Kahr CW45 converted to .38 super
Let me apologize ahead of time if I've posted in the wrong section. This forum seemed like the best fit. But if it does need to be moved, many thanks to the Mods for your help and patience.
I was hoping to borrow the collective knowledge of the site to determine what it would take to convert a Kahr CW45 to 38 super. I was just trying to imagine my ideal CC firearm and was wondering if this would be possible. I think the Kahr's dimensions are perfect for carry (IMO) and I felt like the .38 super would allow a slightly higher capacity while providing a little more "oomph " than the 9mm. I also imagine a slightly extended barrel to squeeze a little more performance out of the 38 (its my experience that barrel length has little effect on concealability).
I realize that firearms are built around specific cartridges with functions and tolerances designed around, and relevant to those calibers. I know gun models, for the most part aren't just empty shells waiting to be filled with whatever cartridges you can stuff inside. However I also know 1911's are often converted from .45 ACP to .38 super. So I thought maybe it would be possible.
Anyway I'd really be interested to know how it could be done and what it would take or even why it WOULDN'T work if that were the case. I would also be interested in peoples thoughts on why it would be a bad idea or not worth the time and effort even it were possible.
Thanks for your time. I'm excited to hear what you think.