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Questions about Kahr CW9/T9/K9

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Dr.Rob, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    For those of you that own one of these:

    I've read about the limp wristing issues of the polymer framed guns. Do the stainless pistols have this problem?

    How many rounds do you have through yours vs. malfunctions

    Have you had to have your repaired? If so what was your experience?

    What kind of practical accuracy are you getting?

    My GF is looking for a single stack 9mm and we came across the Kahr CW9 at a local shop. They have one for rent at their range (Think it's a K9) that we plan to try out. I'd like to hear somefeedback before then.
  2. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Dr. Rob-

    I own a very early production Kahr Arms CW-9. From a distance of 21 feet,
    I can keep an entire magazine in the X-ring of a N.R.A. B-27 target without
    any problem. My weapon has functioned flawlessly, with 'bout 300 rounds
    down range thus far. NO issues have surfaced, so mine hasn't needed to
    go back to the factory. Jacketed Hollow Points (JHP's) are not a problem
    with MY CW-9; it digest them equally as well as FMJ ammo. The only draw
    back [if there is one~?], is the cost of extra magazines. They generally
    run from $28@, to $35@; depending on who has 'em in stock~! ;) :D
  3. usp9

    usp9 Well-Known Member

    I have or had all three. I sold the CW9 and replaced it with a P9. The heavier all steel K9 and T9 are perhaps a little softer recoiling but the difference is negligable. If you learn and practice a proper grip, either two or one handed, then the guns should function fine. Limp wristing is a more common trait with the small guns such as the PM line, but these too are reliable.

    I think my favorite Kahr is the TP9. I really enjoy shooting it. All Of my Kahrs have several hundred rounds, my T9 has several thousand. The four Kahrs I still have in my possesion have all functioned perfectly... no malfunctions at all.

    The Kahr line will deliver very good accuracy. They are not target guns, but rather dedicated to CC and defensive use. The trigger is revolver like and will allow for groupings well within needs. When I take careful aim I can put a full magazine into a 2-3" group at 12 yards. I have guns that I shoot better but none are as well suited to concealment as the Kahrs are.

  4. OregonJohnny

    OregonJohnny Well-Known Member

    I have a CW9 with 500 rounds through it, no malfunctions of any kind. I've tried about 3 or 4 different kinds of FMJ ammo, and 1 kind of HP, all functioned well.

    It's a very accurate little gun and fits my hand very well. One thing it may have against it (especially as a CCW for females or anyone with weaker hands) is the EXTREMELY stiff recoil spring. After a day at the range racking the slide of the Kahr, my Beretta 92FS feels like an airsoft gun.

    The Kahr trigger is superb, the fit and finish are decent (I've heard the non-polymer Kahrs are a little nicer), and overall, it's a great choice for anyone looking for an extremely thin single-stack 9mm, at a good price.

    FWIW, my father-in-law owns about 5 different Kahrs, 9mm and .45, sub compact to full size, polymer and metal frames, and he loves them all. AFAIK, they've all functioned very well.
  5. hawkeye10

    hawkeye10 Well-Known Member

    :) I am a big Kahr fan and have had several over the years. I now have two and one is a CW9. It is the first Kahr I bought and my favorite. Buy one you want be sorry. Don
  6. rick melear

    rick melear Well-Known Member

    I know you didn't ask about the P9 but, mine is awesome beyond words at 25 yards or less.
  7. jfrey

    jfrey Well-Known Member

    I have somewhere between 1000 and 1500 rounds through my CW9 and it is great. Very few malfunctions so far. I did send it back once because the mags wouldn't release freely and I had a couple of light primer strikes. Since I got it back, the mags shoot out like a 1911 and no more light strikes. They polished the mag well and apparently replaced the recoil and striker springs. I couldn't detect anything else.
    I can normally get a 3 inch group at 15 yards if I really do my part, sometimes a little better. Mine shoots the Hornady CD ammo and the Cor-Bon 125 gr. loads right at point of aim. The only thing I have done to the gun myself is polish the striker, barrel flats, and internals and replaced the sights with ones from Dawson Precision. Money well spent.
  8. GunNut

    GunNut Well-Known Member

    After reading this thread I think that i'm going to have to give a CW9 or P9 a try.

    I'm looking for a thin easy to carry gun, for use when I won't dress around my Glock 19.

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