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Old 03-06-2007, 10:15   #26
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What exactly is peening? I just bought a Kahr PM9 last month (have shot 200 rounds of Speer Lamwan 124gr TMJ without a single failure). What should I look for? What does peening do to a barrel?

I noticed 2 things -- slingshotting the slide does not work at all. And I noticed a few times that after firing, the slide got stuck for a millisecond on its way back to home. But it did chamber a round successfully and the next round fired fine.

The gun was bone dry when they disassembled it in the shop, so they put a little oil on it and told me to go shoot it without any cleaning. I cleaned and oiled after my one and only range trip and it seemed to be in pretty good shape.
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:07   #27
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What exactly is peening? I just bought a Kahr PM9 last month (have shot 200 rounds of Speer Lamwan 124gr TMJ without a single failure). What should I look for? What does peening do to a barrel?

I noticed 2 things -- slingshotting the slide does not work at all. And I noticed a few times that after firing, the slide got stuck for a millisecond on its way back to home. But it did chamber a round successfully and the next round fired fine.

The gun was bone dry when they disassembled it in the shop, so they put a little oil on it and told me to go shoot it without any cleaning. I cleaned and oiled after my one and only range trip and it seemed to be in pretty good shape.
This particular recall was not about peening, but rather had to do with feeding reliably. Many people didn't even send their barrels in because they had no trouble found.

What is your Alpha Prefix and first digit of your Serial number, like "VC2..."? That will tell us whether you MIGHT have a peening problem.
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:25   #28
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Well, I usually don't have a "peeing" problem but I was just wondering about peening. I actually found another GT thread that shows pics -- very useful! But thanks for asking about my urinary condition.

BTW, didn't mean to hijack this for peening when the issue in this thread is on feeding. Just kept hearing about it and couldn't find a good description of it.
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:15   #29
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Well, I usually don't have a "peeing" problem but I was just wondering about peening. I actually found another GT thread that shows pics -- very useful! But thanks for asking about my urinary condition.

BTW, didn't mean to hijack this for peening when the issue in this thread is on feeding. Just kept hearing about it and couldn't find a good description of it.
Oops. Fixed the typo.

You still didn't post your prefix. Ok, here's some info. Dottie is telling people that PM9's with serial number "VC2xxx" and higher have been redesigned to prevent peening. If yours is later, then don't worry, be happy...
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:49   #30
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Sorry, thanks for the info -- my serial is VC6. So far so good. Will run another 100 or so FMJ and then a box of Gold Dots to make sure it digests it all before carrying.
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Old 03-06-2007, 15:47   #31
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Ok, here's some info. Dottie is telling people that PM9's with serial number "VC2xxx" and higher have been redesigned to prevent peening. If yours is later, then don't worry, be happy...

Thanks for posting that info. Very helpful. Mine is VC57XX and absolutely no sign of peening yet.
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Old 04-06-2007, 15:37   #32
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Has any problems with the PM9 Covert been reported?
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Old 04-06-2007, 21:01   #33
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Which the PM9 or the P9 Covert? There is no PM9 Covert.
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:33   #34
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PM9 Covert

I hate to bust your bubble, but I have a PM9 Covert. Same frame as the PM9, same slide as the P9.
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:35   #35
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Sorry

I went downstairs and dug the box out. It is a P9 Covert.
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:14   #36
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The P9 Covert has the same slide and barrel as the P9. These are not known to have the peening issue.

The PM9 is generally known to be the one with the peening issue.

I personally like the Covert models. I find it has most of the concealablity of the PM models, without some of the issues. The Covert has the same slide and barrel as the P9 and therefore has the simpler recoil spring and guide rod design. The PM models has a more complex double captured spring and plastic guide rod assembly.

YMMV.
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Old 11-04-2007, 18:38   #37
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I have a VCXXXX PM9 - outside the recall -

I shot about 1,000 rounds with no problems -

Then had 2 jams - NOSE DIVE right into the feed ramp

Called Kahr - they sent me a new heavier recoil spring and a new barrel - they said my barrel should be OK - but WANTED TO MAKE SURE MY ISSUE WAS SOLVED THE FIRST TIME -

Replaced the recoil spring - have had no issues in the last 500+ rounds, never even installed the new barrel - but its nice to have a spare - its better to buy from a company that stands behind what they sell -
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:17   #38
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PM9 Slide Wear

I've ran about 300 rounds through my PM9 and have wear along the top of the Barrel.

Is this Wear Normal or should she go back to Kahr?

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Old 09-13-2008, 19:52   #39
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THANK FOR THAT INFOR

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Are they still honoring the recall?
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Old 03-03-2011, 16:50   #41
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I just picked up a PM9 within the recall serial number range. Previous owner has not sent the barrel in for repair/replace. Are they still honoring this?
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Old 09-08-2011, 21:20   #42
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I just picked up a PM9 within the recall serial number range. Previous owner has not sent the barrel in for repair/replace. Are they still honoring this?
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Yes they are. I sent them an email yesterday to inquire about it. They said that they do not keep a list to see which guns have already had the recall done. I bought my PM9 used, so I was unsure whether it had been performed. He said to feed some Speer Gold Dots through it to see if it would malfunction. Think I will send it in and let them do the testing with their own ammo. As most PM9's, mine will not chamber the first round without using the slide release lever. The rounds will wedge against the feed ramp. Don't like that at all.
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Old 09-08-2011, 22:30   #43
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As most PM9's, mine will not chamber the first round without using the slide release lever. The rounds will wedge against the feed ramp. Don't like that at all.
Well, this is how the manual says to do it.

IMHO a well broken in Kahr will slingshot if you have the correct procedure.
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Well, this is how the manual says to do it.

IMHO a well broken in Kahr will slingshot if you have the correct procedure.
Yep, but it's a bandaid for a poor design. It should operate either way.

Mine has been around since 2003. Break-in? Yeah, I think we have passed that point. It's a great little gun, but it has it's downfalls that you either live with or get rid of it.
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Old 09-09-2011, 20:07   #45
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Linux3: some of us are never going to be able to slingshot chamber a round no matter how broken-in the PM9 is -- hand strength and arthritis are the culprits.

bad89stang: the designed inability to slingshot-load is definitely a shortcoming that should be better known before one makes the purchase, but it is what it is as per the manual.

So I load from slidelock and hope not to have to lose time with a clearance should SHTF. And think about a snubby as a New York reload!
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