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Old 08-16-2011, 10:32 AM   #1
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Kahr CM9

Picked up a CM9 on 8-6-2011. After hearing some good things about Kahr pistols. I decided to give one a try.

The mag released with tons of drag. That was NOT acceptable for me. But after finding a thread on Kahrtalk.com about swell at the top of the mags. A quick check confirmed that was my problem. Quick pinch with the channellocks, problem solved!

Now for the best part. I expected it to be pretty snappy. After having owned a Kel-Tech PF9. Definitely not the case with the kahr. Minimal recoil, and drops right back down to my aim point.

In the past week I have put 850 rounds through the pistol. Not a single issue. Varied FMJ stuff for the first 200 rounds. Blazer, PMC, Winchester, and Remington. This thing eats everything I put in it.

For carry rounds. I varied these also. Cor-Bon, Winchester Supreme Elite, Federal HST, and Hornady TAP FDP.

The 124 grain Hornady TAP was by far the most accurate in my gun (yours may differ).

Well after a week on the trigger 0 reliability issues. And 850 rounds down range. The CM9 has proven itself as a keeper. And will be the new EDC of choice.
 
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:07 PM   #2
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Sounds good. What size of groups were you getting with it?
 
Old 08-22-2011, 05:48 PM   #3
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2" group average @ 7 yards
3" - 3 1/2" @ 15 yards
 
Old 08-22-2011, 06:15 PM   #4
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Was it overly tight for the first couple hundred + rounds? I keep hearing stories about "break in" with the Kahr..
 
Old 08-23-2011, 07:55 PM   #5
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Yeah it was pretty tight. But after the first 50 rounds it was just right.
 
Old 08-23-2011, 07:58 PM   #6
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Yeah it was pretty tight. But after the first 50 rounds it was just right.
That's what she said.

Seriously though, I think I might have to give one a try.
 
Old 10-20-2011, 01:14 PM   #7
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How the gun now after you've had it for awhile??? Any user pics?? I'm concidering this one.
 
Old 10-22-2011, 04:41 AM   #8
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How the gun now after you've had it for awhile??? Any user pics?? I'm concidering this one.



It has been great. I tried to carry one of my larger framed guns now r
that it is cooler. But the Kahr is so comfortable to carry it is my go to everyday.

As far as reliability. I have 2,050 rounds through it now. No problems at all.
I will be picking one up for my wife this winter. Also after shooting mine three of my buddies have also bought a CM9. No problems with any of them.
 
Old 10-22-2011, 08:34 AM   #9
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Thanks. Any user pics to see how it looks after 2,000+ rounds??? Still like the Theis holster??
 
Old 10-22-2011, 10:23 AM   #10
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Thanks. Any user pics to see how it looks after 2,000+ rounds??? Still like the Theis holster??


Looks like brand new. I'll get some pics. up.

The Theis holster is the most comfortable IWB holster I have. You literally forget you have the Kahr on.

I'll post some pics. of my OWB holsters also. Both ride high and tight. And conceal easily.

The only modification I have done. Is add a front night sight. Kahr offers the front Trijicon sight for $30. I am not into night sights. Just wanted a metal sight up front. Installed myself very easily.
 
Old 10-22-2011, 10:52 AM   #11
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Here are some pics. assembled and disassembled to show the lack of wear. I clean and grease after each day of shooting.







 
Old 10-22-2011, 10:57 AM   #12
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These are my OWB holsters.

Don Hume H721OT





This one is Kydex and very comfortable. Also made in Washington.




 
Old 10-23-2011, 01:19 PM   #13
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That's for your Help and time StumpRat. Good pics. I'm buying a CM9 or G29 for myself for xmas. I may need to flip a coin?? But I know the Cm9 would get used more =EDC???
But I've been wanting a G29 for awhile.
 
Old 10-27-2011, 11:17 AM   #14
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Hi Stumprat,

Thanks for your pics and all the info on the CM9. I am looking at picking up a Kel-Tec PF9 for a primary EDC, I've been looking at the CM9 as well. However, cost is a pretty big limiter for me, so I would have to save a little longer to be able to get the CM9. I was wondering if you think it's worth it to save up the extra $200 for the CM9 or to get the Kel-Tec first, from your experience with the two guns. Thanks,

Nathan

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Old 10-27-2011, 10:06 PM   #15
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Hi Stumprat,

Thanks for your pics and all the info on the CM9. I am looking at picking up a Kel-Tec PF9 for a primary EDC, I've been looking at the CM9 as well. However, cost is a pretty big limiter for me, so I would have to save a little longer to be able to get the CM9. I was wondering if you think it's worth it to save up the extra $200 for the CM9 or to get the Kel-Tec first, from your experience with the two guns. Thanks,

Nathan

Definitely worth the wait. You won't regret it.
 
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