Hey guys which one

Hey guys which one

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    Hey guys which one

    hey guys tell me which one you would choose and why. I have a chance to get either a Kahr K40 covert or a Kahr MK9. They are within about 20 bucks of each other. If you dont mind give me your choice and why. Thanks joell33


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    personally, I prefer the 9mm---less recoil, one more round on board and cheaper ammo. My wife and I both own the Kahr CW-9 pistols and prefer them over the slightly smaller PM series because of a little longer grip. Good luck with your choice.

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    I like the MK9. Cheaper ammo and also an extra round. I hope this helps. God Bless :)

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    I love my .45's over my 9mm's, but I would prefer a 9mm over the .40.
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    I would choose the 9mm for Kahr guns.

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    I own a Mk. 9 Elite and find it an excellent gun. I have to confess I have no experience with the .40.
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    The MK9.

    But that is the one I own.

    Some folk find the .40 S&W a little harsh in a Kahr.

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    9 over .40, particularly in small guns, especially in Kahrs...

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    9mm over .40 better accuracy and capacity. but the .40 is more powerful for knockdown power.
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    I would personally take the steel MK over the polygun with the price not being a factor. Even though I own and occassionally carry some tupperware handguns, a CW9 being one, I would much prefer steel and the MK9 is at the top of my current wish list for IWB carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I love my .45's over my 9mm's, but I would prefer a 9mm over the .40.
    Not me tbh. After shooting the .40sw round for myself in a gun the same size as one I owned in 9mm I decided .40 was the better choice for a defensive pistol. Don't get me wrong, 9mm is great and I did and would carry one if that was all I was able to but I like the .40 better. I like the .45 better than .40 though. However, I find the .40 just as shootable as 9mm for me. Everyone has different feelings and preferences though.

    Anyway given the choice, I'd take nothing less than a caliber that starts with .4 whether it ends in a 0 or a 5. Given the fact that this is a very small auto I would go with the 9mm in a Kahr. Something in the size range of a Glock 26 or 27 or larger then I'd gravitate toward the .40 for a defensive round but 9mm is obviously cheaper if one were going to have only one pistol or ammo prices made an impact on their purchasing decision.

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    9mm over .40 better accuracy and capacity. but the .40 is more powerful for knockdown power.
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    My vote goes to the MK9; I have one and it is a great gun.
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    9mm over the .40 if you don't already own either.

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    In a very small handgun, I'd go 9mm. Weighing factors of size, recoil, and capacity in a small handgun I think it wins the overall mix.

    Move up to something the size of a Springfield XD sub compact or the baby glocks, and I'd go .40 cal. In the slightly larger size handgun, I don't find the recoil of the .40 to be noticeably more than the 9mm, more accurate than many of my same size 9mm, and my observed damage from informal tests inspires more confidence from the round for me than 9mm. I have no issue with 9mms, I own 3 of them and carry them frequently and only 1 .40.

    Most importantly, buy what you can and will shoot well and carry easily. Practice and become proficient with it. If a given weapon meets your needs and you can use it well, then you're well prepared...regardless of caliber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    In a very small handgun, I'd go 9mm. Weighing factors of size, recoil, and capacity in a small handgun I think it wins the overall mix.

    Move up to something the size of a Springfield XD sub compact or the baby glocks, and I'd go .40 cal. In the slightly larger size handgun, I don't find the recoil of the .40 to be noticeably more than the 9mm, more accurate than many of my same size 9mm, and my observed damage from informal tests inspires more confidence from the round for me than 9mm. I have no issue with 9mms, I own 3 of them and carry them frequently and only 1 .40.

    Most importantly, buy what you can and will shoot well and carry easily. Practice and become proficient with it. If a given weapon meets your needs and you can use it well, then you're well prepared...regardless of caliber.
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