Kahr Arms CW45

Kahr Arms CW45

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Reviews: 90
GUNCRITIC SCORE 96%
Total reviews: 90
Positive: 70
Mixed: 5
Negative: 5
Retail Price: $339.00
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Kahr Arms CW45 Description

One of the best concealed carry weapons around the Kahr Arms CW45 Compact Pistol is popular among licensed civilians like you. Smaller, slimmer and lighter than other brands the Kahr Arms CW45 Compact Pistol has a combination of stopping power, natural pointability, and minimal recoil to give you comfort and control at the time of fire. You can’t go wrong with the Kahr Arms CW45 Compact Pistol so why not give it a shot.

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Kahr Arms CW45 User Reviews

Positive: 87 Mixed: 0 Negative: 3
  • 100

    This firearm will be my winter CCW. Got it for its low weight and 45 acp caliber. So far it has worked flawlessly. Just about done with break in period. Its not a gun I will shoot everyday but definitely carry it 24-7. A...ll in all happy with the purchase. Buds did deliver to my FFL fast. more

    November 9, 2018
    John S
  • 100

    Affordable, well balanced, fits my small grip, good groupings right from the box, best shooting 45 acp ccw ever.

    October 25, 2018
    Ever ready ccw
  • 100

    I bought this after watching some reviews on youtube and I am pleasantly pleased. I only purchased this because of the price that Buds sales them at. I would not pay the 400 plus that I have seen at the gun stores, just ...because I have plenty of .45 caliber weapons. I did get this Kahr at round 306 with no tax and free shipping. I took it to the range today is why it has taken me awhile to give it a review. The gun performed well though the grips are aggressive and is not a great range gun, I may get some slip on rubber grips in the future. I shot around 100 rounds with no failure to feed or eject which I am happy with. I did notice that twice when I slammed a filled magazine in the handgun while the slide was back, the slide went forward on its on. I was using the Kahr 6 round mag and a Kahr 7 round mag when this happened. It does not do this with empty mags. I am not sure if this is something that happened just because it is not broke in or not. Did not cause any problems, but it shouldn't do that. Overall I am happy with the purchase. more

    May 24, 2018
    Donald S
  • 100

    Buds was good fast and overall great prices ...as for the firearm itself flawless

    May 9, 2018
    Jonathan M
  • 100

    Fast Shipping. Nice pistol overall. Hand cycled the new (cleaned) pistol 100 times then let it sit with the slide locked back overnite. At the range I could feel the back of the grip biting at my palm. It needs a wrap IM...O. No jams or FTF after 200 rounds of Winchester White box. 50 were JHP. I trust it like I trust my Glock. Its all good to go. more

    April 23, 2018
    Richard W
  • 100

    Bought this as an off-duty carry weapon for cooler weather. Kahr recommends 200 rounds to break in. After 200 rounds I can say I've had 0 malfunctions using everything from cheap steel case fmj through Federal HST ammo.... It's so light and compact,yet is a breeze to shoot, that I may switch to full time carry. It uses standard 1911 magazines flawlessly so I can carry 15 rounds of 45 with no effort at all. Bud's service and delivery were second to none and I'm now loving this Kahr. Thanks Bud's. more

    April 16, 2018
    william k
  • 100

    Reliably gun i shot several kinds of ammo flawless perfomance

    March 29, 2018
    Thimothy W
  • 100

    I purchased my Kahr cw45 on a Tuesday from bud's and it was ready at my FFL the following Monday. Buds always does great business in my opinion. This is my first experience with Kahr arms and I was not disappointed. Keep... in mind that Kahr recommends that you use the slide release and do not rack the slide to chamber a round. The springs and fittings are very tight and do need a period of "break in"(200rds). Took my cw45 to the range and I didn't have any problems with it. I will say that the bar dot sights are a little strange and I was shooting low until I figured how to use them. Overall the cw45 is a great carry weapon. Very thin and lightweight with a total of 7 rounds of 45acp for less than $300. If your thinking about purchasing this firearm, I would recommend it for ccw. Thanks buds for wonderful service... more

    March 23, 2018
    Jeremiah J
  • 100

    Worked Great, right out of the box! NO problems! Grab one! This is a deal!

    February 2, 2018
    Glenn N Fla
  • 100

    I really wanted to love this gun I love the caliber its chambered in I love the Aesthetics of the gun it is a nice 2-tone gun to look at and ergonomically the gun was perfect but I could not produce the type of accuracy ...making this gun a solid carry piece for me so in the end I sold it to a friend so my suggestion is to try before you buy but buds did a great job with shipping this gun out to me in a reasonable amount of time and the transaction went smoothly more

    February 1, 2018
    Patrick M
  • 60

    I was disappointed in how this firearm worked out of the box. The first time I tried to chamber a round, the round would not go all the way in battery and the slide locked and I could not rack it. I had to take it to a g...unsmith to have it cleared. I took it to the range and the same thing occurred again, but I was able to force the slide open and clear the round I tried the same operation with only 5 rounds in the 6 round factory original magazine, this seemed to help. I also purchased another after market Kahr CW45 (K625) magazine and the same problem occurred (would only rack and load round in chamber with 5 rounds loaded in magazine). I was finally able to shoot 50 rounds through it. Before going to the range I broke the gun down and visibly inspected it. After going to the range I field stripped it and cleaned it thoroughly. I will take it back to the range and see if it is just a break in problem (I hope so). I would like to be able to use the gun as my EDC, but if I can't trust it to function properly, I'm not sure I'll be able to. I did a lot of research before I purchased the gun and got the impression it was well built and reliable -- not so sure now. The price from Bud's was very reasonable. But, if it is not reliable, it's not a good deal. more

    January 27, 2018
    Robert J
  • 100

    A wee sticky @ first., but I put a few rounds through now. It's starting to relax nicely. I'm becoming more accurate w it also.. Thats just part of practicing of course....Either way it's a comfortable pistola. And if yo...u learn it! Will be very accurate.. Over all: Excellent pistola for your green:) more

    January 25, 2018
    Dominick
  • 100

    A wee sticky @ first., but I put a few rounds through now. It's starting to relax nicely. I'm becoming more accurate w it also.. Thats just part of practicing of course....Either way it's a comfortable pistola. And if yo...u learn it! Will be very accurate.. Over all: Excellent pistola for your green:) more

    January 23, 2018
    Dominick
  • 100

    excellent for carry conceal

    January 18, 2018
    eric b
  • 100

    Handgun is great. Shoots well. No issues. Budsgunshop.com is amazing as well. Great prices and very fast shipping. I WILL be back again.

