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MK9 cracked slide

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by DogRanger, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. DogRanger

    DogRanger New Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    I was on ar15's Kahr forums when some one posted the slide on thier mk9 was cracked, between the end of the barrel and recoil spring/guide rod.I don't know how to hot link it but there are pics there.Anyway mine has a crack. I call kahr and scince I'm 2nd owner,gun was made in 98,the warrenty has exspired, ok but stand behind your product i'm not the only one with the cracked slide in the same place so its a factory defect, they won't.They were a bit rude and tried to blame me on the use of the gun.This was my carry for 90% of the time,love the gun. I even got a pm9 and was looking at the 380 coming out.Well they just lost a customer.I can't deal with a company the doesn't stand behind thier product,warrenty or not. :cuss:

    Will be looking for a new carry,or just stick with Springfield Compact 45 1911.
  2. denfoote

    denfoote Senior Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Near the border of occupied Azlan and Mexico.
    No gun company is going to extend a warranty to a second owner.
    Kahr has no legal obligation to extend any sort of warranty to you.
    Kahr stands by their products...for the original owner!!
    If you were the original owner, then they might have cut you some slack.

    The inquiry about possible abuse is legitimate.
    They have no idea how you treat your firearms and with a complaint about a cracked frame or slide, frankly, that would be the first thing I would think of!!

    A new MK9 slide is $146. The web site says it's a custom fit by exchange part, however, it it is ordered and fitted by a gunsmith, then I'm sure Kahr would ship it.
    Buying a used gun is just like buying a used car.
    You are the warranty!!!
    So, you can suck it up and shell out the bucks to have it fixed or you can try to sell it. Your choice!!

    FWIW, I also have a used MK9 Elite 98.
    I do a thorough inspection every time I clean the gun.
    So far, no crack.
    I also keep the recoil spring changed out at regular intervals.
    The MK9 is a high power handgun that is springed to handle 115gr +P+ ammo loaded to 1300 fps!!!
    A weak recoil spring will cause undue stress on the slide and frame!!
  3. plexreticle

    plexreticle Senior Member

    Oct 8, 2006
    Kahr may not but there are a couple of companies that have transferable warranties.

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