New Kahr P40 owner, some questions!
First of all I love this pistol. It fits my hand great and from the 150 rounds I've shot through it so far, it seems to be very accurate for it's size. Not much felt recoil either, and the trigger is the best DAO automatic trigger I've ever personally felt.
Now to my questions. Naturally when not having much experience with handguns, and just shelling out $550 for a new P40, I have a few concerns. They could be nothing, but hey, I'm asking you folks to be sure. :)
- The slide, how "loose" is it supposed to be when the weapon is cocked, ready to fire, full mag? I'm talking about side to side and vertical play.
- Sometimes when firing, the weapon will fail to go into full battery after firing. Upon inspection, I find that the extractor has hit the chambered round and stopped, instead of latching on and letting the slide close. A simple, very light tap with my left thumb closes the slide, and leaves me wondering why the much harder force of the recoil spring didn't accomplish this? I'm only 50 rounds away from the break-in, but this problem is a bit persistant and I'm thinking it may stick around. Is this due to "limp wristing"?
- If I'm not holding the weapon firmly, with my fingers carefully positioned, I sometimes accidentally hit the magazine release under recoil. I'm afraid that in a "SHTF" situation, this could be a real problem. Is there a smaller mag release button or some kind of shave job that can be done? If the button were angled, I think this would be a non-issue.
Thank you for your time, and I look forward to reading your responses!