Should I buy?

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    Should I buy?

    I've been looking at new Kahr PM9's and I now have the chance to buy a used one from a guy my buddy knows. The best price I have found new is $625 plus tax. He's asking $500 for the used one. I haven't gotten to look at it myself but my buddy says it's in nice shape. What to do?

    Also, I don't know exactly how old it is. Is there any particular serial numbers to stay away from since some of the early models had some issues?

    Thanks

    Edit: By the way, this gun has the stainless steel slide and he has both mags.

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    This is just me, but I always buy new. I read too many threads on too many diff sights about folks having a jam-o-matic and then proudly announcing that they've sold it.

    Perhaps see if he'll let you shoot it, first?
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    Some guns I will only buy new.
    Any gun that claims to have a "break-in period" I will not buy used.
    A Kahr PM9 is one of those guns.

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    I have to agree with the other posts, save up the extra money and buy new.

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    Or you could buy the new Taylormade R-11 for the same price.
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    Save and buy new!!! You dealer will love you for it!!!! LOL
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    Unless you can personally test fire and function the used gun, I would pass. Some people dump next to "new" guns because THEY DON"T WORK RIGHT and no one at the factory has been able to correct it! Or if the shop will promise in writing that the gun will function properly or your money back, then I would consider it.
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    I'd buy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    I'd buy it.
    Me too.
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    I agree with the others, I would only buy it if I could test fire it first.

    Make the guy an offer. Tell him to meet you at the range and you will buy the ammo and if it performs 100% and you don't buy it, he can keep a $20 for his trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrick View Post
    I agree with the others, I would only buy it if I could test fire it first.

    Make the guy an offer. Tell him to meet you at the range and you will buy the ammo and if it performs 100% and you don't buy it, he can keep a $20 for his trouble.

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    If the pistol is a shooter, the seller would not balk at this offer.

    This is what I'd do.
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    test fire it first before you buy it. It seems the recoil springs are a problem with these guns. We have one it the store right now, that doesn't go back into full battery when it's slide is sent forward. it will be a warrenty type repair to the customer who buys it, but it will be fixed no matter what.
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    Everyone isn't dishonest you know.

    I would field strip and inspect it and do a nonfiring function test.
    If it looks good that's a great price - you could even turn it over later and get your money back.

    The guy may just figure he's got some use out of it and if it's a couple years old $500 is a fair price.

    Some people are just like that.
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