Rollo, I've read enough of your posts to know that reliability is a primary consideration. Thus, I would have to caution you about buying a CW without trying it first (unless you don't mind selling later if it doesn't work out).
I've tested Kahrs CW9, PM9 and K9 at the range when narrowing down my carry choice. The only one that has been flawless for me is the K9, which I've tried several times so far. But, it's probably heavier than your stated criteria. I remember having multiple issues with the CW9, including: My thumb kept hitting the mag release button by accident, the slide would either lock back prematurely or close on an empty chamber (it was a couple years ago so I'm not sure), my grip kept shifting after firing a few rounds (I think because of a small diameter.. even though my hands are on the smaller side). Anyway, that was just my experience. All those issues can be atttibuted to me, but it wasn't a good match. I'm in no way trying to bash Kahr firearms. Just pointing out that it would be best to try one first. Again, the K9 has been a solid performer for me.
Btw, I went from an M&P 9c to an LCR because my 9c had a FTE after about 1000 rounds. After I install an Apex Tactical Failure Resistant Extractor and RAM, I plan to start carrying the 9c again. The LCR conceals waaaay easier though!
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I owned one for about 6 months. It was a good, reliable gun, for me I had a problem getting my trigger finger pinched between the trigger and frame when the gun recoiled. Seemed like my trigger finger would consistently ride up and get caught between the trigger and trigger groove in frame to the point of getting a blood blister and bleeding after about 30 rounds.
I may have written about it on this forum and no one else had this problem. Finally sold it around the time LC9 was introduced, and I'm really happy with the LC9.
To your question: I would get the 9 mm because I suspect recoil in 40 might be stout.
I own a cw9 and cm9 . Helped a friend run rounds thru his cw40 and shot another guys cw45. If I changed from the cw9 it would be to the little wider cw45 as the 40 shoots well but is slower on double taps and with basic multi shot control.
not much physical difference between the CW9 and the CW40....just a few hundreds of inches difference in width. CW9 is very soft shooting, and the CW40 is pretty snappy. With the right
load, either will do well. I have the CW9, CM9, CW40, CM40 and CW45. Nice up close and personal self defense pistols....I think they are some of the sharpest looking little carry guns made.
I just got a cw40 , cleaned it and lubed it good and shot
100 rds without any issues.
love my daily carry CW9. Accurate, light, easy to carry and cheap ammo. I'm 212 lbs, wear at 8:30 IWB. Don't even know its there
I have a PM9 and it has been accurate a solid as a rock from day 1. I sold my jframe because I hated the recoil and I find the PM9 fine. Friends have remarked about how accurate it is for a small gun.
My EDC carry guns are .40s so I like the cartridge. I shot a friends PM40 and to be truthful I would never own it. A huge difference between the 9 and .40 for me.
Aren't you the same guy who is posting all kinds of gun grabber statements?
It appears to be the case viewing you similar posts and writing.
Yeah, saying a 7 round mag is cool and can be done because "you" say its for the good of the people.
That and the fact that "you" don't think anyone should be allowed to own an AK/AR because it will cut done on mass shootings if no one can own one.
Yeah.... Yeah, that's you. Posting on The High Road with just a little change to your screen name.
I have my eye on you "Timmy". I have my eye on you ......
Oh, and I still think making blanket statements about people you don't know is foolish.
I, and many others, have plenty of time shooting the .40. I shoot the .40 frequently in competitions because of power factor and the associated scoring. However, I find that MOST people usually end up having better times when they shoot a 9mm. MOST are affected by the recoil of a .40 even if they do not recognize it. It's only when you get a shot timer and shoot similarly specced pistols in both 9mm and .40S&W side by side that you see the difference.
MOST people just shoot faster and better with a 9mm. YOUR mileage may vary.
Oh and if there really is someone you think is me then post some links.