How I fixed my Kahr PM 45

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    How I fixed my Kahr PM 45

    I bought a Used Kahr PM 95 last week from a loca gun shop.
    I was told that the gun was bought new and brought back a few days later because it was to difficult to controll .
    I got a great price on it and could not wait to get it home and
    try it out.
    When I loaded it ,it would not chamber the first round , the slide would stop about 3/4 of the way .
    After trying several differant types of loads it finally loaded
    the first round but would not eject it . ( the slide would not pull back )
    Took it back to the shop and this is how I fixed it.
    What I should have done in the first place.
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    Good for you. I once threw a Colt 1911 in the trash and my buddy fished it out and he still carries it, going on 20 years now. No patience in my family tree.

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    Yepper! Good fix.

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    *sigh*

    I fixed my Kahr P9 by getting a Glock 19, and I fixed my PM9 by getting a Glock 26.

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    I've owned colts, glocks and kahrs... My kahr is my favorite carry gun at the moment...I shot alot of tight groups with my Kahr Sunday evening... not all Kahrs are defective... while not all Tauruses are that great... For me Kahrs are alot easier to conceal than Glocks... mine will probably fall apart now... glad you like your taurus... confidence in a weapon is far more important than more people think...

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    My cw 40 became an MP compact. The kahr was never right. The smith has been flawless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjmoore View Post
    I bought a Used Kahr PM 95 last week from a loca gun shop.
    I was told that the gun was bought new and brought back a few days later because it was to difficult to controll .
    I got a great price on it and could not wait to get it home and
    try it out.
    When I loaded it ,it would not chamber the first round , the slide would stop about 3/4 of the way .
    After trying several differant types of loads it finally loaded
    the first round but would not eject it . ( the slide would not pull back )
    Took it back to the shop and this is how I fixed it.
    What I should have done in the first place.

    Did you use the slide release and not the slingshot method. On Kahrs when new, you must use the slide release every time. Manual says so too

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    Hmmm, my 1911 became a CZ. But my Kahr has been flawless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shipwreck View Post
    Did you use the slide release and not the slingshot method. On Kahrs when new, you must use the slide release every time. Manual says so too
    Yep! Can't slingshot a Kahr.

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    Never fired it?
    Did you get something else?
    What are your plans?
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    Yeah , I used the slide release and tried slingshoting it .
    Pretty much went through the manuel cover to cover.
    I even tried two types of ammo , MagTech and Winchester hollow points
    neither would work.
    retsupt99 , I was not able to fire it and took it back to the dealer and bought my first 1911 (a PT 1911 Taurus )
    Took it straight tothe range and right out of the box put 150 + rounds through it , including the two boxes that would not work in the PM 45 .
    I am now hopelessly in love with 1911's in general and my PT 1911 in
    particular.
    This all started with me going to buy a LCP so I would have small gun to
    carry in my pants pocket .
    I had a lot of fun explaining the 1911 to SHE WHO MUST BE OBEYED .
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    I picked up a Kahr PM9 for pocket carry to replace my j frame. I kept looking at the new .380s but decided the 9mm was a better choice and only slightly bigger.

    The gun was fairly stiff when first shot and difficult to chamber but no failures.
    250 rounds fired; 150 FMJ and 100 JHP and NO issues what so ever. Trigger and slide has smoothed out and is reasonalbly accurate at 10 yards.

    It will never be an EDC but I was impressed with the quality and it will be carried in the pocket when other carry is not practical. BTW I could easily shoot 150 rounds at a time while never with my airwieght j frame.

    As a comparrison a 1911 to a Kahr is not practical. While they are both hanguns the similarity ends there. I used to show Rottweilers and many people would say that they can not decide between a Rottie or a black lab. Not even close.
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    Sounds like you could be a master gunsmith!
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