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    Default P45 Off-Center Hit

    I just bought a Kahr P45. Quickly found that it failed to fire at least two out of 6 rounds. The Primer hit is way Off Center and seems to hit light. Is this common for a Kahr?

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    Not common at all.

    New or used?

    If used I would disassemble the striker assembly to see if the striker is broken or the channel is full of crud.

    If new I would call Kahr.

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    I'd want to know a bit more, you might be experiencing the smear as I call it. The strike isn't a simple hit but a hit and then a drag, this is very common and no concern.
    I would still go with the above and clean the striker channel and look things over.
    On the rounds that didn't fire, what did the primers look like?
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    Being off centered is also a signal that it might have been out of battery a small amount. Do I remember this correctly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgun1953 View Post
    Being off centered is also a signal that it might have been out of battery a small amount. Do I remember this correctly?
    Yes, you do and it could also explain the light hits.
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    What brand of ammo? IIRC, Kahr's 45's have a relatively tight chamber and may cause issues with some ammo. I know mine don't like Corbon ammo.

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