Gun show Kahr

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Keoni, Apr 2, 2022.

  1. Tilos

    Tilos Member

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    yeh, that
    And Kahr has not done much development since they acquired/partnered with Thompson.
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  2. DeepSouth
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    I have a PM40 and a PM45. Both 10+ years old and I still carry the PM45 most days, I’m not sure I know where the PM40 even is….

    I mean, why carry a 40 when you can carry a 45.

    I love my little KAHR.
     
  3. hk940

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    I carry a .45 because shooting twice is dumb;).
     
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  4. obiwan1

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    Love my K40.
     
  5. Armybrat

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    No problems with mine.
    CW45, PM9
    CW9, CT380.
    (Yes, the .380 is a bear to rack)

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  6. Charlie98

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    I like the Kahr pistols, but I think the sweet spot is the 9mm Kahrs. I own 3 CW9's, have given 2 away as presents, a CM9, and a PM9. My daily carry is a CW9. I have owned a P45 and a CW45 and didn't like either. The P45 had problems, and Kahr was not very responsive to getting it fixed, so I traded it for another CW9. I thought I would try another .45, and bought a used CW45, but it was not the sum of it's parts, either, and recently sold it.

    I actually see quite a few Kahrs on the used shelves... mostly the sub-compact CM/PM models in 9mm and .40S&W, and the .380's. I was temped to buy a .380, but I understand they are very hit or miss with functioning... and I just decided to stick with the CM9 or PM9 if that's what I need. What I don't see on the used shelves are the steel framed K- or T-models, etc. From what I've heard, people that buy them, hang on to them. I'd really like to get me hands on a K9... but that price tag will prolly keep me away.
     
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  7. entropy

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    I see used Kahrs in one local shop fairly regularly; Always thought the CT45 would be a good carry gun.
     
  8. Barnfixer

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    I’m very happy with my P9. If I sold all my hand guns the Kahr would be one of the last to go.
     
  9. HollowDawg

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    MK9 has been my carry for many years. All stainless. I'm old school and can't bring myself to buy plastic. Heavy but really soaks up recoil. Very accurate! Other than a Swiss K31, the MK9 is probably the best made firearm in terms of fit and finish I've owned.
     
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  10. nofendertom

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    Love my Kahr K9 (all steel, not stainlesss)---have it for over 25yrs---totally reliable.
     
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  11. butcherman1966

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    My avatar....CM45. I ended my search for a EDC when I found this little rascal. I purchased it new and I'm not sure of the round count so far but I remember the failure count.....zero. It's easy to carry and recoil isn't bad at all. The muzzle blast is pretty loud but with a 3.25" barrel that is to be expected. It is more accurate than I expected and the trigger pull while being long is very smooth. I have no plans of parting ways with it.
     
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  12. SwampWolf

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    I've never owned one but handled them a lot at the lgs. I was impressed with the finish and the apparent build quality but, even though I have no problem with the da trigger pulls on, say a typical S & W K-frame revolver, the pulls on the triggers of the Kahrs I squeezed took forever and a day to fire. Liked the pistol but hated the trigger; just not for me.
     
  13. Keoni

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    I have carried SIG P245, Kimber Pro and Ultra carry in the past. Your thinking mirrors mine.
     
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  14. Charlie98

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    In lieu of a safety lever, the long trigger pull is the safety. Actually, once you get used to it, and understand how best to manage it, it works really, really well... but I agree, it's not for everyone. It's one of the reasons I don't swap carry pistol platforms... I have decided to carry the Kahr 99.9% of the time and train with that pistol.
     
  15. bannockburn

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    That was my primary reason for getting a Kahr CM9. It has a DA trigger that's very similar to the trigger pulls on my two other CCW guns: a S&W Model 649 and a Model 638.
     
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  16. SwampWolf

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    I understand the concept but I found the trigger pull on the Kahr pistols I tried significantly longer than the da pulls on my SIG, CZ, Beretta and Smith & Wesson autos, as well as the da pulls on most of my revolvers. With practice, I doubtless could adapt to the Kahr trigger but, for me, given the pistols I already have, there's no need to.
     
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  17. OneFreeTexan

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    With all those super wonderful guns, why did you even buy a Kahr?
     
  18. SwampWolf

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    Read post # 37...
     
  19. OneFreeTexan

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    Okay, so you didn’t buy one, you just tried it out in the shop, how many pulls? I would suggest, you forget about the Kahr, put it back on the counter and stay happy with your Sig, beretta, etc. I have a beretta 92 which I am very pleased with,, It is a 9mm, I prefer the hole size of the Kahr CW45, which works just fine for me.
     
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  20. SwampWolf

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    Why do you care? I don't need to squeeze a trigger more than a couple of times to know whether I like it or not. I suggest that you forget about me and tend to your own choices.
     
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  21. zaitcev

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    Lots of Internet hype by die-hard partisans, I suppose. I'm pretty sure the infectious enthusiasm of The Firearm Guy on Youtube was a big reason why I bought a P45. The gun was a dumpster fire. It is the only pistol that I ever sold.
     
  22. Skylerbone

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    My K9 is a joy all round. Bought a CW9 that was reminiscent but lighter for my dad and he put away his Govt Model for a decade. When arthritis got the better of him he gifted back the CW9 which I foolishly sold but that K9 is both carried and serves nightstand duty. Still zero failures and very accurate.


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