Kahr Arms CW9 Standard DAO 9mm 3.5" Barrel, Black Polymer Frame/Stainless, 7rd

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Kahr CW Series 9mm Compact, 3.6" Barrel, Black Polymer Frame, Matte Stainless Steel Slide, 7 Round Mag

Trigger cocking DAO. Lock breech, Browning-type recoil lug, passive striker block and no magazine disconnect. Textured polymer grip. Drift adjustable rear sight and pinned in polymer front sight. Black textured polymer frame and matte stainless steel slide.
The working theory behind Kahr Arms'' new CW9 carry pistol - by every measure that counts - is reliability, accuracy and user friendliness. It shares these attributes with the twin of the company flagship, the polymer-and-stainless P9. Plus it goes for $143 less. Now that's entertainment! "Our goal was to break the $500 barrier, and we did," explains Kahr marketing chief Frank Harris. "We wanted to bring in new customers, so we decided to offer a product that competes with Taurus, Ruger and other lower-cost guns."
  • Category : Pistols
  • Type : Pistol
  • Action : Double
  • Caliber : 9mm
  • Barrel Length : 3.5"
  • Capacity : 7+1
  • Safety : Trigger
  • Grips : Black Polymer
  • Sights : Low Profile White Bar-Dot Combat
  • Weight : 15.8 oz
  • Frame Finish : Black
  • 5
    Great Gun

    Posted by Leibniz on Dec 14th 2010

    This is no 1911 carry, but it does the job. The gun is concellale, durable, and reliable. I have fed over 1000 rounds through this gun and not one serious failure -except on smoke stack ejection resulting from a miss of the external extractor. Accurate, but somewhat deciding at distances combined with quick follow-up shots. I would recommend this to any new CCW holder (remember: smaller the gun the more correct shooting stance and anatomical positioning is required, the barrel is only 3.5" long).

  • 5
    Great 9mm for small (and not so small) hands

    Posted by Hols on Nov 29th 2010

    Love this gun! My hand, which measures in at 6.0 inches from wrist to tip of trigger finger, could not reach the trigger of most other brand 9mms without me twisting my hand in an awkward and wrong position. I placed many 9mms in my hand and I was becoming discouraged, until, the sales representative placed a Kahr 9mm in my shooting hand--perfect fit with pad of finger nicely positioned on trigger. It felt balanced and heavenly. And then, he told me to pull the trigger (it was unloaded at this time, of course)--wow! It was smooth as butter. Beautiful. He told me I would love this gun--he was right. I bought myself a Kahr CW9 and gave "her" a test run at the shooting range. I had amazing control over this accurate gun and there was hardly any kickback at all. The trigger was smooth all the way through the long pull (this is its safety feature) and it just felt good in my hands. My spread (115 grain FMJ) was very narrow and this was the first time for me to shoot this gun. My hand/wrist did not hurt at all after shooting 100 rounds--I could have kept shooting all day long. As I was shooting, other shooters in the area were asking me what type of gun I was shooting, and, when I told them it was a Kahr CW9, they all replied "great gun." The CW9 is the "stripped down" version of some of the other higher-end 9mm Kahrs which I don't mind at all, because, it's still a Kahr and it is much more affordable than the higher-end Kahrs, and, it's a great gun. You may want to look at the other Kahr 9mms available with the added "whistles and bells." For me, I just wanted an affordable, nice, well made, accurate, and fun gun to shoot that fits my hand well and I found it. I would highly recommend the Kahr CW9.

  • 5
    nice little ccw

    Posted by terry on Nov 23rd 2010

    Won this cw9 at an NRA function for $30.00. First time at the range with it 16 shots in a 4 inch circle out of 21(first three mags.) Small very easy to conceal, cleaning and lubing is very straight forward and easy. Slide was stiff in the beginning, it does loosen abit. I shot more accurate with 124gn winchesters, than the 115gn. great little gun, would carry it but i like compact 1911 better.

  • 5
    Fantastic Weapon!

    Posted by ~(8(|) Dohhh!!! on Nov 15th 2010

    If you are looking for a carry and conceal weapon (CCW) that is reliable, accurate, and easy to maintain then this is a top pick. The CW9 is the starter model in the series but none-the-less a great little shooter. Off the shelf this diminutive gun put three shot groups almost completely through the same hole at 20 feet. I wish I could say it was all me! After 2 magazines with the same results I bought it. If you want to do off the shelf customizations then you may want to look at the 'better' models such as the P9 or PM9 as manufacturers seem to focus on them. The biggest drawback to this series is price and I am not excited about steel moving against polymer. It would be nice if it were ambidextrous too. Regardless of the drawbacks, I bought a P9 and am waiting of gov approval at the time of this review.

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