Kahr K9 / MK9 for CCW

Kahr K9 / MK9 for CCW

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    Kahr K9 / MK9 for CCW

    Hi all, first post here.

    I'm seriously considering either a Kahr K9 or MK9 for my carry weapon. I am a little concerned that there is no manual safety on it. It seems incredibly dangerous to me to have a gun with no safety, especially when carrying it IWB. However, a lot of people do it. Is there something that I'm missing that should make me less concerned?


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    Kahr K9 / MK9 for CCW

    The long kahr trigger is the safety. Just like a revolver

    They are awesome guns...I carry a pm9 daily


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    I love my MK9. I carry it all the time.

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    I'm a Glock lover, but that MK9 sure is a fine looking pistola.
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    It's absolutely and completely safe. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire, safety or not.

    The kahr in particular has a long double action pull. It's a very safe gun. I'm a big Kahr fan. Become comfortable with it. It's a great pistol.

    If you are new to carrying, it may feel weird to you. Rest assured, the vast majority of us do not have manual safeties. You're in good, safe company.

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    Kahr MK9

    The Kahr MK9 is a great little gun which disappears in appendix carry. The long 7 pound trigger makes up for the lack of a manual safety.



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    Kahr's most definitely have a safety. It's called your finger. Keep it off the trigger and it wont fire. I used to think a lot like you. I would not consider carrying a pistol that didn't have a manual safety. Now I am the complete opposite. I won't consider a hand gun for defensive purposes that has any kind of external safety on it.
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    Is there something that I'm missing that should make me less concerned?
    If you absolutely have to have a safety, as some states require, then Kahr offers the P9 with external safety. The K9 does not come with this feature.
    Kahr P9 w/ Night Sights, External Safety & LCI - Style # KP9193N, Kahr Arms Pistols

    Otherwise, the guns are as safe as most any other modern carry gun. Most rely on folks keeping their finger off the trigger. Kahr goes the extra step and makes the trigger pull longer and in some cases heavier than other popular manufacturers.

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    ripley is right -- Kahr makes a few pistols with a thumb safety. PM9 for sure which is exactly like an MK9 only in polymer. Have one, love it, and have 3 others. None with safeties, though. Love the looks and feel of the MK, but a bit heavy for my carry needs. All Kahrs are designed as single stack carry weapons, the PM9 is the best of the bunch for me.

    About all their triggers -- long, but very smooth and you'll never, I mean never, read about an accidental discharge with any Kahr pistol. The design is very close to perfect. Sorry, Glocksters, but you'll read plenty of unfortunate stories about Glock ADs. I carry a G36 from time to time, but to me, Kahrs are safer IWB.

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    I carry a Kahr P9 on a daily basis, The way the Kahr functions is exactly why I chose it as a conceal carry firearm, It is not going to go off unless you pull the trigger, It has a very long, but smooth double action trigger. Buy one and you wont regret it.

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    From Kahrs site.. for the MK9. I believe most of their pistols are this way.

    Trigger cocking DAO; lock breech; "Browning - type" recoil lug; passive striker block; no magazine disconnect

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I really like the MK9, but the weight may bother me. I haven't found one locally to play with yet. I'm also considering the Sig P938.

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    the kahr is a fine gun. keep fringer off trigger and the gun is safe. the fact is, keep fringer off trigger is what makes any gun safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eipo View Post
    From Kahrs site.. for the MK9. I believe most of their pistols are this way.
    If your concerned about the weight then check out the PM/9 or CM9. They weight a bit less.
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    I'm on my fifth Kahr, a CM9. A yr or so ago I traded a pm9 for an mk9. Both are fantastic weapons, but the weight of the mk9 was very noticeable. At the time I hadn't tried AIWB carry. I carry a CZ that way now, so the mk9 would be no problem. IMO, that's the ideal carry method for a heavy gun.

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