Three weeks ago, I purchased the above pistol new, on the largest auction site from a reputable source.
I picked the pistol up from the FFL who completed the transfer.
When I checked the pistol out before cleaning, the first thing that I discovered was that the grip saftey was seizing. I could push the grip saftey in and then after releasing it, I could pull the trigger. Upon closer inspection, it was easy to see that the grip saftey was mis aligned.
I called Kahr Arms to report this obvious safety defect and was directed to leave my name, number and the reason for my call. To date, I have not heard from Kahr Arms, and have since learned that they have one of the poorest customer service departments of any company in the domestic firearms business.
I probably had recourse to the seller, but didn't believe this was anything but poor workmanship and that I could get it resolved thruough Kahr. Keep in mind, I havn't heard back from Kahr.
I took the pistol to a gunsmith who freed up the sticking grip safety and agreed it was due to mis alingment and poor workmanship.
I took the pistol to the range today and it was a complete failure. The pistol repeatedly failed to load and eject. The gunsmith at the range said it was a combination of defects in the extractor and an inferior magazine.
I have tried to be completely objective here. I simply want to warn other members of this forum who are 1911 afficianados to beware of Kahr products.
At this point, I will simply take the pistol back to the gunsmith and hope that he can make it safe and reliable. If not, I will relinquish it and the serial nr for destruction.
I think it is clear to me that I'll receive no help from this company which is owned and funded by the Unification Church (Moonies).