This is a discussion on Kahr PM9 Price Thoughts within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; well i never pocket carry,but if you MUST pocket carry then go right ahead.....i did say that i like their pistols,specifically the all steel models. ...
well i never pocket carry,but if you MUST pocket carry then go right ahead.....i did say that i like their pistols,specifically the all steel models. i dont like the lacking capacity though,i think if i was going for single stack i'd just carry a used sig239 or a good,cheap and reliable $250 makarov instead of paying through the nose. i've shot maks enough to trust them.
Good luck finding 9 x 18 for that Mak at Walmart... I'm scoring 50 round boxes of excellent Federal 9mm FMJ for $9.47 each and pick several up every time I'm at Wallyworld for all the other crap we "need" every week.
What more could you ask from a company that produces this type of concealment gun? The bottom line is that you need to have confidence in what you carry. If Kahr has lost your confidence then sell you gun/guns and move on.
I for one will continue to drive a Kahr where ever I go. For now a P45 but soon my choices will include a P9 or CW9...Thanks too WoodLark here on the board.
Correction of the problem in the production line, prior to selling it.Their CS is outstanding to say the least. What more could you ask from a company that produces this type of concealment gun?
If these were bird feeders or toilet seats, a company has every right to make the buggers as cheaply as they know how.
But these are defensive life-saving tools we're speaking of. Firearms, which people are relying upon for their very lives. Frankly, a little more attention to getting it perfectly right is justified.
"Purpose-built" is the term others have used, implying there is no other purpose to these than protecting life. My God, what higher purpose is there than ensuring absolute perfection in a design, fitting and tuning in a product of this nature? Medical Device companies do this, for the exact same reason. Firearms makers, though, are held to the same standards, essentially, as makers of toilet seats and bird feeders (CW9 in mind, here). That's all I'm sayin'.
What more do I expect out of any company once a problem is found, than what Kahr shows? Not much else can be expected. Kahr absolutely gets top marks for being on the ball and doing everything they can after problems are found. Because of that, I keep trying.
My CW9 is stellar, for reliability and accuracy. I love it. The K9 I tried a decade ago was the best I'd found to-date, as well. They make good firearms, no argument there. It's simply not evident that Kahr pays any greater attention to detail on their "purpose-built" or premier concealment guns than they do with their least pistols. That's the only problem I have with it, as a protocol.
If I can ever get my PM's to function, so will I.I for one will continue to drive a Kahr where ever I go.
And so long as Kahr continues to make one of the finest examples of carry guns in their class, I will continue to do so.
As I stated before...All, and I mean all, my Kahrs go bang everytime and are like clockwork. If you someone wants perfection out of the box I don't think they'll ever be satisfied.
I am slowing becoming a Kahr fan. I carried a Glock 19 for over 20 years, a Glock 23 for over 6 years. I shoot a Glock 35 in IDPA.
I include a Auto Ordance 1911, Made by Kahr, among my Colts. I have put over 1000 rds of .45 ACP ammo through it without any problems
I have just purchased a used Mk9, made in 1999 and it has become my EDC.
I have put over 1000 rds of Winchester white box 9mm through it without ANY problems. It came from a local gun store so I have no idea how many rounds have actually been fired out of it. But it was not LNIB, when I got it. Not abused-- but used.
I have shot it with all kinds of PD ammo including the 147 GR Golden Sabers. No problems with any of the SD ammo either.
I would not hesitate to compare the reliabilty of MY Kahr's to MY Glocks. I can't speak for anyone eles's experience.
I'd love to see my Kahr PM9 have the same type of long-term reliability. Of course, while understanding that the spring change interval will definitely be considerably shorter than with a Glock 19.
yep at least 500 flawless rounds and i begin to start to trust it. as far as maks go silverbear jhps are online and very cheap,so is bulk ammo for it. you could always give it a dehorning job yourself too. i dont find them heavy at all,i think they make a great carry gun.
Again, for the size and weight of a Mak, I'll take a "real" 9mm instead.