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CHLChris 12-17-2009 03:10 AM

Kahr PM9 Magazine Release Button problem
 
I've got a Kahr PM9. All the time I am noticing that the magazine is released, but just sitting there. The button is somehow getting pressed inside both of my holsters.

This is a MAJOR problem if I have to fire and the magazine isn't all the way clicked in. Is there something I can do to firm up that button, giving it more force required to depress it? Or do I have to add to my training regimen always tapping the butt onto my support hand before gaining a 2-handed grip?

Thoughts?

pioneer461 12-17-2009 05:25 PM

If you are sure it's the holster, get another kind of holster. If you're not sure, call a gunsmith or Kahr customer service.

stalkingbear 12-17-2009 07:11 PM

How stiff is the magazine release to operate now? If the problem is your holster and you install a heavier spring, it'll then be too hard to operate-especially when under a stressful situation. Try modifying your holster if needed. If the magazine release spring is indeed too light, it's a simple fix.

CHLChris 12-23-2009 05:24 PM

Very happy camper, here! I just called Kahr technical support and after a 2 minute conversation they got my address and are sending me a new metal mag-release button. FREE. That's pretty cool!

Now we'll just have to figure out the install.

CHLChris 01-23-2010 12:49 AM

Installed the new release...made of steel. After a month with the new mag release button, I haven't had a SINGLE inadvertent release.

SUCCESS!!

Mr. Bluesky 01-23-2010 01:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CHLChris (Post 217069)
Installed the new release...made of steel. After a month with the new mag release button, I haven't had a SINGLE inadvertent release.

SUCCESS!!

This is very good news, glad you got it worked out.


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