Kahr 9mm magazine defect

Kahr 9mm magazine defect

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    Kahr 9mm magazine defect

    A quick heads up to check/keep an eye on your Kahr magazines. The seam on mine is splitting. I know they are a bit finicky and have to be loaded right but I could not understand why it sometimes jammed in the grip, now I know.

    Dealer said they have had several complaints.

    Kahr is replacing and paying shipping. Had a response in less than 5 minutes after I filled out the online form.


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    I've had that happen with one of my cheap range mags for my Beretta's, but not with any OEM mags. Inferior welds, most likely.
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    Oooph. That doesn't look good.

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    Thanks for the head's up and the great picture. I checked my five, 2-year old, 9mm Kahr-brand mags and they're fine so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macg19 View Post
    A quick heads up to check/keep an eye on your Kahr magazines. The seam on mine is splitting. I know they are a bit finicky and have to be loaded right but I could not understand why it sometimes jammed in the grip, now I know.

    Dealer said they have had several complaints.

    Kahr is replacing and paying shipping. Had a response in less than 5 minutes after I filled out the online form.


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    I do not consider that Kahr magazines are finicky, and I really do not understand what you mean when you write "have to be loaded right". I have never had any problem with the MK9’s or PM9’s mags. Probably you got one that was defective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GM View Post
    I do not consider that Kahr magazines are finicky, and I really do not understand what you mean when you write "have to be loaded right". I have never had any problem with my MK9’s or PM9’s mags. Probably you got one that is defect. Call Karh and tell them about it; the CS is excellent!
    Compared to the Glock and LCP mags, they sure are, finicky because you have to make sure the last round is pushed all the way to the back and the round can sort of lay down and won't feed right, so you also have to make sure the round is pointing upward, and nowhere near as smooth to load. This goes for the 6 and the 7 round. (only the 6 is defective)

    As for calling Kahr CS, as per my OP, already done via email sorted in 5 mins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by macg19 View Post
    Compared to the Glock and LCP mags, they sure are, finicky because you have to make sure the last round is pushed all the way to the back and the round can sort of lay down and won't feed right, so you also have to make sure the round is pointing upward, and and nowhere near as smooth to load. This goes for the 6 and the 7 round. (only the 6 is defective)
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    I see. Good luck with the new mag
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    Quote Originally Posted by GM View Post
    I see. Good luck with the new mag
    thanks!

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    Looks like metal fatigue at the bend point in the sheet metal, not a failure of the weld seam.

    Glad Kahr is getting you a new one, including shipping.

    As an FYI, I'm fairly certain Kahr (like many other makers) outsources their mags.
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    Right you are, I stand corrected.
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    I've seen reports of splits in the weld seam, but not this type. I'm glad Kahr took care of you quick. I assume you sent them a picture??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripley16 View Post
    I assume you sent them a picture??
    yes, but in a second email, they offered to replace without seeing it, so maybe there is a bad batch and they are aware.

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    I agree with the statement that Kahr magazines are a little stiff, or "finicky". It's not something you can really put your finger on, but yes they just don't seem to load all that easily, at least compared to other brand magazines.
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    I have not seen one issue with the ones I have. Nor have I heard of an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    Nor have I heard of an issue.
    that's not a completely accurate statement is it?

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