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Kahr Thumb? Sharp mags

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JackDRipper, Apr 20, 2003.

  1. JackDRipper

    JackDRipper Well-Known Member

    Anyone else get cut on sharp kahr mag lips when loading them? Ran 150 rounds through 2 mags (6 and 7 rounders) the other day and ended up with a bloody thumb. Ouch! JR
  2. Bikeguy

    Bikeguy Well-Known Member

    Never been cut, but got mighty sore! Also watch that slide lock. Ouch!
  3. Greybeard

    Greybeard Well-Known Member

    From mag size indicated, ya must have a PM9. Yea, mine pretty stiff, but no blood yet. They should get a little easier as more broken in. FWIW, I find it often helps to stabilize the base by putting on bench or next to belly for those last couple ...

    Or ya may just have to break down and get some kind of loading tool ... I can't remember just now, but next time at range office, I'll try to get ya the mgr. of a little widget that slips on weak hand thumb and helps to take pressure off while slipping in with strong hand ... They come 3 to a package - for different thumb sizes.
  4. cratz2

    cratz2 Well-Known Member

    Both my mags are fairly smooth though the last couple rounds are hard-ish to load. Might break down and use something like a fine ceramic rod to break any particularly sharp edges. Go easy though. ;)
  5. Greybeard

    Greybeard Well-Known Member

    Made a quick trip out to range office feed the cat his Easter dinner. Looked this up too: www.magloader.com We keep a set in the firing room for wussies. ;)
  6. JackDRipper

    JackDRipper Well-Known Member

    Didn't think I was a wussie! JR
  7. Greybeard

    Greybeard Well-Known Member

    Ya just left yourself too open for that one. ' Could not help but ribbin' a little. Hope the tips or link get ya unblooded. :)

    PCRCCW Well-Known Member

    Guys if you think this is bad..the bloody/sore thumb thing.....
    Just wait until you clean your mags.....BA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
    Kahr designed these mags to sell ALOT more little mag parts....kidding! It sure seems like it anyway...the mags springs in the 40 mags are longer/stronger than ANY hi cap springs Ive got...the first time I got the baseplate off of one.....I had a bruise on my forehead from the spring and plastic springplate....I never did find the springplate (Its with the socks you lose doing laundry!)
    Getting them togethor is a story all by itself.....
    Shoot well.:neener:
  9. JackDRipper

    JackDRipper Well-Known Member

    Shot a couple more boxes today and no bloody thumb, just more careful when loading.
    Sounds like I don't want to take apart any Kahr mags.
  10. coop57

    coop57 Well-Known Member

    The P9 is my carry gun. The mag lips can actually put deep score lines in the brass of the top round. It is important to rotate the ammo in these mags every so often.
  11. braindead0

    braindead0 Well-Known Member

    Oh, so the sharp edges are a backup weapon..I see.. :evil:
  12. mini14jac

    mini14jac Well-Known Member

    I noticed the sharp mag lips on my MK9 and PM9 mags.
    Pop the wire brush attachment into a Dremel tool, and spend a few minutes lightly buffing the edges of the lips.

    No more bloodshed!

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