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Kahr Pistols

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by 0dBm, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. EODtech

    EODtech Loaded Pockets

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    I'm looking at Khar CW- 45ACP for a concealed carry weapon for $499 or a Glock G36 for $444

    Looking at a number of posts on forums I'm leaning toward the Glock, mainly due to reliability issues.
     
  2. jemhouston

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    I've got the Kahr T9 with the MMC rear sight. Nice gun, but pay attention to how you put the recoil spring on the guide rod. I took mine off and put it on backwards. I had to sent it for repair.

    I'll admit, I wish it had a captive recoil spring for that reason and rubber grips.

    Very nice pistol.
     
  3. powernoodle

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    My PM9 is one of my 2 primary carry guns, along with a S&W 442. Each rides in my RF pocket. A Ruger LCP goes with me to church, as it is very small and produces no pocket bulge.

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    Kahr PM9. Uncle Mike's pocket holster not shown.
     
  4. AKS

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    While I have since sold my P40 and bought a second Glock 27 and 10 mags with extension base plates for less than I sold it for...
    I know Kahr fans are true fans and even I will admit their customer service is first rate. Mine was used with a bent recoil spring, one call to Kahr and they mailed me a new spring and guide rod at no cost. Fun pistols but I will keep with the Glocks at a lower cost
     
  5. tpd223

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    Over the past year and a half we have bought a CW9 and a PM9 for my wife's CCH guns. She started out with a Glock 26 (too big), then a Kel Tech P32 (too small). Now we have hit the just right phase.
     
  6. twistedrover

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    Love mine
    [img width=640 height=588]http://www.yankeefist.net/summercarry.JPG[/img]
     
  7. Nightside_Eclipse

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    I've only put two rounds through John Farnam's Kahr .45 and it was a handful, I'd love to have one in 9mm... .40 and .45 is just too much in such a little gun for me.
     
  8. _STL_15_

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    I just bought a Kahr CW 9mm yesterday. I have shot quite a few Kahr's and have liked them all.
     
  9. carry24x7

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    +1 on the Kahr CW9. I carry mine daily. It is my only gun. I generally carry it in a belt slide holster with an extra magazine in a front pocket. I used to have a Glock 19 but I found it to be too bulky and left it at home a lot of the time.
     
  10. tennvol

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    Any issues with shooting lead reloads in them? I've heard the tolerances are tight in all model/calibers of Kahrs.
     
  11. jggonzalez

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    I forgot to mention that at one time I had the T9 too, but it just didn't work for me. The gun was accurate, no real issues, but it didn't feel right in my hand. I switched to the K9 and that one felt great. Unfortunately, I sold the K9 to a friend because I didn't see the sense in having a K9 and an MK9. Big mistake. I love the MK9, but wish I still had that K9 too.
     
  12. twistedrover

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    All Kahr pistols except the CW series have polygonal rifling and should not be fed lead bullets - the CW series have cut rifling and it's perfectly safe feeding them a steady diet of lead projectiles
     
  13. tennvol

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    That sucks, looks like I can mark Kahr's off my list :(. Does anyone make aftermarket rifled barrels for the pm9?
     
  14. Frequency

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    Kahr K4044N here. Best pistol I've ever owned hands down.
     
  15. TKC

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    Yeah, I gotta agree that my Elite 98 IS the best pistol I have ever owned.
     
  16. jcw122

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    What kind of durability and track record do Kahr pistols have in comparison to Glocks?
     
  17. solocanoe

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    jcw - you are asking for a fight! :p Kahr owners love Kahrs...Glock folks love Glocks. (I'm a Glock guy for autopistols - revolvers for "always go bang")

    you can google or youtube glock destruction/durability tests...hours of video / hundreds of pages of some crazy stuff being done to Glocks. As an owner, I'm signed up for the Glock annual, some newletters, etc...so the "obsession" grows.

    but I bet Kahr owners have lots of support for their side too!
     
  18. jcw122

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    I understand that, but I'm just wondering if Kahr firearms have similar durability. Someone mentioned that Kahr pistols have tight tolerances, and from what I understand, tight tolerances can sometimes mean they don't play nice with sand, dirt, cold, etc.
     
  19. solocanoe

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    at the risk of having to *DUCK!* in the future from throwing Kahr fans... :laugh: ....there is NO other pistol that has been tested the way Glocks have been. (over the last 30 years)

    Glocks are considered "dry guns" and work very fine in dusty dirty enviroments. Beretta and FN have Military contracts and also test hard...but I still like my own experience with GLocks. Kahr seems to be looking for the newly expanded CCW market and making "thin" sexy by their ads...that's cool. and maybe you will get a link or something to a Kahr testing....like this famous one for Glock :

    http://www.theprepared.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=90&Itemid=40

    (if anyone hasn't read that...be prepared to be amazed at what this guy does to his Glock!)

    All that said, I still carry a revolver for a backup for my Glock - not a smaller Glock...even though I've never had a single problem with the Glock...
     
  20. jcw122

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    Thanks for the info on Kahr. I would never expect to use a CCW pistol in any remotely extreme environment/condition, but it's always nice to know it's limits. Yeah I've seen that link, it's pretty remarkable. At the same time, there is barely any realistic situation for the normal CCW carrier where extreme conditions like that will exist for your firearm.