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Buying a used PM9 tomorrow for $525

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Dr_2_B, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Dr_2_B

    Dr_2_B Senior Member

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    I have been wanting a solid black PM9 for a couple years now. And I've been ACHING for one for the past year. The gun's in 98% condition, had about 350 rounds fired through it. It comes with the box, 2 mags, & paperwork.

    I know $525 is not a steal, but I believe it's a decent deal. Anyone disagree?
     

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  2. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Senior Member

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    No. It is at least a $50-$75 savings over a brand new one, provided you know its history. (e.g., the owner isn't getting rid of it because it is a lemon)
     
  3. DAdams

    DAdams Senior Member

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    $633 delivered from Bud's for a new one. Since it is "broken in" and assuming it runs well break in ammo saved $80 approx. Kahr is rather adamant with their 200 round "break-in". Have the dealer owner open it up. Check the metal rails on the frame and make sure there is no evidence of delaminating from the frame.
    Give them a little check with your finger nail to see that they are secure. Inspect barrel for wear. There should be no chips, gouges or deep wear or what would appear as beaten or peened areas.
    Night sights? Worth an extra $50.
    Two mags are standard one 6 one 7. Any extras are a bonus.
    When you shoot it use the mag release for the first round don't slingshot it.
    I own the same gun and have had it 4 years.
     
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  4. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Senior Member

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    I'd pay that. The friend who has one won't sell it to me, though.
    That assumes you get to shoot it first or get a money back guarantee if it does not shoot 100% from round 351, no more break in, no alibis.
     
  5. DAdams

    DAdams Senior Member

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    Spot on Jim. A couple random boxes of good quality jhp 124 gr run trouble free would be high on the list of criteria.
     
  6. Dr_2_B

    Dr_2_B Senior Member

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    Thanks everyone, particularly DAdams for the advice on checking out the gun.
     
  7. Get R Done Guns

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    That really isn't a bad deal on that gun. Just make sure you at least somewhat know where it has been and you will be fine. Hope you enjoy it!
     
  8. DAdams

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    Also. Go back and review the internet for the early prefix SN alpha characters. The early ones were the problem children with the barrel peening.

    Don't get me wrong. These are great guns but they are 4 lbs in a 3.5 lb can.
    you may have to work with it to get it right. In the interim you may need somthing else to get you buy, like a LCP or a X42.

    Since I have had good shooting results with mine after two years and put a CT grip on it I have a whole new respect for it....but it took years to get there.

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