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Kahr CW9??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by boostedxt, Sep 13, 2010.

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  1. boostedxt

    boostedxt Member

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    I am going to be adding a CW9 by the end of the week. Who has one? How do you like it? can you share your experiences with them? Curious what Kahr you had and what problems or positives you had with it?


    I currently carry an XD9SC and really love the gun and trust it 100%, however I am looking to add the Kahr as the carry gun for hot summer days when I cant wear layers.

    Joe
    ps- I have looked at and felt other small guns..so far the Kahr has felt the best so I pretty sold on it.
     
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  3. boostedxt

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    dang it...I search cw9 and it came back with nothing!

    thanks for the info!

    joe
     
  4. lions

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    No problem, sometimes you have to sweet talk the search function here.
     
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    All positive with mine so far, feels great in the hand and easy to conceal. Hard to beat for the price.
     
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    I had one Wife handled it , shot 1 mag thru it. Then said its mine . I get to visit in now and then
    Seemed like a nice pistol
     
  7. IdahoLT1

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    I sing nothing but praise for the CW9. The trigger is better than the xd's imo and it is much more comfortable to carry. My first one was flawless for the first 800 rounds and my second has been flawless for 500 that been through it.
     
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    I really like my CW9. It is both reliable and accurate...it has pretty much replaced my S&W M642 as a EDC.
     
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    My sister in law has one.

    Pretty nifty little gun. Very decent trigger pull, too. I can only say that I like it.
     
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    I've owned two CW9's and both were 100% out of the box. Have also owned PM9's and a TP45. The TP45 was the only Kahr that I've owned that even had a hiccup and it was minor. IMO, Kahr makes very reliable, very shootable handguns. Enjoy!
     
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    I'm a Kahr fan, I carry a P9 and owned a CW9. The CW9 had some lightstrike problems, otherwise it was a nice pistol. I chose the P9 because it comes in black and has dovetailed sight slots for upgrade sight options, which I prefer on a CCW.
     
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    I have a CW9 and had a CW45, the CW45 was flawless but got traded because I shoot the CW9 better. I have since put Trijicon night sights on the CW9 and am loving it even more, it is suprisingly accurate and has never had a failure. I am shy of having a 1000 rounds through her. Good luck with yours!
     
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    Another Kahr CW-9 owner checking in; great CCW piece, flawless reliability~!
     
  14. OregonJohnny

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    I received a brand-new CW9 as a Christmas gift from my father-in-law last year. So far I have 500 rounds through it with 0 malfunctions. Everyone who has shot it really likes it, myself included. What it has going for it, among other things:

    • THIN! - This gun is only .90" wide. It must be held to be believed.
    • Comfortable - for my hands at least, it just feels right
    • Reliable - 500 flawless rounds of mixed ammo, so far
    • Accurate - I shoot it very well, even compared to some full-size 9mms
    • Trigger - feels better than my XD40 subcompact, it's very crisp and smooth
    • Inexpensive - compared to other quality subcompact semi-autos

    A few things to think about:

    • TIGHT! - The slide is very stiff, rounds will occasionally get hung up if you try slingshotting the reload. Use the slide release.
    • Even though mine worked perfectly out of the box, some report a necessary break-in of at least 200 rounds (even recommended by Kahr) before the gun runs right
    • Workmanship - If you get out a magnifying glass and look too closely, you may see some tiny errors in machining/manufacturing that you might not see in a Springfield, S&W, Glock, or other similar polymer subcompact, but then again, see the "inexpensive" comment above.

    All in all, a fantastic little 9mm for the money, that beats many of the competition's offerings when it comes to shear dimensions alone.
     
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    I have an XD SC .40 and ITS my summer gun, While i use a 5" 1911 the rest of the time.
    But i understand wanting a thinner gun.
    One other gun you may want to look at which i like is the PPS 9mm.
    Imo its generally more reliable than the CW9 if you were to go by internet reports.

    Either way Both are great thin 9mm's which make great ccw weapons.
     
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    Because of the economy nature of the CW, be prepared for some sharp edges. One of the best thing I ever did to my CW9 was having the slide stop lever beveled

    [​IMG]
     
  17. boostedxt

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    i looked at the PPS I just dont wish to spend $600-$700 on a handgun at this moment. that is another reason why I am considering the Kahr

    joe
     
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    I've had one for a couple of years, and it's been 100% with any ammo I've tried. When I sold my 9mm's in a switch to 45 last year, this was one of three that I refused to sell.
     
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    I wish I would have got the cw9 instead of the taurus 709, but I didn't know it existed.

    I do have a pm9, which I really like. During the break in period it was very tight, like most Kahrs from what I hear, and gave me a handful of failures for the first 50 rounds. After that it has been smooth sailing.

    Kahrs have my favorite trigger design. I love a wide, smooth metal trigger. If only I could combine the actual trigger of the Kahr with the trigger pull of the taurus 709 that would really be something.
     
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    I looked at both and got the 709, the Kahr trigger was gritty and stiff. I didnt see any reason to pay the extra money for the Kahr, it doesnt offer anything over the 709 from a ergonomics standpoint IMO.

    I didnt actually shoot the Kahr, so i dont know how it handles recoil, from what I understand they are similar.
     
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    You might be the first person I have heard say this!
     
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    I was gonna say ... Did you get the *one* Kahr that has a crappy trigger? Or are you comparing it to a 1 pound match trigger?
     
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    Must have been a lemon then. Im telling ya, that Kahr trigger sucked!

    I have never shot any kind of match gun, mostly combat Tupperware like Glocks and XD's
     
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    Yeah, you must have lucked out then, because pretty much every Kahr I've ever touched has had at least a decent trigger. 8)
     
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    My wife, my brother and myself bought three new Kahr CW9s the same day---I was eager to take them to the range---they looked good. It didn't take long (like immediately) into the break-in period to find a major problem with all three---the magazines would drop out about half an inch upon firing the first or secound round. Of course this meant the slide came forward and did not pick up a cartridge---equals=NO BANG! A call to Kahr resulted in a brief conversation about "quite a few are doing that" and we will send you new magazine releases and their springs. Once they were installed, all three are good! I find the CW9s to be reliable, slim, small, stainless and all three shoot right to point of aim. Really smooth trigger too!
     
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