Considering a Kahr CW9, any experienced users?

Considering a Kahr CW9, any experienced users?

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    Considering a Kahr CW9, any experienced users?

    I am considering purchasing a new Kahr CW9. Price is 430. Wondering if any of you have owned one and how you like it.


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    Tho I dont own a cw9 I do own both a p9 and pm9 Love em both , I would not hesitate to buy a cw 9 myself since i feel that mim technology and understanding has come a long way from when mim was introduced. The only downside to the cw series i can see is the lack of dovetailed sights if you would eaver want to change sights . There are a fiew here who do own the cw and i am shure some of them will chime inn.
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    I own a CW9. Don't have any complaints about. It has been very reliable out of the box. Great BUG to have.

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    Thanks for the input. My G19 and G17 don't have dovetailed sights, so I never thought about that. I am mainly looking for a light-weight, reliable gun to carry while walking the dogs, etc... Dealer has a G26 I like, but I have "paws" instead of hands and the CW9 seems to fit me better.

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    I had one and liked it very much.But I traded it for a Colt revolver that I wanted more.
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    I have had extensive experiance with the Kahr line up... great guns. The P9 and Pm9 have passed very picky tastes, and the pm is my regular carry gun. Make sure you follow the break in period before carry, this is very important. Feel free to ask me any question you have about the Kahr, I've had 'em all back when Kahr had a LEO try out program.

    BTW, your glocks rear sight is a dovetail, and very easy to upgrade both front and rear sights.

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    I feel that i should point out that the glock front sight tho not dovetail is basicly designed to be replaced , the kahr cw series is a " staked in plastic " that is not designed for it , a gunsmith could make it work easily , or you if you have the tools , and the tinker with it mindset , but i have not seen a selection of matched sights for the cw series at this point ( not saying no one makes em , just that i have not noitced em ) . So you cant compair staked in 1911 sights , glock sights , ect .. with cw sights , it can be done , but not easily imho . It prob isnt imporntant since most folks never need to change sights , but it is something to think about when you buy .
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    CW9

    Have the Kahr CW9 and love it. It has become my daily carry gun. I use Corbon DPX +P 115 grain rounds. Pocket carry in the summer and IWB in the winter.

    I have about 550 rounds through it with NO problems at all. Most of the rounds were Winchester white box target stuff. Feeds flawless. Shoots to point of aim and is very accurate.

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    I bought a CW9 for $450 plus fees tax etc a week ago. Now have 500 rounds through it and I think it's doing great now that I'm following the instructions (lock the slide back, insert mag, use slide release to chamber 1st round - not a single FTF with any of the ammo I've tried so far, Winchester FMJ and JHPs, and GoldDot HPs.) Good size for pocket carry in a pocket holster with more pep than my 380 Bersa.

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    Thumbs up

    Thanks to everyone for the input.

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    kahr makes a good gun....,,,, but as with any gun you must take it to the range,,, shoot it to make sure it will work as a carry gun. any brand /make of gun can have a "bad gun", so take it to the range,,, shoot it!!!!!

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    I recently got a CW9 and so far love it. I took it to the range and put 200 rounds of WWB through it (break in requirement per the manual is 200 rounds) along with 50 rounds of 124gr +P Gold Dots and did not have a single malfunction of any kind. I also found it to be very accurate for a pistol of its size - less than 2" groups at 10 yds the first trip to the range.

    I have not had good experiences with smaller pistols in the past as I have larger hands. I have previously owned Glock 26/27, Kel-Tec P11, Taurus PT-111 and did not find any of them very comfortable to shoot, but I was very comfortable with the CW9. I'm not sure what exactly the difference in feel was, but I'm pleased with it. I've finally found a smaller, quality, reliable pistol for CCW that I feel comfortable shooting, which in turn makes me comfortable carrying it. I have found myself actually choosing it over guns that I have carried for a long time - good thing that guns don't get jealous when they don't get as much attention as they used to because of a new gun in your life.

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    Thanks Also

    I was in my local shop last night and they had a CW40 I believe... I was impressed. It feels lighter than my XD40sc, being that its a little slimmer, I feel that I can grip it a little better as well. I was going to see if anyone had any feedback on the Kahr line. I'm glad someone beat me to it.

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    if you are impressed with the cw series, look at the p and mk series....

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    I've not been a big fan of smaller auto pistols as they never "fit" my hand well and I couldn't seem to get used to the looong DA triggers. I was able to try exsquidgators' CW9 at the range a little bit ago though and was impressed. It fit my hand reasonably well for a pocketable gun and the trigger and action were pretty good. I wouldn't trade my 1911 in on one but I wouldn't rule out one in the far future either! I was favorably impressed!
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