Last new gun for a while

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    Last new gun for a while

    Only going to be the last one because I won't be co-oping till then - and summer co-op money is being set aside for moving.



    It's a Kahr CW40. It's a mix between a 1911, a slicked-up S&W revolver, and a Glock. It holds 6 rounds in a flush fit magazine, giving it a total capacity of 7 .40 S&W cartridges.

    It's incredibly thin - makes my 1911's look fat honestly. The grip is just long enough for me to get a full firing grip with all fingers on the gun. The barrel is 3.5" long (same as my Colt) but the overall length is shorter.

    It feels a lot like firing a S&W revolver that's had an action job. The trigger pulls smooth as hell straight back without any stacking, can't tell when the trigger's going to break :)

    It has the grip angle of a Browning Hi Power/1911, so it naturally points where I want it to. I've been using 1911's and a Hi Power for about a year now, so pretty much all of my draw practice and shooting is based around those ergonomics. It's great for me since I don't have to 're train' myself when I switched over from a .45 to this. If I had been running glocks for that long, I'd definitely have to retrain myself. Most people think "glock" when they think of a low bore height (has to do with how much the gun rotates up in your hand). The Kahrs are even less - they offset the feed ramp to one side, and the trigger mechanism to the other to pull the slide and barrel down. Not to mention it's incredibly thin.

    The take down is similar to a Glock, mixed with a 1911. Lock the slide back, clear the gun, and line up the half-moon notch (or the marks on the left front on the slide if you want to follow Kahr's directions), and pull out the slide stop. Pull the slide rearward again while putting downward pressure on the barrel hood to verify the gun is clear, then pull the trigger while pulling the slide forward off of the frame. Standard Glock/Sig/etc. take down of the slide from there.

    Reassembly is in reverse, however be careful not to let the slide stop go on top of the small spring that sits under the slide stop. You'll bend it and will have to replace it for the gun to be functional again.

    The only real oddity for me about this gun is that it will always jam if you 'slingshot' the slide to load a new magazine. It will not do this if you use the slide stop. This is also mentioned in the owner's manual. That's an oddity I think I can easily live with though.

    They make these guns in 1 size smaller, and 1 size bigger, and mount the 4" slide to this midsize frame. They're also available with steel frames, in 9x19mm, .40SW, and .45ACP. They make a very small .380 option, but good luck finding ammo for it right now.
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    that's a nice piece. How does it shoot?
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    Nice gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HavOkSIS View Post
    that's a nice piece. How does it shoot?
    After my 1911 finger got used to the Kahr trigger, pretty good. Once I stopped shooting it like a DA revolver (staging the trigger) and pulled in one smooth motion groups really tightened up.

    I'm nowhere near as good with it as my Para or Colt, but I also only have 150 rounds down the tube with the Kahr compared to thousands with the 1911's.
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    Nice gun, but your statement about last gun for a while...
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    Nice gun, and don't say last one, because you know a good deal will come along that you just can't pass up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Nice gun, but your statement about last gun for a while...
    Since my income has been cut to about 1/10th of what it previously was per month until the summer months, and the need to move out of the current residence is huge compared to another gun, I'm pretty sure this'll be the last gun purchase until I'm moved and settled in during fall/winter of this year. 6 handguns (one a .22), an ar (w/ a .22 conversion), and my range membership will let me send away lead at the price of 3 cents a round and 40 minutes of driving time. I can swing that.

    If it wasn't for the money situation, paying off debts, and moving, I would absolutely have to agree with you
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    My EDC is a P9. I think it is hard to beat, 7 +1 for me 9mm and like you stated very thin and easy to carry.

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    Congrats on your last "new" gun for awhile. There sure are some nice "used " ones out there!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhh3rd View Post
    Congrats on your last "new" gun for awhile. There sure are some nice "used " ones out there!!!!!!
    Guess I should have specified - "new to me."
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    Last new gun for a while my foot. Every time I order a gun, and am waiting for its arrival, I am already thinking about the next one.
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    congrats on the kahr got to love them
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    Nice Kahr! I have been very happy with the PM9 I picked up. I'm sorry to hear the CW40 will be your last gun for a while. I hope things turn around for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drs1457 View Post
    Last new gun for a while my foot. Every time I order a gun, and am waiting for its arrival, I am already thinking about the next one.
    Try working at a gun shop

    My co-op won't resume until summer, and those funds have much higher priorities. For the moment, I'm down 40-50 hours of pay per week, and am just working my part time job.

    I'd consider 3 months a while - thankfully 6 pistols of various sizes, calibers, and uses, should more than take care of me. Just need to get 16 pounds of powder, 20K or so primers, and wheel weights to get me by for a while after summer time
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    My daughter just got a CW9 and I am very impressed with it. I really would like to know how the CW40 shoots as I was very impressed in shooing the CW9. It is a breeze to carry. We got a holster from K&D Holsters and you hardly even know that it is on your hip!! One pic for you.


    Nice gun and IMHO a very good value!!

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