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Old 02-16-2012, 07:29 PM   #21
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As mentioned in the above old posts, you will occasionally get a problem gun from ANY maker.
To be fair, Kahr still seems to have more trouble with the micro polymer framed guns then they do with the steel models.

That's what the new gun warranty is for.
Simply contact Kahr and explain the problems you're having.
They will send you a return label so it won't cost you any shipping charges.

Send the gun in to them and let them diagnose and correct the problems.
Kahr is a quality gun company and they have a good rep for correcting issues.
Give them a chance to do so.

When you get the gun back, you might try some different ammo. Some guns just don't "like" some ammo but work 100% with something else.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:20 PM   #22
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I read this thread and had to join in. I picked up my pm9 yesterday and shot 200+ rounds out of it today. I have never in my life had a gun jam like this. Nose dives; round gets so jammed that you have to open the slide and lock it back to drop the magazine.. particularly with the 7 round magazine and a few times with the six however less frequently. (FYI Winchester white box) TRUTH; it takes a minimum of 200 rounds to get this gun to shoot consistently without fail. TRUTH; this gun will jam several times while you are "breaking it in". TRUTH; you will get killed if you choose the 7 round magazine for defensive carry. Now, at the end of my range session I did shoot 3 - 6 round magazines of HST's (124 grn) with no jams at all. so perhaps now its "broken in." Look, I have owned several handguns, I am a former United States Soldier, I am also a Mechanical Engineer and I will tell you that this gun is definately not worth the money. It's simply not a high quality product and is not as well designed as some rave about. Hindsight, should have held out for the Smith and Wesson Shield. I bet you don't have to polish the feed ramp on that gun and then spend 50 bucks on ammo to see if it will work. And by the way, a quality firearm will shoot the cheapest ammo anywhere, anytime.
Old 05-25-2012, 07:40 PM   #23
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Contact Davd Dawson at Home Page.

He is the gunsmith to the stars of gun dancing sports. He will make you a space gun that looks positively alien and 100% reliable.

Contact him and ask him what he thinks of the Kahr CW-9. He is selling them with a little tweaking from his shop and recommends that particualar gun above all others for easy day in -day out concealed carry.

This is the guy that makes the guns that Todd Jarrett shoots so well.

I wish that I were as detail oriented, technically minded and eloquent as dfarriswheel. But he makes good sense and re-inforces what Dawson is doing just on the basis of his reputation as a dealer and smith.
Old 05-26-2012, 12:17 PM   #24
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Yeah, crkt- I'm sorry you are having issues with your Kahr. It seems to me that the poly guns from them have FAR more issues than the steel framed ones. Still, I seem to see and hear many more + stories than - stories about Kahr pistols. I'd def say to call Kahr. If they can get it right, then you're good. If not, then I'm sure you can trade it for a decent $ amount on a Shield. Break ins are just something that a lot of people have to deal with. I know I've had to run OVER the manual stated 500rds in a RIA 1911, but then had another one that ran 100% right out of the box. It's never a guarantee to get 100% reliability- 100% of the time unless you commission a professional 'Smith. Even then people sometimes have problems. I have a customer that bought a Wilson 1911, a CQB Elite and had to send it in 3 times and it still isn't 100%. Now if I spent over 2k on a pistol and had that many problems, I'd hit the roof. Then again, I like to build my own 1911s. Have you given that a thought? Building your own gun or working your Kahr over yourself? I agree with the guys on Dawson Precision, and C&S is def worth a look too if you want someone else to do the dirty work.
Old 07-24-2012, 11:42 AM   #25
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Hey Alabaster, I have been to the range one more time since my last post. The 7 round mag is a definite no go. Better luck with 6 rounders but still some issues. Next range trip I'm going to have my gf try to break it for 1 more torture test. I like this pistol for its size and versatility for hip and pocket carry when needed, but one more hiccup and it's gone.
Old 12-24-2012, 03:18 PM   #26
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Just got my New Kahr CM9. Out of the box and ran 50 flawless rounds through it with the six round mag. Disassembled, cleaned and ready for 50 more at a later date. I do not have any other mags to try YET! This gun has a great feel in my hand, less snap than other sub compact 9's I have tried. Definately feel I have a winner here. Read about mag problems above and I can say if you load rounds properly you cant MAKE top round point down. If you don't push rounds in then they will point down. First four mags I racked rounds in by using the slide release as per instructions, HAD NO PROBLEMS. Next four mags racked in by slingshotting the slide again NO PROBLEMS. I think I have found my new favorite pistol!!!
Old 12-24-2012, 08:39 PM   #27
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Welcome Aboard!

Thanks for sharing your good news with us.
Old 12-26-2012, 08:08 AM   #28
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OK, went out yesterday and ran another 150 rounds through the Kahr CM9 with only 1 issue, the slide did not lock back after the last round once, every other time it did lock back. It could have been due to my daughter shooting it. She could have been limp wristing it. She shot it several other mags full without any issues. This is an excellent little pistol. I give it "TWO THUMBS UP"

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Old 02-24-2013, 02:38 PM   #29
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7 round mag issues

I have the Kahr CM9 shoots perfectly with 6 round mag. bought the 7 round mag and it nose dives trying to cock it. the jam is very bad and hard to get mag out. no problems with 6 round mag.

i am taking the 7 round mags back.
Old 02-24-2013, 05:26 PM   #30
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By "cock it" I assume you tried to manually operate the slide or "sling shot" it to load?

If so, you should read the owner's manual.
Kahr very specifically states that the gun MUST be loaded by locking the slide back, inserting a loaded magazine, and pushing the slide stop to drop the slide.

Many guns can be "sling shotted" to load, but the Kahr isn't one of them.
Many Kahr's do break in to the point where you can manually operate the slide to load, but the factory specified loading method is from a locked open slide.

With that said, there does seem to be a number of people who have problems with the larger capacity magazines in the small Kahr's.
I guess the answer for that is, use the original size magazines, or buy a larger model Kahr.

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