Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by codybrown, Jan 8, 2009.
i have not had a single issue concerning reliability. It has a pretty good kick and i was a little disappointed in the accuracy. However it is the best size/fit for me for concealability so I am happy witrh it. The PM series seems very well made, but I can't imagine how much more kick the smaller version would have.
My friend's jammed up after about 59 rounds of UMC 40 FMJ. On it's very first outing. Got progressive better, but still a tight fitting gun.
Sold it like the other two Kahr pistols I bought and tried. I want to like their products, I just can't seem to do it. It's a personal preference thing, I guess.
Sold 'em all.
a kahr 40 cal is to much for her. They are snappy indeed, they are lite indeed, they are small indeed.
Go with a cw9 in a kahr, , she can handle it perfectly and ammo is half the price of 40 so she willbe able to shoot more and longer.
The cw series kahrs can be had for under $400 in all calibers.
Just from readng most of the posts here, I think you can see the 40 cal is one snappy round.
Get her something that she can really enjoy shooting, try to find a 9mm cw and a 40 cal cw kahr and let her be the judge. I think she will decide in the first magazine--my bet..
the 40 cal. Most beginners develop a nasty flinch just anticipating
the snap, and they end up not like shooting at all.
I would let her learn with the CW9 - it in my opinion is a fantastic pistol,
and caliber for the newbe's out there
Good luck, and be safe!
Have had both. I am not a wimp and I have tried a variety of autos.
I agree with Jocko.
A PM40 is for those who have the hand stregnth, patience, lack of flinch, and $$ to break it in. Mine was also tight and had to have a second barrel for proper feeding.
It took time to get it settled in and it is a stiff kick, I do not know many gals that like the muzzle blast and recoil of one like this and it is not easy to rack the slide.
The CW9 is far more likeable as noted above for several gals I have seen. It is a bit bigger.
I may as well say it---- If you let a woman choose what they like, it may surprise you. It will not be what you think is best many times. But if they like it and practice with it, that is the goal. YMMV
Why? What did they do?
For your girlfriend, I would suggest something that recoils less and has a slide that is easier to manipulate. When my wife shoots with me, a bigger, heavier 9mm or .38 is what she likes and shoots best with. I wouldn't even ask her to try the PM40. She'd be mad at me. (But I love to shoot it and carry it about 10 hours a day)
Get a PM40 for you and a .38 Spl snub for her.
Alittle low to me is amazing accuracy for a PM40 at that distance.
darn good shooting is what I am really trying to say.
snappy little bugger though isn't it..
It's small enough to carry comfortably, and packs enough power for me. I've had mine for 5 years so it was a couple hundred $ less back then. It's one of my favorite carry pieces.
P45... trigger is like butter, it puts three clips of ammo into an inch and 3/4 at 21 feet, never a hick-up, 19 ounces, and it has LESS felt recoil than my all stainless Officer's ACP. (I have huge hands, and so I appreciate the added length of the P grip over the PM)
The P-40's recoil would work the gun up high in my palm after several quick shots... I would definitely have anyone of smaller frame (male or female) fire this gun before purchasing it. It too shot with incredible accuracy. ...well beyond what anyone would reasonably expect from a 3.5" barrel. Seriously, this thing produced spooky groups!
I would recommend the p9 or K9 for a female shooter, as the recoil is very manageable. Mine was purchased in Diamond black with Novak night sites for $560. I was really disappointed with its grouping though... it was the worst of the lot, opening up to about 3.5" at 21'. It also came with a much stiffer trigger that seemed to load up way more than the other guns... but a quick swap of a Wolff 5lb spring smoothed out the trigger immensely.
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