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Old 11-18-2013, 02:00 AM   #11
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The kahr and the ruger are what I'm between. The kahr seems to have a really stiff slide probably due to the recoil spring so I've always been Leary of the slide not cycling al the way and with the ruger I shoot left handed so the safety might be a pain unless I just kept it off
I carry a Kahr PM9; it's very similar to the CM9 with a few upgrades. The spring is stiff, but I've never had any problems with cycling. When I bought it, I went to the range and put 200 rounds through it. It does loosen up some. My recommendation would be the Kahr over the Ruger. The trigger on the Kahr is like butter.
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The kahr and the ruger are what I'm between. The kahr seems to have a really stiff slide probably due to the recoil spring so I've always been Leary of the slide not cycling al the way and with the ruger I shoot left handed so the safety might be a pain unless I just kept it off
My brother in law has the Kahr. When he first got it he could barely pull the slide back. He called Kahr and they told him to push it against the side of the table to pull it back and after shooting a few magazines it will loosen up.
It did. But the gun is light and if you don't have a firm grip on it, it may fail to cycle properly....at least that is his and my experience. Also the Kahr I believe does not have steel slides on the frame. The resulting wear give the slide a bit of slop, which makes it easier to rack but also makes it a bit loose. His rattles. Not being a target pistol, the slop is acceptable..but I'm just making you aware of it.
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I love my SR40C. If I ever decide on a carry 9mm. I would not hesitate to go with the SR9C. I have never shot the Kahr but the trigger on the SR are very smooth and easy to tell where the reset is at.

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I was between those two also, went with ruger because it was a little cheaper. The ruger does have a long trigger pull so it might not be too big of deal not being able to flip the safety on/off. Either way people swear by both guns.

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I rented a LC9 and a PM9 (I think that was it - I always forget which Kahr is which). Wasn't really impressed with either. I preferred the feel of the Kahr in my hand but it beat me up pretty bad when I shot it.

Out of what you posted, I like the Sig P938 (is that the Sig you were referred to?) the most, although I've never shot it.

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I rented a LC9 and a PM9 (I think that was it - I always forget which Kahr is which). Wasn't really impressed with either. I preferred the feel of the Kahr in my hand but it beat me up pretty bad when I shot it. Out of what you posted, I like the Sig P938 (is that the Sig you were referred to?) the most, although I've never shot it.
Was talking to my Friend, The Sr. RSO at our range, who also happens to be one of the Two 'smiths there(and also a Fmr. Marine E7). when I asked him about "compensating" smaller Autos, he felt it wouldn't make much difference. So any of the Smaller 9's are going to Knock you around. MY wife Made some Progress tho...she wants to try larger autos now...
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Was talking to my Friend, The Sr. RSO at our range, who also happens to be one of the Two 'smiths there(and also a Fmr. Marine E7). when I asked him about "compensating" smaller Autos, he felt it wouldn't make much difference. So any of the Smaller 9's are going to Knock you around. MY wife Made some Progress tho...she wants to try larger autos now...
Well yeah but my wife's hand was actually bruised after the Kahr. I don't mind recoil, but bruising?

Anyway I'm hoping the P938 is more ergonomic when shooting.
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Well yeah but my wife's hand was actually bruised after the Kahr. I don't mind recoil, but bruising?

Anyway I'm hoping the P938 is more ergonomic when shooting.
Wear gloves when practicing. It's a carry piece, not a range gun.
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Wear gloves when practicing. It's a carry piece, not a range gun.
So is my M&P9c. Not a pocket gun but a carry piece none-the-less. It doesn't beat either of us up.

I don't enjoy NOT shooting my guns. Any weapon I'm going to carry I will develop familiarity and mastery of said weapon. And I will maintain that proficiency. So I don't buy into the whole argument of not shooting a carry piece.
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So is my M&P9c. Not a pocket gun but a carry piece none-the-less. It doesn't beat either of us up.

I don't enjoy NOT shooting my guns. Any weapon I'm going to carry I will develop familiarity and mastery of said weapon. And I will maintain that proficiency. So I don't buy into the whole argument of not shooting a carry piece.
I'm not advocating not practicing. You give up comfort as you reduce weight and size. The laws of physics apply and there's just no way around it. If you want to carry the smallest form factor available, then there are fixes you can use to make practicing with it more comfortable.

I'm sure the M&P9c is a great gun and probably more comfortable to shoot than my Kahr. But a double stack just is not as comfortable for me to carry.

Everything in firearms is a trade off. Otherwise, I'd carry my 1911 all the time.
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