|Gun Type||Semi-Automatic Pistol|
|Finish||Matte Stainless Steel|
Look elsewhere for your ccw weapon Review by Brett
Price Value Quality
Took it to the range yesterday with 3 different types of brass ammo from rem & fed. Last round would not fire the whole time , either mag. Customer service told me not to hand rack the slide & only use the slide lock to rack rounds. Nearer heard of that. Tried it nothing different. All I did was waste hard to find 9mm ammo. Put it on armslist as soon as I got home & felt terrible doing so since it is a P.O.S. Don't wast money or ammo on this gun. (Posted on 4/3/13)Pros: Ergonomical, Lightweight, Fits very nicely in my hand, Easy to conceal
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Never!
well pleased with the weapon Review by Michael
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I have carried my CW9 for about two years, and have not had any problems with it. It shoots good, and it carries good. I don't even realize I have it on my hip. I don't have any problems with it jamming, or misfiring. My only real complaint is that it only comes with one clip, and extras are hard to find, and a little on the pricey side. (Posted on 5/2/12)Pros: Shoots everything I feed, Accurate, Simple Design, Easy to maintain, Easy to shoot well, Nice Recoil, Ergonomical, Lightweight, Fits very nicely in my hand, Reliable, Easy to Use, Easy to conceal
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Likely
It Is What It Is Review by John
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I bought the CW9 for my first conceal carry pistol and had some trouble finding a comfortable holster untill I found a suitable pocket holster for it, even then it was just too big for a pocket gun (went to a Ruger LCP). At the range it definately need the 200rd break in period. I had a couple of jams after the break in with some good quality 9mm ammo, but it was an accurate gun. I thought it was a little pricey for what you pay for and the poly frame fit and finnish was not top quality. (Posted on 8/1/11)Pros: Accurate, Simple Design, Easy to maintain, Easy to Use
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Not sure
Kahr CW9 - First Impressions Review by MOGUNOWNERS.com All my reviews
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Well, we went and picked up the wife's new Kahr CW9 today so I thought I would post my first impressions of the weapon here since I had a chance to run a few rounds through it.Pros: Nice Recoil, Lightweight
The Kahr CW9 is a compact double-action only (DAO) pistol that utilizes an internal striker and locked breech design. It's very narrow profile (less than 1") is a product of the fact that it is only available in a single-stack configuration. It comes standard with a 7 round magazine giving it a 7+1 ammunition capacity, and has an optional 8 round magazine available for a 8+1 overall capacity. The stainless steel one-piece trigger comes in at a stated 7 lbs. of pull, though the one we took delivery of feels as though it is a pound or two less.
Kahr calls for a 200 round "break in" period so my wife and I set out to not only complete the "break-in", but also to get a good start on testing some personal protection ammunition she will be carrying for the next few days before we can do further testing. After a quick initial cleaning to wash any factory "gunk" out of the works, we headed down to our range with a box of 50 MFS 115 grn. FMJ's, a box of 100 WWB 115 grn. FMJ's, a box of 50 Winchester SXZ9 115 grn. Training FMJ's, and a box of 50 Winchester SXZ9 115 grn. Personal Protection JHP's.
My wife performed the initial job of firing rounds while I took magazine loading duties. I noticed right away how well this gun fit her rather small hands. The narrow profile is ideal for someone of her stature, yet it's substantial enough that even someone with big old paws like mine can take a secure and comfortable grip.
My 5' 3" wife getting a strong two-handed grip on the CW9.
I didn't bother to take any pictures of the targets. Didn't see much point in it. From 21 feet, it happily drilled the projectiles from each of the four types of ammunition to POA. There were no surprises; hold your sight picture while executing proper trigger press, and you could call your shots. Speaking of the trigger, it has a pretty long take up, perhaps 3/8 of an inch, but breaks over smooth and crisp without any grittiness or bite.
Acquiring a sight picture is aided by the Kahr "White Bar Combat" sight system with a white "dot" on the front, and a centered white "bar" on the rear.
Recoil with the CW9 is both controllable and predictable, even with full power defensive ammo. Thanks to the generous size of the grip (which, even though compact, is still large enough for my big old "meat hooks" to get ALL THREE of my fingers on even with the standard 7-round magazine), there is plenty of grip surface on which to apply a very solid combat grip making quick and accurate follow-up shots a simple task. About the only drawback I see to the size of the grip is that someone with large hands like myself, has to watch thumb placement as there is the potential for them to interfere with the trigger finger as it protrudes from the opposite side of the guard if you're not careful.
All in all, we fired a total of 230 rounds through the gun today; 200 FMJ's and 30 JHP's. There was never a hiccup at any point; not one failure of any kind. The CW9 was just as happy shooting the cheap, imported MFS ammo as it was the high-dollar Winchester SXZ, and it shot all four varieties with exceptional accuracy. Both factory magazines; a standard stainless steel 7 round, and the optional stainless steel 8 round that we purchased, worked equally well in the gun. After a thorough cleaning, which is a simple, straight-forward task with the CW9, our afternoon was complete.
In closing, my wife and I were both pleased with the performance of the CW9 in our initial testing today, and it's physical size will be much more conducive to daily carry for her than her S&W Sigma was. This appears to be a very viable alternative for someone looking for the compactness of a PPK-sized .380, but in a more effective caliber and without the external safety. We're looking forward to getting back out on the range with it sometime next week.
(Posted on 1/4/11)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes