Kahr PM45: Now a Gunsmith's Dud
In recent postings, I described my experience with my new PM45. After two trips back to Kahr for repairs, I sold the gun to a highly skilled gunsmith. Upon shooting the weapon, he had problems similar to mine, of which the worst was a locked barrel. When he was finally able to disassemble the gun, he concluded that the barrel did not lock up correctly with the slide. Kahr had replaced the original barrel when I had the same problem, so I was not surprised. He, the gunsmith, is now stuck with a gun that fails to function correctly with almost every mag of ammo. He accepted the risk before buying the gun from me, and feels that with some time and effort he can fix it. Well, good luck. I will never own another Kahr, ever. If Kahr was the last gun maker in the US, I would learn to use a slingshot.
In the meantime, I purchased a new Kimber Ultra CDP II, which I love, and which functions flawlessly with any ammo I push through it. 500 rds so far with not one malfunction. I even limp-wristed the gun to see if I could induce a problem. To no avail. So, hats off to Kimber for making a nice, reliable gun in a 3" barrel.
Just ordered a Sig P220 Carry SAS. Looked for weeks to hold one. It felt pretty dang good. Plunk went $900.