Gun Report

Kahr CW9 9mm Parabellum

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The Kahr CW9 has simple controls, with no external safety. The trigger pull is long, but breaks at only 6.2 pounds, which is lighter than the Solo’s trigger. We found the gun to be very easy to handle in all ways, once the shooter is used to the long trigger pull. The gun did what it was supposed to, with little fanfare and at a reasonable price. We liked the grip shape and feel, and thought it was much more shooter-friendly than the Kimber.

Kahr CW9 9mm Parabellum

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 Single
Trigger Span Single

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The Kahr CW9 is not a big pistol, but the Kimber Solo is indeed a small one.
Takedown was simple, but could be simpler with the slide and frame marks on the right side instead of the left. A slight roughness in the feel of the slide travel diminished noticeably during our shooting tests. We thought the gun was well made.
The front and rear sights on the Kahr were plastic. Note the tasteful beveling of the front of the slide, a feature that makes holstering easier and also cuts weight.

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