Dropped Kahr MK9

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    Dropped Kahr MK9

    I walked into our entryway from the garage and as I was pulling my gun out of my waist to put on the table it slipped out of my hands and landed on the tile floor. Glad to say the Kahr drop safety as designed kept the gun from going off. Stupidity on my part but I have heard some stories of guns going off when dropped but not this time.

    I had the gun in a Soft Armour pocket cover.

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    Try this. When performing administative functions with your gun, take the same grip you would use if you were drawing to fire. That is, a firm grip with your tirgger finger indexed on the frame. This eliminates those dropsies that put the nicks and scratches in our cell phones and ipods and the like that DON'T have live ammunition in them. Also, never be in a hurry when handling it. Take your time and don't let the clock dictate your safety.

    Glad there wasn't an issue, though. How was tile floor?
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    I have read of kahrs having issues with firing but have had nothing but great experiences with my PM
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    I once drop-kicked a Seecamp across the floor of a Home Depot. Thank goodness for safe pistols.

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    20 years ago I dropped my Dan Wesson 357 on the front porch (concrete). It was in the last of my "stuff" in moving to a new house. Unloaded, no discharge but ouch. Never exactly the same. But....I stopped doing it and I bet you will too. It just sucks.

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    I've heard that older 1911s (and other makes) can fire if dropped due to the firing pin slamming forward. I noticed that my CZ-82, while having a hammer block safety, has no safety block on the firing pin. Not that I want to find out the hard way, but I'm curious if the firing pin spring is stiff enough to prevent such an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I've heard that older 1911s (and other makes) can fire if dropped due to the firing pin slamming forward. I noticed that my CZ-82, while having a hammer block safety, has no safety block on the firing pin. Not that I want to find out the hard way, but I'm curious if the firing pin spring is stiff enough to prevent such an issue.
    I've heard this as well, along with Browing HPs never owned either but looking at the Brownings, still an issue?
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    Just a friendly reminder.

    Don't ever try to catch a handgun. Just let it fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Just a friendly reminder.

    Don't ever try to catch a handgun. Just let it fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Just a friendly reminder.

    Don't ever try to catch a handgun. Just let it fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftofMars View Post
    I've heard this as well, along with Browing HPs never owned either but looking at the Brownings, still an issue?
    I guess if manufacturers have made upgrades to the BHP like 1911s then it might not be an issue. For example my SA Mil-Spec 1911A1 is a series 80 trigger with titanium drop safety.

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    Dropped Kahr MK9

    I did something similiar with my MK9 when I had only had it for a month or so...(should illustrate why you train)...I was simply practicing my draw and did not have a firm, strong grip and the gun slipped and fell on the kitchen floor... I was horrified and embarrassed to say the least. I wasn't really worried about going off but still, a falling loaded firearm is never good. I changed out my magazine and only use the extended one so I have more grip area and I changed my grip angle when drawing slightly to ensure a firmer grip. Still, I'm glad I made the mistake training and not when it really counted...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete14 View Post
    I walked into our entryway from the garage and as I was pulling my gun out of my waist to put on the table it slipped out of my hands and landed on the tile floor. Glad to say the Kahr drop safety as designed kept the gun from going off. Stupidity on my part but I have heard some stories of guns going off when dropped but not this time.

    I had the gun in a Soft Armour pocket cover.
    Good thing you didnt pull a Blaxiko and try to retain the firearm mid air...dont want to accidentally shoot yourself in the leg and ruin your promising NFL career!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Just a friendly reminder.

    Don't ever try to catch a handgun. Just let it fall.
    That is something that I thought to myself to not do if ever dropped and I actually did not try. I will say that I did turn my back and hid my head just in case it did go off.

    I guess someone owes me a punch for flinching!

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    I have a Taurus TCP (.380) that I was carrying in my back pocket a few weeks ago when I stepped onto the back porch. As I opened the gate a wasp flew up and brushed up against my cheek. Not being the most graceful of people, while flailing around I put one foot between the fence and the drop off at the edge of the porch and fell backwards, landing solidly on my .380.

    Very, very happy it didn't go off.

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