Handgun Reliability Poll - Kahr

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    Handgun Reliability Poll - Kahr

    OK, since reliability is arguably the most important consideration in a defensive handgun, I'd like to conduct a poll.

    Here are the ground rules:

    You must have personally owned a firearm(s) made by the manufacturer in question.

    You yourself must have experienced the malfunction, if any.

    EDIT - good point below - don't count malfunctions during the 200-rd break in period for Kahrs.

    Malfunctions due to dud ammo are not counted, but the inability of the gun to digest a particular type of ammo is counted as one malfunction.

    Malfunctions are counted even if the manufacturer or a gunsmith later fixed the issue.

    Recalls are not counted, unless you yourself experienced a functional issue related to the recall.

    If you own several handguns from the same maker, just add up the total of any malfunctions you may have had.

    Thanks for participating!
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    WOW.. all or nothing on this one,.. Hmmmmm.....

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    My PM9 has been very good to me.

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    I own an MK40 and have never had an issue. I have, however, worked on more than three Kahrs of different types that malfunctioned, the majority a failure of the slide stop spring. One had cracked wood grips, not from dropping it according to the owner. One had keyholing issues and Kahr replaced the barrel (PM9 IIRC)

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    One thing to add, I think you should not count any malfunctions during the initial break in period prescribed by the manufacturer.
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    Never had an issue with my PM40, but then again I doubt it saw more than 300 rounds.

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    T9 and K9 are very reliable.
    CW9 and P45 not very reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripley16 View Post
    CW9 and P45 not very reliable.
    According to what? My CW9 is great and I carry it every day, never had a single problem with it.
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    Had a PM9 with a little over 600 perfect rounds.
    Have a K9 with about 300 perfect rounds.
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    WHAT !!!! No Sig Poll?.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by tankdriver View Post
    WHAT !!!! No Sig Poll?.........
    Ha ha! I didn't want to take up the whole first page of the board with polls. You can do one, if you'd like...maybe a SA XD poll, too!
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    Only two FTFs during break-in of CW-40.
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    CW9 never a problem...
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    Well

    I had two, but the were during the first 120 rounds, so I guess they dont count....tommorow I will shoot round 175 to 275.
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    My wife has a PM9 & i did carry a PM45 for about a year & they are great pistols Yes there were a few FTF's between the 2 but they would only occur somewhere between the 70-100 round count of a afternoon of practice.
    One thing i'd like to add is the PM45 is a real good shooter even after extensive firing I had a Hogue Handall Jr on my PM45 & i must say although you hear people say they are hard on there hand with that slip-on it was very easy to shoot i think (controllable & comfy)
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