Gear: Kahr PM9


Kahr PM9

Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: US $ 700
Average Rating:
(12 Votes)

Model 9093, Specifications: - Trigger cocking DAO; lock breech; "Browning - type" recoil lug; passive striker block; no magazine disconnect - barrel 3.0", polygonal rifling - magazine 6+1, 7+1 (with grip extension), -finish black polymer frame, matte stainless steel slide - lenght 5.3 " - height 4.0 " - weight pistol 14 ounces/magazine 1.9 ounces - sights drift adjustable, white bar-dot combat sights

Member Reviews

  • Gio_3_max30
    gio, Sun, 20 Jan 2008 01:09:50 UTC.
    1st review

    As I work as a police officer in Switzerland, I had to order the gun in the US, because it is not usually available here. I ordered the gun without testing or handling, only relying on what I read in US-reviews. The Kahr PM9 did not disappoint me! After the 200 round break in period the gun works without malfunctions with every ammo I try. It's slight, light and easy to conceal (off duty carry). It's a perfect defense weapon (point and shoot), easy to handle and precise. I use different holsters (De Santis: Tuck This, Intimidator and Nemesis), the gun is virtually invisible and you nearly forget it is there. My recommendation for everybody looking for an off duty or backup gun. I know it is a bit expensive, but it is worth the money.

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    mcfaddenc, Sun, 03 Feb 2008 06:40:48 UTC.

    I never had a problem with the Khar pm9, great preformance no trouble w/the feeding.

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    matt2749, Fri, 08 Feb 2008 03:35:53 UTC.

    I carry this bad boy all over. I love the compactness and it is a really good shooter. I carry it over my Glock-27 any day.

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    johngleske, Mon, 17 Mar 2008 21:33:17 UTC.

    I have the PM9 with night sights. I am still in the break-in period and the jury is still out. Accuracy is very good and becomes excellent with practice. I read on one forum that you need to polish the feed ramp to prevent mis-feeds. So far, out of 150 rounds, I've had two. A friend of mine is going to polish the feed ramp. He did his P45 and it never mis fed after that. Also, I am not finished with the 200 round break-in. My M&P's and my G27 never mis fed (break-in or not), but they are not as compact as the PM9. The concealment of this little piece is unbelievable. I haven't worn it outside of the home because of reliability during the break-in. Hopefully it won't be an issue after polishing the feed ramp and the 200 round break-in. I'll post another review those two items are complete.

    April 7, 2009 UPDATE: I sent it to the factory because of infrequent feed issues. They performed the "deluxe polish package" (as seen on their website). Wow! What a difference. The gun never misfeeds and looks really sharp. It is my main carry gun. I never leave home without it. The customer service was excellent. The only thing I had to pay for was shipping to them. They restored my faith in this pistol so I've raised my review to 5 stars.

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    tlofties, Tue, 18 Mar 2008 14:07:49 UTC.

    Very dependable handgun

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    rappjd, Wed, 16 Jul 2008 20:29:57 UTC.

    Have had this for just over a year now, and I have the black diamond finish (no silver) and tritium night sights. Had to polish the feed ramp even after the break-in to resolve feed issues. Still a little picky on JHP rounds, but feeds well now with the right ammo.

    I REALLY like the size. I carry appendix with just a cheap Uncle Mike's IWB clip holster, or in the front pocket with a cheap Uncle Mike's size 3 pocket holster, and it just disappears with an untucked t-shirt. I have other holsters, but it carries so well with these that I don't need the extra size of the bigger holster.

    Some issues with spare magazines, and sometimes the one in the pistol. The top round likes to creep forward if you don't have a tight fit to hold it in place. If it's forward enough it would have to be pushed back in before you could successfully perform a reload. On the plus side, the full-size Kahr mags fit in this gun as well, so I carry 6+1 for maximum concealment with one or two 8-round spares (depending on how I'm dressed).

    My other pistol is a Walther P99QA in .40. I really like the way it shoots, but concealing a full-size double-stack pistol is SOOO much harder than this Kahr! I rarely carry it now, but it lives by my bed at night.

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    marinefit, Wed, 22 Oct 2008 20:39:28 UTC.

    Just picked up one of these used for $450 after giving up on my Sprinfield XD9 subcompact because it was too bulky to conceal. I'm not a big guy so it is very hard to conceal anything I put in my pockets, but this pistol dissapears in any pocket of my 5.11's, even with a tucked-in shirt.
    I tested 6 different types of ammo with it and found Buffalo Bore +P+ 124gr to be the lowest recoil while still packing a sizeable punch--not to mention that it trully makes this little pistol sound mean. Accuracy is good considering it has a 3" barrel. Like most other DAOs, it pulls a little to the right, but with practice it's not too hard to bull's-eye-it from 10 yards. I was also impressed by how pleasant it is to shoot, as most subcompacts are literally painful to shoot more than a couple of times. Overall, you couldn't ask for more from a pocket pistol.

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    krab, Tue, 24 Mar 2009 18:09:22 UTC.

    this sidearm is excellent for concealed carry because it is a single stack 9MM.

    Weighs only 16ozs. empty
    6 or 7 round mags
    This Kahr must be broken in properly with 200-300 rounds. Winchester FMJ 115 gr are a good choice for this procedure
    I love the gun but if you squeeze off 50 rds or more in one session you may get a sore hand!

    the PM9 has few rivals as a small pistol with 9 mm Lugar power. In fact, given its DAO trigger and absence of protrusions, it may compete more with the small-frame, lightweight, snub-nosed revolver than any other gun. The PM9 is in the same ballpark, weightwise, and is slimmer, more capacious, easier to shoot and has better sights

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    spd370, Thu, 26 Mar 2009 23:42:27 UTC.

    This little gun and a Kramer inside the waist band holster can't be beat. I carry this off-duty year round. I can throw on a pair of shorts with a t-shirt and I'm good to go. I know countless officers carrying these as backup guns and have heard no complaints. As with most firearms, you get what you pay for.

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    LDLD686, Wed, 26 Aug 2009 04:49:25 UTC.

    can not beat this small compact gun

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    LopezJosh21, Fri, 04 Sep 2009 12:22:06 UTC.

    An amazing hand gun. Very dependable, and works flawlessly after the 200 round break in

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    aallen, Sun, 06 Sep 2009 00:57:59 UTC.

    I want one.

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