New Kahr

Discussion in 'Kahr' started by newheart301, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. newheart301

    newheart301 G&G Newbie

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    Have wanted another ever since I sold my K9, 4 years ago. Trying to decide between a P380, which I'd carry all the time. Or, a CM9 down side ,may have to carry IWB, might get too bothersome in a pocket. Since they're both belly guns, the difference in caliber is not a factor to me, quality, reliability, and size, will be the determining factor, and possibly price, maybe. Have handled the 380, but not had a chance to shoot one, never even seen a CM9. Anyone have or shoot both ? Opinions ?
     
  2. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

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    newheart301: Sir, my shooting partner has both. :) he is very fond of the Kahr brand
    I've shot .380. Fine shooting good handling, easily pocket carry. Partner is hot after a kydex outside waistband holster. Not available yet!
     

  3. newheart301

    newheart301 G&G Newbie

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    For a OWB holster I love real leather. I have several, ( 4 ) made by Ray at Lobogunleather, great prices and very high quality !!! You have to e-mail him, he had to stop taking call-in orders, said he just couldn't get any work done. I have one of his " enhanced" pancakes, with the tunnel-type loops,for my glocks, SUPER comfortable wearing all day.
     
  4. newheart301

    newheart301 G&G Newbie

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    here she is , my new CM9, just got home, cleaning now.
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  5. Twitch2120

    Twitch2120 G&G Evangelist

    my p380 is my EDC. once broken in a bit she runs like champ.
     
  6. PaulH

    PaulH G&G Regular

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    I just purchased a CM9 and shot it today for the first time. Took me a little to get used to the long trigger pull. But so far love it. I only put 50 rounds thru it due to the main reason for going was taking for friend for his first pistol shooting experience. I pocket carried the CM9 and it worked out fine.

    I let my friend shoot my 22 and then my M&P 9. He shot about 200 rounds combined.
     
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  7. newheart301

    newheart301 G&G Newbie

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    Yeah, my 442 is going back to ankle holster duty. This CM9 is the same size as the snubbie, yet more ammo and flatter in my pocket, weight is close, only 1 oz. more loaded. I know Kahr recommends 200rds. as break-in. That's just not enough for me to depend on a carry gun, I've got to have 500rds. with no failures, before I trust any pistol. I know I'm old, and contary.... but at least I've only had 2 holes patched up and I'm still here, the other's aren't !!!!
     
  8. newheart301

    newheart301 G&G Newbie

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    Gun returned last Thursday, Sat. shot it again.... same story after 1 mag. full, 6 rounds, the front of the mag follower broke again, ( 3rd. time ). Slide failed to lock open. The gun had been back to Kahr twice. AS of 5pm today, I no longer own it. The CM line while less expensive, ( not cheap ), just seems to have QC problems, never had any kind of failure with my K9.
     
  9. jmp8927

    jmp8927 G&G Evangelist

    Sounds like you were having mag issues rather than a problem with the actual pistol. If I'm not mistaken, the PM9 and CM9 use the same mags.
     
  10. newheart301

    newheart301 G&G Newbie

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    Nope, not a mag issue. Ran great, no failures the first 396 rounds, then broke the front leg off the mag follower, FIVE times in the next 61 rounds using 3 different mags. I called, sent it back, same thing, broke 2 mag followers in 17 rounds, went back, and like I said, still unreliable. This all happened with 4 brands of FMJ. I can't keep a pistol that I don't expect to work when I press the trigger. Loved the K9 I had, ( wish I still had it ), guess my CM9 skipped QC that day. Really the only thing that bothers me is the fact that I returned it twice and they still didn't fix it. When it comes to small guns the only ones I'm sure of are snubbies.