I posted this within another thread, but got few responses, so I'll try this as its own thread...
I have a PM9 that is up for sale, due to a reliability issue (read on). That said, I'd ask for all your help in running this test, to see if it is a design issue, or an issue with my specific 2 PM9s (one that got returned and its replacement). That will help me determine if I should keep (and attempt to fix) this gun, or go on and sell it.
Safely please - load the chamber with a JHP, and insert a full mag. Then, rack the slide to eject the round in the chamber, like you would do if the round was a dud. Will the PM9 chamber the next round as it should?
Both my PM9s would not - the chambered round would eject, but the next round would jam nose-down into the feed ramp. Same result no matter what ammo I tried (other than PowRBall and FMJ).
I would appreciate it if some of you with "no issues" with your PM9s would run this test (again, safely). Thanks!
If it does jam, the solution suggested to me by Kahr is to smack upwards on the bottom of the mag, to "nudge" the jammed round up the feed ramp. This is not an acceptable solution to me. I had Kahr polish the feed ramp on my previous PM9, and it didn't help.
I have no issues manually clearing a “dud” from the chamber with either of my Glocks, nor with my wife’s LCP. It’s only with the PM9 – and I have had this issue with two of them. Combined with the issues I had with my (early production) P9, and I have all but given up on Kahr.
Would appreciate your results - thanks!