Gun Report

Kahr Arms PM40 No. 4043 40 S&W, $786

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GUN TESTS GRADE: A-
Not a blindingly fast pistol, but nevertheless precise and powerful. A best bet for ankle carry.

Kahr Arms PM40 No. 4043 40 S&W, $786

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
Recreational
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Front Strap Height
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Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Double

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The Kahr PM40 was the smallest gun in our test. This would seem to make it the most natural choice for an ankle holster or other manner of deep concealed carry.
The six-round magazine (right) was substantially longer than the five-round model. The six-round magazine improved grip, but the shorter magazine made the gun simpler to hide.
All three guns utilized a multi-spring plunger-style recoil assembly. The front spring of the PM40 was not captured. But it did stay attached to the recoil-assembly unit thanks to a tight fit.
With the magazine removed and chamber cleared, removing the top end began with aligning marks in the frame and slide. The slide-stop pin could then be pushed out of the gun from right to left.

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