New Kahr PM9 owner


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mustachio
June 20, 2010, 04:48 PM
I had a K9 back in the late '90's and had a bad experience with Kahr warrantee service. I got rid of it like a hot potato. I am hoping that they have stepped up a notch in the service department because I will be taking delivery on a PM9 this Wednesday (june 23). I sold my LCP and figure for roughly the same size I have a 9mm instead of a .380 for concealed carry. I still have a Sig P230 to fill the .380 gap, but 9mm packs more clout. When I get it I will give it the mandatory 200-300 rounds and see how reliable it is. I hope that it will be a keeper. Right now my S&W 637 is my EDC until the PM9 proves itself.

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cbrgator
June 20, 2010, 04:54 PM
I got a PM9 several months ago. I put it through its 200 rd break in period over the course of 2 range trips. During the first 200, had one stovepipe and have had no jams since. So far, I have nothing but good things to say. Fits in my jeans pocket like a champ.

verdun59
June 20, 2010, 05:11 PM
I've had one for years and it has never missed a beat, it didn't even know what a break in period was. These are fine guns in a great size, hope you like it.

harmon rabb
June 20, 2010, 05:43 PM
PM9 is not roughly the same size as the LCP. There's a definite difference. The LCP will fit in the pocket of any pair of pants out there. The PM9 will not.

CrankyOldGuy
June 20, 2010, 06:13 PM
A PM9 is larger and bulkier that a LCP, but it definately WILL fit in a front or rear pocket of any of my slacks/jeans. However the draw is slower than an LCP ot J-frame. I will not carry the PM9 in a pocket holster in some pants due to the slow draw. It's just on the edge of "pocketablility".

I own 3 Kahrs, a PM9, P9 Covert and a PM45, all required the factory specified break in period of 200 rounds to reliably cycle and feed. All have been reliable since break in.

In my opinion, for the size, there is no competition. The trigger is very good, the accuracy is far better than any other pocketable pistol I've shot, and the quality is top notch.

I love my other pistols, but the Kahrs really are in a league of their own for concealed carry firearms. You have to compromise something to better a PM9.

cemjr
June 21, 2010, 06:40 AM
not to hi-jack mustachio's thread but I have a question for CrankyOldGuy; I am tring to decide between a PM9 and a P9 for my EDC gun. I'm leaning toward the P9 because I have med-large hands and I think I would like the grip I could get on the P9 over the PM9. This may mean I would have to carry IWB over ,in the pocket but I would rather not send that much money and not like the feel/control of the smaller gun. Please" weight in "

mustachio
June 21, 2010, 09:01 AM
LCP vs PM9 - % difference

Length 5.16" vs 5.3" - 11%

Height 3.6" vs 4" - 2%

Width .82" vs .9" - 9%

Weight 10 oz vs 17 oz - 70%
(loaded)
sights not adjustable vs drift adjustable

Mags comes with one vs comes with 2

Caliber .380 acp vs 9 mm

Not to be argumentative, but aside from the difference in weight, which is not an issue (my 637 is 14 oz unloaded). If you calculate % difference, the numbers are roughly the same.

TonyT
June 21, 2010, 09:15 AM
I purchaszed a Kahr PM-9 two years ago. Mine has been totally reliable with a wide variety of bullet shaped and weights and surprisingly accurate. It is my constant companion in a pocket hiolster.

Shawn Dodson
June 21, 2010, 11:57 AM
With regard to the PM-9, the only "break-in" I noticed was that after awhile I could reliably chamber the first cartridge in a fully loaded magazine by racking the slide.

I never experienced a stoppage of any kind.

Sgt. Stiglitz
June 21, 2010, 12:28 PM
:what:Kahr PM 9 MM Winchester Ranger SXT 127Gr +P+ JHP's

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http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=476934


Kahr PM 9 MM Second time at the Range

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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 (Federal 9BPLE):
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.

The Lone Haranguer
June 21, 2010, 06:18 PM
I had problems with mine (purchased in 2006) but it was repaired (needed a new barrel and recoil spring assembly) and has been fine since. The turnaround time could have been better.

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