I read the manuals of both the P32 and MK9, and I notice that both companies mention "break in period" (200 rounds both of them claimed.)
First, for the Kahr MK9 Elite 98, I fired 50 rounds of Remington UMC/100 rounds WWB and around 30 rounds of Federal HS... I had 3FTE (with 2 FMJ rounds and 1Federal HS), and in one case, the slide held open though one round was left in the mag (first time that ever happened to me with a handgun.)
Could limp wristing cause the FTE? In 2 of those cases, the shell case was parallel to the slide, 1/2 way outside (not perpendicular)...
How about the other malfunction where the slide was held back though one more round was left in the magazine, what could cause this?
I am going to put another 150 rounds or so through the Kahr to see if it improved. Very accurate gun though, no questions about that and the trigger is nice and smooth... it had more recoil that my Sig P239 though, I figure it's because of the shortened grip, I don't have a full grip unless I use to 7 round mag.
Also my Kel Tec, (fired 125 rounds today of WWB and Federial FMJ and 50 rounds 2 weeks ago of magtec) has had less issues than the Kahr... the ONLY issue I had was the fact that the slide was not held back after the last shot was fired (happened just once thus far), other than that, no malfunctions... typical distance I shoot it at is 9 feet at a human shaped target, I am practicing to get head shots and could easily put 5 out of 7 rounds onto the middle forehead area... the 32acp is a real close range type affair.
The whole idea about "break in periods" is alien to me, IMHO, there should be no such thing when it comes to a life saving instrument... there is no such word as "break in period" in my Sig Sauer manuals, so why should Kahr have it there? I could understand the Kel Tec since it's less than 1/2 the cost of the Kahrs... but so far the Kel Tec has been more reliable than the Kahr :( and this scares me because the Kahr is not cheap and the materials are actually high quality.
Any one here ever had a similar experience with the MK9? Will go back to range some days from now, but if nothing improves, I am going to trade it in or sell it to purchase another gun.