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Thin 9mm w/ Shorter Trigger Pull than Kahr

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by averagebear, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. averagebear

    averagebear New Member

    I have not been able to shoot accurately with my Kahr CW9. The long trigger pull is distracting. Is there a pistol the size of the Kahr with a much shorter trigger pull? I'm a lefty, so any suggested pistol needs to be lefty-friendly. Any action type would be acceptable, if it has a - better for me - trigger.
  2. Dean1818

    Dean1818 Well-Known Member


    You will learn the trigger of the Kahr, which IMHO.... is a GREAT choice for IWB CCW
  3. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect Well-Known Member

    HK PSP P7

    Lefty approved, super light trigger. Expensive, but no more than a fancy 1911.
  4. FCastle88

    FCastle88 Well-Known Member

    The Kahr trigger pull isn't really that long, especially compared to it's main competition, the Kel-Tec PF9 and Ruger LC9. The Walther PPS has a Glock-like trigger, but it's a bit larger than the CW9, and more expensive. The Springfield EMP has a nice SA trigger, but it's a lot more expensive. That's pretty much all I can think of.
  5. usp9

    usp9 Well-Known Member

    Walther PPS
  6. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    If you can't shoot a Kahr and you're unwilling to practice, consider Karate. :rolleyes: Can't shoot your leg in karate. I'd not even recommend a single action condition one without a lot of practice...for safety, not necessarily for shooting skill.
  7. jbr

    jbr Well-Known Member

    I had the same problem - bought a taurus pt 709 and love it - takes about three mags to get the feel for the trigger . I shoot it much more accurately. I did like the Kahr better than the Ruger. Everybody keeps saying - practice, practice etc... but i didn't like the trigger - it was much different from all my other guns - and i did not want to have to concentrate that hard to pull off a shot - if it comes to it, i may be occupied with other things. Everybody with a Kahr thinks they are the end all be all of CC guns but mine wouldn't load from a slingshot - "feature" and i just didn't like the trigger. Theat's why they make different kinds - have fun trying them all out
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2011
  8. ATBackPackin

    ATBackPackin Well-Known Member

    I also have a Kahr CW9 and think it's a fantastic carry gun. I will admit that the trigger pull is a bit long, but it is extremely smooth. It can take some getting use to, I know it did with me, and only you know if you have given it a fair chance. Once I got really comfortable with it, about the end of the break in period, I found it to be super accurate and I really dig the bar dot sights. It is light, slim, unbelievably easy to conceal, and for its size has great control.

    However if you find it really isn't the gun for you, the Walther PPS is another fantastic carry gun for a couple hundred dollars more.

    Good luck.
  9. averagebear

    averagebear New Member

    Thanks for the Recommendations

    The pistols you recommended will be checked out! Thank you all. With 60 years of shooting under my belt, I still find that I have limited my view.
  10. Cards81fan

    Cards81fan Well-Known Member

    The PPS is what came to mind for me. Also has a trigger guard mag release, which makes it ambidextrous in that regard. As slim as the Kahr, perhaps a bit longer grip than the PM series.
  11. KAS1981

    KAS1981 Well-Known Member

    The Kahr trigger really isn't very long. It's much shorter than my Ruger LC9.

    The only other 9mm in that size range that has a better trigger IMO is the Taurus 709.
  12. 71Commander

    71Commander Well-Known Member

    Springfield EMP in 9mm. :)
  13. harmon rabb

    harmon rabb Well-Known Member

    the taurus 709's trigger pull is long though, even though it's all slack until right at the end.

    Well, that's definitely the best trigger you'll find on a concealable single stack 9mm, but it's a larger gun than the kahr.
  14. WRGADog

    WRGADog Well-Known Member

    Walther PPS

    one of the slimest pistols available, and has a very good trigger.

    FIVETWOSEVEN Well-Known Member

    Dry fire is your friend, as I tell others. Pick a target with your unloaded gun, steadily pull the trigger back while keeping the sights level, if they go off then pull it back back while retaining a steady trigger pull. As you do this, you'll be able to do this faster while retaining a good sight picture. This is the best way to get good with heavy long triggers.
  16. VA27

    VA27 Well-Known Member

    The only trigger pull shorter than the Kahr that I can think of is the Glock/SmithM&P type, followed by something 1911ish.

    The Kahr has about half the length of pull compared to any DA revolver, Sig DA or Smith 39 based guns.

    The Kahrs I've had were excellent shooters and very accurate, due in part to their smooth and short trigger pulls.

    All you need is some serious practice time and possibly some coaching from someone who knows what to look for in your technique.
  17. TonyT

    TonyT Well-Known Member

    Being an old revolver shooter I look at the Kahr trigger as close to ideal. It resembles an ultra smooth and light DA trigger pull on a revolver.
  18. Lefty Wright

    Lefty Wright Well-Known Member

    Had a CW9, PM9 and a PPS. All nice guns, but they don't hold a candle to a 3" or 4" 1911 in 9mm. Go for a Kimber Ultra CDPII or Pro Carry II in 9mm. Easier to conceal, super trigger and much more comfortable to shoot.
  19. Apocalypse-Now

    Apocalypse-Now Well-Known Member

    SA emp40 :)

    the kahr trigger pulls are actually longer than they used to be, and they were seriously long to being with. not sure if it's all models, or just the one i looked though.

    by the time you get done pulling the trigger, the police will be there to save you from the robber :eek:
  20. Ben86

    Ben86 Well-Known Member

    The best trigger of the thin 9mms out these days goes to the Taurus 709 slim IMO. It has a SA/DA trigger. The pull is mostly weightless take up and then a crisp, light break. Only if you pull the trigger again on a dud does it revert to DA which isn't bad either. You ought to check it out.

    The Kahr trigger pull can take some getting used to. I like though, to me it's like a finely tuned DA revolver trigger. You ought to give it some more time, Kahrs are great guns.

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