View Full Version : Kahr T-9?

November 15, 2007, 09:13 AM
I am currently working on a trade of extremes. A S&W 460 XVR 8 1/2" unfired Friends of the NRA XXX of 1100 (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=85258344) for a Kahr T-9. The 460 XVR has no place in my life, sort of like dating a female power lifter:o

The T-9 in contrast just fits nicely, and based on my P-9 will fit me a lot better. They seem to be harder to find and I can't quite say any one has spoken up has an owner of one.

So the question is anyone out there with a T-9?

FYI before everyone tells me to buy a Glock, M&P, XD, ect. I live in a nice little ban state and don't want a fat body pistol with a blocked mag. That makes the Kahr line my first choice. Also has the same capacity 8+1 as my Kimber and P-9 with +1 mag (same mag infact). T-9 will become the primary with the P-9 as the back up. Not interested in the PM-9/MK-9 which is to much of a "good thing", although a guy is making me a good offer for one plus cash.

Besides we all know how everyone professes to carry their Uber-Cool Custom 1911 Widebody in an appendex carry, inside the waist band holster with 4 spare mags, Taclight, cell phone and $300 fighting knife. They also fire 1,000+ rounds a month. Then you catch them on the streets with a snub nosed .38 or a .380/9mm compact.

Civilian Combat Stats 11) Type of Weapon Used.. AC overwelmingly used a .38 revolver. (http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=268159)

Not a complete validation of my point, but an interesting thread none the less.

November 15, 2007, 09:44 AM
I like t9s. Have you tried a sig p239?

November 15, 2007, 10:43 AM
I'm not sure I understand your question, but...

The Kahr T9 is a very nice pistol. It seems to have a nicer trigger than other Kahrs, but that may be factually off. It is a slim 8+1 capacity 9mm that offers a full grip, several different sight arrangements, simplicity in opperation and quite good accuracy. The Kahr T9 compares very favorable to the much estemed H&K P7. They are the same size, same thickness, same capacity, same caliber, (P7 comes in others), and both shoot softly...a very pleasant gun to shoot. Holsters are hard to come by.

These guns are not easy to find, but they are out there. A good used one in excellent shape will run about $500, while new is around $600 or more. Check BUDS and the big three auctions.

November 15, 2007, 11:04 AM
I traded an XD 45 Compact for a T40. It's a nice gun. Mags are expensive and I hope you like the wood grips cuz that is all there is.

That said, it's my 3rd Kahr that I own and the T40 is my house gun for me and the wife. I do carry it on occasion in a Comp Tac Paddle Holster.

You can find a T9 easier. Expect to pay $500 for it. The K9 isn't bad either and shorter grip/barrel is easier to conceal.

November 15, 2007, 11:42 AM
I like the 239 and almost bought it when I purchased the P-9. That said I'm going to stick with the T-9............wait, the shop I'm working the trade at has a 239, I did love my 228(why oh why did I get rid of it.)

And it has a 10 rndr for IPSC...P239 9mm 10-Rnd Magazine
10-Round magazine for the SIG SAUER® P239 chambered in 9mm
And the Heinie Straight Eights are still availble for the SIG not the Kahr's

Deep breath, still stay with the T-9, stay with the T-9.........

November 15, 2007, 12:17 PM
To be honest, I never considered buying a Kahr because of the price, but I did shoot Kahrs lent by friends. I will list the relative virtues of the 239, and leave you alone.

-239 mags are less expensive, but still not cheap.
-the 239 fits my large hands better.
-I am more comfortable holstering a gun with an exposed hammer (I can place my thumb on the hammer until the gun is fully holstered.)
-with a simple hammer spring change, the 239 in double action has a five pound trigger. The single action is light and crisp.
-239 seem, by admittedly anecdotal evidence, to have very few reliability or QC issues.

November 15, 2007, 01:09 PM
Funny comment and a preety common one too. I say funny given that a T-9 and a 239 cost about the same or just checking Bud's the T-9 was cheaper and the mags cost about the same. Now the Kahr MSRP's do seem to be a little high, but real prices seem about the same.

Sig P239 9mm, 8rnd, Blue, Night Sights
Model: 2399BSS $706.82 (http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_28/products_id/29285)

Kahr Arms T-9 9mm Tactical Novak Sights
Model: KT9093ANOVA $698.98 (http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/51/products_id/27751)
To bad they won't ship to NY

Heck the TP-9 is in the Glock Price range:
Kahr Arms TP-9 9mm 4" Stainless Polymer
Model: TP9093 $534.62 (http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/51/products_id/13192)

November 15, 2007, 04:02 PM
Good to know. I'll keep it in mind next time I suffer the itch.

Funny comment and a preety common one too.

I guess I usually buy used, and didn't know how rough new sig prices are.

November 21, 2007, 12:29 PM
Ok I did it.;)

Kahr T-9 w/shipping inroute $575 new. One of the last of the old slide models I believe.
Mitch Rosen American Rear Guard holster and matching mag pouch, 10 weeks out.
and a Blade-Tech for my IPSC production rig.
Will send out for the Novak bar-dot Trinium sights, closest I can get to my old Heinies on my P-9. This also tipped the balance against getting a newer model with the 3 dot night sights.

aaannnndddd, I managed to snag a PM-9 in the deal:o Now I will get to play in the my PM-9 won't shoot/shoots perfectly every time battles. Wasn't realy looking for one, but the deal was to good to pass on.:o

Oh yeah, I checked out the 9mm P-239 again. Nice pistol, but I remembered the reasons I chose the P-9 over it going on 8 years ago. FYI it is $400 tax and/or shipping from my dealer.

November 21, 2007, 12:51 PM
Well...all I can say is "You're going to love this gun!"


November 22, 2007, 10:05 AM
Check BUDS and the big three auctions.

A little off topic, but what are the 3? I know of Gunbroker and Gunsamerica, what is the third?


November 22, 2007, 02:47 PM
A little off topic, but what are the 3? I know of Gunbroker and Gunsamerica, what is the third?

Auction Arms:

Auction Arms website (http://www.auctionarms.com)

November 25, 2007, 02:04 PM
Hating the holidays.... Looks like Friday before I have these in hand.