A question for the Kahr community...

A question for the Kahr community...

This is a discussion on A question for the Kahr community... within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; One thing I've noticed about the spent casings of .45acp is the odd shape on the primer. I've never seen anything other than a dimple ...

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: A question for the Kahr community...

  1. #1
    Member Array Captain Kahr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    229

    A question for the Kahr community...

    One thing I've noticed about the spent casings of .45acp is the odd shape on the primer.

    I've never seen anything other than a dimple from my other pistols. Is this a sign that something isn't right?





  2. #2
    VIP Member Array jwhite75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    5,319
    Looks lot like the striker marks from my Glock....traditional firing pins usually leave a distinct dimple. Is this your only Kahr?
    Friends don't let friends be MALL NINJAS.


    I am just as nice as anyone lets me be and can be just as mean as anyone makes me. - Quoted from Terryger, New member to our forum.

  3. #3
    Member Array Captain Kahr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    229
    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
    Looks lot like the striker marks from my Glock....traditional firing pins usually leave a distinct dimple. Is this your only Kahr?
    No it's not. It was the only Kahr I was shooting that day. I've been getting some FTE's from my (new to me) P45 and wondered if this could be part of the problem.

    So far I'm hearing this dimple pattern is normal in striker fire style guns.

  4. #4
    Administrator
    Array SIXTO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    20,370
    My PM9 does the same, only the marks are much lighter.
    "Just blame Sixto"

  5. #5
    Senior Member Array mr surveyor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Texas, South of the Sabine
    Posts
    1,149
    the oblong mark is normal.... somewhere in the Kahr literature it is even noted...don't remember if it's in the manual or in the Q&A on their company website.

    The oblong mark is pretty characteristic for striker fired handguns... the striker protrudes through the breachface into the extraction period, unlike a gun using a firing pin.


    surv

  6. #6
    Distinguished Member Array ripley16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Quantico/ F'burg, VA
    Posts
    1,410
    mr surveyor nailed it.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Array Freedomofchoice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Wesley Chapel, Florida
    Posts
    1,028
    Quote Originally Posted by mr surveyor View Post
    the oblong mark is normal.... somewhere in the Kahr literature it is even noted...don't remember if it's in the manual or in the Q&A on their company website.

    The oblong mark is pretty characteristic for striker fired handguns... the striker protrudes through the breachface into the extraction period, unlike a gun using a firing pin.


    surv
    +1 Several of my striker fired guns leave that kind of mark.

    .
    .

    Too light for heavy work, too heavy for light work!

    pb

  8. #8
    Member Array MikeGoob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    133
    It is clearly explained in the manual that this mark is normal.

  9. #9
    Member Array Captain Kahr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    229
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeGoob View Post
    It is clearly explained in the manual that this mark is normal.
    I never got past the "Congratulations on your new Kahr"

    I figured the rest really didn't matter...

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Question for the legal community RE: Felony Conviction.
    By msgt/ret in forum The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: November 28th, 2010, 08:04 AM
  2. Kahr MK-9 Question
    By thinktwice in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: May 19th, 2010, 10:28 PM
  3. NoVa Community College question
    By nkanofolives in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: September 11th, 2009, 05:29 PM
  4. Kahr CW9 Question
    By ELCruisr in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: January 7th, 2008, 04:20 PM
  5. Kahr CW9 question
    By NevJohn in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: November 6th, 2006, 06:34 PM