Kahr PM9

This is a discussion on Kahr PM9 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Alright, saturday(The Gun Show) is aproaching soon. I've already widdled down my choices to one gun, Kahr PM9. I already know(or think I do) all ...

Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 76

Thread: Kahr PM9

  1. #1
    Senior Member Array GlockJS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    801

    Kahr PM9

    Alright, saturday(The Gun Show) is aproaching soon. I've already widdled down my choices to one gun, Kahr PM9.

    I already know(or think I do) all the pluses about the gun. What I'm asking for is any reasons I SHOULDN'T GET IT!!!

    This question is going to any OWNERS of this gun, not word of mouth or google fu that you might have done.

    Thanks in advance.
    Glock 26 9mm, Ruger LCR .357mag

    "Protect yourself at all times."

    "Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."-Clint Smith

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member Array ctsketch's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    2,319
    Nothing here from me. PM9 will be my next purchase,,,,great pocket nine IMO
    Glock 19
    Kahr PM9
    LMT-M4
    Mossberg 590
    Shodan, Jujutsu

  4. #3
    Senior Member Array bps3040's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    735
    I have had mine only a few weeks. I love it. I have 400 rounds through it. The grip can bite a little, so I cut a inner tube and slid it over the grip. Works great. That is the only bad thing I can say.

    I did the Kahr prep that they recommend. I also racked it about 500 times to help break it in.(wear a glove,lol)

    Great gun...perfect for pocket carry or IWB. I carry 50/50, 50% pocket in a Mika (soon to be a hidden holster)and 50% appendix IWB in a Crossbreed minituck. Very comfy either way. You will love the gun.Good luck
    Attached Images
    Socialism: A great Idea...'til you run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher

    "A man without a gun is a subject, a man with a gun is a citizen."
    ~Ted Nugent

  5. #4
    Member Array helodriver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Carrollton, VA
    Posts
    31
    Sorry, no help here either. PM9 was my most recent purchase - and after 260 flawless rounds I couldn't be happier.

  6. #5
    Distinguished Member Array pirate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Eastern NC / Pirate Country
    Posts
    1,820
    A great small handgun......buy it now! Never had one issue with mine and I use all my guns hard, very hard. Its the best small or pocket sized 9mm on the market IMO. As with all brands/models there will be some lemons and guns that give people trouble but I have found that the 2 Kahrs I own have been high quality and very reliable handguns. I own a lot of handguns and I am not some fanboy of any make. If its good its good, if its bad, it goes. Period! Kahr's IMO are handguns for serious CCW/shooters and not for the go to the range 3 or 4 times a year guy. It takes some time and practice to master these small handguns. These are not range plinkers. Most issues with Kahr handguns are user related....sorry if that hurts some feeling.


    Last edited by pirate; June 10th, 2010 at 05:47 PM.
    When I leave the home port:
    S&W 642 Airweight, Ruger SP 101, Colt Detective Spec., CZ RAMI, Kahr PM9, Kahr CW40, S&W Model 10-7, Glock 30, 19, and 26, Browning Hi Power, CZ82, Colt Commander, Dan Wesson PM7, Ruger LCP

  7. #6
    Member Array kdydak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    158
    My PM9 has been flawless as well. Rack it a few hundred times then clean and relube before the first range session. When shooting for the first few sessions (and initial breakin) wear gloves. Eventually the groves on the grip dull a little and it can be safely held in bare hands during practice shooting.

  8. #7
    Member Array Spander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    32
    I just got one last weekend at the gun show. Next day I ran 200 fmj thru it for the initial break in, then threw all the different JHP I had at it. And it worked great.

    I didn't have gloves so it did leave my hand a little raw but nothing too bad. First round sticks sometimes when loading, was real bad at the start of the inital break in but got better. From what I've been reading I may have been doing something wrong, not "slingshotting it". Which I think means letting the slide drive the frist round in and not holding on to the slide for the frist round. I figured it was me since to never had a failure to feed after the frist round.

