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    Default K9 slide seems loose

    I have a K9 that was bought new.I recently put some TFX Pro sights on it. love the sights and the pistol.
    The slide is fairly loose on the frame. As in, I can hold it with a normal grip and shake it back and forth and it rattles and moves more than other Kahrs Iíve had , and currently have. ( PM9,CM9, PM45, and P380)Like how an AK is on the loose side.
    I have MAYBE 250 or so rounds through it. Barely broke in. Not one problem. Ever!
    My new CW45 is fairly tight in comparison.
    Internet ďexpertsĒ always rag on Kahr because of the recommended long break in because of tight tolerances, but Iím thinking that Kahr rethought this and started making them looser to keep from having teething problems.
    Or do I just have a rattle trap K9?
    Iím not complaining, but just wondering if this is normalÖ.

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    We had another fella not long ago mention that he thought his was too loose. Generally not the case but at the same time if your not having any issues I wouldn't be too concerned. It rattles with a loaded magazine in place?

    I've said it before, all guns need a break in, Kahr is one of the few that mention it. I believe even Wilson makes mention of a break in period. Most Kahrs don't need it, none of mine ever balked, but apparently many do so it does happen.
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    Yes, it rattles with a loaded mag, nothing in chamber. It rattles much less, but still does.
    By comparison, my CW45 is very tight even unloaded, and almost no rattle when a full mag inserted. Same with my CZís and Berettas.
    I'm not worried at all, due to how well it shoots, I was just wondering if itís typical of the K series vs the Poly series. Different designs not withstanding.
    Unloaded, it reminds me of an old rattle trap AK! Lol
    This just took me by surprise a bitÖ

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    This is one of many times I wish I could hold that thing and see just how bad it rattles. I think your right in not being worried but it is against the norm. They generally are pretty tight.
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    Mine rattles, too. Bugged me at first (well, still does a bit), but shoots fine.

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    Yeah Tokuno, I try to not let it bother me, but I know itís there, so it does.
    Just for laughs, I got the calipers out and checked a few things.
    The front under lug measures around 15.8 mm, and the inside of the dust cover where it rides measures 16.2. So thatís roughly .4-.5 difference. So thereís the side rattle.
    The up and down at the front looks to be around the same. But at the frame rails, the slide seems tight. Which is good.
    Love this rattle trap. Ha ha.
    Last edited by Jabski; 09-11-2021 at 02:37 PM.

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