Kahr P9/K9 or S&W 908?


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amprecon
April 7, 2007, 12:38 PM
Ok, here goes, I'm on my second Kahr pistol, the first one was a early K9 on which the slide constantly rusted so I sold it.
Many years later in my search for another small concealable 9mm I again bought a Kahr, only this time the P9.
As much as I like Glock, I cannot warm up to the Kahr trigger pull, it's long and mushy, moreso than on the Glocks. At least on the Glocks I can feel the "hard-point". I like to feel the "hard-point" on my triggers, because then I know that just beyond that point the gun will fire.
The Kahr doesn't have that "hard-point", it just mushes back until....boom! I want to know when the gun will fire when I want it too.
I also definitely prefer the larger grip offered by the K9. The thin grip on the P9 does not fill my hand as well and it is noticeably affecting my shooting. I don't mind the lighter weight, the slightly increased recoil is still a non-issue with me, but the lighter recoil of the heavier K9, I believe contributed to better shooting.
So I've been mulling over replacing the P9 with another like-sized 9mm, one with a larger grip and better trigger, hence my consideration of the S&W 908.
I've been reading alot of good things about the 908, but am not able to find many other suitable options. I don't want a double-stack, I'm trying to find something in the P9 size class and weight is not a prohibiting factor. I believe the K9 and 908 weigh approximately the same.
So, I'm including a poll so you guys can help point me in good directions.

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RNB65
April 8, 2007, 03:20 AM
Go with which ever one fits your hand the best. I have a P9 and like it very much. I like the smooth trigger and the light weight and thinness of the gun makes it darn near perfect for carry.

Autolycus
April 8, 2007, 08:05 AM
Try the HK P2000sk if your looking for a subcompact gun. It is not as small as the Kahr but why not try it out. You can get it with the LEM trigger or a DA/SA trigger.

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