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Pm9 found one used have a few questions.

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by waldoz, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. waldoz

    waldoz Battle Ground Member

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    So I have been looking for a new carry after I sold my glock 26, and that guy got a good deal. :( after thought. I found a used one in a shop They want $525+ tax. No box holster wear etc. The problem is how do I know how old it is? I pulled some # off the bottom of the grip in the front but there is no way from what I have found from the #. Is the price a bit high for this? It has a leather pocket holster but pretty useless I think. I also looked at a new one and don't see any difference in the slide or grip. pm9 experts please chime in. Thoughts Suggestions please :)
     
  2. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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    There was a early recall to modify the barrel, but otherwise a new one and a older PM9 are pretty much the same.

    Kahr will do the work for free if the barrel needs to be modded.

    H
     
  3. waldoz

    waldoz Battle Ground Member

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    So how would you tell how old it is or it needs the updates?
     
  4. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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    I'd call or email Kahr and ask.

    They would know if it's affected and/or if it's been back.

    H
     
  5. waldoz

    waldoz Battle Ground Member

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    That # Had 2 letters and 4 numbers it does not seem long enough but I emailed them.
     
  6. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    it's long enough. thats how many mine has.
    Great firearm you wont go wrong no matter what the date.
     
  7. waldoz

    waldoz Battle Ground Member

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    karh got back and said it was May of 2006. It def has some miles on it.
     
  8. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    Skip the worry and buy a CM9. Essentially the same gun but under $400 new. Differences are 1) Slide is still snag free but less sculpted, 2) Staked front sight instead of dovetailed, 3) Conventional instead of polygonal rifling, which I view as a positive as you can shoot lead reloads at the range, and 4) MIM slide stop instead of machined. I have over 700 rounds through mine with zero malfunctions and it's every bit as accurate at the $600-plus PM40 I had. No brainier in my opinion.