Some encyclopedias are wrong...Ive been researching conceal carry guns for a while now and have bought a couple so far. I looked into Kahrs and KelTecs. I feel the KelTecs are higher quality more reliable pistols but I hate thier triggers, a DOA trigger is suppose to be long and heavy but the Keltecs trigger is just way way way to long in mine and many others opinions.
I like the Kahrs trigger and the over all feel of the gun, it feels like a decent gun. I was damn near serious about buying one until I was at a gunshow with my father and asked him his opinoin on the Kahr PM9. He picked it up, looked it over for a while, working the action and dry-fired it. He finally said its junk and dont mess with it.
He's been colecting and shooting guns for about 40 years, and owns more guns than I can count. mostly auto pistols. He is a walking encyclopedia of automatic guns covering guns made from WW1 to present day. I didnt question his opinion, hes never steered me wrong before in a gun purchase, I saw no reason to argue with him as much as I wanted to like the gun.
I ended up going with a S&W Jframe 638 and a Sig P239. Im now looking into an HK USPcompact.