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ruchik
09-06-2010, 5:46 PM
What kind of ammunition have people had good experiences with running through a Kahr K9? I'd like to have somewhere to start looking, rather than buying every brand I can see/think of and going form there. I'm looking for cheap practice ammo, and solid defense ammo as well (don't really care about the price on this one).

redcliff
09-06-2010, 6:12 PM
I don't have a K9, I have a PM-9, but it likes PMC 9mm for practice and Federal HST 124gr +P for a defensive load.

jermedic
09-06-2010, 7:00 PM
I don't have a K9 either, but my CW9 has done fine with everything from range reloads to WWB for the range. I like the Federal 124gp +p as well.

G-forceJunkie
09-06-2010, 7:22 PM
I have a K9 and I haven't found anything it won't eat.

ruchik
09-06-2010, 7:26 PM
I've read online that the K9 exhibits the 5+1 syndrome, or that it sends the first hand-chambered round a little wide. Apparently, there's a few ammo brands that won't do this in the Kahr depending on which particular brand the specific K9 likes, and I was wondering if anyone had noticed this before.

cineski
09-06-2010, 8:27 PM
Another Federal HST vote for me and my PM9. It eats any factory practice ammo I've thrown at it.

cineski
09-06-2010, 8:28 PM
I have no idea what this is, nor have heard about it before, nor experienced it before. Doesn't exist.

I've read online that the K9 exhibits the 5+1 syndrome, or that it sends the first hand-chambered round a little wide. Apparently, there's a few ammo brands that won't do this in the Kahr depending on which particular brand the specific K9 likes, and I was wondering if anyone had noticed this before.

redcliff
09-06-2010, 8:44 PM
I've heard of it.

On some pistols, probably due to manufacturing tolerances, the barrel lock-up is different from sling-shotting or using the slide release versus the barrel lock-up from cycling after firing a shot. This can cause the first shot out of a magazine to impact in a slightly different place, often higher.

paul0660
09-06-2010, 8:58 PM
It your K9 doesn't "eat" any type of factory ammo, it is is broken. Kahr gets too much slack from owners who do not demand perfection from such an expensive gun. If it hiccups after the "break in" period (which is really a 50 dollar bill you get to spend while not being able to demand service), get on the horn or get an online RMA and DEMAND that they pay shipping both ways to fix it. Kahr's customer service has gone downhill in the past year or so, and I suspect it is from overwork.

cineski
09-06-2010, 9:07 PM
You're kidding?! :eek: I've never heard of this myself (which of course proves nothing to nobody :D). If true, that's kinda scary if you ask me that manufacturing tolerances on any gun could possibly be this loose). I've sling shotted and used the slide release to chamber rounds with no seeming impact on point of impact.

I've heard of it.

On some pistols, probably due to manufacturing tolerances, the barrel lock-up is different from sling-shotting or using the slide release versus the barrel lock-up from cycling after firing a shot. This can cause the first shot out of a magazine to impact in a slightly different place, often higher.

cineski
09-06-2010, 9:11 PM
It your K9 doesn't "eat" any type of factory ammo, it is is broken. Kahr gets too much slack from owners who do not demand perfection from such an expensive gun. If it hiccups after the "break in" period (which is really a 50 dollar bill you get to spend while not being able to demand service), get on the horn or get an online RMA and DEMAND that they pay shipping both ways to fix it. Kahr's customer service has gone downhill in the past year or so, and I suspect it is from overwork.

I'll agree with this from personal experience. I had problems with both my PM9 and P45 that surfaced after 3-400 rounds. Any time I hear of someone saying Kahrs need 200 round break-in I laugh. It's more like 500. The PM9 was taken care of quite well by Kahr. The P45 not so much. They (I even dealt with some quite higher ups at Kahr about this nightmare) blamed me tooth and nail for the non-stop problems I was having with that piece of crap until they realized on the THIRD trip back they had installed an incorrect spring at the factory. I'll never buy a Kahr again because of that but am so far keeping my (finally) well running PM9. I've also turned several people off to Kahrs because of my experience. I'll never understand how a company can survive in today's age of vast communications while having poor customer service. Or can they?

shootfirst
09-06-2010, 9:26 PM
Most of the problems with Kahrs have centered around their polymer guns. Not all, most. I have owned an E9 for over 10 years and it is hands down the most reliable pistol I've ever owned. Eats anything. I prefer Corbon for HD, because of the low flash of the powder. At the range, you can occasionally see the black line of the bullet trail. You may need your night vision. I guess like so many manufacturers, success has spoiled Kahr. Older guns seem better than new.

9mmepiphany
09-06-2010, 10:03 PM
I have a CW9, polymer frame, and it runs fine on Ranger 127gr +P+ Talons