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Anyone using a Kahr S9?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by John A., Nov 26, 2018.

  1. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    My middle son traded for one on Thanksgiving. I haven't shot it yet, but it looks like it would make a nice little CCW piece. It was light, small framed. Fit in the hand well. Seemed constructed good.

    Just wondering if any of you have any experience with it. Good or bad.

    This isn't my picture. I just wanted to post it to give a good comparison of it's actual size. Props to GunsAmerica for this: https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/portable-packable-power-kahr-s9-compact-9mm/

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  2. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    I have the similar .380 version. It runs well after a moderate break-in, and a little work. I posted this back after I bought it, and I wouldn't be surprised if you had the same defects that I had to cure.
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    My wife and I ran 25 rounds through each gun Monday, and the Smith & Wesson was flawless, but the Kahr not so much.

    The magazine was difficult to insert and remove because there were minor defects inside the plastic handle. I think these were caused by shrinkage in the mold.

    Also had a couple failure to feed issues and a stove pipe and I related this to fairly rough feed ramp. This gun is going to need a little throat work and also I need to clean up inside the handle until the magazines feed properly.

    I really couldn't hit much at 9 yards with either gun although it improved a little bit when I brought the target into 7 yards.

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    Anyhow I filed out inside the handle a little bit so the magazine would slip in and out, and I gave it some cleanup in the throat area.

    It runs quite well now but I'm not accurate with the dang thing.

    It's a belly gun for me and if I have to shoot anything more than 5 feet away I prefer a bigger gun.

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  3. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Thanks for the reply caddman.

    He said the main problem that he has had with it so far has been the magazine. He said it has tried to spit out more than one round occasionally causing a jam. So, I'm not sure if it's feedlip related or spring related.

    I don't know how well (or not) it shoots. But I'm not real good at shooting short barreled pistols myself so I probably wouldn't be the best to judge for that.

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