Having owned this little Kahr for less than three months, I was dubious - to say the least - about its reliability and accuracy. But, after running through the recommended 250+ rounds, it began to function just as advertised, cycling WWB practice ammo and several magazines of 115 +P+ Gold Dot and 124+P Federal HSTs. I was content, sold the last of my three frustrating KelTec .380s and ordered about $130 worth of Bearclaw holster and tuckable mag pouches (including one for my G19/G23 setups). Of course, right after paying my credit card bill I've had three jams with the PM9. I didn't notice which mag was in the gun for the first jam, but the second one was with the extended 7-shot mag and the third one was with the regular 6-shot magazine.
Now, too late to cancel the Bearclaw order and dump the Kahr, I'm wondering if maybe I should trust some WWB hollow points, Remington UMC hollow points, or something even more generic. I picked up a 100-round box of the UMCs today at our local Gander Mountain store for $30, and plan to run about 50 of them through the gun tomorrow.
Has anybody had any experience with the PM9 and has this phenomenon hampered your confidence in the gun?
Overall, I like the size and weight of the gun (although I LOVED the KelTec for it absolute ability to disappear in your pocket), and I really appreciate the 9mm ballistics, but I won't own a gun that doesn't go 'bang' every time I pull the trigger --- hence the Glocks, including a G20 for deer hunting.
Thanks for any insights. I have resisted sending the Kahr back to the factory but will take that step if necessary before I sell it and try my fourth KelTec.