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How are the KAHRs

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Bravo11, Apr 15, 2003.

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  1. Bravo11

    Bravo11 Member

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    Looking at a KAHR PM9094. Has anyone had experience with this brand?
     
  2. Onslaught

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  3. 10-Ring

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    I have been contemplating one as well. From what I've found out, the steel guns are nice, but the poly guns have had spotty reliability. Try a search on the topic ;)
     
  4. QuarterBoreGunner

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    I have an early K40 in blue- several thousand rounds downrange and no problems. I changed the recoil spring as per recommendation at about 1500 rounds and it’s still ticking along.

    I understand they discontinued the blue guns because they were having trouble with the finish and that would be my only complaint- the blue/black does not wear well.

    Other than being a little bit of a pain in the butt to disassemble (thing is machined to REALLY close tolerances) no other quirks.
     
  5. Erik

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    "How are the KAHRs?"

    Sub-compact, reliable, and well constructed.
     
  6. Traithe

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    I've have nothing but good things to say about my P9 and PM9. I had the P9 for over a year now and never had any kind of failures. It has always been a perfect shooter. I bought it after I rented one from my local range and proceeded to put 5 rounds into one hole at approx. 7 yards. I know this my not be a major feat for some of you, but I had never done that with any of my Glocks except a 24C that I recently sold. The one I bought is just as accurate. I just picked up the PM9 a month ago and have put almost 100 rounds through it with no hiccups, and at 7 yards is just as accurate as my P9. Looks like I got a good pair of Kahrs.
     
  7. Erik Jensen

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    I've got an MK40, and I love it! It had a few teething problems when brand new (few times the slide locked back prematurely), but now that it's broken in, it's flawless. took me a few hundred rounds to get used to the short sight radius, too, but now I'm nearly as accurate with it as I am with my 92!


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  8. concerned citizen

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    I have shot a few kahrs fairly extensivley, a steel k40, 2 mk9's a p40 and a pm9.

    All have superb crafstmanship and have funtioned flawlessly.

    I do continue to read some negatives on this site though but that has not been the case with the one's I have shot/looked at.

    The pm9 to me is the perfect pocket gun.


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  9. Greybeard

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    Have had no problems with K-9 during several thousand rounds in last 6 years. Just got PM9 a month or so back. 200+ misc. rounds gone in "break-in" period and so far, so good. Like the K-9, PM-9 very accurate for what it is. Loaded, my K-9 went on hip at exactly 32 ounces (same as Glock 17 with 17+1).

    PM-9 with 6+1 goes at 19.4 ounces. New ones also come with a 7-round mag, which does allow room for my pinky. There seems to be more demand than supply just now for PM9s. Had to wait a couple of weeks for mine (with night sights). Only saw one PM9 (no night sights) at big gun show in Dallas last weekend. Around $560 as I recall.

    I understand that Kahr did have some probs with the addition of the polymer frame guns, but my experience with K-9 was positive enough to sink around $700 (with night sights and sales tax) on the new PM9. ' Still in transition phase to see if/when PM9 may be comfortable replacement for S&W 340 as "always" gun ... Flatter, but heavier ... YMMV.
     
  10. gbelleh

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    I had a Kahr MK40 that I sold last year. It was totally reliable and very accurate. I only sold it because I decided I wanted the 9mm MK9. I actually ended up getting the PM9 instead of the MK9.

    My PM9 has been a good little gun too. It had 2 failures to go into battery in the first 200 rounds, but a quick tap on the back of the slide fixed it each time, and I've had no more problems at all after that with over 500 total rounds fired.

    It seems Kahr's polymers are more likely to be problematic. The all steel Kahrs are great. If you get a good polymer Kahr, they are excellent little guns. Light weight, compact, reliable. Great little carry guns.
     
  11. cratz2

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    Kahr 9093a (P9 Covert) with Trijicons bought second hand for a very good price. Been 100%. So far, I've put 100 rounds of S&B and 150 rounds of the declassified 124 Gr +P Gold Dots through it. Plus a few odds & ends like Golden Sabers and CorBons. 100% reliable. The Gold Dots will shoot into 2" at 15 yards if I take my time and shoot off the railing of my deck. Couldn't be happier.

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    Just won an Auction for a K9 with three mags, holster and the box for $325 delivered.... I'll let you know in a couple of weeks! :D
     
  13. Tacblack

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    I had a K40 and 2 of my friends had the K9's. Great gun but didn't work for any of us. All of us found the trigger relation to the handle to close for our hand size. But no problem with the guns great size wish I didn't milk the trigger when I shot it. Great DAO trigger pull on my K40.
     
