PM9 range report...

PM9 range report...

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    PM9 range report...

    Greetings...I thought I'd post a report of my recently acquired PM9 (MA compliant). I got an urge to add a 'micro 9' to my carry rotation with either a SA 911, Sig P938 or a Kimber EVO, that is, until I stumbled on a used PM9 at one of my local shops. Tagged at $319 ($348 out the door) with original box and three magazines, very clean but used, it was a no brainer to jump on it. I have never owned or even shot a Kahr gun before but I knew that had a unique design that was highly regarded.

    After the ten day wait, I took possession of the PM9. I added the MagGuts spring and follower making one of the 6 round magazines into a 7 rounder. I added the Hogue slip on sleeve intended for the Sig P365 and a Pearce extension to the now 7 round magazine. I polished the receiver section of the barrel so it looks cool. I ordered from Kahr new springs (striker and striker block safety) so the pull would be reduced to stock value, approx. 5 lbs, from the MA Compliant mandatory 10 lbs. (plus loaded chamber indicator and external safety)

    When I received the gun, I measured the trigger pull at 5 lbs, apparently somewhere in it's history, the lower force springs were installed. Due to the covid19 shutdown, my range was closed until yesterday so I finally got the chance to pop off a few rounds today. I had a bunch of my reloads (115 and 124 JHP's with HS6, HP38, IMR-700X, Unique). The PM9 worked perfectly, all rounds chambered, fired and ejected. It did not have any significant snap for a short barrel gun at 9mm. My goal was to get a feel for the trigger, recoil and overall functionality of the gun, I was not concerned about accuracy. My requirement for accuracy of any carry gun is to group all rounds into a torso sized target at 50 feet.

    Bottom line: The PM9 is one very sweet gun, no regrets, highly recommended if you are looking for a 'micro 9'. The Kahr designers got this gun right, as a former college professor, I give them a Grade-A!

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    PM9 compared to a Sig P238....
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    (Here in Washington State, with a CCW we used to be able to buy a handgun and walk out after an immediate OK from the WA DOJ. But thanks to Michael Bloomberg's millions and antigun politics, the left wing liberals that run this looney state managed to pass a new law that requires a 10 day wait, or cooling off period. Frankly, I'm OK with a first time buyer who might actually need a cooling off period but it makes no sense for a current gun owner to wait ten days. If you are intending to do harm, then you already have the means to do it. In my case, I waited 12 days to get approval meanwhile there are 44 other hand guns and 7 rifles in my locker...duh!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarpia View Post
    Greetings...I thought I'd post a report of my recently acquired PM9 (MA compliant). I got an urge to add a 'micro 9' to my carry rotation with either a SA 911, Sig P938 or a Kimber EVO, that is, until I stumbled on a used PM9 at one of my local shops. Tagged at $319 ($348 out the door) with original box and three magazines, very clean but used, it was a no brainer to jump on it. I have never owned or even shot a Kahr gun before but I knew that had a unique design that was highly regarded.

    After the ten day wait, I took possession of the PM9. I added the MagGuts spring and follower making one of the 6 round magazines into a 7 rounder. I added the Hogue slip on sleeve intended for the Sig P365 and a Pearce extension to the now 7 round magazine. I polished the receiver section of the barrel so it looks cool. I ordered from Kahr new springs (striker and striker block safety) so the pull would be reduced to stock value, approx. 5 lbs, from the MA Compliant mandatory 10 lbs. (plus loaded chamber indicator and external safety)

    When I received the gun, I measured the trigger pull at 5 lbs, apparently somewhere in it's history, the lower force springs were installed. Due to the covid19 shutdown, my range was closed until yesterday so I finally got the chance to pop off a few rounds today. I had a bunch of my reloads (115 and 124 JHP's with HS6, HP38, IMR-700X, Unique). The PM9 worked perfectly, all rounds chambered, fired and ejected. It did not have any significant snap for a short barrel gun at 9mm. My goal was to get a feel for the trigger, recoil and overall functionality of the gun, I was not concerned about accuracy. My requirement for accuracy of any carry gun is to group all rounds into a torso sized target at 50 feet.

    Bottom line: The PM9 is one very sweet gun, no regrets, highly recommended if you are looking for a 'micro 9'. The Kahr designers got this gun right, as a former college professor, I give them a Grade-A!




    PM9 compared to a Sig P238....


    (Here in Washington State, with a CCW we used to be able to buy a handgun and walk out after an immediate OK from the WA DOJ. But thanks to Michael Bloomberg's millions and antigun politics, the left wing liberals that run this looney state managed to pass a new law that requires a 10 day wait, or cooling off period. Frankly, I'm OK with a first time buyer who might actually need a cooling off period but it makes no sense for a current gun owner to wait ten days. If you are intending to do harm, then you already have the means to do it. In my case, I waited 12 days to get approval meanwhile there are 44 other hand guns and 7 rifles in my locker...duh!)
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    Good catch.....and you have it rigged up and ready.
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    A frame-mounted safety on a PM9. What? Why?

    Living in AZ, I was blissfully unaware other states require the abomination of a frame safety on a gun such as the PM9/CM9.

    Happy shooting!

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    I thought I'd heard about safeties being available for the Kahr, but I'd never seen one before. The PM9 is a great little gun, quite accurate and easy to shoot. Congratulations. Sorry to hear about the Bloomberg effect hitting your state.

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    Very nice

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    Welcome to the board Scarpio!

    If I had to have a safety on a Kahr I wouldn't mind that one, it's in the proper place and has the proper configuration.

    I hear you about I-1639. I don't like having to leave a new purchase behind either, especially after close to 40 years of walking out with them after paying. That being said my last two, also here in WA State took only 4 days. The one before that I picked up without approval at the end of the 10th business day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spentcase View Post
    Welcome to the board Scarpio!

    If I had to have a safety on a Kahr I wouldn't mind that one, it's in the proper place and has the proper configuration.
    I agree .... but it appears that you push down on the safety to engage it and upwards to disengage...... which is the opposite of a 1911 safety..... that would mess up an old timer (like me) used to shooting a 1911 ?
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    Yeah, you're right. Bass ackwards?
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