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Kahr or Glock

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 10/22plinker, Jul 28, 2008.

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  1. 10/22plinker

    10/22plinker Member

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    Kahr and Glock are very similar but which do you think is better.
     
  2. The_Sheriff

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    Glock is way better :)
     
  3. 19-3Ben

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    I'd go for the Kahr.
     
  4. Matt-J2

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    Kahr and Glock are very similar?
     
  5. GW

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    Purely subjective
    Glocks are great and super reliable but thicker however it can carry 2x the ammo of a Kahr (G-17 vs CW-9)
    Kahr's are slimmer but reliable as well.

    What are you looking to do with the pistol?
    Kahr definitely has a concealability edge
    Try shooting both and see which one resonates best with you.
    You really can't go too wrong with either
     
  6. Blarelli

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    I love my kahr. It's thin, accurate, light, and reliable. For me it is the perfect carry gun.
    As for which is better, that comes down to what you want it for. If it is carrying then I would choose the kahr. If it is home defense, I would go with the higher capacity glock.
     
  7. lazyeye

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    I just got a Kahr PM9 and it most likely will replace my G26 as my primary carry.

    This is a decision mainly based on the thickness of the PM9 vs the G26 and my daily business attire. Mainly though the big question is which can you shoot more effectively?
     
  8. denfoote

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    The MK9 is the single stack Glock shoulda made.
     
  9. jocko

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    Own the G19 and love it. Goes bang every time. great gun.

    Own a PM9 and a K9, both go bang every time.

    carry my PM9 front pocket 24/7, can't do that with a G19.
    My choice KAHR
     
  10. burningsquirrels

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    they're both completely different guns. what are you going to use it for? the only reason i would go with kahr is if you needed to conceal carry, as they are thinner and more compact - for example, the pm9 or cw9 than a g26.

    however if you plan to sport shoot, the glock is the way to go.
     
  11. Disaster

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    Glocks are a good value, incredibly reliable and have decent customer support. Kahrs are smaller, many have issues, especially initially with feed reliability and the company does not have a good reputation for customer service.

    I would only choose a Kahr over a Glock if the extra concealability was needed.
     
  12. burningsquirrels

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    all i know about kahr's service is they usually make an honest attempt at fixing anyone's issues from what i have read and talked about with kahr owners.
     
  13. biggiesmalls

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    glock for combat, kahr for carry.
     
  14. W.E.G.

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    Specifically, I've read of guns coming back with half-_ssed fixes...screws buggered up from removing them...guns that still would not feed. They wanted a huge amount of money to service a second owner gun that had an obvious manufacturing defect. While few companies extend warranties to the second owner many will ignore this rule if the problem is obviously theirs. S&W for example has replaced parts on second owner guns.

    Don't get me wrong. I love the size and feel of Kahrs. But I don't own one because I've been scared by the customer service issues I've read about. I would love to buy one used, from an owner who had a good reliable experience with one because I suspect if you get a good one, and never have to deal with customer service, you will be very happy.

    P.S. I salivate over a CW9 every time I'm in the gun store.
     
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    well understood, disaster, but i thought i'd add some positive to the mix. friend i shoot with had a pm9 that needed service as a third owner, and they were still able to assist him pretty fairly. he started having some FTE issues and they did some work to the ejector and something else iirc. also, the gun shop has helped another guy with a p45 that went back before, which they had sold as used. there's also other threads here at THR about kahr that show examples of good service.
     
  17. Skipper

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    I have several Glocks, but have used a Kahr P-40 as my daily carry gun for about 7 years. Nothing of equal ability carries as well.
    Tha early issues I had were handled by Kahr pronto. The tech that worked on my pistol even called me at work, twice in one morning, to make sure he had everything straight. I could not have asked for more.
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  18. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    They're not really similar at all. The Kahr is about 5 times the gun.
     
  19. NG VI

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    The Glock subcompacts are not really a pocket carry gun, unless you get the right pockets (there are some shorts at target that actually have an ideal front pocket design, so much so that I ordered a pocket holster for my Glock 27 from FIST) but they are far less likely to have any manufacturing defects, Glock has gotten mass production down pretty well, and the smallest Glocks (36 and 39 not included) hold as much or more ammo than the larger Kahr models. I love the way my 27 shoots, I love having 9+1 rounds of .40 that I can accurately place rounds with, and I love that it just about disappears under a t-shirt with the FIST Kydex IWB I have for it. Best $40 holster I have ever bought.
     
  20. Guns and more

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    I don't think they are similar, other than both being small. Both good guns. I'd hold both and see which fits your hand better. The Kahr, is slimmer (as someone said) and easier to conceal. To me, Glocks never feel right in my hand and I do have a PM-9, but that's just me. Forget all the advice from others, both are good shooters.
     
  21. jocko

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    I have heard that kahrs service is excellent. Most people never need it though. They make an excellent product, but they are still made by people to, so things will happen. Glocks have issues to, so don't kid yourself. ask the Indiana State Police, who bought all G22 and had so many unsolved issues that Glock took them all back and they are now carrying the G17. So, if you want a kahr, or a Smith, or whatever, read allyou can take all comments with a grain of salt. Then go out and buy the gun you want and cross your fingers that it is good out of the box. Most all of the better quality guns are just that, "good to go".But ifyou have an issue, work with the factory service people. Most all will make it right for you. If they don't fix it right, peddle it and move on. Its not the end of the world.
     
  22. burningsquirrels

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    ^^^ lol, that's probably why CDNN is stacked with factory rebuilt, night sight g22's for 350.
     
  23. jocko

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    no doubt in my mind..
     
  24. Shawn Dodson

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    I have both, a G19 and a PM9. I carried the G19 for years when I lived in the Pacific Northwest and I wore a light jacket or heavy shirt most of the year.

    I got the PM9 after I moved to Florida and found I couldn't conceal my G19 as well as I liked, given my style of clothing for hot weather.

    I got the PM9 because it has the same exact manual of arms as the G19, so my operator skills directly transfer from one to the other and vice versa.

    The PM9 is surprisingly accurate, given the short barrel.

    I modified my PM9 by adding a Hogue Handall Jr. and Pearce magazine base plate grip extension. It conceals very well.

    Which one is better? What's the mission?
     
  25. possum

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    welcome to thr.
    I don't really consider t6he kahr and glock lines to be "similar" but with that aside. It really depends what the purpose is, for a ccw gun the kahr might serve you better in the summer time, and maybe as a bug, but you can't go wrong with a glock compact frame for ccw either. i have a kahr k-40 and i love it, which is a steel framed model, but there poly guns have had problems for as long as they have been around. i think that the glock would give you many many more thousands of rounds service life without issue over the kahr. Glocks have been around long enough to prove themselves over and over again and they are in use by so many people, military, leo, ccw than probally any other gun makers products. if i had to pick a best for generla purposes that i would trust my life to in any situation anywhere anytime then i would go with the glock.
     
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