    January 13, 2018
    Rodriquez T
  • 100

    Actually bought this for a friend. He bought one used and a mutual friend liked it so much he sold it to the friend and bought a new one for himself. Both are throroughly pleased with the guns shootability and carrryabil...ity. I personally owned one when they were first produced and although the gun performed flawlessly it didn't fit my hand and I couldn't shoot well with it. Suggest you try a friend's before you buy one but if it fits, you will be happy with it. more

    December 21, 2017
    ROBERT C
  • 60

    Took the Kahr 45 cow to range today. I had problem with ejection of ammo and the slide was hard to clear misfired rounds. I am disappointed in how this firearm worked out of the Box. Shot different Ammo made some differe...nce. I had purchase two other Kahr 45 CW mags which did not work in this pistol. The pistol would not fire with a full mag with one in chamber the first round would shoot and then it would jam or not eject the next round into the chamber. The price was reasonable if the pistol works properly. I may have to send back to manufacture. I will shoot another 100 rounds through it and see if it is just a break in problem. more

    November 2, 2017
    John S
  • 100

    Needed a light weight, concealable .45acp. Have a government model, and I love it. But I don't care who you are, you can't realistically conceal carry a government model. You can hide it, but it weighs so much that it is... always on your mind. Uncomfortable. Saw this Kahr. At first, got mad at Bud's. I had forgotten my password, couldn't log on. This was on Sunday. Monday morning, I had a new password from Bud's in my email. Ordered this pistol Monday morning. Tuesday afternoon, my FFL dealer called me and said my pistol was in!!! ONE DAY! Anyway, took it home, wiped it down, took it apart. Used a small amount of gun grease and 2 or 3 drops of oil on the gun, then put it back together. Today, stopped after work and put 50 rounds of 230 grain hollow points through it. It's size and weight make it a handful with full power loads, but it is manageable. Gun is supposed to have a 200 round break in period. Bull. No failures of any kind! None. Never had a striker fired pistol before, this is a first for me. Very pleasantly surprised. This is now my carry gun. Period. If I could give it 6 stars I would. I am not rich, only purchase a new firearm every 4 or 5 years, expect them to be perfect. Can not believe that I have received so much value for the small amount of money this pistol cost. Would buy again. Don't wait. Get one. more

    September 27, 2017
    Mike H
  • 100

    this is a great gun ,great price. I was hitting 2 inch groups right out of the box. no problem with recoil, bought a second magazine, if your on the fence buy it!

    August 20, 2017
    hank
  • 100

    Took it out to the range and shot off 150 rounds the first time after receiving it. My conclusion is that you will have problems if you use Russian (Wolf or Tulamo) steel casing rounds. I had real bad FTF (failure to fee...d) and/or FTE (failure to extract) but didn't have any problems when I used either brass reloads or brass factory loads. Also, the magazine that came with this weapon did not seat well when you insert it unless you slap it in very hard and sometimes several times so I went and stopped using it but instead I had extra magazines from my Citadel 3.5" 1911 7-round magazines made by ACT that fit and went in well. My more expensive 7-round, stainless steel Chip McCormick magazines will not even stay in at all. So if you want extra mags for this, you can purchase a 7-round 1911 magazines made for Citadel 3.5" compact or Rock Island Armory made by ACT. more

    August 18, 2017
    Cujo
  • 100

    Took it out to the range and shot off 150 rounds the first time after receiving it. My conclusion is that you will have problems if you use Russian (Wolf or Tulamo) steel casing rounds. I had real bad FTF (failure to fee...d) and/or FTE (failure to extract) but didn't have any problems when I used either brass reloads or brass factory loads. Also, the magazine that came with this weapon did not seat well when you insert it unless you slap it in very hard and sometimes several times so I went and stopped using it but instead I had extra magazines from my Citadel 3.5" 1911 7-round magazines made by ACT that fit and went in well. My more expensive 7-round, stainless steel Chip McCormick magazines will not even stay in at all. So if you want extra mags for this, you can purchase a 7-round 1911 magazines made for Citadel 3.5" compact or Rock Island Armory made by ACT. more

    August 16, 2017
    Cujo
  • 100

    this is a great gun ,great price. I was hitting 2 inch groups right out of the box. no problem with recoil, bought a second magazine, if your on the fence buy it!

    August 16, 2017
    hank
  • 80

    Very nice pc but the Dao trigger was not for me

    July 24, 2017
    Timothy M
  • 100

    I bought this hand gun and must say it was very good. The service from Buds is outstanding. Non compare to Buds.

