a safety warning to kahr handgun owners
i just want to let people know about my expeirence with my kahr .40cal . i bought my .40 from my old roomate who is and was an avid gun collector he highly reccomended the kahr mk40 as a excellent personal protection handgun and praised it's workmanship and overall quality. i have owned it for a few years now and fired maybe 100 rounds thru the gun. recently i was shopping for ammo and a sales person recomended that if i were just shooting at a range i should use police reload ammunition as a inexpensive range load. so i bought a box of HSM(stevensville,MT) police ammunition 40 S & W 180 grain plated. i fired 1 round from my kahr 40cal and this is what happened. well i wanted to post pictures of the remains of what used to be my kahr 40 but i am not allowed to insert pics in this post but i will send them to anyone who is interested in viewing them. the gun was completely destroyed the barrell was split in half the trigger guard was blown off the gun the handle was cracked it was amazing everyone who has seen it said they had never seen anything like that happen to a gun. so i contacted kahr they asked to me to send it to them so they could examine and look into replacing the gun. long story short they said it was due to lead buil up in the barrell from shooting reload ammo well that was the first and only reload round ever ever fired tru that gun so i was a little confused as to how that is possible. and as far as replacing the gun they are only willing to sell me another one at a small discount. not what i expected from what i thought was a high quality gun manufacturer. take it for what its worth but i thought it was b.s.