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Thread: MK9 slide sit's a little forward. Noticeable in trigger pull

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    Default MK9 slide sit's a little forward. Noticeable in trigger pull

    I just picked up a very slightly used MK9, maybe 50 rounds or less through it. I took it out to the range today and shot 50 through it. It functioned flawlessly as expected. It's really a great shooter.

    When I looked at the gun at the LGS, I noticed the slide sat a hair forward on the frame. The frame and slide didn't meet up perfectly at the rear. It really didn't bother me as I know how good Kahr's customer service is if I deemed it to be a manufacturing issue. The trigger pull isn't quite like my other 2 Kahr's and it's because of the slide sitting forward. With the position that the slide sits in, there is a noticeable 'wall' before the break. My other Kahr triggers are butter smooth with zero increase in pull prior to the break. That's why I love the Kahr trigger. this one has the sweet butter smooth pull back to a small wall and then it breaks. If you hold the slide perfectly flush with the frame at the rear and pull the trigger isn't butter smooth all the way to the break.

    Here is a post on a thread with photos outlining exactly how my slide/frame matchup looks, this is just on a polymer version: http://www.kahrtalk.com/showthread.p...204#post311204

    I wonder if it is worth sending the gun to Kahr just as soon as I bought it now with this issue. It wouldn't bother me if the trigger pull wasn't affected.

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    I would get it fixed. The MK9 is a fine pistol.

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    I'm nearly certain the 'wall' I'm feeling in the trigger pull is the striker bottoming out against it's rear stop just prior to the cam and striker releasing. This is because the slide is sitting further forward than designed and the rearmost stop for the striker is closer to the cocking cam than it should be which throws the geometry off. If I pull the slide slightly back to where it's flush on the rear, this 'wall' is gone due to the cocking cam having a hair more room to release prior to the striker bottoming out in travel.

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