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Old January 21, 2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Newest addition to my CCW Lineup: Kahr CW9

Okay I've had this one for a few months, but just started carrying it last week.

I really like the pistol so far, super nice to carry, and unlike my last small 9mm (Kel-tec PF9) I actually enjoy taking it to the range.

Completely stock Kahr CW9.

I have 500 rounds through it with not a single failure to feed or fire. (300 FMJ range ammo, 200 Hornady Critical Defense)

I did have a couple cases of the slide failing to lock back, during a session of night shooting, but when I was cleaning it back home I found a bunch of grit and some small pebbles inside one of the mag bodies. My theory is the debris prevented the follower from engaging the slide lock. I cleaned it out and haven't encountered the problem again.

I have a DeSantis Double Mag pouch, and a Galco MX7 belt holster to hold everything until my Gun Nut holster gets here.

Also have a crossbreed on the way for IWB carry.




I do plan to get a Tritium Front sight for it at some point, but no other planned changes.
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Old January 21, 2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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I had a CW9 a couple yrs ago. (I'm on my 5th Kahr now, a CM9) I had no trouble with it, but I just could not shoot that thing accurately. Don't know why because all of the others (CW45, PM9, MK9 and the current CM9) were/are accurate.
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Old January 21, 2013, 08:06 PM   #3
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I'm an eight Kahr family. Easy to get addicted. Enjoy your CW9, a great CCW for sure.

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Old January 21, 2013, 10:31 PM   #4
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I just broke in a new CM9 today. 175 rounds of FMJ's, 25 HP's in three different magazines. Zero failures, 100% pleased. Great little gun.
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Old January 21, 2013, 10:57 PM   #5
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A really sweet little gun, the only problem I've found with it is my Sister, Mom, and most of my female friends want it...
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Old January 22, 2013, 12:36 AM   #6
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Just got a PM45 for everyday carry...Love it.
Outfited with laser and Tritium sights.

Pumped about 300 rounds through mine with not a problem.
Untill now I never even heard of Kahr!
A gun friend recommened it. Glad he did. Take it over my Glock.
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Old January 22, 2013, 03:25 AM   #7
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I am still in awe with the quality of my CW9 for the price; in awe of its accuracy for its size; and how low recoil it has for its weight.

I wanted a PPS when I bought the Kahr, but it is hard to justify considering how happy I am with the Kahr.
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Old January 22, 2013, 04:49 AM   #8
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Wuss

I have a CM9, but I splurged on a Hogue Handall Jr grip sleeve. Fits perfectly, and helps get a comfortable grip on that nasty deep checkering. Doesn't affect concealment like I thought it might, either.
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Old January 22, 2013, 08:08 AM   #9
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Yep... My 100% reliable and very accurate CW9 is my versatile friend.
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Old January 22, 2013, 03:09 PM   #10
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I second the Handall Jr grip sleeve. I shot mine Sunday for the first time with the sleeve installed. It adds a little comfort since it has the palm swell and will be staying on the gun.

I didn't say it was easy to get on. I had given up until I saw a used one with the Handall in place. So I decided to rescind my giving up. After I warmed the sleeve in rather hot tap water, I was able to get it on.

The CW9 is a great pistol for somebody like me who likes to go old-school and fire double action revolvers. The CW9 trigger feels a lot like the DA on a Combat Masterpiece or a Heavy Duty.

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Old January 22, 2013, 05:10 PM   #11
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I have begun to think Kahr makes a pretty good pistol. I never paid much attention to them before until recently.
Where are they made? What kind of warranty do they offer?
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Old January 22, 2013, 05:13 PM   #12
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PM9 owner here

And love it. It is my most carried CCW. Options for OWB, IWB, pocket, all comfortable and concealable.
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Old January 22, 2013, 05:34 PM   #13
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I second the Handall Jr grip sleeve.
Ditto. Hogue or the Pachmayr, I use both, offer a better grip. The finger bump helps.
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Old January 22, 2013, 06:06 PM   #14
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I have begun to think Kahr makes a pretty good pistol. I never paid much attention to them before until recently.
Where are they made? What kind of warranty do they offer?
I think they're great guns.

Made in Worcester, MA. I was born there, so was my wife (in the same hospital!). We moved out of MA almost 7 years ago, and I never knew of them while I was there- which was my entire life.

It's kind of funny carrying a gun with my birthplace's name on it.

I have heard that their warranty coverage is good.
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Old January 22, 2013, 08:51 PM   #15
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Our pistol matches are mostly filled with people shooting mid/large frame guns, many of which would never be carried.

Our treasurer decided to try his PM9 this time. That little gun did better than half the others! Even a 30 yard COM wasn't a problem.

The only issue was mag capacity. He had to carry four mags IIRC. I may try my K9 when we have a fun match.
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Old January 22, 2013, 08:54 PM   #16
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The original Kahr K, and later, P, 9 Series has been good stuff. We like ours.
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Old January 22, 2013, 10:37 PM   #17
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I've had mine for a few years and have carried it a bunch. For some reason I was crazy accurate with mine.

One thing you should watch for is the trigger. The trigger pull is IMO, very light and has no stacking. When carrying mine I always felt it wouldn't take much to have an accidental discharge. Just saying.
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Old January 23, 2013, 03:55 PM   #18
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Very happy with my CW45 & PM9.

Just wish Kahr would make a metal flush baseplate for their CW pistols.

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Old January 23, 2013, 08:54 PM   #19
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Nice carry gun for a good price too!
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