Kahr K40 and Glock 23 or 21

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    Kahr K40 and Glock 23 or 21

    Hey guys. This is my first post but I have been reading this site for a couple of months! I love the site and love the advice given on the site.

    I have had a few Kahrs (p380, MK9 and a K9) and loved to play at the range for the last year and a half. However, lately, I have gotten more serious about my guns. I just recently traded in the P380 for a Glock 19 G4. I love the 19. I think the Kahr and the Glock are similar and both are great guns! I love my K9 and will be getting my CHL in January. It will be my primary CCW and the G19 will go on my nightstand.

    However, I also own a business and wanted to keep a gun there as well. I have really been thinking about trading my mk9 (shor handle makes me less accurate) and moving up to the .40 for my office. I also want something with a higher capacity than just my K9. I shot the Glock G23 G4 and really liked it as well. not as accurate with it as the 19 but with practice, I could be. I was just trying to decide if I should get the 23 for the office and maybe get a Kahr K40 to rotate with my K9.

    The other option would be to forego the K40 and the G23 and get a G21. I have never shot the g21 but I hear good things about them. However, I know there is no chance of concealing that bad boy like I can my G 19 in the winter. I live in TX so not many cool days to conceal something too big.

    I would really love to hear your thoughts as I respect your experience over my own. Would love to hear from G21, g23 and k40 owners.

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    Why not just carry the 19 back and forth and use it for both the office and home? Or if that isn't an option, then get a 17 for the office. I have a 23 as a duty weapon and it is a fine weapon, but I love my 19. Practice will make you better with a .40, but you'll probably always shoot the 9mm faster w/ more accuracy.
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    NY27, thanks for the advice! I hadn't thought about the 17 but it is a good open with more rounds than the 23. I am extremely accurate with my K9 and my 19. do you carry your 19 off duty? Why do most police carry the .40? I always love to hear what police carry off duty.

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    I have and carry both the K40 and Glock 23. The Glock is my issued duty weapon and the K40 is my privately owned off-duty. The advice Y27 gave is good. Personally I alternate carry of the Glock and Kahr. While I shoot the Glock well, the Kahr fits my hand much better and is more comfortable IWB with the Crossbreed Supertuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil413tx View Post
    NY27, thanks for the advice! I hadn't thought about the 17 but it is a good open with more rounds than the 23. I am extremely accurate with my K9 and my 19. do you carry your 19 off duty? Why do most police carry the .40? I always love to hear what police carry off duty.
    I carry the 23 at work bc that is what my dept issues. Most LE agencies carry the .40 bc they think it is a good compromise between capacity and power. The problem is many Officers have problems shooting it accurately. I shoot my .40's very well and am 100% confident that I can get the job done with them. However, I shoot my 9mm's faster with accuracy. With modern ammo, 9mm is on par w/ .40 SW. Off-duty I usually carry my G26 or 19.
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    If you feel the Glock 21 would be too large, then consider the Glock 30 (either the standard or SF model). It is the same size as a Glock 19 (slightly thicker) but will accept the G21's magazines for a reload.

    One word of caution - you really need to shoot the .45 Glocks to appreciate them. At first, they feel thick in the hand, but when you shoot them, all I can say is - wow. Soft recoil, fast follow up shots, good capacity, reliable - what's not to like? I prefer the .45 to the .40, as the .40's recoil impulse seems to be sharper to me.
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