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PM 9 with slide release issues

Discussion in 'Kahr Club' started by packinaglock, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. packinaglock

    packinaglock John 3:16

    May 1, 2007
    Loxahatchee Fl
    When I load a mag into my pm9 and then pull the slide back to chamber a round the slide release is so hard I have to use both thumbs to make it engage. I was trying to mess with it to try to figure out what the problem is (with snap cap rounds to be on the safe side). I found that if I push up on the bottom of the mag the slide shoots forward even with my thumb off the slide release. Does this make sense to anyone. Im starting to think that a trip back to it's motherland might be in order.
    PS. the gun has 250 trouble free rounds through her so far.
  2. packinaglock

    packinaglock John 3:16

    May 1, 2007
    Loxahatchee Fl
    I forgot to add that I tried 3 different mags and all acted the same. :dunno:

  3. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

    Oct 16, 2008
    Missouri, East of KC
    comment removed - I had no problems like the OP - I misread his post.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2010
  4. jsm190


    Aug 26, 2001
    If you load a mag and then pull the slide back to load a round as you say then you should not have to touch the slide release at all, just let go of the slide. The slide release should only need pressed if you already have the slide locked open (from previous last round etc.) then insert a new mag.
  5. Sharky7

    Sharky7 Boomshakalaka

    Feb 21, 2009
    For about the first 1,000 rounds my PM9 was the same. I have a newer model, serial IB----

    It loosened up a bit after that. While breaking it in - I ended up pulling the slide back just slightly with one hand while pressing on the slide release with the other - that helped quite a bit.
  6. packinaglock

    packinaglock John 3:16

    May 1, 2007
    Loxahatchee Fl
    I was trying to load it 6+1 for carry, I tried just inserting the mag with the slide locked, then hitting the slide release and it worked fine. I guess I just needed to pull my head out of my azz and read the manual. :embarassed:
  7. the perfesser

    the perfesser

    Jun 24, 2007
    For 6+1 or 7+1 carry: To avoid having to reposition the second round in the mag (it has moved forward when round one is chambered) and then load another round into the mag again, this is how I do it. I load one round in mag (A), six/seven in mag (B). I insert mag (A) and load from slide lock. Then I drop mag (A) and insert mag (B). I'm now ready to go in +1 mode.


    Aug 20, 2005
    The proper way to chamber a round in a Kahr (as indicated in the owner's manual) is to lock the slide back, insert a loaded magazine and then release the slide stop.

    Kahrs are too heavily sprung with too tight of tolerances for slingshotting a round until they are very well broken in.

    Your description of loading seems a bit flawed. As JSM190 stated pulling the slide back on a loaded magazine should not require you to hit the slide stop as you are doing a slingshot method.

    I recommend trying it as I stated. Once you have the chamber loaded, drop the mag and top it off and reinsert. Then you will be 6+1.
  9. sas-G19


    Apr 18, 2014
    KY, USA
    /\ /\ /\ What he said!