    July 7, 2017
    Luis G
  • 100

    I just came back from the range. My new Kahr CW45 work flawlessly when I use the Kahr mag. I had (2) fail to feed using my 1911 mags. I will have to work on that. After all the gun is new, only 65 rds. have been fires so... far. You need to be a man of steel to cock it, it is not a good gun for anyone with weak hands. I found the trigger to be fabulous, long pull but very nice. A much better trigger then my Beretta Nano has. The recoil is far less then I expected, About the same as my 1911 Sig. I do carry every day using a Remora holster in the small of my back. It is so comfortable there. I like this Kahr CW45 and it is now my new carry weapon. ***** 5 stars on this pistol. more

    June 9, 2017
    Roger M
  • 100

    I got this because I am a .45 cal. person and was looking for a CCW. I love the 1911, and have a bunch of 1911 mags and they fit well in this weapon, no problem. The Kahr likes brass casings and ball ammo, works well wit...h them. Easy to shoot and accurate, trigger squeeze is long like a revolver, but you know when it will go bang after one mag. Have shot over 500 rounds through and I can shoot 2 inch groups at 7 yards and all in a pie plate at 20 yards. Would recommend to anyone who likes the 1911 and the .45 cal. ammo who is looking for a CCW. 1911 mags. are cheap and easy to find. I paid $259 two years ago for it and was the best purchase I ever made. more

    April 22, 2017
    Michael
  • 100

    I got this because I am a .45 cal. person and was looking for a CCW. I love the 1911, and have a bunch of 1911 mags and they fit well in this weapon, no problem. The Kahr likes brass casings and ball ammo, works well wit...h them. Easy to shoot and accurate, trigger squeeze is long like a revolver, but you know when it will go bang after one mag. Have shot over 500 rounds through and I can shoot 2 inch groups at 7 yards and all in a pie plate at 20 yards. Would recommend to anyone who likes the 1911 and the .45 cal. ammo who is looking for a CCW. 1911 mags. are cheap and easy to find. I paid $259 two years ago for it and was the best purchase I ever made. more

    April 21, 2017
    Michael
  • 100

    Best darn "gunfighter" pistol I have ever owned.
    This weapon is amazing for the price! I have a CW45 and CW40 and I have had zero problems or complaints for either weapon. After 32 years of law enforcement and owning top notch weapons to include Sig Colt S&W and Gl...ock I pick the Kahr for my every-day carry and on Sunday twice. The CW45 uses 1911 magazines and that is a big plus for me. I see more Kahr weapons in my future. more

    March 28, 2017
    Jet
  • 100

    Best darn "gunfighter" pistol I have ever owned.
    This weapon is amazing for the price! I have a CW45 and CW40 and I have had zero problems or complaints for either weapon. After 32 years of law enforcement and owning top notch weapons to include Sig Colt S&W and Gl...ock I pick the Kahr for my every-day carry and on Sunday twice. The CW45 uses 1911 magazines and that is a big plus for me. I see more Kahr weapons in my future. more

    March 28, 2017
    stephen
  • 100

    Great price and fast shipping. Very nice handgun.

    March 22, 2017
    Frantz M
  • 100

    Totally awesome experience!!! My Kahr CW 45 shipped to the FFL near my house, Cornerstone. This gun is the perfect size. Conceals and carries with eaze!

    January 14, 2017
    Matthew E
  • 100

    Shoots very nice. Recoil was light enough that my wife had no problems shooting it. Only problem I found with this gun, when I was doing the 200 round break in the spent shells kept hitting my forehead.

    November 9, 2016
    Jwarpd
  • 100

    Shoots very nice. Recoil was light enough that my wife had no problems shooting it. Only problem I found with this gun, when I was doing the 200 round break in the spent shells kept hitting my forehead.

    November 6, 2016
    Jwarpd
  • 100

    I have always been a "steel only" guy when it comes to firearms, since I got started by collecting milsurps. For years I carried all-steel firearms (which I still enjoy), and then I happened to rent this pistol while at ...a range with friends who were new to shooting. I immediately fell in love with the Kahr CW45 and found it here at the Sportsman's Guide for cheap, especially with 4-pay! One problem that I had with blued steel that I carried before was that my sweat would eat away at the finish - not so with stainless! I first picked up some Tulammo, but the CW45 does NOT like it. There were only one or two times in 50 cartridges that it cycled, and several times it locked the slide up (requiring my gunsmithing hammer to open up). However, since using brass/aluminum ammo, the CW45 has been absolutely flawless. I've fired over 300 rounds without failure now. This gun weighs about the same when loaded as my old steel carry gun, and is only slightly bigger. The magazine Kahr sends you has a base plate that sticks out of the grip for no real reason, and hinders concealability somewhat. After some research, it appears that the Kimber 7 round 1911 magazines will fit flush to the grip and cycle with no modifications necessary. Assuming that those work, that will make the CW45 even better for concealment, as well as giving me an extra cartridge per magazine. The pistol shoots well. It has a long pull that is very similar to a revolver. As someone who carried a revolver for a couple of years, I appreciate the similarity. No safeties to get in the way: just aim and pull. Follow up shots are definitely not as fast as the smaller calibers I'm used to, but it's not excessive. I find that I can hit what I am for pretty quickly with this pistol. Also, I love that it fires .45, as I always had some doubts about the smaller calibers I used to carry (I know, I know...shot placement). If you're thinking about picking it up, go for it! I still love my all-steel guns and revolvers, but I trust my life to the Kahr CW45. It has become my favorite pistol to shoot and carry. more

