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Kahr PM 9 MM Second time at the Range

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Sgt. Stiglitz, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. Sgt. Stiglitz

    Sgt. Stiglitz Well-Known Member

    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

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

    Out of the 2 1/4 " Barrel S&W 940 Federal 115Gr +P+ JHP's ran:
    1198 fps
    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

    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:

    Last edited: Sep 26, 2009
  2. Prosser

    Prosser Well-Known Member

    We should have a sticky for ballistic results for each gun...
  3. WVleo

    WVleo Well-Known Member

    lead bullits

    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
  4. Racinbob

    Racinbob Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. orionengnr

    orionengnr Well-Known Member

    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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