My wife considered a few different guns for her first CCW. She finally decided on the Kahr in 9mm. She really liked the way it balanced in her hand. I personally was never a fan of Kahr's but have to admit that the CW9 is growing in my favor.
She is fairly new to shooting. She has only shot my .45, S&W 686 and Beretta PX4 .40... just a few times. As new to guns, she was timid at first but slowly getting used to shooting.
She took the Kahr to the range the other day and shot 100 rounds. Had no problems at all. The first 50 rounds she shot slow and deliberate. From 5-10 yards she had very tight groups, with the occassional wide shot. The next 50 she was geting comfortable and started double taps and some rapid fire. She even tried one handed.
She's better than me! And I have been shooting for about 8 years. Although a little higher than where she was aiming, her groups were tight. That gun is something. The only trouble she was having was seeing the sights clearly (her eyes are changing with her age). But even so, she was extremely accurate. Although the gun is very good, I think she has shooting talent because she shot well with my .45 the very first time.
The gun has a narrow grip, which she prefers, and is very light and very easy to conceal.
The only negative would be the takedown. According to the manual, you have to press a screwdriver (or something) against the slide lock pin to remove it for the takedown. The 1911's you can just press it out. But believe me, you DO have to use something to push that pin through. This is awkward when trying to line up the notches for taking the slide off.
I tried the gun in one of my OWB holsters, which it fit pretty good. The gun is so light, I couldn't even tell it was there. She will be carrying IWB and sometimes in a pocket book. This was another reason for the Kahr over a 1911, since we were concerned about the 1911 hammer and/or beavertail getting snagged on something.
Other than the takedown issue, which I would not deter anyone from buying the Kahr, I would highly recommend this gun, especially for a first time CCW.