|You honestly expect a small 9 volt battery to be able to supply 9 amps? The most you're going to get out of a 9 volt battery is going to be at best a couple hundred milliamps. A NiCad 9 volt may give you an amp or two for a few seconds.|
"I suppose the meter itself may have resistance to lower the amps"
When measuring current, the meter should basicaly present itself with zero resistance, thus producing current flow. When measuring voltage it should have an extreamly high resistance so it doesn't load the circuit.