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Texanbybirth 06-29-2009 09:12 PM

New Kahr CW9
Provided it does good during break in, this will be my carry gun. I have a month or so until my license comes in the mail. I'll probably get to break it in on July 4th. (If I can wait that long.) In laws bring lots of guns and we shoot on holidays. :D


Compared to a Ruger P85

Any holster recommendations? Nylon? Leather? IWB? Pocket? Thumb break or not? I'm 5' 7" and weigh 215 lbs. I live in TX so consider the heat.

SGT-MILLER 06-29-2009 11:22 PM

Very nice weapon. Good purchase.

I recommend a pocket holster and an IWB holster. It's your personal preference whether you want nylon or leather. I am a nylon type person, but that's just me.

UnderFire 06-30-2009 01:18 AM

Texanbybirth, Congrats!!
You made an excellent choice.
I own a couple of Kahr's firearms (CW40 & P380), I'm always impressed on the excellent job Kahr does on making their firearms compact. I keep mine pocketed (no holster) and ready for use, if needed. The CW models are snag free with it's bevelled edges. Really a nice carry gun.

Mine was a bit finicky with ammo during the "Break-In" period.
But after the first 250 rounds the CW40 became reliable and would gobble and chamber any type of .40 cal ammo I would run through it. The first 50 rounds was the worst, I had probably 3 to 5 loading & chambering issues, but as I ran more ammo (within the first 250) through it the CW40 calmed down and started to behave itself. I've probably ran over a thousand rounds through it to-date without any other issues.

I recommend a good cleaning on your CW9
before you hit the range. Enjoy!! You have a winner.

RevDerb 06-30-2009 11:32 PM

Congratulations on your new Kahr. I picked up a CW9 about two months ago and it is simply awesome. Shoots straight, conceals easily and break-down and cleaning is a breeze. I have a little over 200 flawless rounds through it so it is now my primary EDC in a Don Hume 715M IWB/clip leather holster. I have converted several of my carries to this holster as it works so well for me. I had a Galco Summer Comfort and it rode too high for me. Just got a 715M w/snaps for my PT111 and one of the P-6's in in a similar set-up. I liked the CW9 so well that I have place a PM9 in layaway for times when an even more discreet carry is called for. Happy shooting.

CA357 07-01-2009 12:35 AM

I looked at the CW9. I think it's a great size for CCW. :cool:

Maybe someday when the money tree in the back yard blossoms....

CHLChris 07-01-2009 12:48 AM

PM9 vs. CW9
I just bought a Glock 19 for the 4-month wait before my CCW goes through. My state has a big backlog. I thought I'd get a larger pistol to practice with, then buy a pocket gun later.

As long as the PM9 has come up in conversation about the CW9, what are people's thoughts between the two. I'd like to get a second weapon simply for those days I wish to pocket carry. For me, if I can IWB carry, I think I'll do just fine with my G19, but for those days I'd like to dress in less clothing and just pocket carry, I was thinking PM9. But would the CW9 be a little better choice? Any thoughts?

greenjeans 07-01-2009 01:11 AM

Mine has been flawless since day one, including break-in period. I have the Don Hume IWB ordered from the Kahr site. Good looking holster and priced right.

Gojubrian 07-01-2009 01:58 AM

congrats!! Range report!! :)

Texanbybirth 07-01-2009 02:33 AM

CHLChris - The PM9 is pretty much the same gun. It uses better parts, carries one less bullet and is smaller. I saw them at a gun show last week for $533. I paid $418 for my CW9. I'll try to break it in this weekend so I can give a range report.

fxstchewy 07-05-2009 02:14 PM

Nice sidearm.........:)

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