    August 12, 2016
    Seseous
  • 100

    I have always been a "steel only" guy when it comes to firearms, since I got started by collecting milsurps. For years I carried all-steel firearms (which I still enjoy), and then I happened to rent this pistol while at ...a range with friends who were new to shooting. I immediately fell in love with the Kahr CW45 and found it here at the Sportsman's Guide for cheap, especially with 4-pay! One problem that I had with blued steel that I carried before was that my sweat would eat away at the finish - not so with stainless! I first picked up some Tulammo, but the CW45 does NOT like it. There were only one or two times in 50 cartridges that it cycled, and several times it locked the slide up (requiring my gunsmithing hammer to open up). However, since using brass/aluminum ammo, the CW45 has been absolutely flawless. I've fired over 300 rounds without failure now. This gun weighs about the same when loaded as my old steel carry gun, and is only slightly bigger. The magazine Kahr sends you has a base plate that sticks out of the grip for no real reason, and hinders concealability somewhat. After some research, it appears that the Kimber 7 round 1911 magazines will fit flush to the grip and cycle with no modifications necessary. Assuming that those work, that will make the CW45 even better for concealment, as well as giving me an extra cartridge per magazine. The pistol shoots well. It has a long pull that is very similar to a revolver. As someone who carried a revolver for a couple of years, I appreciate the similarity. No safeties to get in the way: just aim and pull. Follow up shots are definitely not as fast as the smaller calibers I'm used to, but it's not excessive. I find that I can hit what I am for pretty quickly with this pistol. Also, I love that it fires .45, as I always had some doubts about the smaller calibers I used to carry (I know, I know...shot placement). If you're thinking about picking it up, go for it! I still love my all-steel guns and revolvers, but I trust my life to the Kahr CW45. It has become my favorite pistol to shoot and carry. more

    August 11, 2016
    Seseous
  • 100

    I love my Kahr CW45! It did require the 200 round break in period. Before I had a couple FTE but after the 200 rds and a firmer wrist I have had no problems and carry it regularly. The only ammo I find it doesn't like is... lead. But I carry hollow point and it fuctions perfectly with those and FMJs more

    August 11, 2016
    Terry
  • 100

    I have always been a "steel only" guy when it comes to firearms, since I got started by collecting milsurps. For years I carried all-steel firearms (which I still enjoy), and then I happened to rent this pistol while at ...a range with friends who were new to shooting. I immediately fell in love with the Kahr CW45 and found it here at the Sportsman's Guide for cheap, especially with 4-pay! One problem that I had with blued steel that I carried before was that my sweat would eat away at the finish - not so with stainless! I first picked up some Tulammo, but the CW45 does NOT like it. There were only one or two times in 50 cartridges that it cycled, and several times it locked the slide up (requiring my gunsmithing hammer to open up). However, since using brass/aluminum ammo, the CW45 has been absolutely flawless. I've fired over 300 rounds without failure now. This gun weighs about the same when loaded as my old steel carry gun, and is only slightly bigger. The magazine Kahr sends you has a base plate that sticks out of the grip for no real reason, and hinders concealability somewhat. After some research, it appears that the Kimber 7 round 1911 magazines will fit flush to the grip and cycle with no modifications necessary. Assuming that those work, that will make the CW45 even better for concealment, as well as giving me an extra cartridge per magazine. The pistol shoots well. It has a long pull that is very similar to a revolver. As someone who carried a revolver for a couple of years, I appreciate the similarity. No safeties to get in the way: just aim and pull. Follow up shots are definitely not as fast as the smaller calibers I'm used to, but it's not excessive. I find that I can hit what I am for pretty quickly with this pistol. Also, I love that it fires .45, as I always had some doubts about the smaller calibers I used to carry (I know, I know...shot placement). If you're thinking about picking it up, go for it! I still love my all-steel guns and revolvers, but I trust my life to the Kahr CW45. It has become my favorite pistol to shoot and carry. more

    August 10, 2016
    Seseous
  • 100

    This is not my first Kahr The Others have been excellent I Have only fired 220 Rnds so far in the CW45 with zero problems FMJ Brass and Steel Case and Hollow Points. Kahr recommends 200 rnds for break-in they get even be...tter with use that says allot because they're already excellent when new. Also I Tried several old Surplus 1911 Mags and they worked perfectly in this gun. more

    May 20, 2016
    BIG JOHN
  • 100

    This is not my first Kahr The Others have been excellent I Have only fired 220 Rnds so far in the CW45 with zero problems FMJ Brass and Steel Case and Hollow Points. Kahr recommends 200 rnds for break-in they get even be...tter with use that says allot because they're already excellent when new. Also I Tried several old Surplus 1911 Mags and they worked perfectly in this gun. more

    May 17, 2016
    BIG JOHN
  • 100

    This is not my first Kahr The Others have been excellent I Have only fired 220 Rnds so far in the CW45 with zero problems FMJ Brass and Steel Case and Hollow Points. Kahr recommends 200 rnds for break-in they get even be...tter with use that says allot because they're already excellent when new. Also I Tried several old Surplus 1911 Mags and they worked perfectly in this gun. more

    May 16, 2016
    BIG JOHN
  • 100

    Shipment was fast and payment was easy with 4-Pay. There was a list of nearby FFLs so I didn't have to locate a gun shop. Product arrived in great shape and I'm looking forward to taking it to the range to get familiar w...ith it. I chose Karh, by the way, based upon online reviews. I liked the small size, good performance, and smooth trigger. I think I got a lot of pistol for $306. more

    April 10, 2016
    Dallas
  • 100

    Shipment was fast and payment was easy with 4-Pay. There was a list of nearby FFLs so I didn't have to locate a gun shop. Product arrived in great shape and I'm looking forward to taking it to the range to get familiar w...ith it. I chose Karh, by the way, based upon online reviews. I liked the small size, good performance, and smooth trigger. I think I got a lot of pistol for $306. more

    April 3, 2016
    Dallas
  • 100

    March 28, 2016
    JOE D
  • 100

    Small and reliable, this 45 fits the bill. I've fired over 500 rounds without a problem. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a reasonable priced 45 acp.

    January 31, 2016
    Smoke
  • 80

    This pistol is pretty good. I'm still getting used to it. I'll give this another try at the range but may end up passing it onto someone else.

    October 17, 2015
    Steven D
  • 100

    No store bought ammo for this gun! On my first trip to the range I put 200 rounds of my reloads (230G round nose from lee TK452-230-2r) with 5G Universal. Not even a hiccup. Buds was great except the USPS does not post t...he progress of it's tracking, which is frustrating but not Buds fault. It was a surprise to check progress on the site to find it delivered in 3 days ti my FFL after no tracking info. more

    October 4, 2015
    William M
  • 100

    Great gun
    Great all round gun!! Very pleased. Easy to carry and shook it is great fun.... No problems at all....

