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Kahr P9/K9 or S&W 908?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by amprecon, Apr 7, 2007.


Kahr P9/K9 or S&W 908?

  1. Keep the Kahr P9 and live with the trigger

    5 vote(s)
  2. Trade for the S&W 908

    5 vote(s)
  3. Keep the P9 and buy the 908

    4 vote(s)
  4. Other Options

    2 vote(s)
  1. amprecon

    amprecon Participating Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    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.
  2. RNB65

    RNB65 Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2006
    Richmond, VA
    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.
  3. Autolycus

    Autolycus Mentor

    Feb 13, 2006
    In the land of make believe.
    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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