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I just purchased a new Kahr CW9 9mm and put 200 rounds thru it today. About 150 were Blazer/CCI brass and 50 Blazer/CCI aluminum (not reloaded).

The problem started at about 125 rounds, I would pull the trigger with 2-3 rounds left in clip, and trigger was a soft pull, like it was not cocked. I pulled the slid back approx 1/4" and it then fired normally thru the rest of the clip. The slide was fully forward as well. This happened about every clip thereafter and with both brass and aluminum rounds. At least one time each clip I would get the soft pull, and I would not call it a misfire. (maybe there is a more technical name I am not aware of).

I know one needs to break in the pistol for 200+ rounds, however this is not what I would call normal break in issues.

Any thoughts?
 

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I just purchased a new Kahr CW9 9mm and put 200 rounds thru it today. About 150 were Blazer/CCI brass and 50 Blazer/CCI aluminum (not reloaded).

The problem started at about 125 rounds, I would pull the trigger with 2-3 rounds left in clip, and trigger was a soft pull, like it was not cocked. I pulled the slid back approx 1/4" and it then fired normally thru the rest of the clip. The slide was fully forward as well. This happened about every clip thereafter and with both brass and aluminum rounds. At least one time each clip I would get the soft pull, and I would not call it a misfire. (maybe there is a more technical name I am not aware of).

I know one needs to break in the pistol for 200+ rounds, however this is not what I would call normal break in issues.

Any thoughts?
I've got a TP9 that I broke down to see how everything worked together. The only thing that I can come up with is that somehow the cocking cam is binding not letting it return to position. I was able to produce a similar malfunction, that after dry firing I didn't release the trigger all the way, pull the slide back and found that the trigger was soft and wouldn't fire. Upon the release of the trigger the cam caught the striker allowing it to once again to be fired.

My guess is that the CCI ammo you used is fouling your weapon, CCI though cheap is notorious for being very dirty. I would suggest cleaning it well applying a little oil to the cam and then try something other then CCI ammo like Federal American Eagle or Remington UMC.

If it should malfunction still, contact Kahr and ask for a manufacture's repair station in your area that you can take it to so that you maintain your warranty.

I can tell you that I've got over a 1000 rds through mine and still haven't clean it. I've yet to have a single malfunction but then I also don't use CCI ammo.
 

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Appreciate the feedback, after sending gun back to Cylinder and Slide, they determined it had a manufacturing flaw, and it is now back at Kahr. Replacing the whole slide mechanism. Hopefully will have back by Christmas.

Again, thanks for the input.
 

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epete said:
Appreciate the feedback, after sending gun back to Cylinder and Slide, they determined it had a manufacturing flaw, and it is now back at Kahr. Replacing the whole slide mechanism. Hopefully will have back by Christmas.

Again, thanks for the input.
Sorry to hear that your problem is greater then just a fouled action. I've owned a couple Kahrs (K9 & TP9) and found them to be excellent handguns, never having a single problem. I have heard of some problems with the earlier K9s but that was several years ago and when the Kahr first came out. To hear that your newer Kahr is having manufacture's problem is a bit of a surprise!

Well, I hope that this doesn't sour you on what is a great little pistol.
 
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