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Old November 7, 2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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Kahr PM40 issues

Last week I was in my local gun store and came across a used Kahr PM40 in great condition and after a little haggling I was able to leave with the gun under 500 just as I was hoping. I have recently been looking for a replacement carry gun because even though I love my LCR 357 I am a small framed guy and it just did not fit the niche I was looking for. After a little research I was almost set on the Kahr CW9 but after stumbling across this deal I said what the hell.
While keeping in mind I have only had the opportunity to put about 25 rounds through the gun it seems to shoot about 3" low consistently. Figuring it must be something I am doing wrong I handed it to my buddy who put another 2-3 mags through it and had the same results.
The only two theories that I have been able to put together is that 1 the gun is still very new and Kahr does recommend a 200 round break in periond and 2 this gun has a match grade barrel and I am wondering if it might perform better with a different ammo. That day we were using Winchester 165g FMJ so on the way home I picked up a 20pk of the 135g Federal Hydra-shock low recoil JHP to see if that makes any difference tomorrow.
On another note the sights on the gun are factory sights and not nite sights.
any suggestions???
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Old November 7, 2012, 11:34 AM   #2
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If you are not a member yet, join the Kahrtalk Forum. There is a wealth of info there in the stickies at the top of the New Member Section and a bunch of very knowledgeable guys there to help you. Really a great and friendly forum, IMO.
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Old November 7, 2012, 05:32 PM   #3
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I recently bought a used PM9 off a forum member here and it took me a couple of sessions shooting it to get used to the trigger, but once I did I started improving my accuracy. I too was shooting low.

I'd say give it a little more time, try some other ammo, see what happens.

AFA the night sights, I ordered some Trijicons off of Kahr's web site and they shipped them quickly.
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Old November 8, 2012, 05:17 AM   #4
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Heavier, slower bullets should impact higher as it will take slightly longer to exit the barrel which will be rising under recoil.

Try some 180's.

I proved this concept in reverse. I have a Ruger Bearcat that hits high. With hyper velocity .22 ammo, it is much closer to where the fixed sites are.
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Old November 8, 2012, 03:04 PM   #5
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I appreciate everyone's responses... went to the range for an hour this morning and put another 5 mags through it and it was the trigger that was throwing me off. Out of the ten or so hand guns I own... seven of them are glocks so getting used to this trigger is going to take some time. I did shoot a few more mags of that winchester and as I crept closer to the X I finished off with a mag of that federal hydra-shok and put 3/5 in the bulls eye. thanks again for your input
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