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Old 08-31-2020, 10:38 AM   #16
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I have a CM9, P9 and a CT380. All have been reliable. I used to carry
the CM9 and CT380 until I bought a 365.

The CM9 conceals a little better than the 365 so it will still have a role in certain situations.
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Old 08-31-2020, 03:40 PM   #17
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I love my K9. Purchased new in December. It has pretty much been my main carry gun most of this year. Though the 9mm drought has sorta shifted my focus to .357 Sig... and the P239 as a launching platform.

But my experience with the K9 has been stellar. The accuracy is legit. Mine’s been 100% reliable in about 1200 rounds. I’ve managed some incredible groups with the thing. Though it takes a bit more focus and technique with the longer trigger stroke. And I love the short trigger reach... it makes the DAO(ish) trigger very manageable. As long as you stay conscious of your trigger stroke, it’s not hard to shoot well. And I tend think to it shoots better than your garden variety Shield, xds, etc.

If you have small hands/short fingers (I do)... try a Kahr. They seem well suited for the small pawed.
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Old 08-31-2020, 05:08 PM   #18
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My Kahr K9 was a bedside firearm for several years. I used it to qualify for my Texas CCL back in the day. As mentioned earlier in the thread, it did have a very stiff spring which caused some problems for aging hands. A P320 has taken its place on the nightstand.
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Old 08-31-2020, 05:19 PM   #19
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Due to the nature of my work, I have frequently had to pocket carry a handgun. Over the course of the last 20+ years, I have experimented with many smaller pistols and revolvers. I have carried everything from an Astra Cub .25ACP semi-auto to a Glock Model 27, which was not pocketable in any practical sense. After discarding the Glock 27, I briefly owned a Kahr PM40. Even though this pistol could be easily pocket carried, I found it nearly impossible to manage in .40S&W. I searched in vain for a used PM9 (I rarely buy new firearms) but did finally pick up a Kahr P380 which I still own and occasionally carry. I understand the limitations of the .380ACP round, but I can comfortably carry the P380 in my pocket, in an ankle holster, or in a belly band wearing just about any sort of clothing. Mine has been absolutely reliable, accurate, and easy to shoot. Now, in retirement, I am less burdened by my daily activities and clothing, and can carry more potent handguns in most cases. Even so, I do still occasionally, find myself in a situation in which the P380 is an ideal choice for concealed carry.
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Old 08-31-2020, 09:07 PM   #20
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sold all my Kahrs except P9 with the black diamond finish and K9 Elite. will never part with either though never carry or shoot them. The K9 is probably the best built pistol i own. it is one fine firearm.
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Old 09-03-2020, 05:27 PM   #21
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I have an MK9 and a K40 Elite. Because of the weight, they are very manageable despite their small size. Because of the weight, they aren't the best choices these days. Very accurate, and very good runners, FWIW. So why do I hang onto them? Because of the weight, the heft just feels right.

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Old 09-03-2020, 05:52 PM   #22
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I had a Kahr P380, I put a Crimson Trace laser on it, wrapped Talon Grips and then a Hogue Jr. I really liked it but the slide was super hard to rack although it was so easy to carry. I ended up selling it as it was the only polymer pistol I owned and only silver one too, everything else I have is black or blued so it didn't match the stable. I actually miss the little guy though, maybe if I can find an all black one here in CA I'll pick one up again.
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A Kahr CW9 was my main carry gun for quite a few years until I bought my 365. As a single stack 9mm it was / is a great carry option. I still love the gun and carry it occasionally, but the size, capacity and trigger of the 365 made that my number one. If you can get used to the trigger (very Revolver like - a long smooth pull and you just must allow a full reset) it is a wonderful gun. Some people hate the trigger. You certainly cannot ride the reset like most striker fired guns. Itís is very accurate,reliable, and easy to shoot. It is very narrow in the grip, and since I have large hands I found a Hogue slip on grip filled my hand perfectly. This gun will not be going up for sale.
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Old 09-03-2020, 08:28 PM   #24
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The top round usually pops out of loaded magazines, tolerances are tight and prone to occasional jams. The trigger is a funky 2 stage, some people like it and compare to a smooth double action. I don’t get that, a p250 is much closer and has a smooth consistent pull, not 2 stage, but nothing compares imo to a nice S&W da trigger pull.
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I recently traded my S&W Bodyguard for a P380. I like having a pocket gun that I can just throw in when walking dog at night or making a quick run to the store. I never really warmed up to the Bodyguard and had a tough time shooting well with. I was immediately impressed with the fit and finish of theP380, also came with three mags, two six rounders and one seven round with extended grip. I like the heft and feel right from the start. The DAO didnít bother me as I have had a Beretta NANO and revolvers for many years.
I was really surprised at first range session. I took a wide variety of .380 ammo with me, including Buffalo Bore, CorBon and Underwood +P loads, cause I wanted to see if it might be ammo sensitive. Damn pistol fed and ran everything, not one hiccup out of the box. Accurate too at 5 and 7 yards, groups were tight, nothing at all like my Bodyguard. This good experience has me lookOmg for
another Kahr in 9mm. So far I can say I donít particularly care for the polymer versions but really like the K9. They are hard to come by but Iím checking GB and Armslist regularly.
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No thanks. Several years ago, a buddy bought a Kahr, shot it, and then started looking to sell it....

I tried it. Thought is was way too heavy for it's size, and the recoil seemed to be too heavy for the caliber. Really didn't like it.

Luckily, my buddy found a sucker.
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My employer in the late '90s and into the 00-ties approved certain Kahrs as alternate guns. Stopped for two reasons.
1. Kahr wouldn't make a price deal.
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2. Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church.
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My two main concealed carry items are the P365 and the Kahr PM45. Prior to the introduction of the P365 the Kahr was my EDC.
The main reason the P365 is the one I tend to carry more now is......capacity. The P365 with a 12+1 is the same size as my Kahr with the 5 +1. I do really like that PM 45 though.

Kahr also owns Magnum Research (Desert Eagle) and Auto Ordnance (Tommy Gun)
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I carried a K9 for years back in the 1990's when it was a fairly new product. It was my favorite 9mm concealed carry gun; the steel made it heavy enough to manage the recoil and it was super easy to conceal. I later switched my carry gun to a larger caliber and sold the gun, but I enjoyed it enough that I occasionally think of getting another one like it if I ever spot one at a reasonable price.
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Late to the party, but have owned and bought for my daughter a P45. GREAT CC gun
but terrible range gun. Reason...the light weight and really aggressive grip stipling causes
pain quickly at the range (1-2 mags @ 6 or 7 rounds each. Not really recoil sensitive and
having fired many large caliber handguns, this was the ruffest at the range. Fit nicely in front pocket and didn't care about that problem for CC.

Kahr has purchased Thompson, and Magnum Research in the past few years.
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