I have carried a couple kahrs over the last few years. To me the only down side of the PM is the cost. Thats why I bought the cm9 for pocket carry. I grew up shooting revolvers so for me the trigger pull is like the best DA trigger ever, smooth and light. I also never did any "breakin" as some say to do by racking the slide hundreds of times. Bought a few hundred rounds of 124gr fmj and cleaned it up well ,lubed a bit on the wet side and ran 400 rounds trouble free. Some 115gr loads when the pistol is new may not have the energy to fully cycle the slides. After a 100 rounds the lighter ammo tends to work too. My CC ammo is a seer gold dot 124gr loaded to +P levels and that cm9 has so far 1150 rounds fired with not a single problem. Same for my cw9. Get a used and free 1.75" inner tube at a bike shop free and cover the grip with it to aid in grip control . That may be the only real issue at the range is just hang'n on to it during shooting sections. If your going to pocket carry the pm/cm series are the ones to buy . IF iwb the cw/p series work better offereing a full grip for most of us and a 1/2" longer barrel with 2 oz's more weight. . You can look at there site to read the minor differences in parts. Barrel rifleing, assembly pin forged vs bilet, sights and a few slide milling details.