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    Kahr P9 light strikes

    I have a one year old P9 that stopped firing at the range
    a couple days ago. The primers on the cartridges (2 different brands) showed much lighter strike indentations than normal. Has anyone else had this experience, and if so, what was the fix ? This gun has 2,700 rounds thru it so far. Thanks for your input.
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    Have you ever done a detail strip of the upper? It may just need a good cleaning of striker and striker channel.

    If that did not cure the light strikes contact Kahr and get them to send you a new striker spring.

    If you need instructions on detail strip of upper there is a pdf file that shows you how to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenderman View Post
    Have you ever done a detail strip of the upper? It may just need a good cleaning of striker and striker channel.

    If that did not cure the light strikes contact Kahr and get them to send you a new striker spring.

    If you need instructions on detail strip of upper there is a pdf file that shows you how to do it.
    I haven't detail stripped the upper yet, but I did clean it ultrasonically and haven't tested it yet by firing, but it failed the "pencil" test. I also called Kahr and left a message; they said they'd call me back in 1-2 days.
    I do have the instructions for the detail strip. Thx very much for your response. I hope the new spring fixes the problem.

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    I'm not real familiar wit that pistol but looking at them it's kind of like a Glock with the striker? If that is the case and it's got a good bit of fouling back in there that can easily cause the problem. A weakened striker spring can do it too though. Wolff sells some good springs. Well worth picking up for spare parts ifd nothing else. I like having extra springs if for no other reasin to use to compare. A weak spring will be shorter..It's just the easiest way to see if it has started to fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsJohnson View Post
    I'm not real familiar wit that pistol but looking at them it's kind of like a Glock with the striker? If that is the case and it's got a good bit of fouling back in there that can easily cause the problem. A weakened striker spring can do it too though. Wolff sells some good springs. Well worth picking up for spare parts ifd nothing else. I like having extra springs if for no other reasin to use to compare. A weak spring will be shorter..It's just the easiest way to see if it has started to fail.
    Kahr called me back on Oct. 16th, (next day). They wanted to see the gun, I sent it to them same day. They said 2-3 wks. turnaround. I,ll report results.
    I agree with you about Wolff, I'm going to do that for all my four guns.
    Regards

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    Great! I'd really like to learn what they say

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    A friend bought a used P9 and was having the same issue. The shop detailed stripped and cleaned it and the problem went away. He had the spring changed just to be safe and has had no problems since.

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    Got my P9 back from Kahr on 11/12/08.
    Their "technical service work sheet" stated:
    "Action taken:
    Test fired gun, found light primer strikes, replaced slide, barrel, lubed, test fired good."
    I field stripped it and found a new slide (with new night sights), new barrel, new recoil spring and guide rod.
    I've got what amounts to a new gun here.
    Hard to beat that kind of service 'eh.
    I'll be taking it to the range this week.

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    Wow! Its nice to hear happy customer service stories!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev74 View Post
    Wow! Its nice to hear happy customer service stories!
    I agree.

    Less than a month isn't bad. Be sure to keep us posted.

    -Jeff-

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    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon8 View Post
    Got my P9 back from Kahr on 11/12/08.
    Their "technical service work sheet" stated:
    "Action taken:
    Test fired gun, found light primer strikes, replaced slide, barrel, lubed, test fired good."
    I field stripped it and found a new slide (with new night sights), new barrel, new recoil spring and guide rod.
    I've got what amounts to a new gun here.
    Hard to beat that kind of service 'eh.
    I'll be taking it to the range this week.
    I finally got to the range with the P9; put 100 rounds
    thru it with no problems. Field stripped, cleaned and inspected it and everything looks good.

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    Sounds good, thanks for the update.

    -Jeff-

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    Sounds good. Nice to hear they took care of you....

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