    September 10, 2015
    stephen
  • 100

    Received order today, I couldn't be more pleased. Received as advertised. Happy with the price, shipping and product received.

    April 15, 2015
    Rafael C
  • 100

    This Kahr cw45 is quite a pleasure to shoot with low recoil for a .45 of this size. After doing quite extensive research on this gun over the internet and youtube, I decided to go for it and quite frankly, no regrets thu...s far. Most of the reviews were positive with a few exceptions on the gun as well as Kahr customer service. Hopefully I'll never have the need to deal with them as far as warranty is concerned and warranty on Kahr is only 5 years to the original owner but I figured if something were to go wrong, it'll probably happen within the 5 year period. Worst case scenario, I can always sale it and buy something else but for the money, you can't really beat it. I paid $321.00 plus $20.00 to my FFL dealer and I'm glad to say, SO FAR SO GOOD!!! I've put about 500 rounds through it, Remington JHP 230g UMC, Federal 230g FMJ Brass, Federal 230g FMJ Aluminum and Hornady 220g P Critical Duty with no FTF, FTE or any other issues at all. However, This gun does not like steel like Tula and Kahr will advise not to use steel at all and you should take their word for it, it's true. I had multiple issues with Tula ammo on this gun but for a CCW you do not want to use steel anyway and if you want to shoot at the range for practice and fun on the cheap, just use the least expensive ammo you can get in brass, you'll do yourself a big favor and have a lot of fun doing it. The gun shoots a little bit low but with a few adjustments on the shooter and some practice, you should be able to hit bull's eye consistently at about 20 yards or less as this gun is designed for close proximity self-defense. Last but not least, Bud's customer service and overall service on shipping, handling and delivery it's simply outstanding. They deliver big store pricing power with excellent small town southern charm customer service and hopefully that will never change as they have now a customer for life. GOOD JOB BUDS AND KEEP IT UP!!! more

    November 23, 2014
    Tony R
  • 100

    The Kahr CW45, was much more than I expected. High quality, American made and low prize, was a plus! On the range, fired without hiccup 200 grain .45 FMJ. Grip does bite a bit, but was expected. Will add some Pachmyer sl...ip on grips to tame that. Very accurate out of the box. BudsGuns was a pleasure to deal with, from my trade-in to the purchase, kept me informed every step of the way. Will do business with again! more

    September 25, 2014
    Herbert F
  • 100

    Kahr 4543: Well made, especially for the price. Reliable AFTER breaking in and cleaning (80 rounds in one shooting and a cleaning did it for me), accuracy no problem, good trigger for a DAO, no sight adjustment was neede...d, good magazine release (no way it will drop the mag by accident, etc.), I like the grip angle and rough grip, carries well (very concealable), the slide stop was difficult to remove the first time only. Ordered on a Sat with a credit card, got the call from the FFL Wed and rec'd the xtra mag a few days later. Cleaned it, shot it with 5 FTF's in the first 80 rds. Cleaned it again and shot 120 more rds, same ammo, with no problems what-so-ever, and I do mean none. All that shooting was with 200 gr plated flatpoint reloads - none of my 45's like that ammo. Good break in and test ammo! I'm very happy with this gun - my new carry gun. more

    September 20, 2014
    Craig Y
  • 100

    First off Buds did a great job shipping fast.The gun is great I use the extended mag. 7 rds. so me hand has more grip after only about 50-75 shots I was used to the recoil and able to put 7 of 8 shots while moving into a... 10 inch target at about 25 feet. OK I'm no sharpshooter but with a bad limp and being 73 I think it will be my last carry gun. And it's light 19 oz. more

    September 3, 2014
    George R
  • 80

    I have two Kahr pistols, K-9 and CW45, both are great guns. I found so far one issuse with both weapons, If reloading need to stay with 9mm .355 dia bullets, 45acp .451 dia. If due to plating bullet dia. is .001 or large...r, both will not chamber. Kahr needs to have machine a better chamber to barrel fit. more

    August 11, 2014
    MIKE J
  • 100

    Picked up this handgun today, already in love, fits my had well, and is very light. i have big hands and from what i've heard its got a little recoil.. oh well its a 45, if it didn't that might be a little weird. 1911 ma...gs also fit, the 8 round mags slide out but anything bigger like 9 and 10 round fit great. Going shooting this weekend, Gonna be epic, Thanks BUDS more

    July 14, 2014
    robert w
  • 100

    Another win from Bud's. Picked up the CW45 after having owned the CW40. Both weapons are fine firearms, however I must admit that I prefer the CW45 in terms of recoil management and out of the box accuracy. The trigger i...s so smooth on the Kahr CW45 that I didn't mind the long pull, and it didn't seem to affect my shot placement. After break-in period at the range, it is definitely in the rotation for my daily carry. Now I got my eye on the CW9 and CM9! Thanks Buds! more

    July 4, 2014
    James T
  • 100

    You will not find a nicer more reliable conceal .45 for this price, made in the USA is another plus for me, fits comfortable in my waist band. If your looking for a pretty gun for conceal with big caliber and cheap price... look no further. Buds was on time in every aspect I highly recommend buds and this gun more

    July 2, 2014
    Kasey C
  • 100

    This pistol is just the ticket for CCW either for LE or Civilian use. Great "undercover" weapon that does not shout "Police/DEA" NIce looking in it's own "ugly duckling" way compared to similar striker fired weapons. Car...ries well in a pants pocket or in any holster for decent design. WIth 1 up the spout you have 7 rds of 45ACP. Ya can't do alot better than that. more

