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Full size counterpart to Kahr 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mountaindrew, Oct 21, 2011.

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  1. mountaindrew

    mountaindrew Member

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    I am looking for any other kahr shooters out ther to chime in on this. I everyday carry a Kahr pm9, And I love it. It points perfectly naturally for me, and I love the trigger. I wouldn't trade this gun for anything as a carry piece. My question is, is there a duty sized, double stack gun available that has similar characteristics? I mean grip angle, smooth double action trigger, preferably striker fired. I could just get a cw9 or p9, but those are still small guns, I am looking fot something larger. I want all of my guns to point the same and have a similar trigger feel, so I can interchange them for carry without thinking too much. Any input is appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. ugaarguy

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    SIG P250, and S&W 5943 are the closest I can think of in terms of light DAO trigger pull.
     
  3. LightningMan

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    I also have a PM9 and am very happy with it, but I don't see anything in a full size duty gun that is made by Kahr. Maybe someday there will be, for now your only option is to find some other gun manufacturer with a trigger similar to Kahr's. LM
     
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    T9?

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    I have a K9 and I can fit all three fingers on the grip, comfortably. I know it's not a double stack but still worth looking at.
     
  5. shoen1200

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    I own a pm9 and a p45. I have modified my p45 grip length to that of a pm45.
    Of all the pistols I own, it is one of the kahrs that I usually carry.
    I have lots of range time with the Kahrs and have learned to like the smooth easy dao trigger.
    I do wish the Kahrs had a shorter reset though…
    I also own an h&k p2000 in .40 s&w with lem trigger – I think the trigger type is also referred to as v2 but do not remember for certain.
    The lem trigger is dao with restrike capability. The p2000 uses a double stack magazine.
    I find it VERY easy to transition from/to the h&k and kahrs in same range session in regards to trigger and pointing.
    I have never tried one, but maybe a double stack para ordinance 1911 with their light dao trigger would be something to investigate.
     
  6. Madcap_Magician

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    T9 is probably the best bet.

    Personally, I feel that the K9/P9 are the best sized carry guns out there.

    Just enough grip length for me to get a full grip, slim, and they didn't chop the barrel way down. I am really jonesing for a K9 Elite 2003 with XS standard dot sights. I had a P9 for a while and miss it.
     
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    That or the TP9
     
  8. LightningMan

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    Is the T9 a double stack magazine pistol? LM
     
  9. mountaindrew

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    I bet I would like a t9, but around here I have never seen or held one in ant store. Or a tp9 For that matter. I would love to try one out some day.
     
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    As others have pointed out, the T9/TP9 are the largest 9mm's that Kahr manufactures. It is not a double stack and hold one more round than the K9/P9, two more rounds than the MK9/PM9. Kahr does not make any double stacks.
     
  11. mountaindrew

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    I guess i wasn't clear in my original post. I was not asking what was kahrs larger model, i was asking if any other manufacturers make a gun with a similar trigger, and one that points similarly to kahr models. I am intrigued by the t9, but I would never lay down $700 dollars to special order a gun I had never even seen, and the T9 is like a mystery model. I frequent several dealers who stock kahrs, but have never seen a T9 in stock.
     
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    Get the TP9.

    Same grip angle, same trigger, striker fired, 5" barrel, not a double stack but still 8+1.
     
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    To get what you want mountaindrew, you're going to have to turn to Sig. either a DAK or P250
     
  14. zeek96

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    i 2nd th sig 250

    I second the sig 250 for the double stack option and similar trigger to the kahr pm9.
     
  15. usp9

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    Kahr has only produced about 1200 of the T9. They are fairly rare.

    The problem being there are no other pistols with that type of trigger/striker mechanism, and hence that same "feel".

    It has a 4" barrel though, not 5.
     
  16. Seven For Sure

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    I'd have a bunch of steel Kahrs if anyone stocked them also. As it is the only steel Kahr I own is a black K40 I bought used. My only used firearm out of over 40-sum handguns and 20-sum long guns. I love that thing!
     
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    Someeone said the k9 is a double stack?? Since when? I have a cw9, I was under the impression kahr has no double stacks. Didbi miss something?
     
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    Who, which post?
     
  19. mountaindrew

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    I got to look at and handle a Sig 250 sub compact with the small grip yesterday, and you guys are right, it pointed perfectly naturally for me. the trigger wasn't too bad either. I think a compact model with the small grip might be a good compromise. Thanks for the tip. My only concern is that it seems that parts are verh hard to come by for the "interchangeable" system.
     
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    If think you can find a used sig sp 2009 for $400 or less. It is double stack, fairly light, and still a carry possibility. Mine has been a joy. You can also get parts from top gun.
     
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    Problem I see with the suggestions is that none of them have the same low bore axis and exact operating mechanism of the Kahr. I'd like to see a 10 -13 round version of the Kahr 9mm pistols with a 4" barrel. I'd buy one in a minute if it shot anything like my PM9.
     
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    I've seen a lot of T9s in stock... even seen a few locally, which is impressive, because my local gun shows and stores usually have nothing except beef jerky.
     
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    No love for the Ruger SR9?
     
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    The Kahr Da trigger is unique and you will not find another whch will duplicate it. In a singlr stack the Kahr T-9 is a nice pistol.
     
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