    I find it to be almost a great pocket carry, some pants it disappears others it doesn't.
    Last edited by Spander; June 10th, 2010 at 08:06 AM. Reason: added pocket carry comment

  9. #8
    Member Array GregDepot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    WA, OR, AOR, KS
    Posts
    164
    My fav
    Mossberg Maverick 88, Saiga 12, FN FNAR, SKS, SKS Paratrooper, AK-74, Marlin 60, Mosin Nagant 91/30, Browning A bolt II, Kahr PM9, Hi Point C9, Glock 20 (29 chop), Walther P22, Tauras PT92AF, Colt LE6920, Marlin 60SN, Mak-90

  10. #9
    Member Array can2boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Grand Prairie, Texas
    Posts
    242
    to all the guys here that bought one in the last 2 weeks, can you give me a ballpark price on your recent purchase. i just want to know where i am with my savings. hehehe. will be looking for one this weekend also! wish me luck!
    got to texas as fast as i could...Fuhgeddaboudit!

  11. #10
    New Member Array BW113's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    9
    I love the PM9. I didn't do anything special like some of the others. I cleaned it when I first got it, then started shooting it, and haven't had any troubles after several hundred rounds.

    The only consideration is that I'm probably going to get the new version with the external safety. I don't mean to start a debate about safety/no safety. But I decided I wished I had gotten it due to the fact that I have kids, and I'm worried about their little inquisative fingers despite my being careful and also warning them. I figure it's one last line of safety for what it's worth. So you might consider that. (I got the M&P with safety for IWB carry for the above reason, and I use PM9 for pocket carry).

  12. #11
    Member Array ckfarris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    213
    The only reason I could give is that you will be spending more money on ammo and more time away from your family if you get one
    ‘‘The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.’’ — James Earl Jones, Actor

  13. #12
    GM
    GM is offline
    VIP Member Array GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,866
    I really like the PM9; it is a great pistol if you know what you are doing
    "The Second Amendment: America's Original Homeland Security"

  14. #13
    Senior Member Array SCfromNY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    1,005
    A great little gun. More accurate than I expected. No issues with shooting 150 rounds at a range session. As for price, hard to tell. I traded my S&W 637 J Frame and $350 for my PM9. I think you pay more for the safety.

    My only suggestion is always use the slide release to chamber a round as Kahr recommends.
    Registration: A prelude to Confiscation and Anarchy.

  15. #14
    VIP Member Array 10thmtn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    5,834
    I've owned two of them.

    You do need to use the slide release to chamber the first round, per the manual.

    You also need to replace the recoil spring every 1000 rounds, per a conversation I personally had with Kahr tech support.

    If you have a dud and need to do a tap-rack, and are using JHPs, you may well get a jam (next round nose-down into the feed ramp). A sharp smack upwards on the bottom of the mag can usually (but not always) get the round to feed.

    The top round in the mag is at a steeper angle than the rounds below it, so it can come loose. Choose you spare mag carrier carefully.
    The more good folks carry guns, the fewer shots the crazies can get off.
    www.armedcitizensnetwork.org - member
    Glock 30, 19, 26; Ruger SP101, LCR, LCP (2), Mini 14; Remington 870; Marlin 336 .30-30
    CT Lasers

  16. #15
    Member Array golfer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    259
    The PM9 is a great pistol. I have had no FTF's with mine. The only problem I have had was learning a good way to hold thei pistol so I can index it the same way every time I pick it up. My shooting improves with it each time it comes to the range.
    I have really had no problem with hand rash but don't do marathon shooting with it.
    Good shooting and best wishes.

Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Kahr CW45 or Kahr PM45 or Glock 30 or Glock 36?
    By druryj in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: December 28th, 2010, 06:27 PM
  2. Kahr trigger vs kahr elite trigger
    By tpurdin in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: November 5th, 2009, 03:33 PM
  3. Kahr PM45 vs Kahr PM40
    By jwalker497 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: July 12th, 2009, 09:01 AM
  4. Kahr CW .45
    By HVAC Worker in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: December 13th, 2008, 08:17 AM
  5. Kahr P9
    By matdicdad in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: May 10th, 2007, 11:28 PM

Search tags for this page

can another part be used on kahr pm9193 safety
,

defensive carry kahr pm9

,
kahr cw45 serial number production dates
,
kahr manufacture date my serial number vd
,

kahr overpriced

,

kahr p380 barrel peening

,

kahr pm9 breakdown

,
kahr pm9 gun show prices
,

kahr pm9 serial number location

,
kahr pm9193 conceal carry smart carry
,
pm 9 serial numbers
,

pm9193 review trigger pull

Click on a term to search for related topics.