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Old 12-22-2013, 02:34 PM   #81
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my father has my grandfather's H&R 9 shot 22 pistol with a 6" barrel. i am not sure of the model number, but it isn't a top break, but has a swing out cylinder. it was the pistol my father and grandfather taught my brother and i to shoot with. after my father got the pistol and we moved to the farm, that was the pistol Dad had us use with shotshells to kill rats, mice or snakes in the barn to keep from putting holes in the walls of his barn. my brother and i would use it occasionally to squirrel hunt with. at 10-20 yards, it was deadly on squirrels.

it was as said, no Colt or S&W, but it was a solid and reliable pistol. it was also just plain fun to shoot or hunt with too. that pistol holds a lot of memories for me as it was my first pistol to shoot and it also belonged to my grandfather, and then passed to my father.
Axxe,

Those H&Rs were a hoot to shoot and also the very first handgun I learned to shoot with.

Two of my cousins and I always hunted and fished together along with our parents,one Christmas I guess our parents talked about xmas gifts?

All three of us boys were given H&R revolvers for Christmas,I was the youngest 11 or 12 years old. We hunted every weekend whatever was in season and our only worries back then? That we had enough shotgun shells and 22 ammo lol
In all the years hunting and plinking with those revolvers unsupervised,we never had a single mishap or accidental discharge..The game and varmints sure were nervous in that part of the country though. Haha
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I've owned several that were bad, but when one is young, foolish and poor, the quality of handguns purchased is often not what we would wish it to be. The worst among the lot was a small, German-made, double barrel .22 rimfire with exposed hammers. Tripping the release would allow the barrels to twist about 45 degrees counterclockwise so it could be loaded/unloaded. It was nickel-plated with some cheap material used for the grip, wood or plastic, I couldn't tell. It functioned every time but, at 4 to 6 feet, the bullets were already key-holing. Needless to say, I got rid of it quickly!

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Mine was a jimenz ja9 true POS but my PT92 hasn't had any problems so far

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For me it was my Kahr PM9, no question. I really liked the gun and I wanted to be able to carry it but I never could get it to cycle reliably. Even after sending back to Kahr a few times. It seemed the issue was a known problem that affected a lot of owners. Different fixes seemed to solve it. I tried everything to no avail.

I ended up selling it, letting the new owner know about all the issues and work before hand. I wonder if they ever worked out the bugs on it.

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For me it was my Kahr PM9, no question. I really liked the gun and I wanted to be able to carry it but I never could get it to cycle reliably. Even after sending back to Kahr a few times. It seemed the issue was a known problem that affected a lot of owners. Different fixes seemed to solve it. I tried everything to no avail.

I ended up selling it, letting the new owner know about all the issues and work before hand. I wonder if they ever worked out the bugs on it.
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I've been wanting a Kahr PM9 for CCW but I'm always hearing conflicted stories about it.Some love it and say it works great,others say it's a jamomatic.
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I've been wanting a Kahr PM9 for CCW but I'm always hearing conflicted stories about it.Some love it and say it works great,others say it's a jamomatic.
As I've said before, all guns can fail, regardless of manufacturer. My first major failure was a S&W 19-3, but I still have other Smith's. Over the past few yeasr I've experienced a major failure with a Glock G36 that would not feed more than a few rounds at a time. After 9 different Glock armorers in 8 different states (at GSSF matches) and 2 trips back to Glock, I sold it. The Glock G26 that I won shot 9 inches to the left at 10 yards & after a trip back to Glock with no resolution, it went down the road too. I still have numerous other Glocks that I use & trust & I recommend them without hesitation (among others). My Kahr PM9 is a gem! It has worked flawlessly since the first shot with all ammo except Winchester PDX1. I carry it routinely and trust it implicitly. I use Hornady Critical Defense for carry & some practice & ball ammo for matches & practice. Don't let some stories restrict your choice. Chances are you'll get a good one, regardless of manufacturer.
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I've been wanting a Kahr PM9 for CCW but I'm always hearing conflicted stories about it.Some love it and say it works great,others say it's a jamomatic.
Yeah, and it's sad really because it could be such a great gun. I wouldn't buy one new since they're so hit or miss. My suggestion would be to buy one used and see if they'll let you take it to the range and run a box of ammo through it.
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Kahr CW40 hated that gun and its trigger only gun ive ever sold or traded.Took back yo LGS and traded for LCR 38. As for H&R 999 Sportsman Top Break Model have owned one for more than 20 years never a problem and still shoots well

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As I've said before, all guns can fail, regardless of manufacturer. My first major failure was a S&W 19-3, but I still have other Smith's. Over the past few yeasr I've experienced a major failure with a Glock G36 that would not feed more than a few rounds at a time. After 9 different Glock armorers in 8 different states (at GSSF matches) and 2 trips back to Glock, I sold it. The Glock G26 that I won shot 9 inches to the left at 10 yards & after a trip back to Glock with no resolution, it went down the road too. I still have numerous other Glocks that I use & trust & I recommend them without hesitation (among others). My Kahr PM9 is a gem! It has worked flawlessly since the first shot with all ammo except Winchester PDX1. I carry it routinely and trust it implicitly. I use Hornady Critical Defense for carry & some practice & ball ammo for matches & practice. Don't let some stories restrict your choice. Chances are you'll get a good one, regardless of manufacturer.
I agree.The Beretta NANO has a reputation among many with jamming as well,but mine has never gave me a problem.Same with my Hi-Points (they are just very heavy.lol)
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Taurus PT738 in .380. That gun wouldn't cycle a full mag to save it's ass. Finally sold it. Completely unreliable.

My GSG 1911 .22 would come in a close second. I still have it but it's finicky. I've done all the upgrades to it (guide rod-springs, ect.) but it still is problematic. When I go the the range I take the kids with and they shoot the .22's. The Ruger SR22 and the Buckmark are great and I never have a problem with them, but I spend plenty of time dinking around with the GSG.

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