Review - Kahr PM9 (Pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Just One Shot, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Just One Shot

    Just One Shot Member

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    Here's the newest addition.

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    To get an idea of the size I took some photos of the PM9 along side my LCP as well as my M&P .40 Compact and my Para CCW.

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    As you can see, the PM9 is real small for a 9mm. I purchased a pocket holster for it and it looks like I'm carrying a wallet when I put it in the front pocket of my jeans. It will probably conceal even better in a pair of dress or cargo pants.

    Now for the range report. Kahr recomends a 200 rd. minimum to break in the PM9 before CCing it so I took Fri. afternoon off work and went to the range. I took 100 rds. of cheap Wolf 9mm and 100 rds. of some Winchester white box range ammo to get the job done right away.

    During the break in I had 1 fail to feed and that was on the Wolfe brand. I took the final 13 rds. of the Winchester and 2 fresh targets to see how accurate the little gun might be. One was at 5 yards and the other at 7 yards. I was standing shooting 2 handed with no support.

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    You notice the round in the 9 ring in the 5 yard target and the lower left corner of the 7 yard target. That's the shooters fault not the gun. I yanked on the trigger on the first round of each mag. Once I get use to the dual action trigger I hope to prevent this from happening again.

    Over all I really like how compact the PM9 is. Accuracy was better than I expected on the first trip out with a new gun. The craftmanship is superb which one one expect on a gun of this price ($650.00 out the door for me).

    Bottom line is, if you are looking for something small enough to pocket carry and prefer something with a little more power than the .380s that are out there, you might want to take a closer look at the Kahr PM9.
  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    A good looking gun and good shooting, except for that first round.:rolleyes::D
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    How much did the Kahr run you-650.00? That seems a little much. Am I alone on that one ?Like the size of it.
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  4. Just One Shot

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    It's not that far off. Bud's has them for $610.00 + the transfer $25.00 = $635.00 The price I paid was tax and everything. It was something like 637.00 before tax.

    I purchased it at a local gun store that I've been supporting, it's run buy a good guy with great service. I'm willing to pay a little extra to see him make it work.
  5. willywonka

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    That's a very good idea! I like Bud's, especially for using as a reference and window shopping, but for me I've got to drive quite a ways to find a gun shop, so I try to support it whenever I can.
  6. Just One Shot

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    A good gun shop is hard to find. The guy I deal with will do his best match Bud's (or any mail order) price combined with his transfer fee of $25.00 (which is the cheapest in the area) + tax. That combined with a great attitude and good service makes me want to see his business succeed.

    He's new in the area and isn't a authorized dealer for all the brands yet, so there are some lines he can't match to the penny. But, he is a least willing to order anything he can get and he will do his best to get as close to the price as possible. You can't ask a guy to do anymore than that.
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    What i would like to know is if it cycles hollow points reliably? I thought 1911s were the cats meaw until i switched from ball to hollow points and discovered their finicky nature with "real" ammo and not the "practice/target" stuff.

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  8. hihosilver13

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    I paid $539+tax for my pm9. (tucson az)
    I have about 300 rounds through it, and it has never failed to fire or eject. I used some ball ammo to break it in, but now only shoot and carry hollow points. They work great!
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    My PM9 loves Gold Dot and Golden Saber ammo.
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    Sweet looking Kahr, far better looking than my CW40, but I still love it.
  11. Just One Shot

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    I'm picking up my next Kahr tonight (Veterans Day) in the form of a CW45.
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    At bench rest, I've consistently put bullets through the same holes at seven yards with mine. Same with the K9 and T9. They come sighted-in from the factory, none of this "if it shoots groups, then it passes QA" stuff. However, they use the traditional (revolver) sight picture, not the "combat" sight picture like Sigs & Glocks. So if you get one and it seems to shoot high, it's because of your sight picture, not the gun.
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    I'm partial to Federal, HST & Hydrashok, have used Winchester (whatever they call their "defensive" ammo), and Remington golden saber. Never had a problem. Though, when the K9 was new, it tended to partially crush cartridge cases on the way out the port. Now that the spring is relaxed a bit, it's perfect.
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    Can anyone tell me what the warranty is on the Kahr?
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