Can anyone comment on cw40.

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    Can anyone comment on cw40.

    I like my PM9 a lot, but, if I can move to a 40, mo betta. But I don't know if the polygonal rifling makes much diff between the PM and CW as far as accuracy, and of the recoil please. I just bought a Taurus 740 Slim that kicks pretty good. If you can compare the CW40 recoil to other guns we may have one in common that I can equate to. Thanks!

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    I have the CW40, recoil is just a bit snappier than a 9MM but still quite manageable the only 9MMs I have are a Ruger P89 and a Star Firestar M43. I don’t have anything with polygonal rifling to compare it to but it is very accurate.
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    I have a CW40 and PM9 and recoil is somewhat sharp but very manageable and not unpleasant in both these handguns. But recoil sensitivity is a personal thing and what’s fine for me may not be for you. The CW40 is a little larger of course of these two. I cannot tell any real perceivable difference in accuracy between the polygonal rifling in the PM and the conventional rifling in the CW series guns. Both have good accuracy for small defensive handguns and I can generally hit what I am shooting at which is what counts. I also have several other handguns with polygonal rifling and many more with conventional rifling and if there is a real accuracy difference its so small I can't see it.



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    Mine kept having failure to feed issues.So after 500 rounds of "break in" I sold it for a $150 loss.

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    The only thing I can offer is that I think the 9mm Kahr's are a lot better bet.
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    I have carried a CW40 for 3 years now. Never had a problem with it going bang, accuracy is as good as any other small carry weapon.

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    I had a CW 40 last year. Really liked the size, weight, trigger and accuracy. Recoil was no problem for me, even with a touch of arthritis in my wrist.

    No the bad news, it was unreliable, horribly unreliable. Two trips back to the factory to try to fix what would have been a great carry gun.

    Even after the trips to the factory and 500 "break in" rounds I could not count on emptying a magazine without a failure to feed. It went down the road with full disclosure to the buyer. I liked the overall package enough that I now carry a K40 that's 100% reliable.

    It's my understanding that the CW9 is more reliable than the CW40.

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    thanks!

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    I've shot it and hate it. The recoil reminded me of the Kel-tec p11. Just dreadful.
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    Sold a PF9 for a CW40. Mine worked without issue.
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    No experience with the CW40, but my wife has the CW9 and I have the CW45. Both are quality built and reliable. While I am a fan of .40 cal I no longer shoot it, due to a past wrist injury. My wrist will no longer hold up to prolonged shooting of the .40 due to the snap back recoil. I would imagine in a small gun the size of the CW40 it will be quite pronounced.
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