Kahr reliability? Hmmm. Here's the deal. I work at a gun shop and sell most brands of firearms out there. Customers are always asking if a brand is good or bad; reliable or not reliable. The facts are that we have had returns of guns with some minor problem from every manufacturer out there, from time to time.
The Kahrs have rated among very high in terms of being reliable, especially after the recommended 200 rnd break in period. Kahr makes a statement reguarding the break in and all the other makers should as well! It's not smart to trust your life on a new gun without going out and putting at least 500 rnds thru it to make sure it works.
It's just common sense, and I for one commend Kahr for passing that common sense on to the public. Most other makers don't. I have a P45, and after about 1,500 rnds the first 2 weeks of ownership, I have not had one single failure. I cannot say that for my Kimbers, Colts, S&Ws, Glocks, H&Ks, or any other semi I have had. Not that they are not good guns, but any make may need a little tweeking to run well, from time to time.
I will say the most failures reported from customers have come from T*%#@s!
Things like safeties falling off, magazines falling out when locked in during firing, slide releases breaking, sights falling off, etc. And don't get me started on their revolvers. about 30% of their guns come back for repairs during the first month of ownership, or to trade for something that does work.
After 30 years of carring some really nice 1911s, I am now carring a Kahr; and use my 1911s for plinking, with my Kahr in a belt holster.
I like um!