Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by bangkok, Oct 30, 2009.
Tell me the good, bad and the ugly about both Kahr and about .40 caliber.
The MK is just the smaller version of the K40. both darn nice guns to. Don't own either one but own the K9 and it is a really nice shooter to. It is my home defense gun as my PM9 is my 24/7 squueze..
That said, I bought the K9 used, shot 2000 rounds through it, and it never gave me pause. At the price they're asking, if its NIB or looks NIB, I'd say you've got a deal.
Selling both of them was one of the worst moves I ever made (well, I needed the money at the time, so I guess I wasn't given all that much choice). They were fabulous firearms. Built like tanks, slim, small, utterly reliable. Recoil was not a problem.
At $475 for a like-new K40, you should jump on it.
$475 is amazing. They go for about $650 new.
It may have something wrong with it though, but don't be discouraged if it malfunctions as Kahr repair service is really quick.
I have big hands, and it fits me perfectly. Unlike many other small autos, it doesn't chew on my hand with the slide. The K40 points well, and has very usable but unobtrusive sights. Recoil is certainly manageable.
It is heavy, which doesn't really bother me, I just have to use a proper holster instead of simply slipping it into a coat pocket, which I do with some other guns.
For me it is the ideal carry gun. 475 is a great price on near new K40.
Only thing I found wrong is the way the trigger is attached to the disconnector, when you take the grips off be very careful in not to twist the disconnector, if you do there is a plastic spacer with a spring around it at the trigger which will snap in two, this spacer keeps the disconnector in place at the trigger, it's next to impossible to drift the trigger pin out to replace the spacer without a press and three hands.
I broke mine and had to order a replacement, then I had a friend mill me a copy out of stainless steel, which is the way it should have been made to begin with, now I don't have to worry about this ever happening again.
Would I buy another one ? in a heartbeat if I found it for under $500, it's a great gun.
"Can I trust my life to this pistol?"
Do NOT trust your life to any pistol until you have fired at least 200 trouble free rds, I dont care if it's a glock, sig, HK, or custom built 1911.
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