Glock 26 or kahr?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by siggy1026, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. siggy1026

    siggy1026 New Member

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    Im looking for a compact concealed handgun. 9mm. The kahr feels better in my hand vs. the glock. Any other suggestions/ advice?
     
  2. Babyfacenelson

    Babyfacenelson New Member

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    If the kahr feels better buy the kahr.
    I personally don't prefer glocks so that makes me doubly suggest the kahr.
     

  3. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Yep, pick the one you like most or that you shoot best. Both are good.

    I went with the 26 because I already have a 19 and a 17 so ticking with the same controls, trigger and compatible mags made the most sense for me.
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    My not knowing what you have now, I agree with the idea of keeping something that matches (or comes close to) what you know now.

    Muscle memory is a strong thing.
     
  5. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    I have Glock26. Its a great gun but it's thick and double stack. You should check out the M&P Shield. It's single stack and nice trigger reset they said. Been hard to find them lately but Vance outdoors amd Sportmans Outdoors have them since 2 days ago. Anyway get whichever feels great and comfortable in your hand.
     
  6. DoyleTheDog

    DoyleTheDog New Member

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    Have you considered the Sig Sauer P938? Single stack 9mm and VERY compact
     
  7. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    Pick double or single FIRST, then pick the right gun for you.

    I have chosen Kahr for my single stacks (P380, CM9, PM45) and XDm for my double stacks (3.8compact).
     
  8. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I have the CMP. I really like it. Easy to control. Nice trigger too.
     
  9. jimogden1984

    jimogden1984 New Member

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    Ive never shot a glock so I can't compare but I have a kahr cm9 and id recommend it to anyone. Haven't had it very long but had no issues yet. The break in period even went smooth
     
  10. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    I really like glocks but hate your thick as a brick baby glocks. I thing if glock was it I would carry a g19. I do have a cm9 and cw9 kahr and have a building round cound up to 2250 rounds so far. The kahr is a great pistol for a personal defence, hard to compare the 2 when so much is so different from thickness and weight and size and round count compared to the cm9.
     
  11. Kdub

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    I'm not sure about kahr as I haven't researched it, but for a sd gun I want one that will fire without a magazine inserted. Some guns won't so do your research. If you draw in a sd situation and your mag falls out or you accidently hit your release its good to know the round in the chamber will still fire. For me I would take the Glock.
     
  12. CarmelPaneristi

    CarmelPaneristi New Member

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    Ditto that. Love mine and its about as comfortable and light you can get with a 9mm. I carry mine iwb.
     
  13. siggy1026

    siggy1026 New Member

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    Thank you all for the tips. I currently have a sig 1911, sig 229, and a glock 19. The glock 26 just felt too thick. I like the single stack.
     
  14. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Then u should check out the Shield :)
     
  15. smithkowitz

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    What model Kahr are you looking at and for what purpose? I have 0 Glocks a Kahr K9 (love it) and also a Kahr MK40 (love it more). The MK's are smaller than the K series, they are both all steel guns. Less felt recoil, still don't weigh a whole lot and are some of the most compact guns you can get; very accurate and reliable from my experience. In fact, I just took the K9 out for the first time in 6 months, hadn't cleaned it and ran 50 rounds through it without a hitch. I even chained 4 rounds out of 7 from 7.5 yds. The Kahrs have a trigger that is a little different than most semi-auto's. I shoot all sort of gun calibers, sizes and brands. Kahr, Springfield, S&W, CZ, Browning, Ruger, Kimber; 380, 9mm, 32/327Mag, 40, 38/357Mag, 44Mag, and I practice a lot with my 22LR's, both revolver and semi-auto. You mentioned something when asking which to buy that is a secondary reason I do not have a Glock; don't like the way it fits in my hand. All the other guns I mentioned, feel mighty nice. I carry the MK40 quite about 50% of the time. It has night sights and I put a Hogue Handall Jr on it, to make felt recoil almost non-existant. It's a powerful very little gun.