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Kahr 380 not ejecting after firing

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by flashgor_99, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. flashgor_99

    flashgor_99 New Member

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    Bought a Kahr 380 at the gun show over the weekend. My purchase was based on a friend's recomendation. Took it to the farm and fired a few rounds from it. 12 rounds and it didn't successfully eject a single round. Either didn't eject or ejected part way. Bought a different brand of ammo just in case and fired about 10 round. Only got 5 rounds to eject successfully. The slide is so tight, I struggle to load the first round or open and manually remove a round. Tried out a couple rounds from a friends gun (different brand) and the slide moved easily. I'm guessing something is bad wrong with this gun rather than an issue of break-in. Any thoughts before I send it in for warranty service?
     


  2. Moonpie

    Moonpie U.S. Rifle M1 caliber .30 Lifetime Member

    Make sure it is cleaned thoroughly and lubed.
    A new gun is going to require break in. Some guns need as many as 500rds for full break in.
    The recoil spring will need to be fired a couple of hundred rounds at least.
    What ammo were you using?
    You might try a box or three of Buffalo Bore +P ammo to see if ammo is the issue.
    It sounds like the slide is stiff and the ammo isn't cycling the slide fully rearward.
     
  3. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    Pretty much nailed it here.

    Clean and lube it well. Give it a few more rounds before you send it off.
     
  4. Armybrat

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    I bought a CT380 Kahr several months ago. It is a little larger than the micro sized CW380 & P380. Cleaned & lubed it out of the box then racked the slide several hundred times - it was tight as a tick at first, then loosened a little. Lubed some more before shooting.

    It ate up all the Remington FMJ as well as the Hornady Critical Defense without a problem. However it wouldn't fire any of the WWB - maybe it was a bad batch. Shot some more Remington & Hornady and it ran smooth as butter. About 200 rounds all told down the pipe.

    Very nice little pocket gun - carry it in a Remora.
     
  5. bgw45

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    AB is right on. Clean and lube and work the slide a bunch. Should be fine, mine was and still is.
     
  6. shortround

    shortround TGT Addict

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    Troll alert.

    First post with no introduction and we are supposed to answer your question?

    Was it a new gun or used?

    What ammo did you run through it?

    Why would one brand of ammo make the slide easier to manipulate than other brands?
     
  7. Dredens

    Dredens Well-Known

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    Definitely not a fan of Kahrs... Ain't no Kahr-guys in this here household...
     
  8. flashgor_99

    flashgor_99 New Member

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    It's a brand new gun out of the box. A friend took a look and said it was nice and clean and well-oiled. I'll take it out to the farm this weekend and run a few boxes of ammo through it to see if it improves.
     
  9. Mreed911

    Mreed911 TGT Addict BANNED!!!

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    Well-oiled may be the problem.

    Clean it.

    Lightly oil it.

    Shoot it more.

    Don't skip the first two.
     
  10. flashgor_99

    flashgor_99 New Member

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    I've run 300 rounds throuhg it now. The FMJ doesn't seem to shoot worth a darn. Have to manually rack the slide nearly every round. Fired a 100 rounds of Sig Sauer 100 grain rounds that were a little better, but at this rated, I'd need a 1000 rounds for it to approach reliability. And now, it occasionally fires and ejects, but doesn't reload the next round. I'll get 2 more boxes of good ammo to fire before I complain to Kahr again, but I'm getting tempted to take a loss and see what the gun store will give me in a trade.
     


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