Kahr CW40 opinions or better options?
I'm looking to pick up a good concealed carry 40 S&W semi. I love the dimensions and clean lines of the Kahr's, and the CW40 seems like a good "budget" version of their pistol line.
What are your opinions of the CW40 (or the P40)? Pluses? Minuses?
The only thing I don't like is that the CW40 is only 7 rounds...
What are some other comparable options in 40S&W that are good for concealed carry - looking for something trim. Not a fan of doublestack Glocks. Thanks!
Kahr probably makes the thinnest .40 caliber guns
It is hard to find a .40 caliber CCW gun as slim as the Kahrs you mentioned. The Sig P239 is a single stack and available in .40 caliber, but is fairly thick compared to the Kahrs, especially in the grip area because of thick grip panels. S&W recently made a scandium frame single stack .40 called the 4040PD, but it may be out of production now.
Originally Posted by vashooter
I think your best bet might be a 1911 in .40 caliber with a short barrel of 3 inches and slim grip panels. Kimber, Colt and STI have all made guns like this, and they typically have a slide width of 0.90 inches (same as the Kahrs) and a grip width of about 1.0 inches with the slim grip panels. The Colt Defender and the Kimber Ultra are both in this category and have been made in .40 caliber. These are typically more expensive than the Kahrs, however, and involve cocked and locked carry.