Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Dambugg, Jan 4, 2010.
Get one you won't regret it.
I believe that the CW9 is very similar to the PM9. While the PM9 (and therefore the CW9) seems to be the ideal combination of firepower and size for concealment...it is not as reliable as a good old fashion snub nose revolver. So...it's like having 7 rounds that is 98% reliable (I'm basing this on my experience with the PM9) vs. 5 rounds that is 100% reliable (revolver)(yes... i realize that no mechanical device is 100% reliable....but i have yet to have one malfunction. And I am basing that on my personal numbers...your experience may vary.)
By the way, please don't take that as a "revolver vs. auto" comment. It's a Kahr PM9 vs. SW 642 comparison. I love my Beretta M9 and has been 100% reliable semi-auto pistol.
picking the budget Kahr was tough because i had to weigh what i was giving up....the non-dovetailed front sight and the lack of polygonal rifling and the extra mag do have a value to be weighed.
i will say that it is very accurate and the trigger pull, while long, is very smooth and light...i did have the sharp edges on it knocked down.
they have them at very attractive prices at www.SCPFirearms.com, and Steve is very good about making sure everything going out of his shop is solid...but he doesn't take credit cards, if it makes a difference to you
9mmepiphany the link doesn't work.
The only negative so far is the chrome coming off the inside of the chamber. I emailed Kahr today and they quickly replied that it was basically cosmetic and wouldn't hurt the shooting or function of the gun. They also said that if at any time I wanted to replace the barrel, they would be glad to, at no cost to me. For right now I am going to keep shooting it like it is and worry about the chrome later.
sorry i just fixed it...for some reason i spelled it "Eirearms"
exactly 200 rounds through it, no problems.
I don't know much about the CW series, but if it's anything like my K9 (and I suspect it is), it sounds good to me.
I've been carrying my K9 for a decade now with several thousands rounds through it, many +P with only a replacement spring at around 2,500 - 3000 rounds (I had lost count).
My K9 failed to eject a couple times within the first 100 rounds, but all with American Ammunition. This was back in the late 90's when I was unaware that American Ammunition was garbage. Not one single malfunction since, so I'd imagine my K9 is about as close to 100% reliable as a pistol can get.
I love my K9.
Cheap Kahrs, and Keltecs just don't cut the mustard.
Sorry, but the Germans just have it all over the Moonies.
Its a keeper
I own eight Glock 9mms. If they had one that was as easy to carry as the CW9, I would have bought it...but they don't. The CW9 broke the Glock monopoly in my gun safe.
The first time I shot my CW9 on the clock, I came in second (out of about 60 shooters) in a BUG match. It now has a Crimson Trace LaserGuard on it. What a FANTASTIC combo!
Get it, you won't regret it.
I am with you. Love my Glock, can't conceal it or any double stack Glock. Bought a PM9 and think it's great.
i also have a 92 and the CW9 is just as accurate. Its alot smaller too, so it night be easier for the Mrs. to get used to it. Personally, when asking questions on the internet, i tend to listen to people more if they hav owned the gun/object in question. So far, out of all the people who say theyve owned one, all have been happy. The ones who said they are crap, never mentioned if theyve even shot one. So think about that for a while.
And just because i know you'll enjoy it, heres some side by side compaisons to my 92F and a Taurus 617 357.
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