    May 5, 2014
    Arizona Michael
  • 100

    Only fired 2 mags (12 rnds) of my 230 gr lrn reloads thru it no problems . I did put a Hogue jr. grip on it because front and back straps have sharp edges on them. Feels great helped with recoil a lot. Also BUDS is a gre...at gun shop. 2 guns so far. I'll never buy from LGS any more! more

    April 5, 2014
    KURT K
  • 100

    Kahr has done what all the other handgun manufacturers seek to do: build a solid, reliable and refined carry gun at an affordable purchase price. When you compare the accuracy and fit and finish to a $1000 handgun, you w...ould have to be a true gun-freak to find the vast differences-apple to apple. I have been shooting for 30 years and shoot Kimber, Glock, Springfield, etc. What I have found is you do not need to spend a ungodly amount on a great carry pistel. Enter Kahr CW 45 as a supreme example. Great little defender. more

    March 27, 2014
    Rick S
  • 60

    Purchased this gun 7 or 8 months ago. Accurate, nice looking. About 600 rounds through it Constant failure to feed. Not reliable for carry weapon. Emailed Kahr about problem. No response .. I guess i need to call them bu...t like everyone else I'm busy. I just think a brand new pistol should go bang when you pull the trigger. Bud's is great!! more

    March 15, 2014
    Terrance S
  • 100

    This firearm is an absolute steal at $350!! Kahr makes a solid and beautiful firearm. Ran 50 Blazer 230gr rounds and 20 DRT 175gr hollow points through it with no problems whatsoever. It has quite the muzzle flash, but t...he power you want from a .45! Highly recommended! more

    February 26, 2014
    JOEL E
  • 100

    Did a lot of research, decided the CW 45 was the pistol for me. Searched the net, and came across Bud's, not being familiar with them I went out a read the reviews. Most were positive, but there were a few negative ones ...on what and when they shipped. Read up on their polices on the website, and ordered 2 guns, this CW 45 being one of them. The process was fairly easy, and any questions I had about my order were responded to quickly. I received regular updates when the items shipped, and everything was delivered in good condition with in the window of time promised on the website. I would recommend Bud's to anyone looking to get quality firearms @ a fair price. And they are not afraid to ship to the People's Republic of New York. I plan to make other purchases with Bud', thanks for the good service. more

    February 11, 2014
    Dave M
  • 100

    Got my first Kahr a month or so ago, I'm a big Glock fan and this little gun has made an impression. Great quality, made in the USA, awesome feel, looks of a Glock but the feel of a 1911. I would definitely recommend Kah...r Arms for anyone considering a CCW firearm, again thank you Buds and thank you Kahr for an affordable QUALITY firearm. more

    July 20, 2013
    Ritchie E
  • 100

    Great service from Bud's, as always. Gun shoots great, straight and true. A little hard to take apart and clean, but after 2 or 3 times, it's not bad.

    May 15, 2013
    Edward G
  • 100

    I purchased this pre owned, and was doubtful that a lightweight .45ACP could be pleasant to shoot. I was shocked. This is a phenomenal shooter, i have somewhat small hands and it fits like a glove. I found the gun to be ...accurate, i was keeping a 4" group at 10 yards with minimal focus. The recoil is really light for a .45acp, in fact it has less felt recoil than the ruger or keltec LC9/PF9. This was the general agreement of the range buddies as well. I have only had one malfunction, which was a spent case that failed to clear the slide, but i believe that was operator error by way of inadvertently hitting the mag release with my thumb. There arent a ton of good leather carry holsters out there, but it fits in most of my Glock 26 holsters just fine. Overall, if you want a carry or house gun (or both) this is a great multi-purpose 'universal' pistol. Certainly light enough for carry, but still very shootable at the range. At under $400 in most stores and online, i say buy it. more

    April 24, 2013
    JS
  • 100

    I was pleasently supprised by how little recoil such a light high caliber pistol produces I purchased and cleaned it then went to the range and fired about 60 rounds through it not a good judge on how accurate it is as I... am a lousy shot with handguns working on that riffles are more my thing but wanted a pistol for home defence and this one seems to be a perfect fit. more

    February 21, 2013
    walt flood
  • 100

    Excellent purchase experience from Bud's. The Kahr CW4543 is a superior pistol and possibly more accurate and a better trigger than the more expensive Kahr PM45. After picking the gun up from the FFL, I took it home and ...thoroughly cleaned and lubricated it. The next day I took it to the range to start the 200 round break in shooting. The weapon is extremely tight and has a heavy recoil spring. I fired about 110 rounds and had a couple of FTF and FTE issues. I was shooting the Blazer 230 gr. TMJ aircraft aluminum case, which may have attributed to the stoppages. The more I fired the weapon, the smoother it functioned and the stoppages lessened. I believe that once I have completed the 200+ round break-in period the weapon should not have any issues what so ever. The little .45 is well with the purchase price and more and it exceeded my expectations. more

    February 7, 2013
    Ron W
  • 100

    Ordered the cw45 just before Christmas and received it in 2 days. The Bud's experience was great. I have put 200+ rounds through it and only 1 FTE. That was during the first mag. It also had no problems with the Hornady ...200 xtp. So far I love this gun. It fits well, conceals well and the price was right. I am still getting used to the sights though. Trying to tighten up my groupings. Overall I love the CW45. more

    January 24, 2013
    Erik U
  • 100

    Sad story, but truely good advice, always collect the money before letting someone, even a friend, have the gun, bottom line. I LOVED THIS GUN ! I never fired it, however from a fit point of view this pistol pointed bett...er then any I ever had. ! If you understand where I am comming from. this gun just came up on target ! Someone I cared about wanted the gun real bad, begged me for it ! I let them have it on time payments, Now Im taking them to court ! another expence & negative experiance ! Not to mention a gun in a dishonest persons hands ! I wish I could just get my gun back ! more

    January 13, 2013
    Jeff M
  • 20

    This is truly a POC weapon, multiple FTF experiences, unreliable wouldn't trust my life on it.

