Bizarre problem with firing new Kahr PM45

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    Bizarre problem with firing new Kahr PM45

    Got my new PM45. Went to the range to fire the obligatory 200 rounds.

    Got through a mag or two when the bizarre happened (this has never happened to me, anyone?). Suddenly the normal trigger pull did not discharge the weapon, I pulled further (pointing down range!) nothing. Finally it had no movement to it at all, and I squeezed very tightly against the solid unmoving trigger, and got the weapon to discharge.

    This freaked me out a bit so I stripped it down, cleaned it thoroughly, made triple-sure everything lined up, then tried it all again.

    I got through a few mags ok, I thought I fixed it, but then it happened again (and a few more times as I experimented some more as explained below).

    I am pretty sure this is a trigger/firing problem as

    a) It feels that way
    b) I did try an assortment of mags and ammo and it eventually (or quickly) happened with each

    Any thoughts?

    Have you guys seen this or something like it before?

    If not, any speculation?

    If so, what to do?

    Thanks!

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    I don't know exactly what is wrong with it but, don't carry it for SD until you find out and get the problem taken care of.
    Seems like a journey back to KAHR should be next on the agenda.
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    Call Kahr. Don't home gunsmith it.
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    Thanks. I still learning, no chance I gunsmith this myself! Was pretty sure it was going back to Kahr, now more sure, just wanted to see if anyone else ever experienced this before.

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    Are you positive it was the gun and not the ammo? i.e. hangfires?
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    Pretty sure it wasn't a hang fire, trigger felt way wrong, and tried different ammo and had same problem.

    BTW, I don't know if this is important, but I had a lot of trouble getting the barrel out. It kept hitting the piece of metal the recoil spring guide rod goes in front of. Have a Kahr PM9 and never had any similar issue.

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    Ask kahr of course ? they will figure it out or over at kahr talk. Many sharp guys there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardluk1 View Post
    Ask kahr of course ? they will figure it out or over at kahr talk. Many sharp guys there.
    Apparently my next step is back to Kahr...

    What is kahr talk? Thx.

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    One of the absolute worst pistols I had was a Kahr PM40. It jammed up one side and down the other, but in all fairness, the trigger worked.

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    I've actually heard of this with a Kahr P380.

    Pull the trigger all the way back, then once it's against the frame, squeeze to fire. It should definitely be breaking earlier and Kahr will hopefully fix that for you.

    Good luck.

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