Kahr MK9 loading magazine

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    Kahr MK9 loading magazine

    I just came home from the toy store with a used MK9. I have not even shot it yet and I have a question.
    I tried to load the flush (six round) magazine and no matter what I try I can not get that sixth cartridge in. I took it apart and it looks fine, put it back together and still can not get that sixth round to go even with a loader. What am I doing wrong? Could the magazine have the wrong size spring? This is a used gun. The seven round magazine does take seven. I am using Fiocci hollow points.

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    Check the two followers side by side, see if someone might have put the wrong follower in it. Is the 7 round mag easy to load? Is it possible the springs got switched? Ammo should not matter since that is 9mm casings are the same regardless of manufacturer.

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    Right you were!

    Thank you archer51!
    I didn't think to take the 7 round mag apart but having read your message I did and the springs were switched. Both magazines load fine now. Hopefully I will be able to go shoot this little gem tomorrow. The shop where I bought this has a gunsmith, I wonder who would have switched them.

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    MK9's are great pistols. Mine is crazy accurate, even with +P CorBons in it. Heavy little buggers too but I've never had a FTF or any other problem and would bet my life on that little pistol any day of the week.
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    MK9 first trip to the range

    I went to the range and fired the little MK9 today. It may take me a couple more trips to really feel comfortable with it. It shot fine and my groups were fairly tight. The recoil was not nearly as bad as I had expected, but there were a few minor jams. Failure to eject on one, and failure to get the cartridge in the chamber a few times. Each time it only took a second to overcome. I was warned that it would take some time to get used to this pistol. When I concentrated on keeping my arm stiff there were no problems. I also shoot a Ruger SR9 and have never had any of these problems with it, but a gun this small may be more prone to these things.
    All in all I was happy with the MK9 and I am confident after a couple more boxes of ammo I will have a feel for the little gun. I need to get it up to 100 percent so I can carry it confidently. Oh and yes it is so comfortable to carry in a IWB holster!

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