range sessions and put a total of 335 Federal 230 grain ball thru the gun. So far so good. No more erratic ejection (solved after the third time around) and the trigger resets nicely. For some reason, the slide lock lever loosened after the first 20 rounds but hasn't happened again. Feeling pretty good about the gun again. Accurate as heck. I want to put a total of 500 round thru the gun with the new slide just to make sure. So far, since the purchase, I've shot a total of 1,727 rounds thru the gun. Remember, this is the second barrel and slide. Will keep you posted.
 
Old 10-06-2011, 08:32 PM   #28
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Thanks for the update. Sure hope this works.
 
Old 10-09-2011, 07:42 AM   #29
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10/9/10. Sunday in NYC. Short range session. 150 rounds of Federal 230 grain ball. One-shot, two-shot, three-shot, five-shot drills using both hands at 21 and 10 feet. Done from the holster with magazine changes. Purposely didn't chamber first round to simulate malfunction and performed immediate action drill. Also, right and left hand alternating shots. PM45 functioned very well. The only hang up was that the empty magazines didn't also fall freely from the mag well. Feeling good about the gun, now. 485 rounds fired through the gun since getting new slide. 15 more rounds to go. Will update.
 
Old 10-11-2011, 06:27 PM   #30
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Tuesday. 10/11/11. After my last post, I wiped my pm45 down. I haven't cleaned it yet. I lubed it with Slide Glide after it came back from the shop. Great stuff. Seems to make the gun softer shooting. I lube the slide rails, hood and outside of barrel. After shooting and not cleaning the gun for 485 rounds, I just wiped it clean. Anyway, afterwards, I function tested the gun with empty magazines. 5 of my mags wouln't lock the slide back. Looked like the follower on those mags didn't make contact with the slide lock lever. I pressed on the lever while inserting the mags and then the slide did lock back. I called Kahr and asked for 5 followers. I'll start from there.
I did fire 15 rounds of Federal 230 grain ball with 3 of those mags today and the slide did lock back on the last round. I've now fired 500 round through the gun since getting it back with the new slide. Will update once I get the new followers.
 
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