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    I bought a P9 back in December of last year and while it is very accurate and feeds FMJ really well it refuses to feed hollow points. This is after firing 500 rounds through the pistol. It also occasionally fails to pre-cock after firing a shot while there are still rounds in the magazine. I have to rerack the slide to get things going again. If I look down the length of the frame rails I can see that the left hand side frame rail is severely bowed inward. The right hand frame rail is reasonably straight. I called Kahr and told them about the frame rail and they stated that it was within specs. I also told them about the other problems that I was having with hollow points and the failing to pre-cock issue. Anyways they sent Fed Ex to pick up the pistol two weeks ago and I am having a hard time accepting the fact that they think the bowed frame rail is within spec.
     

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    I've got a PM9 that I am getting close to putting 300rds through.
    It has a light, smooth trigger.
    From 6 yards, I can get all my shots in the "x" ring on a good day.
    I have had to tap on the slide to get two Winchester hollow point rounds to feed, but the rest have gone like clockwork.
    For the size, power, accuracy, and reliability, it is hard to beat.

    As others have suggested, do a search.
    You will find a wealth of info.
     
  16. PCRCCW

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    Out of a dozen people I know, shoot with and are just generally friends of the family....Including actual family, who have Kahr guns NONE have had problems and are very very happy with them. Id put Kahr up with the best gun makers regardless of intended purpose or price.
    My little K40 Custom would group with my PCR's...which groups with my CZ SA/Kimber.......
    Shoot well
     
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    Wow 9x19, you stole that! Congratulations on a great deal. You will enjoy your Kahr. My K9 is my primary carry weapon. Great pistols! I remember a while back a big 1911 fan bashing the Kahr company for being associated with the Moonies. Justin Moon is the son of the guy who started that group. This guy said he would never buy a gun from a company that supports the moonies. To tell you the truth I don't know what the moonies do or what they teach. I told this guy that his 1911 was designed by John Moses Browning who was a mormon. He could not believe it. Shut him right down. Pretty funny. I have nothing against the moonies or mormons. Just a funny story.
     
  18. M1911

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    do a search -- there have been many threads on this.
     
  19. WhoKnowsWho

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    9x19: $325? Sick... congrats!

    I really like my K40 Covert. Would have liked a Polymer and/or Micro, but the K40 works well with me. Longer sight radius, easier to aim quickly for me. It's easy to hide the longer barrel anyways, it's the butt/grip that sticks out.
     
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    I have 5 with no problems after break in. I have called their customer service to get some parts and they were a pain to get ahold of, which was disapointing. Although I have heard other people have had good experiences with them.

    I have a p9
    pm9
    2 k9 elites
    1 mk9 elite

    I enjoy them. I have carried the mk9 on occasion and my significant other now carries one of their own.
     
  21. K40

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    Can't go wrong with one of the all steel products.,:D
     
  22. Sproles

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    Kahrs....

    I have a Kahr K9Elite98 that has been an INCREDIBLE littel gun. I am selling it ONLY because of the fact that I have fallen in love with a great Colt Commander for a price that I cannot refuse.

    It all depends on your REAL usage. My fullsize K9 was my ONLY weapon and it could serve more than a "back up" gun or ankle/pocket gun. With 7+1 of 9mm it was a GREAT CCW gun and I felt very comfortable with it protecting me and my family out or at home. AT 1200 rounds I have had ZERO - READ AGAIN - ZERO failures no matter how often or not I cleaned it and no matter what I fed it. She is a worker.

    The craftmanship is impecable and she is a real beauty to look at. Night sites and the Elite trigger is what makes it so sweet. the newer Kahrs are all receiving the nicer triggers, but the Elite set up is by far the sweetest. Alittle shorter and smoother.

    Good choice in weapon - feel good about buying it and shoot well.

    David
     
  23. XavierBreath

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    Kahrs are great guns. Unfortunately, my K40 is now my wife's CCW. I wouldn't hesitate to use a steel framed Kahr as a primary weapon, or as a BUG.
     
  24. PCRCCW

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    Does your wife have a sister? :D
    Shoot well
     
  25. HankB

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    The steel-frame Kahrs have a good rep. Not so the polymer-framed pistols.

    I had a P9 . . . terrible gun - many things wrong with it. (Trigger wouldn't reliably actuate the striker. Slide locked back prematurely. Trigger pin walked out. Slide wouldn't always go into battery. Etc.)

    Kahr tried to fix it repeatedly, couldn't, and ultimately replaced the pistol with another P9, which I immediately traded for a G26. ("Once burned, twice shy.")

    The Glock is a tad bulkier, but has yet to jam.
     
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