sig or kahr


October 27, 2008, 01:01 PM
I've been looking for a compact 9 for over a month and I've finally got it down to two choices, the kahr mk or the sig 239. for me it's "either - or". It will be for summer carry IWB. I respect your opinions, thanks.

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The Lone Haranguer
October 27, 2008, 01:13 PM
In either case you will be getting a good handgun. I might suggest that the K or P9 is more of an equivalent in size/weight to the SIG, and is more "shootable" than the MK. I own a E9 (equivalent to the K9) myself, and it replaced the P239.

October 27, 2008, 02:06 PM
Definitely compare them size-wise - the MK9 is shorter in both length and height (and will carry 1 or 2 less because of it depending on magazine used). But as mentioned, both are solid handguns you'd be happy with. I owned a P239 and currently own a MK9.

October 27, 2008, 02:33 PM
The size comparison is a lot, but given track records, I would choose the Sig over a Kahr any day.

October 27, 2008, 03:35 PM
not running track though. Both great guns. One can ride in ur front pocket with ease, the other just wishs it could.

October 27, 2008, 06:43 PM
If you're going to carry it IWB, get the Sig.

I own an MK9 and a P239 in 9mm, and the MK9 only wins when I want to carry it in the pants pocket or a jacket chest pocket, which I do often.

I like the MK9, but think that the Sig is better for SD (for me), though I carry both quite often.

October 27, 2008, 06:46 PM
duplicate post, my bad.

October 28, 2008, 06:51 PM
I've decided to go with the kahr. I wanted compact and by what you all say,there is a big difference in size between the two. I haven't seen in person either one and you can't judge too well by pictures. P.S. The gun shop just got a used 239 in on trade so I matched it up with a 226 they had there, ( I have one, that's why I want my 2ed 9mm to be compact.) and now I see that there isn't a very big difference between the 226 and the 239 in overall size; so in a few weeks I'll have all my $$$ together and I'll be the proud owner of a kahr mk 9. thanks for the responses.

October 28, 2008, 07:20 PM
u will love it, now get you a good pocket holster for it. Great gun, super nice smooth looong trigger. You can if you love it after shootingit, go to wolffs and order their 5# striker spring for it. It just drops right ina nd drops the trigger pull down to 5# stillthe same length of pull but sure makes a sweet shooter.

Enjoy your MK

October 28, 2008, 09:21 PM
I've ownede both. In fact, I traded my SIG P220 for the Kahr CW9 I have strapped to my belt right now.

Do I miss the P220? Yes. Was it a great gun? Yes. Am I sorry I traded the P220? Nope.

I LOVE my CW9. 100% reliable with all ammo (except Cor Bon traditional JHP) and I love the trigger. It has the best DAO trigger I've ever used.

While the Sig was great, I could never quite get used to that DA/SA trigger. I prefer DAO.

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