Kahr Customer Service. Hope They’re Quality

Kahr Customer Service. Hope They’re Quality

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    Kahr Customer Service. Hope They’re Quality

    Took a brand new CW380 out to the range today. Couldn’t get 6 rounds through it. Factory ammunition.
    Would not feed, fire consistently, or extract. Went home. Slide was EXTREMELY difficult to remove, bound up badly.
    Noticed the follower would not engage the slice catch lever to hold the slide back when empty. I just know this one is going back and I have little faith in this now as a defensive weapon. Hoping Kahr Customer Service is obliging. 🤞

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    Sorry to hear of problems with your CW 380. Had to send in my CW 9 a few years back, but that got it right- and no issues since.
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    380 size/weight compromise

    Quote Originally Posted by Acmemfg View Post
    Took a brand new CW380 out to the range today. Couldn’t get 6 rounds through it. Factory ammunition.
    Would not feed, fire consistently, or extract. Went home. Slide was EXTREMELY difficult to remove, bound up badly.
    Noticed the follower would not engage the slice catch lever to hold the slide back when empty. I just know this one is going back and I have little faith in this now as a defensive weapon. Hoping Kahr Customer Service is obliging. 🤞
    I had a similar experience with my P380. They recommend a 200-rd "break-in." Seems like nonsense to me since other reputable brands have no such requirement. That said, there's also a trade-off for having such a small lightweight auto pistol. Bigger/heavier semi-autos are not very picky about how you hold them. For the Kahr 380s, though, you really need a firm grip to ensure proper cycling. Once I got through the break-in and shamefully recognized my "user error," it's super dependable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KahrP380guy View Post
    I had a similar experience with my P380. They recommend a 200-rd "break-in." Seems like nonsense to me since other reputable brands have no such requirement. That said, there's also a trade-off for having such a small lightweight auto pistol. Bigger/heavier semi-autos are not very picky about how you hold them. For the Kahr 380s, though, you really need a firm grip to ensure proper cycling. Once I got through the break-in and shamefully recognized my "user error," it's super dependable.
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    A 200 round break-in is good advice for any semi auto pistol to allow friction surfaces to wear / work in to insure reliable function during heat induced firing cycles.

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    Very familiar with the concept of "Limp Wrist". As a Rangemaster and Firearms Instructor for over 10 years before retiring, I discussed that issue with countless students and police recruits. I don't think that is the case here.
    200 round break in period surely is a good idea....sadly the diminished supply of ammunition may prove that to be a bit problematic.

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