Kahr CW40 Question

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    Kahr CW40 Question

    I have the chance to get a new Kahr CW40 for a really good price. Though I hear mixed reviews on this firearm. I would like to hear reviews (both good and bad) from any owners or people who have shot them. Is this a situation where there were issues and they fixed them or is this just a bad line. I am always in the market for new firearms, though I do not know if I should pass on this. Thanks for your help.

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    I'm not crazy about the 40 Kahrs, they have had some issues. Thats a lot of power for such a light frame, however, I have played with both the CW and P40, they do shoot really well.
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    They are snappy, and breaking them in can be painful.

    Other than that, yea I think it is a fine weapon. I have one, and have not yet decided to sell it.
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    Do you know of any function issues with them?

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    There was the typical FTF and FTE when they first released the 40's, but that has since been fixed, and a lot of it was due to shooters not knowing how to handle a small, light weight pocket rocket.

    I wouldn't concern myself to much with that though, especially if the price is right. They carry great and shoot surprisingly well.
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    I own a CW40 and as others have said the recoil is somewhat snappy. When firing be sure to maintain a firm grip as it will FTF/FTE due to limp wristing. Of weapons I have tried it does have the best trigger for a DAO.

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    I have a CW40 and it has been flawless with several 100 rounds down range. Everybody I know or know of who has one is happy with them. I personally have no problems with recoil with this pistol and the pistol is easily controlable IMO. I guess if you are a sensitive type of guy, recoil may be an issue, but if you shoot a lot of guns with calibers that start with a "4", its no issue at all. Of course there is always the "europellets" .32acp, .380 and 9mm for the sensitive types . I have owned and shot just about everything out there over the last 30 years and Kahr's are just outstanding handguns IMO.
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    Well, after all the positive I have bought the CW40 and now on to the holster makers.

    Thanks everyone for your help!

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