Kahr CW45 Carry, 3.6" Barrel, SS Slide, 6 Rnd Mag

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The union of advanced design, quality materials and proper construction makes Kahr the smallest, thinnest, most reliable full power compact pistol. A value that can't be matched.
Reliability. Unless the gun is 100% reliable, all else is meaningless. Kahr pistols have proven their reliability in testing by Federal, State and local agencies.

Size. Ergonomically, the Kahr compact pistol excels. The gun is easy to shoot well, and comfortable to carry for extended periods due to its thin profile.

Power. Despite their diminutive size, Kahr pistols deliver full size ballistic performance.

So, when it comes to protecting your life, choose the value gun. Choose the gun stamped KAHR.

A value, unmatched at any price.
Quality is never compromised in either the assembly or testing of a Kahr. Every Kahr pistol is made in accordance with the strictest international manufacturing standards, and is individually tested at the adjoining firing range.
The development of the Kahr handgun involved numerous testing sessions during which 10,000 rounds of ammunition were fired through a single Kahr pistol. Each Kahr model has been extensively tested to assure the reliability, function, accuracy and safety of each component and of the final product. Any change in design has been rigorously tested to ensure absolute functioning.
As a result of this exhaustive testing, Kahr has produced the most reliable compact firearm in the world today. We, at Kahr, have total confidence in the durability and long-term reliability of our Kahr pistols.
I believe the CW45 would be an excellent choice for those fans of large caliber handguns who need-or just want-a lightweight, easily concealable, fine shooting pistol chambered for the most popular big bore pistol cartridge of all time.
Whether you are a police detective, armed professional, licensed civilian or homeowner, the CW45 should be capable of doing whatever you want or need a pistol to doóat an economical price. (Paul Scarlata, Jab/Feb issue of Handgun Magazine)
The designer's first priority for the Kahr pistol was quality, and that is the final product.
  • Category : Pistols
  • Type : Pistol
  • Action : Double
  • Caliber : 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
  • Barrel Length : 3.6"
  • Capacity : 7+1
  • Safety : Firing Pin
  • Grips : Black Synthetic
  • Sights : 3-Dot
  • Weight : 19.7 oz
  • Frame Finish : Black
  • 5
    2nd. Kahr cw 45

    Posted by Badger Tuff on Nov 19th 2015

    First, I would like to say, This is the BEST 45 in its class that a person could own. This is the 2nd. one I own and when you man up to a 45 do not gripe about the recoil in a compact size pistol or the grip is to rough. It's rough for a reason, so you can hold it with man hands. The FTF you are having is because you do not hold it with man hands and man grip. My advice, take it or leave it I really do not care. Buy a girl size 22 or 9mm or just quit crying and MAN UP.

  • 5
    5 * for me , ? * for you

    Posted by Dale on Mar 17th 2015

    I have large hands , no problem palming a basketball . Most of the carry weapons I have held are terribly undersized in relation to my comfort zone . I carry a DE-44m as a backup when bowhunting hogs . I am very happy with the overall feel and dimensions of the CW-45 . I decided on it after compariing side by side with the Glock-36 . My opinion is that when there is a need for use of a concealed carry weapon , the user would be best served by being 100% comfortable and confident . My CW-45 has proven reliable with no failure to feed or fire from straight out of the box through 500 rounds. I have added a Crimson Trace trigger gaurd laser and multiple Kahr 6 round magazines . I did notice a difference in "ejectability" between the magazines . There must be a tolerance issue in manufacturing as these are all Kahr mags .

  • 3
    Not bad, but...

    Posted by Randall on Feb 22nd 2015

    First, an overview. I like the .45ACP caliber, and am planning on getting my concealed carry permit in the near future, and want to stick with that caliber. My normal handgun is a 1911, but I figured it's a little bulky to conceal. So, when I got this, I was actually initially wanting a Glock 36. However, that was not in stock, and the dealer was strongly suggesting the Kahr CW45, mentioning that the one they recommend for concealed carry classes uses it himself. I'd done my homework and knew that this pistol did have very favorable reviews. I took it home feeling happy - has a good, solid feel to it. I love the sights. The pistol itself just has a good, solid feel, and does seem as though it would be fairly easy to conceal. My gripes: the grips quickly begin to act as a meat tenderizer in your hands. Easy enough to remedy with some rubber grips, but something to consider. I did have one minor malfunction while shooting - I think the slide may not have gone back all the way after the prior shot, but either way, it was hung up on a round still in the magazine - easy fix, and still within the break-in period. My bigger gripes are this: I personally found disassembly and reassembly for cleaning to be difficult - again, this is someone used to doing this for 1911's. And perhaps a more significant gripe, it shoots low (something I noticed other reviews mentioned)... as in the barrel may be canted slightly downward within the gun. In fairness, this gun was made for close quarters where it doesn't have to be pinpoint accurate. It is something that rubs me the wrong way, though. Overall, good, solid, practical gun for close-quarters use/concealed carry. Not good for something where accuracy is critical.

  • 5
    Great Gun!

    Posted by iLikeEggs on Aug 17th 2014

    I was tired of lugging around my 1911 for concealed but I didn't want to give up the 45 ACP. I saw a used CW45 at a gun show and I liked the way it fit my hand. I bought it. I carry this everyday and I love it. I sacrificed nothing except size and weight compared to my 1911. I've put well over 1200 rounds through it and it's a straight, comfortable shooter. I've replaced the extractor and recoil spring so far but the parts are easily replaced, cheap and available on their website. Kahr's compacts are fantastic. I will buy another one.

  • 5

    Posted by dwildjr on Jun 27th 2014

    Totally amazed, I am a huge Glock 36 fan but I hesitantly bought a brand new Kahr CW 45 based on reviews and the feel of it. I have only put around 70 rounds thru it so far but I did so with out any issues. This firearm fits my hand very well and just feels amazing. The accuracy of this .45 is truly unbelievable. At the cost of $339 I will take this over the Glock any day of the week. I think I might even add the 9mm and .40 cal. of the CW model to my collection.

  • 5
    Good carry gun

    Posted by Michael on Nov 23rd 2013

    Slim easy to carry ,accurate .I have 200 rounds for recommended break in no problems .the only thing I added was some rubber talon grip not a bad 17.99 investment .

  • 5
    Nice carry gun

    Posted by Mike on Nov 21st 2013

    Good pistol for the money ,nice trigger the only thing I did was put some talon rubber grips on it a good 17.99 investment .

  • 5
    Compact 45

    Posted by Jake on Dec 13th 2010

    As with every Kahr pistol I have fired, the CW45 has been accurate and reliable. Kahr recommends a 200 round break in period for their pistols and with the CW45, it has been reliable since round one. A little bit snappy for these old hands but not bad. Overall a pretty nice little pistol.

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