A Bittersweet Day At The Range

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by Polygon, May 7, 2012.

  1. Polygon

    Polygon New Member

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    I went to the range today for two reasons. First, I had done some work on my Kahr PM9 to see if I could get it cycling reliably. Second, I went for some grip and stance training to improve accuracy.

    Before the instructor showed up I had some time to kill so I ran 100 rounds through the PM9. It didn't go well. The more I shot, the more often it was having issues. It started to have issues locking the slide back after the last round. But the real issue are the failures to feed. It seems that sometime when a round is chambered it pushed the next round too far forward and it gets hung up under the feed ramp. So the slide get jammed, but is not all the way back. I'm through messing with it and I'm sending it back to Kahr.

    Here's a picture of the target. Most of the shots were from just trying to see if it would cycle. Not taking my time and not really trying to be accurate. Later, as it had more and more issues, since I was already slowed down I tried some accuracy. You can see a couple of nice groups from that. I'm very happy with those results at least. This was from 21 feet.

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    Then the instructor showed up and was able to point out my first problem, my stance. My shoulders were behind my hips. Once we corrected that my shooting improved. But I still have a problem with anticipation. He suggested doing some dry fire practicing after we were done. He brought a couple of Glocks, a CZ, and a Springer 1911 9mm. I got to shoot them all and I really like the Glock 19. Of course, I liked the 1911. I didn't like the CZ as much as it was small. The other Glock I didn't like at all.

    It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot. Time to practice and see the payoff the next time I'm at the range!
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Check the gap between the feed lips on your mag. It should be .325-.335" that may be your problem.
     

  3. Polygon

    Polygon New Member

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    I can see this being a magazine issue, on both counts. I guess we will see. I sent the darn thing back to Kahr this morning.
     
  4. Shoobee

    Shoobee New Member

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    Stance, grip and sling, natural sight picture, breathing, aim, trigger squeeze/pull, follow up.

    Bring some chalk with you next time.
     
  5. SalvageGuy

    SalvageGuy New Member

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    Train with a revolver, leaving a couple of chambers empty, have someone else prep the gun so you don't know how many and where they are.. This should help out