    November 5, 2012
    Richard C
  • 100

    Over 200rds of 230gr PMC bronze fmj, Federal champion fmj, 230 gr Remington Golden saber, 185gr Remingtion Golden saber, 200gr Hornady XTP. Shot everything I gave it except for, you guessed it. the Hornady. Wouldn't feed... even one rd. It's a natural pointer and is very easy to shoot. Very quick target acquisition with the factroy sights. I'm very impressed. This will be my parimary carry weapon. 5th gun from Bud's. 1st 5 star. more

    October 11, 2012
    Brett C
  • 80

    Buds delivered a great price and great service. My first online gun purchase, and will not be my last. Great experience!!! My FFL, Bayou Dragon in Marrero - La, did great and called me when the gun came in! Great people!...!! The Kahr cw45 is a great gun. It's light, fires well, and handles well. The recoil is not bad for a 45. I've shot 238 rounds of remington UHP and only had 1 FTF. No other problems at all. It is compact and easy to take apart and put together. Very intuitive and easy to use. There are two things I don't like. The sights are not great, I guess you just need to get used to them, but I prefer the 3 dot. I also don't like how the magazine doesn't fit flush, but hangs downs just a little and you can see the silver mag a bit, not really a functional problem but just aesthetics. Overall I would recommend this gun. a light compact 45 for this price, it's a great buy. Make sure to get an extra magazine!!! more

    August 1, 2012
    Gary K
  • 100

    Review on BUD's Ordered on Saturday and received the pistol on Thursday (would have gotten it on Wednesday but it was July 4th and UPS didnt run.) Bud's price was almost $100 cheaper than my local gun dealer. Fast and ef...ficient as always! Review on the Kahr CW45 As far as the gun, it's a good shooter and recoil is surpisingly light for a 45 ACP. Have about 125 rds so far without a hiccup. Also accurate for a short barrel. I have several Kahrs but I feel like this one will become my sidekick! For those who want a high qulality single stack 45 without the weight of a 1911 this is your ticket. more

    July 11, 2012
    Dave M
  • 100

    I bought this KAHR .45 from Buds online recently and got the same great service as always. I was looking for a .45 that would be easier to carry than most of the popular models. The Kahr weighs less than 20 oz and is ult...ra thin, yet it shoots great! I was worried the recoil might be excessive in such a light gun but it handles it well with all the various ammo I have used so far. The gun was very tight to start with and they are not kidding that it needs up to 200 rounds to break in. I have used 6 different types of ammo so far and the only one that was a problem was Russian made TulAmmo 230gr which jammed in the chamber on several occasions to the point that I quit using it at all and had no more problems. I definitely recommend this pistol for anyone wanting a large caliber that is easy to carry. more

    May 17, 2012
    Jack G
  • 100

    I purchased this gun through Bud's Layaway plan and it all worked out great. I couldn't be happier with the service from Bud's. The pistol has performed flawlessly. I now have over 300 rounds through it with no issues or... problems. I was a little hesitant about purchasing an "economy" level gun, but have been extremely satisfied with the quality of this relatively inexpensive Kahr. It is a great CCW gun. Recoil is much less than one would expect from a .45 acp gun that weighs in at around 20oz. Kahr's CW 45 is easily concealable and I now have 6+1 rounds of .45 instead of just 5 rounds in my old J-frame. At 7 yds the gun is very accurate. I purchased two additional 7 round magazines from Kahr, so I can carry with 7+1 rounds as well. This is my first Kahr. They make great guns. I wanted a compact .45 acp but did not want one with less than a 3 1/2 inch barrel. WIth a barrel length of 3.64 inches, I think the Kahr can still deliver the kind of velocity necessary for .45 ammo in a CCW configuration. more

    April 25, 2012
    Daniel S
  • 40

    I purchased a Kahr about a month ago. I fired about 125 rounds through it and the slide stop locking pin started to come out. The weapon started to FTF. I notified Kahr and they sent me a retaining spring because the gun...smith stated they had a lot of bad springs that lock the slide stop locking pin. I replaced the spring went back out to the range ad fired about 50 more rounds and the pin continued to out. I have sent the weapon back to Kahr for the gunsmith to take a look at it. The good thing about the weapon is when it was firing the recoil the same or a little less than my Llama 1911. It took me about 20 rounds to sight in with the inline sights with the line in the rear and the dot on the front site. I am not very impressed with Kahr up to this point but I think maybe I got a lemon and they will replace the weapon. I will update my comments once I get my weapon or a new weapon back from Kahr and go to the range and put about a 100 or so rounds through it. more

    April 11, 2012
    Eric C
  • 40

    Nice pistol . Only it failed to go bang on a rergular basis . The factory returned it to me with a new slide but it still would not work . This was witnessed by my shooter freinds , range owner , and the seller . I have ...an older all steel K-9 that is very reliable . How could they miss this at the service center ? more

    April 10, 2012
    kenneth jenkins
  • 80

    Bought the gun for personal protection. As a full time carrie weapon. After less than 50 rounds, it started misfiring. Had to be sent back to the factor. It took over three weeks to get it fixed and returned. I bought th...e gun because it was made in the USA. Karh had been in business over 10 yrs. As of right now now I am not happy the Kahr Co. Only time will tell if the weapon will be ok. more

    April 5, 2012
    Bill Grimsley
  • 100

    EXCELLENT PRODUCT. I OWNED A CW9 BEFORE AND SOLD IT TO MY SISTER IN LAW ONLY BECAUSE SHE WAS MOVING TO ANOTHER CITY. THIS GUN IS FLAWLESS AND SHOOTS GREAT. IT IS EXTREMELY TIGHT BEFORE FIRING AND BREAK IN. SIXTH ROUND CA...N BE HARD TO PUT IN MAG BUT DOESNT IMPACT PERFORMANCE. GREAT GUN. LOVE BUYING FROM BUDS BC OF PRICE BUT SHIPPING IS SLOW WHEN USING E-CHECK BANK DRAFT. TAKES ALMOST TWO WEEKS TO RECEIVE GUN. BUT IM HAPPY WITH PRODUCT. more

