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Has anybody had any problems, either with recoil or durability, from shooting +P ammo in a Kahr PM9?

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the PM9 has been having a lot of problems with barrel peening....et cetera....i dont know at what serial number the problems got fixed, so you may want to contact Kahr direct for the skippy on that. i dont believe +p ammo was the issue, but the use of inferior metal or the process that was used.......
 

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the PM9 has been having a lot of problems with barrel peening....et cetera....i dont know at what serial number the problems got fixed, so you may want to contact Kahr direct for the skippy on that. i dont believe +p ammo was the issue, but the use of inferior metal or the process that was used.......
Jerry,

I've put only about 300 rounds through my PM9 and have had an occasional feed problem. Was thinking about changing to PowrBall, but some of the feedback on lack of penetration has me reconsidering....

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Beware of Powrballs:
I'm carrying a Walther P5c for ccw and at first I used it with FMJ rounds without any problems but when I began to use Federal JHP I noticed It failed to feed the first round in a full magazine, It happened with Fiocchi JHP too so I used the first round in the top FMJ and the others below JHP.
Last year I tried Cor-Bon JHP and PowR'balls because I wanted to carry hotter and "reliable to feed" stuff, but had a strange failure. The rounds tilted or flipped inside the magazines causing it to stop working.
At first I thought it was a weak magazine spring issue but after changing them and repeating the test several times with the Cor-Bons jhp and PowR'Balls I had the same failure. I also tried changing the recoil springs and still the same failure.
So I began trying with every kind of JHP I could find and I realized that all JHP with a short design bullet shape caused some kind of failure. The ones that turn out right for me were: Remington Golden Saber 124gr, Speer Gold Dot 124gr and the Federal EFMJ 105gr. The Federal Hidrashock 124gr caused a couple of failures.
So nowadays I'm carrying the P5c loaded with Golden Sabers 124 gr +P. Flawless.
 
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I also must say I tested the Powrballs in my FNP-9 shooting water filled plastic gallons and they were impressive!...
 

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I have a P-9 that was not reliable when first purchased. Sent it back to Kahr, and it came back reliable with standard velocity rounds, but is not so happy with higher velocity. It is on my list of things to look into (as in complain to Kahr), but haven't done so yet.

I use the term velocity rather than +P because in chrono'ing the ammo I was using, I found there were some standard pressure-rated rounds that had higher velocities than some +P labeled rounds. My pistol did not like the higher velocities.

Don't know if this my info on a P-9 is helpful to you with your PM-9, but there you go.

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ikiddp5,

Had the same problem at first with my P5. Rather enoying in a +1000 francs new weapon! With the gentle counsil of a Walther forum member, I noticed that the inner nose of the slide lever was to long and touched the ogive of most ammos. I slightly filed it and didn't have problem since.

Bye.

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