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Been Through Many "Pocket" Guns - This Might Be IT

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by doc540, May 11, 2012.

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  1. doc540

    doc540 Member

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    Colt D frames, Smith J frames, Taurus Slims, LC9's, etc, etc.

    Both LC9's (mine and the Mrs) unceremoniously dropped mag's mid string, so they got sold pronto.

    MrsDoc now totes a Kahr CW9 (she has a little more room with purse carry) while my SmartCarry hides a CM9.

    Yet to find anything I don't like:

    well made
    well designed
    compact
    narrow
    excellent trigger and action
    accurate
    cycles dependably
    relatively inexpensive
    9mm caliber
    simple and durable

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  2. 340PD

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    As a snubbie carrier for years I shot a friends PM9. As a double action trigger guy I fell in love with the Kahr's trigger action. I bought one and it has become my daily carry gun. Check into the kahrtalk forums for lots of good information on your pistol.

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  3. bragin

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    Nice piece. I have a Kahr CW45. Bought used from gun shop. Appeard to be practically new, no wear and tear. During first box of rounds, had some misfire's. Noticed that the firing pin did not leave much of an indention on the primers. Gun shop sent gun back to Kahr and corrected. Brought it back to range today and had about 6 misfires again. Same thing appears to be happening. The bullet primers barely have an indention. Will bring to gun smith and see if firing pin spring may be upgraded or something. When firing, the gun is accuare, seems well made and can conceal it nicely.
     
  4. RBid

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    I am currently carrying a PF-9, but I'm pretty set on making a CM9 my next buy.
     
  5. heeler

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    I love my PM9.
    It has never once failed to feed or eject or fire, all sorts of fmj and hollow point ammo.
    With the introduction of the lower cost CM model,which was not available at the time I paid handsomly for my PM9 with night sights,Kahr has hit a grand slam homerun.
     
  6. rugmar

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    I have owned a CM9 for almost a year now and it has been great. In fact I don't think there have been any malfunctions of any kind in the 4-5 hundred rounds I have run through it. It was a little gritty feeling when working the slide at first but that smoothed out pretty quick.

    I have to add this; I was kind of bummed out when I found that my purchase had aided the unification church. May not bother some but it did me.
     
  7. straight-shooter

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    I feel exactly the same way as the OP in this instance. I've had quite a few carry pieces and settled on the CM9. Seems it carries the best and reliability and accuracy have been above par in my findings.

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  8. will919

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    I really like my CM9. Decent trigger (long) accurate, dependable and a great value. What a sweet little package.
     
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    I generally carry mine IWB but I do have a pocket holster for it when I'm wearing cargos. Great gun; mine's been 100% reliable.
     
  10. Ben86

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    They are great guns. One of the few true pocket 9mms out there.
     
  11. TMann

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    Doc540: So does this mean that you'll be selling your Colt Cobra? :)
     
  12. Kingcreek

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    I like my PM9 but I carry in a Crossbreed mini-tuck. Very compact and comfortable and it disappears with most any clothing. I tried pocket carry but it's really hard to remove it while sitting.
     
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    I carry a CM9 almost daily, the only time it gets traded out is for a g26, but that is becoming less and less often. Love this gun, never had a failure of any kind in 400 rounds.
     
  14. Triplec

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    Unfortunately I feel like I went the wrong direction when I got rid of my CM9 recently. I now have a diamondback db9 that is actually quite a bit smaller and lighter and I really can carry it in my pocket. My cm9 was 100% reliable and a dream ish to shoot compared to the db9 which has had the occasional fte and makes my hand sore after a few mags. Its gonna take a lot for my db9 to come close to earning the same trust that I had in my cm9. I think the db9 will be up to the task but we'll see if a cm9 will come back to me again someday.
     
  15. dubya450

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    I've been through the same thing. Over had 5 different "pocket pistols" and up until today the sig p238 was the best one by a long shot. That is until I shot a kimber solo. I ordered a solo cdp today, expecting it in 2-4 months. I like the fact it's 9mm compared to most pocket guns in 380. I've never shot or even held a Kahr but have heard many good things bout them. Ill stick with my kimber solo for now tho.
    CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NEW TOOL/TOY!!

    Forgot to ask, are the cm9/cw9 a double action trigger or striker fired SA?
     
  16. TimeIsRunninOut

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    Striker fired single action, not true DAO
     
  17. doc540

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    Yessir, I sure did.

    It went to a good home.

    A female school teacher bought it to carry.
     
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    I have a PM9 and really like it, but I'm looking at a CM40 today and am tempted to try the .40 S&W in the same size package. Don't know if I'll get it yet, as I'm still mulling it over. LM
     
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    Just can't leave the house without it.

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  20. R.W.Dale

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    I just bought my cw 9 and shot it for the first time today.

    Unfortunately my example is afflicted with the dreaded mag dropping syndrome so I'll get to experience Kahr's CS Monday.

    Aside from that its a delightfully accurate easy handling smooth shooting piece.
     
  21. jim243

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    I never worry about dropping the mag.

    Jim

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    The 9mm Taurus revolver I normally carry definitely took up the slack today at the range

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  23. gotime242

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    My carry gun story went bersa 380 -> p3at -> pf9 and now have a CW9.

    Its absolutely perfect for me in every way. Ill never sell it. The new CM9 looks like a good deal for those looking for something a tad smaller with the same budget.
     
  24. 340PD

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    What is the problem with the mag? Is it sticking and not totally dropping freely? Mine loosened up after a few hundred rounds. Otherwise the partial drop was not a real concern for me. I'm old and don't like to bend over and pick them up off the ground. You may want to wait before sending it in.
     
  25. Shipwreck

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    I recently sold my 2.5 year old Kahr PM9 with night sights after I got a S&W Shield. Great gun. Lot less recoil too
     
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