    March 16, 2012
    DEREK T
  • 100

    FIRED 100 ROUNDS OF FEDERAL 230GR .45ACP WITH NO PROBLEMS, VERY TIGHT TOLERENCES, TRIGGER SMOOTHED OUT CONSIDERABLY, GOOD GRIP / ERGONOMICS, ACCURATE AT 7 YARDS, STAINLESS FINISH VERY EASY TO CLEAN, RECOIL NOT BAD AT ALL... FOR A .45ACP PISTOL THIS SIZE AND WEIGHT.ONLY 100 ROUNDS BUT SO FAR SO GOOD..I WILL RECOMMEND IT more

    December 20, 2011
    Derrick D
  • 100

    I love this gun. Right out of the box it shot great. I did a thorough cleaning when I got it. It shoots everything I have tried and is very accurate. It is my only concealed cary weapon now.

    December 12, 2011
    Suncoasty
  • 80

    Firearm was in excellent condition upon inspection. Chamber was extremely tight when first used. .45 in such a frame makes it a little snappy but nothing uncontrollable. put about 175 rds so far (federal, tula, remington..., and a few from hornady) feed everything flawlessly. more

    August 19, 2011
    willie t
  • 100

    I have had this gun for 6 months now and have shot around 400 rds through it. The gun is small, thin and light weight. Easy to conceal. I have put everything from Ball, HP and SWC and feeds all but the Nosler 185 JHP for... some reason. Recoil is manageable. I have read some bad reviews about this gun but mine has thankfully has been a great , fun gun to shoot. I think its a geat buy for its intended purpose. more

    July 13, 2011
    BK
  • 100

    I'm very satisfied with the purchase and the gun itself. It is extremely accurate for a short barrel pistol. The long DAO Kahr trigger is taking some getting used to. I highly suggest you find the popular Kahr forum and ...go to the tech section and read and complete the unofficial pre-use maintenance. This is just a recommendation. The gun is very comfortable to shoot and with low recoil for a .45. more

    May 9, 2011
    Brian C
  • 80

    Fun to shoot. Light and reliable. More accurate than expected! Shoot nearly as well as an expensive 1911 style .45,

    April 22, 2011
    Mesquite gun man
  • 100

    After months of reading mixed reviews,finally decided to and give it a try.Manual states the gun has a 200 rd break in period.shot 150rds right out of the box so far without a single failure of any kind! ate up all the F...ederal 230gr.FMJ ammo i couldfeed it.recoil is minimum for a high caliber and small frame gun.really love this baby ,would be an excellent choice for my CCW.As for Bud's what else can i say that hasnt been said already.EXCELLENT ALL AROUND SERVICE!!! i'm using Bud's excellent Layaway service and will Have an XD compact 45acp coming soon.Thanks Buds # 1 !!!!!!!! more

    February 25, 2011
    Jose T
  • 80

    Overall excellent service from budsgunshop, delivery time was 1 day after my order so i was really pleased with that. Only comment that wanted to make other then how happy i was with the service was to say if you buy thi...s firearm be cautious what type of ammunition you use in it especially if its factory new. I chambered a few hornady tap rounds +p and every time the firearm could not eject the round. called the kahr manufacturer and they said the hornady rounds are made slightly bigger so they dont recommend using them during the break in period. That being said dont freak out when your brand new kahr cant eject a live round right away lol. more

    February 24, 2011
    Justin M
  • 100

    I ordered during the SHOT Show, so there was a new Customer Service Rep that processed my order, and there was a billing issue... However Derek straightened it out for me and gave me a little bonus to make up for it! Exc...ellence in Customer Service isn't when things go right all the time, it's when things go wrong that a good company shines... Thank You Buds!!! Regarding the Pistol, what a gem, very compact, the fit and finish is incredible for a $400 pistol... The barrel and feed ramp look like they came out of a $3000 Wilson Combat 1911... She ate up a couple of mags of 230g WWB ammo and a mag of Hornady Critical Defense 185g JHP perfectly... Amazing accuracy, and the best DAO trigger this side of a S&W revolver... The grip on the CW series allows for a full 3 finger grip, and the bore axis is considerably lower than anything else in this category... therefore the recoil and muzzle flip are very manageable... Ruger LC9? It's just a hair smaller and has a 2 finger grip... I bet the CW45 is easier to manage... Just my 2 cents... more

    January 30, 2011
    scott b
  • 100

    Just recieved my Kahr CW4543 from Buds this month....This seems to be a perfect CCW, very compact but also has a good size grip for larger hands....I have only fired about 100 rounds so far, recoil is minimum for large c...aliber and light frame, no malfunctions and have been able to maintain 2"-3" groups from 30 feet from resting position....Offhand (one or two hand grip) is always within center mass...It's just like golf, the more I practice the luckier I get..........I've been shooting a friends Kimber 45 compact and for the difference in price the Kahr is a great value....Thanks Buds excellent service as usual. Ralph K Wy. more

    March 1, 2009
    Ralph K
  • 100

    I own, and love, many handguns. This one is superb. It fits my hand nicely, is utterly reliable and - though I've yet to figure it out - i shoot it better than my sig p220. They claim a 200 round break-in but I have had ...0 failures since the first round. Quite a value. Like others, I was disturbed by the fact that the slide seems to ride on polymer but, with detailed inspection after every shooting session, I've yet to find shavings or other indication of wear. more

    October 20, 2008
    Jeff S