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    Kahr PM40 Anyone Have One

    Kahr PM40 seems like concealable option. Does anyone have one of these and how does it shoot with the extended mag?

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    I have one. It is VERY concealable. Just today, I decided to go with a tucked-in shirt and a pocket holster. After my wife and I went to a movie, we went to Wal-Mart, and, about 3 hours into our afternoon sojourn, she asks me why I decided to go unarmed today.

    All the extended mag does is provide a little bit of a rest for my little finger. Doesn't help much with shooting.

    This is one pistol that you have to REALLY "stiff-arm", or it'll fail to go into battery for the next shot. Get used to that, and to the short sight radius, and you'll be fine.

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    I agree with Sergeant Mac that the extended mag doesn't do much for shooting the PM40. I have shot this gun extensively, and found it choosy as to which mag it likes, consistently failing to feed the last round in the extended mags- probably more a mag problem than the gun, but anyway, happens with 2 extended mags and not the 2 flush mags.

    Personally, I shoot the PM9 much more comfortably, accurately, and with fewer failures to return to battery after extended shooting than the PM40. The PM40 is a gun that I get a little puffed up when I can manhandle it and shoot it well.... but the PM9 is slick and smooth shooting, the most accurate handgun I have (including full service-sized weapons). Same size as the 40 as far as concealment goes.

    For me, I carry the PM9, as I don't want the dependability of my defense gun to be based on remembering perfect technique under a threat just so it feeds well. However, shooting the PM40 gives me plenty of practice at tap-rack-shoot towards the end of a shooting session when the forearem quivers a little :) YMMV

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    Over 100 people have viewed this post and only two have this pistol.

    Umm , maybe not the pistol to get????

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    I had one and traded it for a Glock G33
    It had too much recoil and the barrel started to go bad
    after 200 rounds
    the Manuel said to fire 200 rounds to break it in
    this took three trips to the range and almost broke
    my trigger finger off
    If I had to do it again I would go with the PM9
    to keep the recoil down

    PS. Glocks don't need 200 break in rounds to be
    reliable
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    Quote Originally Posted by majorpps View Post
    Over 100 people have viewed this post and only two have this pistol.

    Umm , maybe not the pistol to get????
    It's a bit pricey.

    If you want a whole bunch of responses from pocket pistol owners, ask about the Kel-Tec P3AT. More people have them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASSA9 View Post
    PS. Glocks don't need 200 break in rounds to be
    reliable
    Glocks don't disappear in a front pants pocket, either......unless you wear "gangsta" pants....

    PS. I've put about 500 rounds through mine, and it's still going strong.

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    PS. I've put about 500 rounds through mine, and it's still going strong.[/QUOTE]

    Good , I'm glad its working out for you
    I carry in a belly band so a subcompact gun is no trouble
    for me
    this is why I went to the Glock33
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASSA9 View Post
    PS. I've put about 500 rounds through mine, and it's still going strong.
    Good , I'm glad its working out for you
    I carry in a belly band so a subcompact gun is no trouble
    for me
    this is why I went to the Glock33[/QUOTE]

    Too much work!

    PM40 in holster, holster in pocket.....done!


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    I put a mag through one and put it down. I don't have a lot of meat on my hands and my forearms are not designed for that kind of abuse. So I didn't buy it. If you can take the recoil it's great gun.
    In God we trust, everyone else keep your hands where I can see them.

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