Kahr CW9: grip a little rough

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    Kahr CW9: grip a little rough

    A few months ago, before we got married, my now-wife and I went shooting on a couple of our dates, looking for a gun for her. She ended up liking the Kahr CW9, so we got one for her. The most she ever shot through it up till then was 60-60 rounds at a time, so nothing too heavy. When she went for her required class to get the license to carry here in OK, they shot about 200 rounds. She started noticing that day that after extended shooting, the back of the grip started to get pretty uncomfortable for her. Her instructor and myself both separately gave her pointers for the way she grips it, both of us saying the same thing and she's got the grip down fine. When we shoot much more than 50 rounds though, the stippling starts to bother her.

    Right now she's taking some of that stretchy, self-adhering medical wrap stuff (in pink of course) and giving her hand a couple wraps while shooting. Obviously for a defensive shooting this wouldn't matter, as she's not going to drop 100 rounds. Anyone else notice the same thing about the CW9? Any pointers on easing the discomfort of it? The stippling on the front doesn't seem to be a problem, just the back, towards the top.
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    I have not shot a CW9 enough yet but I plan on doing so. That said, I have the same issue shooting the LC9 which is about the same size single stack 9.
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    It's not the size that's the problem, it's the stippling on the back of the grip.
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    Gotcha. I wonder if limbsaver makes one of those slip on grips for it?
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    Hogue makes a grip sleeve, the Handall Jr., that fits the Kahrs. I also use a Pachmayr grip sleeve. Either of these or some of the other brands offered will solve the problem and most likely improve the grip. I'm a fan of the finger bump on the Hogue or the Pachmayr.

    Here's a pic of one, the Hogue I think, on a TP9...
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    Yes, the grip is rough.

    Kahr sells the A-Grip, which is an adhesive-backed covering you have to wrap around. It's very good, but don't get ANY oil on it because the oil turns the adhesive into sludge.

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    Thanks for the input, we were almost to the point of (VERY CAREFULLY) taking a little sandpaper to the stippling, but obviously that can't be undone. The Handall Jr. seems like a pretty cheap, easy solution, we'll give that one a look see.
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    After reading this thread on Kahrtalk, I think I will order a qwikgrip for my CM9.

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    Seems to be more tailored for the gun, but at the same time I like the little nub on the front of the Hogue one. I guess I should ask the wife on this one though...
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    I have a qwik grip #2 on my P9, great fit. Makes a big difference in comfort.

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    I've installed the Hogue Handall Jr. on both my wifes CW9 and my CW45. Makes a world of difference.
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    I installed an "inner tube special" grip on my Pm9. Looks and feels great.
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    haven't noticed that with my cw9,but would recommend getting a Hogue or Pachmayr slip on grip to resolve the problem..

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    I too have used the innertube. It works quite well. Mine was on a Glock 36, but I was having the same issue.

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    I ordered the hogue jr. grip sleeve. After firing 200rds on saturday my hand was abit rough. I still have a blister on my thumb knuckle closest to the web of hand. Of course the hogue grip wouldnt have helped that but the palm of my hand was still tender. I should have it tomorrow.
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