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Glock 36 vs Kimber Pro/Ultra vs Kahr K9?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by GunNut, Jan 7, 2004.

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  1. GunNut

    GunNut Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Washington State
    I'm considering switching full time to a .45ACP for a carry gun.

    Does anyone have pics showing the size differences between a glock 36, kimber pro or ultra carry and a Kahr K9?

    Also, which of the guns would you prefer as a carry gun? Assuming you could shoot all the same.

  2. another okie

    another okie Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    I don't have any pictures, but these are very different guns, in weight, capacity, size, and trigger. Try them all, especially if you can find a store that will let you try some holsters out, before buying. Lots of guns that feel great in the hand and shoot like a dream don't carry or conceal well at all. The Kahr K9 is the smallest and thinnest gun you mention, but it is not a .45 ACP. I assume you're asking about it as a comparison.

    A steel Kimber weighs 35-40 ounces, an aluminum framed one about 30. Compact Kimbers weigh less, 25-35 ounces.

    A Kahr K9 weighs about 23 ounces. A polymer version is lighter, the P9.

    A Glock 36 weighs 20 or 21 ounces.
  3. Sprout

    Sprout Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    You Wish It ...

    Kahr K9, H&K P7, Kimber Ultra CDP


    I forget who took the picture. Nice though.

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  4. Preacherman

    Preacherman Member

    Dec 20, 2002
    Louisiana, USA
    Don't forget the SIG P245. I got my first one today, just to try it out. I've used the P220 for some time, and love it: if the P245 is as accurate and reliable, it'll be a winner! It's certainly in the same size class as the Glock 36, and feels more comfortable in my hand (especially after 50 to 100 rounds of ammunition!).
  5. cratz2

    cratz2 Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Central IN
    I definately don't think the pictures Sprout posted are to relative scale... The Kahr is certainly smaller and WAY thinner than the Kimber.

    I own a Kahr P9 Covert (P9 sized slide, PM9 sized grip) and the only Glock I own is a G23 but I know Oleg has a review/comparison of the G26 and the Kahr P9 or PM9. As far as concealability between the two (the G23 and the Kahr)... there is a pretty big difference to me. The Kahr can pretty much always be concealed including when only wearing dress slacks, tucked dress shirt and a tie while the G23 is a bit more suited to casual dress or formal dress with a coat of some sort.

    The Kimber is quite wide. Much wider than the G36. A lot of folks don't like the feel of the grip of the G36 but I've never had a problem with it and the limited shooting I've done with it has led me to think my next Glock with either be a G36 or a G26. Or maybe eventually both.
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