Kahr PM 9 MM Second time at the Range


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Sgt. Stiglitz
September 25, 2009, 05:45 PM
Took the Kahr PM 9 MM to the range today again to try out some different 9 MM Loads I have at home as well as some reloads.

I chrono'd some Hirtenberger 9mm 100 gr Truncated Soft Ponts, Federal 115Gr JHP's, Federal Premium Hydra-Shock 124 Gr JHP's and some Winchester Ranger SXT 127Gr +P+ JHP's. Below are some photos of the groups at 10 yards and chrono data. The Ranger +P+ felt the hottest and gave a good jolt. You know you were shooting something but it was controllable non the less.


Hirtenberger 9mm 100gr. Truncated Soft Ponts Kahr PM 9 MM 3" Barrel:
1101 fps
1192 1192
1200 1200
1186 1186
1163

Federal 115Gr +P+ JHP's Kahr PM 9 MM 3" Barrel:
1085 fps
1165 1184
1131 1168
1163
Winchester Ranger SXT 127Gr +P+ JHP's: Kahr PM 9 MM 3" Barrel:
1190 fps
1160 1124
1158 1139
1140

Out of the 2 1/4 " Barrel S&W 940 Federal 115Gr +P+ JHP's ran:
1198 fps
1196
1172
1191
1191
As a control I shot the Winchester Ranger STX 127Gr +P+ JHP's out of a S&W Model 39-2 with a 4" Barrel:
1258 fps
1262 1256
1244 1237
1242


Cast Lead Round Nose with 4.5Grs. Unique ran around 1050 fps and shot pretty well in the Polygonal rifling of the Kahr PM 9 MM.:what:

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Prosser
September 26, 2009, 12:18 AM
GOOD STUFF;
We should have a sticky for ballistic results for each gun...

WVleo
September 26, 2009, 09:38 AM
Hi, Were ( are ) the lead bullits a bitch to clean from that polygon barrel ? Just wondering as I saw lots of posts about not using lead in the PM9 barrel and wondered what the difference would be....WVleo

Racinbob
September 26, 2009, 10:35 AM
Those Ranger +p+ are great. A detective friend gave me a box. I also had a box of Federal +p+ that I bought. Much to my surprise, the Feds were quite a bit hotter. They almost sounded like someone touching off a .357 at an indoor range. I don't have any way to check the fps.

orionengnr
September 26, 2009, 09:58 PM
Much to my surprise, the Feds were quite a bit hotter.
Check your math. Did you read the chrono results posted by the OP????
Perhaps 5% faster (50 fps) from a 10% lighter bullet does not equate to "quite a bit hotter"...:rolleyes:

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