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Kahr K40 vs. P40 in felt recoil?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by twoblink, Feb 14, 2003.

  1. twoblink

    twoblink Senior Member

    Dec 22, 2002
    Houston, Texas
    Just wanted to know if someone has both, and can give me a subjective comparision of the felt recoil.

    Also, if you hare the Haart recoil reducer, let me know if that is noticable also, or just on fast followup shots. Thanks!
  2. Onslaught

    Onslaught Senior Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    Oooh ooh ooh me me me!

    I've owned several Kahrs, including the P40 and K40. There was a very noticeable difference in recoil between the two. The P40 had less recoil than I expected/was lead to believe from others on TFL, but it did have the most recoil of any pistol I currently own. It wasn't what I'd consider TOO much, but I wouldn't want to shoot often with a pistol that had any more kick than that. It was similar to my S&W 642 shooting .38 +p's.

    On most range trips, I'd shoot maybe 20 rounds through it, then I was done and wanted to switch to something else. I have let less experienced handgun owners fire it, and more often than not, it got handed back after the first shot.

    The K40 is just average in the recoil department. I could easily go 100 rounds with the K40 and still want to shoot more.

    I have heard that the Wolff extra power recoil spring did a lot to reduce felt recoil, but I never got around to getting one to try it out before the P40 started acting up and I sent it back to Kahr.

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