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Just wondering, does anyone else have a PM9? I'm also wondering if it was as tight as mine. The first 200 rds gave me fits. I had to push the slide forward many times. More at the start and less now. I've never had a gun that had those problems. But they say in the paper work to plan on 200 rd breakin period. I'm affraid mine is going to be a couple hundred more. Any info would be appreciated.
 

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Have you tried relubing the rails, slide, and anyplace else the moving parts of the gun contacts? I use a CLP type oil on all contact areas of my guns and this seems to prevent this type of problem. A heavier grease type lubricant is not the best choice as they seem to gum up faster. Clean and reoil every couple hundred rounds as some ammo is dirtier than others. I run several hundred rounds without a hitch through my carry and duty guns before I'll trust them.
 
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Have you checked your ammo? I have P-45 and I found that if the bullet is not seated deep enough in the case, the round will not chamber correctly. I re-load and on some bullets the "shoulders" come in contact with the rifleing and cause a very nasty jam.
 

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Re: re: I bought a sub compact Kahr

Mista Bukit said:
Have you checked your ammo? I have P-45 and I found that if the bullet is not seated deep enough in the case, the round will not chamber correctly. I re-load and on some bullets the "shoulders" come in contact with the rifleing and cause a very nasty jam.
'Mista Bukit': Since you reload, it sounds like you're not measuring cases. You should measure case length after it's sized the first time and trim to length as recommended in your reloading manual. The .45 ACP headspaces on the case mouth, so brass case length is critical. Also, after you seat the bullets, measure overall cartridge length (abbreviated "OAL" in most manuals). Again, if the bullet or the cartridge is too long (eg: bullet not seated deeply enough in the case), you're likely to encounter feeding/extraction problems.

So far as the Kahr PM9 goes, mine has been 100% since the first round, but mine was tuned up by Cylinder & Slide gunsmiths before I ever got it. +1 on the recommendation to clean and lube.
 
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