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New Kahr CW 40 is shooting 6 to 12 inches low and about 6 inches left. Do you think I am causing this due to my trigger pull?
low and left is usually operator error. Usually preovercompensation for recoil and trigger like Sixto said.
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Time for dry fire with snap caps & a dime on the front sight.
The CW series are great guns for IWB carry. I use a cheap nylon holster/pouch with a metal clip for IWB and a loose T-shirt no problem.
Just to add to what everyone else said......I think it's probably just you getting used to the DA trigger.....when I first bought my SIG P239 I had a hard time getting the first DA shot to hit where I aimed....always low and left.
Like you said just add more range time......you'll get it. Besides there arent many better ways to spend an afternoon.
You're lucky, because the Kahr has a nice flat slide that will fit a dime or penny perfect. Stick one on there just behind the front sight and do a lot of dry firing. Once you can keep that coin there for 50-75 trigger pulls, go back to the range and shoot it again.
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Anticipating can cause us to "push" the shot at the point we expect the trigger to break.
The Kahr trigger is (IMHO) the smoothest DAO out there and they aren't near as long as many think. They're safe but smooth, however, it can take a bit to get used to. The polymer frames have a bit of a snap even in 9mm that can cause some bad shooting form. What these guys are saying is right on as far as practicing with the dime. I really had this problem with a J frame until I really practiced my trigger finger placement and pull.
By the way, where is your index pad position? On a revolver it helps to have the finger with the first joint on the trigger but on the wider Kahr trigger the index pad square on the trigger is usually best.
Try it from a rest and if after all this it's consistenly shooting nice groupings low and left then it might possibly be the sights but that would be quite unusual for the Kahrs.
I did that with my XD45. It was all me. Snap caps are your best friend.
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My CW9 was shooting about the same as yours, even off a rest. I called Kahr to ask about a taller front sight and they had me send it back to them, they replaced the barrel and had it back to me in about 10 days. It shoots a lot closer to point of aim now, although it's still a little low.
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Here's an interesting chart describing shot placement caused by various grip errors:
I had the same problem with my USP compact because I was squeezing the gun as I pulled the trigger.