GBK's on a roll!
That must be some new sofa Mrs. GBK is getting!
This is a discussion on Had to bring it home early... within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Last week I started a thread about my new Kahr K9 and before it was all over I ended up finding another all steel Kahr ...
Last week I started a thread about my new Kahr K9 and before it was all over I ended up finding another all steel Kahr at one of my LGS's. This one was a "E9" which I mistakenly identified as an "Elite 9" (with a little help from the not to knowledgeable sales guy). I cant be sure if it was intentional, or an honest mistake on his part, but either way it's my job to know what I'm buying when I make the deal...
Anyway, after a couple of helpful post from a very knowledgeable DC member I decided to go ahead and pick up my prize and see what the damage was. First let me say that everything I read regarding the E9 that was posted was correct and when I confronted the sales guy, all he could say was "huh, really, well it's still a nice gun"...
Once I got it home I cleaned and oiled it up good for it's maiden trip to the range today. While I was there I asked the owner of the range I frequent if he wouldn't mind taking a look at it and let me know his thoughts... He looked it over pretty good and commented on all the custom touches that were added and that they looked professionally applied. I mentioned that the young lady that had owned the gun said all the custom work was done by Kahr. He told me that, because the work was done by the factory the pistol can actually be considered a K9 in a E9 shell. Below is a couple pics of the new/used E9. Excuse the crappy Iphone pics, I cant find my digital camera.
Here's how the pistol was purchased minus the 8 round mag. Total OTD was $550.
This one kinda shows off some of the polish work...
In this one it's kinda hard to tell, but the small copy on the frame has a infill of blue on black... Again had to see, but it looks cool IMO. Has it on both sides where copy is present. Oh and the light melt job feels a lot better than the CW9 model I have..
Here's one with its brother....
Anyway, the gentleman that owns the gun range where I shoot said due to the level of custom work and the overall condition, I did very well for $550. Either way, I ran two hundred rounds through it today and it too ran perfectly.. So pleased with these all steel Kahrs that as I was leaving I ordered a MK9 from him and it should be in within the next week or two... No joke. All I can say is, I'm sold on the all steel Kahrs, best shooting small nines I have ever shot. The only thing close to it is my M&P9c which is now my nightstand pistol. All I would say to anyone not to fond of the Kahr pistol; don't knock it until you try on... The steel one that is..
GBK's on a roll!
That must be some new sofa Mrs. GBK is getting!
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LOL! It wasn't so much the Sofa, but the new kitty... Main coons are expensive little guys.
November and December are months where I usually have a few extra dollars... I get a pretty good year end bonus at my office every year, plus it's my birthday next week.
That's super sweet. I bet the all steel models feel great in hand. I'm anxious to see your MK9.
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Wow, you are on a tear!...three Kahrs in a row I'm toting a K40. You might want to check out a CZ-75 Compact - bet you can't resist one in satin nickel.
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you're killing me....no really, you are. I want a K9 elite very badly......but was just informed by my college age daughter that she only wants a freaking iPad II for Christmas. Am afraid to price them.
....another lump of coal for me this Christmas.....and my K9 Elite dream just went up in smoke. Any stores out there have like a 24 month lay away program???
Congratulations on a couple of sweet carry guns GBK......you really suck tonight...but in a good way, my friend, in a good way.
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OOOooo...all steel perks up my ears! Perhaps I should get all modernized and go for something like that.
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I absolutely know what you mean about the "K9 Elite". That has got to be one awesome pistol, no two ways about it. here's to hoping you can score one as soon as you can. Once I get the MK9, that'll probably be my last gun purchase for several months except for the long gun I plan on picking up sometime next month...I need a good medium to large game hunting rifle to go along with my other two. I'm thinking the MK9 will be the perfect carry companion to my S&W638. The one I ordered doesn't have night sights, but I can have some put on later. Really looking forward to getting my hands on that one.
Anyway, thanks again!
Congrats on the new gun and the Maine Coon.
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Congrats on that nice pistol. I have an MK-9 ELITE,and it's best shooting little pistol in it's class. Extremely accurate and reliable. I love mine. You will love your too!
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A Kahr for a cat ... sounds like you got the best of the deal. Real metal handguns just what the Dr ordered you lucky dog!!
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Man, You got one sweet deal! I had a Mk9 for about a year never jammed accurate but the darn little thing was just to darn small just couldent get it out of the holster with out clawing up my "love handles".
So I traded it for a K9 & just love it! Mostly I carry some kind of steel framed 1911 so to me the little all steel Kahr feels like I'm carrying nothing!
Recently I was trying on new jeans & was carrying my K9 in a IWB I always try on new jeans with a IWB carry gun.
I bought a couple a pairs of jeans was leaving the store when to my horror I realized i had left my Kahr in the fitting room!
Holy crap! Panic! How could I have done that? I know better! What if some kid finds it?
For a second & a half these thoughts raced through my mind. Then my right hand gently brushed accross my hip & I could feel the little all steel K9 Kahr holstered & riding almost weightless on my hip!
For me the Kahr K 9 is about a perfect carry gun that I found, perfect grip frame, thin as my 1911's accurate, can kind find ammo for it everywhere ( lot wally world range ammo cheap) and lets not forget lightweight & very easy to conceal with a OWB holster as well.
Still mostly carry a 1911 but my K9 is my second choice & is trying to make its way to No. 1!
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