I think I may have fallen in love with a new CCW

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    Thumbs up I think I may have fallen in love with a new CCW



    As much as I love my XD, I definitely have reservations about switching over to IWB carry. I'm already a stout guy, I don't need to be emphasizing how misfitting my wardrobe is. I was looking around for a relatively compact, single stack 9, and specifically had wanted to fondle a Kel-Tec PF9 for quite some time now. I happened to get off of work early today, and decided to swing by the hardware store. As I'm peering down into the case, I saw something hiding amongst the Glocks, XDs, and Hi-Points. I asked one of the counter guys to fetch the Kahr P9 for me, but he informed me they didn't have any - I was looking at a CW9. Once I had it in my hand, I absolutely knew it had all the attributes I was looking for - slim, pointed well, stainless/polymer, great trigger, and most importantly, my ham fists got all of my fingers onto the grip.

    I started talking it over with the counter guy, and it turns out he had an original all-steel Kahr and loved it. He helped me understand the differences between the P9 and CW9 - namely, a conventional barrel, less slide detail, and a MIM slide stop vs the P9's octagonal barrel, roll stamped slide and machined slide stop. The biggest difference to me was the huge price break - CW9's can be had for well under $400 online, and P9s run well over $600. The CW9 has polymer sights, but that doesn't really concern me too much. When I mentioned I was looking originally for a PF9, he started digging through the safe. Lo and behold, I was soon holding in my hand the finest bit of hard chromed steel and polymer I've ever seen made by Kel-Tec. It's like a P3AT on steroids - roughly the same trigger, but MUCH improved fit and finish - this was actually attractive! It had the same capacity as the CW9, but was a teensy bit smaller... but ultimately, it was the trigger that won me over. I'll probably wind up picking up a CW9 by my birthday (Oct. 24). Now, I just need to decide how I want to carry it to pick out a bit of cowhide. I'm thinking UBG Striker.

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    I now pronounce you.... Man... and Gun....


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    You may.... shoot the bride...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flmitchell View Post
    I now pronounce you.... Man... and Gun....


    http://www.brigadegunleather.com/m-11.html

    You may.... shoot the bride...?
    Woah there, minister! I think my wife may have an objection to such a union... I think this is more of a platonic love, much the way a man loves his dog.

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    congrats ! I felt like that with my tp45.
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    good bye

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    She still doesn't know about the last gun I bought... I really should run this one by her.

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    If you get the CW9 you might want to consider the Fist IWB #20. Very comfortable, easy draw and reholster. Not very expensive and about 8 weeks on the delivery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chooie View Post
    She still doesn't know about the last gun I bought... I really should run this one by her.
    Rule of thumb is only tell every 10th purchase. Rules are rules..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mocarryguy View Post
    Rule of thumb is only tell every 10th purchase. Rules are rules..
    This is my new rule. Thanks Mo
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    Kahr makes good guns, I hope you enjoy it!

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    I now pronounce you.... Man... and Gun....


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    You may.... shoot the bride...?

    HAHAHHAHAHHAHHAaH Now thats My kinda Priest

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY27 View Post
    If you get the CW9 you might want to consider the Fist IWB #20. Very comfortable, easy draw and reholster. Not very expensive and about 8 weeks on the delivery.

    Careful with the medium brown colour-my holster decided to transfer some of the dye to my shirt and undies

    Good thing I don't wear it SOB style...

    Bought a hybrid #20 off the 'bay and the fit is totally lousy-for kydex the draw binds in multiple places
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtDawg View Post
    Careful with the medium brown colour-my holster decided to transfer some of the dye to my shirt and undies

    Good thing I don't wear it SOB style...

    Bought a hybrid #20 off the 'bay and the fit is totally lousy-for kydex the draw binds in multiple places
    I am not the greatest at taking photos...the holster is actually black leather. Knock on wood, I have not had any problems with the dye bleeding onto my clothing.

    After it was broken in, he draw and reholster are very smooth. I am very pleased with the comfort and performance of this holster. Maybe you should try an all leather instead of a hybrid.
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    I just ordered a CW9 from BudsGunshop.Com. I had an opportunity to examine one at a local pistol range. Very, very nice feel in the hand. I am looking forward to trying it out when it comes in.

    I usually try to support my local store, but their price was $519! (full retail is $533). They guy hinted that they "might take $475", but this was still $116 more than Bud's ($359). The shipping vs. sales tax was a wash. I couldn't bring myself to pay almost 33% more for the same gun. I'll let the gunshop sell to doctors and lawyers and I'll buy online

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