Gun Report

Kahr P40 .40 S&W

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We thought the Kahr was an excellent single-purpose handgun, and it'd be our immediate first pick of this group for self-defense. It shot very quickly and gave adequate accuracy for the task. It was ideally suited, we thought, for rapid-fire defensive shooting.

Kahr P40 .40 S&W

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Double

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The Kahr's barrel was about half an inch above our hand, half as high as the Sig's, and that made for less flip and faster shooting. We thought seven shots were enough for most situations. The Kahr was also much lighter than the others.

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