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Which .22 will mimic my PM9 for cheap practice

Discussion in 'Kahr Club' started by wingwlkr, Apr 6, 2010.


  1. wingwlkr

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    I grew up shooting single action triggers, so I'm having trouble getting used to the trigger on my PM9. I know that lots of practice with the PM9 will tighten my groups, but I'm wondering if there's a .22 I could use that has a similar trigger to the PM9 so I can do more practice at a reduced cost. My guess is that a revolver might be just the ticket to get me used to the Kahr trigger, but if there is an auto-loader that is of similar size and trigger action, that would be even better.

    What say you?

    Thanks,
    Ed
     

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    I'd avoid the Ruger Mark III because I think it's too hard to clean - when I had one, it always took me at least two hours just to get the derned thing back together. I realize you asked about semiautomagical guns, but I'm thinking that a S&W model 63 revolver is going to be the right weight and trigger pull for your practice needs, and it's a lot of fun to shoot, too.
     

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    I wouldn't much care for a .22 with a trigger like the Kahr. It's made for self-defense; a .22 with a similar trigger pull won't really be good for plinking or self-defense. A DA S&W isn't going to have the same trigger pull. Why not just spend the money on $10.00 9mm ammo at Wal-Mart? An S&W is going to cost the equivalent of 2000 to 2500 rounds. (Unless you just want a .22)
     
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    Good idea! I'll set the "way-back" machine to 2006...
     
  5. wingwlkr

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    Yes, that makes sense, plus it would be practicing on the actual gun I want to carry. But, after the dollar equivalent amount of ammo that a .22 pistol would cost is shot up, the money is gone and all I have to show for it is the practice. Not a bad thing, but with buying a .22 I would still have something of (hopefully) increasing value to show for my expenditure.

    I haven't been able to find any .22 DAO auto-loaders that fit the bill, so I guess a revolver would have to do.

    Question is which .22 would have a trigger pull similar to the Kahr. I grew up shooting S/A triggers, so I want to re-train my muscle memory for shooting the Kahr.
     
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  7. wingwlkr

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    I owned one of these back in the 1980's. If memory serves, it was double action on first shot then single action on subsequent shots. Isn't that right?

    What I want is something with a similar trigger to the Kahr.
     
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    Sorry, wasn't thinking about the followup shot. First shot is pretty close though, long smooth trigger pull.
     
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    And you're an attorney? Wow... :upeyes:
     
  10. targus

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    I'm picking up boxes of Federal 9mm for $9.47/box at my Walmart...
     
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    Cowart is from the future.
     
  12. Shooterer

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    Have you looked in to picking up one of the .22lr conversion slides for you PM9 at www.
     
  13. targus

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    Please provide a working link to this PM9 .22 conversion kit that I've never even heard about...
     
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    An older j-frame s&w .22 revolver with a really good trigger job
     
  15. wagonm

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    huh????????????? :zipmouth:

     
  16. targus

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    No kidding... I'm still waiting for an answer... :upeyes:
     
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    I never had a problem, but then again I follow the instructions and hints. I've owned one from each generation.


    I think the closest to a Kahr is going to be a glock subcompact with an AA .22lr conversion kit.
     
  18. Cowart

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    Yes, Kahr is probably missing out on a lot of sales by not making a PM22
     
  19. Shooterer

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    Wagonm,
    I'm sorry it was a joke, I was referring to the conversion manufactures only catering to the 1911 & Glock crowd.

    Sorry for the anxiety attack.

    Jim