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Gojubrian 02-22-2011 01:14 AM

Kahr for carry
 
I've been looking at a Kahr for concealed carry. I've been carrying a xd40 subcompact iwb and that is becoming a pain in the butt. I have a good quality holster and belt, it's just too thick like a brick.

I'd like to stick to a 40 and the emp is out of my price range, so.... CW40, PM 40, or P40? All are thinner and lighter than the xd.

Thanks for any help or pithy comments. :)

stalkingbear 02-22-2011 01:52 AM

I'm in exactly the same boat you're in and I decided on the Kahr PM40. It has the most firepower available in the same basic size & weight of a .380. You can get them new for about 600-650. You'll also be able to use the same ammo in both of your guns if you decide to get a .40. The PM40 is polymer frame and lighter than the MK40 which is all steel. I'm currently saving my pennies toward it.

Gojubrian 02-22-2011 02:55 AM

Thanks Bear! How about the P40? Seems a little more shooter friendly? 1/2" bigger length and height.

stalkingbear 02-22-2011 03:05 AM

The reason I chose a PM40 personally is because it'll be replacing my LCP .380 in my pocket. The P40 or PM45 may be a better choice for you.

Gojubrian 02-22-2011 03:37 AM

I see, just slip it in the ol pocket. Thanks Bear!

Polygon 02-22-2011 03:41 AM

I've never handled any of the Kahr 40s but today I was picking up my P380 and I saw the PM40 in the counter and I almost confused it for the PM9.

Gojubrian 02-22-2011 06:37 PM

I see the CW and PW have different barrel rifling, and the P' are made from better materials. I'm saving my pennies too and may try to sell the xd40sc to help fund it.

NGIB 02-22-2011 06:43 PM

I can tell you first hand that shooting the PM40 with hot defense ammo is not a lot of fun. All .40s are snappy and in that tiny platform it's brutal. (Perhaps I'm a wuss). I've also owned a P40 (as well as a CW40) and they are much easier on your hand.

Overall, Kahr makes great concealed carry guns though...

orangello 02-22-2011 07:41 PM

I too have lusted after a Moonie mini pistol. I think i caught the bug when a buddy showed me a lil PM40 he was cleaning for a friend. I'm pretty sure i've taken dumps bigger than that lil pistol. It had really odd sights, though.

I hope to pick up a CW9 at some point.

Gojubrian 02-22-2011 08:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NGIB (Post 451153)
I can tell you first hand that shooting the PM40 with hot defense ammo is not a lot of fun. All .40s are snappy and in that tiny platform it's brutal. (Perhaps I'm a wuss). I've also owned a P40 (as well as a CW40) and they are much easier on your hand.

Overall, Kahr makes great concealed carry guns though...

I imagine it would be rough. The P40 is still plenty small enough for iwb and I think I can get a grip on it. I still need to check them out in person. I should be up and around by the end if the week and able to do so.


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