life of weapon
I've read several articles saying that the Kahr line of pistols (mostly the PM9)are only good for a few thousand rounds. Is this true. I was wanting to get one, but if they won't last, then I'm not gonna spend my hard earned money on one. Other than these rumors, they sound really nice, and I like the way they feel/function.
Huh. I've never heard that. The Kahr pistols are very well made, in my experience. In the course of working at Galco for several years, I talked to dozens of very satisfied Kahr owners. I personally wouldn't hesitate to buy a PM9 if it fit my needs.
I think the main source of PM9 criticism is owners of J-frame S&Ws, whose pet gun has been made obsolete by the PM9.
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I must say that the Kahr PM line of pistols are indeed quite well made. Kahr has produced a very light and small pistol that functions very well for it's intended purpose, a concealed carry weapon for self defense. While very accurate, the PM 9 and PM 40 are not for target plinking as the light weight makes the recoil... brisk yet invigorating .
I purchased my Kahr PM 40 earlier this week and took it out for it's recommended 200 round break-in. The function was flawless and the accuracy was very good for such a small pistol. There are some reports of plastic shavings found inside the pistol after the first 200 round break-in and I found a few as well. This is to be expected as the slide movement in recoil and return removes a very slight amount of the plastic parts of the rails which are not needed for operation. Kahr has molded steel posts and rails into the nylon 6 frame and the slight amount of plastic removed is from non-load-bearing areas. The recoil is quite manageable even with the 40 S&W, the PM 9 is said to be even more manageable. I am very impressed and have begun to carry the PM 40 as my primary. I have heard some say that a handgun that has only 6-7 rounds is only good for a BUG... what about all of those whom carry a 5 or 6 shot revolver?
I fully expect that my PM 40 will last for several thousand rounds but like I said, it is not a target gun. I may have to live about 60 more years to put 5,000 rounds through it. I may shoot 50-100 rounds per month to stay sharp but I pray never to have to shoot at anything other than a target... :smt045
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Originally Posted by denfoote
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I think a well manufactured gun (and I see no reason to believe that Kahrs are anything less) even in a compact .40 should last 15,000 to 20,000 rds. before any major components have to be replaced.
I am new to the gun world. I just purchased a CW40 a couple of weeks ago and put 200 rounds through it.
Maybe Im ignorant.
What is barrel Peening?
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