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Unsafe Gun? CW9

Discussion in 'Kahr Club' started by rogerthedodger, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. rogerthedodger

    rogerthedodger

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    There is a post on another website which I am posting here. If anyone has had this experience, we all need to know about it.
    Thank you, Roger

    In no way am I bashing Kahr or anyone who owns one. But today I got off work and decided to clean my Kahr CW9(as I do once or twice a week). As I drew it out of my holster and ejected the mag, I started to pull the slide back and suddenly the gun went off. In no way was my finger by the trigger. I was shocked because I have had 0 problems with it not even a jam. So I had to replace some drywall and thankfully the police were not called. I sold my gun about 3 hours after this happened because honestly I am not comfortable with carrying a weapon that has accidently fired. Not safe to me or anyone around me. On a brighter note I did buy a Ruger LCP. Anyway thats my terrible story of the day. I just Thank God that no one was hurt and that it happened at home and not out in public.
     
  2. geronimo509

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    tell the guy thanks for selling a defective gun (if it actually was the gun and not him).

    So did it fire out of battery? I am very skeptical!
     

  3. toddmog

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    I'd like to know the whole/true story.
     
  4. rogerthedodger

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    It's on Defensivecarry.com under defensive guns, title "no longer a Kahr owner". Read all, I am hoping it's a fluke, or op error.
    Roger
     
  5. cziv

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    I always wonder in these cases, what do you say to the buyer when you are selling a gun you know for sure is defective? This one dangerously defective.

    There is a thread on another board by an "expert witness" who says Kahrs are bad, bad, bad, because they can be tied up by brass shavings. I have seen the like in other brands, though.
     
  7. cziv

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    Yep, full disclosure has to be made or you're headed for potential disaster.

    I think he did - I'm on that forum too (that he mentioned).

    I'll be cleaning my upper really well with the PDF from Kahr (or wherever I got it at)
     
  8. ripley16

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    I am very skeptical of this "AD" post. I suspect he pulled the trigger.

    That knucklehead has proven to be a, shall we say, less than honest "expert". I'd pay him no mind...looks like someone needing attention anyway thay can find it.
     
  9. artificialgrey

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    I am on that forum as well and can attest to the Kahr "expert" being nothing more than a hyperactive troll with an axe to grind against Kahr. I honestly don't know why the mods there haven't banned him yet.
     
  10. Gideon46

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    I for one don't believe the guy's post. I'm on that forum and read it too and it sounds hokey, like he's not telling the whole story. It doesn't even sound plausible and he never says he disclosed it. We'll never know for sure but I think he was just making it all up and having some fun.
    Gideon
     
  11. cziv

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    From his post on defensivecarry.com:

    BTW, why don't you guys believe him? Why would he volutarily post about this and then lie? I must be missing something.
     
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    I don't believe his story because he says he goes to rack the slide and the gun just goes off. The striker block is released only by pulling the trigger. I think he unknowingly pulled the trigger. I believe the problem was a momentary lapse of safe gun handling...not a problem with the pistol. But that's just an opinion, I wasn't there.
     
  13. ltxi

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    Yeah, I'm with you on this one. How one can set off a primer while pulling the slide back is kinda beyond me. Wasn't there either, but this does seem a bit strange.
     
  14. cziv

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    Ahh - the light just went on! It's freaking imposible to have a round go off when the slide is off the round. Whether you're there or not - BS.

    Like you got called out on Defensivecarry.com rogerthedodger - "pics or it never hapened!" :upeyes:
     
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    I don't believe the guy's story, but unless I'm mistaken the round is still held against the breech by the extractor until the other side of the casing hits the ejector. The only way I could plausibly see his story being true is if there was a stuck/broken firing pin making contact with the primer and pulling back the slide somehow possibly caused more pressure to be exerted from the stuck pin against the primer, possibly when the case made contact with the ejector and was not extracted right away because the bullet was longer since it was a live round and not a spent casing? :dunno:

    Or maybe I'm just thinking too deeply into an attention seeker's posting on a different board.
     
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    If it happened the way you postulate, the gun would have gone off with the round either partially in the chamber (ouch! that's going to leave a mark) or almost completely extracted, in which case where did the bullet go?
     
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    You're correct, it is. My bad for not thinking that through.
     
  19. 1smoothredneck

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    I had a P9 which fired while slightly out of battery, and blew out the side plate on the grip frame, and very slightly bruised my hand. I was very fortunate. I was in the process of firing, however. It just wasn't all the way in battery, which was not too unusual for that piece.:crying: That was the first and last time that happened to me. I now have a G27 in it's place.
     
  20. JohnJak

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    Sir, I do not believe your story and I hope the person that you sold it to sues the hell out of you.