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Old 10-09-2012, 13:23   #1
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My second Kahr, CW45

I have been eyeing a CW45 for awhile. I really love my CM9, so easy to carry and shoot. So, yesterday I bought one at Sportsman's Warehouse for $369 plus tax. I am waiting for some extra mags, then I'll take it to the range and break it in. Pictures, it's a stock CW45, they all look alike, no changes here .

I was told that it would fit in a Glock 9/40 cal. holster, and it does. My M-tac works perfectly. I also heard, you can use a Colt Officers model holster, haven't tried that out yet.

Will update the thread once I bring it to the range.
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Old 10-09-2012, 13:28   #2
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Let us know how it works out. I love my kahrs (cw40 & k9) but I've herd bad reviews on 45 models. Something about the small frame vs large caliber.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:52   #3
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Damn, they're getting cheaper. That's less than I paid for mine two years ago, and mine was a good deal at the time.

Anyway, congrats. I'm sure you'll love it. Looking forward to a range report.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:20   #4
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Yep, just waiting for the mags to come in (Tapping my foot).
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:56   #5
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OK, I got two extra mags, took 100 rds of WWB and headed to the range. All 100 rds without a hitch. The trigger is so sweet, and it's accurate. I'll put through another 100rds, then some JHP's, and I should be good to go to carry it.
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Old 10-15-2012, 18:58   #6
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Anxious to hear how it does with JHPs. My doesn't like HSTs, but has no problem with anything else I've tried.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:19   #7
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My personal thoughts about SD ammo is the major brands, ie: Gold Dots, HST, Ranger Bonded and Talons, etc, are all good. I will shoot a sample of each, and use the one that is most accurate. Long story short, if a weapon doesn't like a certain round, then I won't use it. If it doesn't like JHP, then it goes back to the factory and let them fix the issue. Sometime this week, I'll get to the range and test out JHP's.


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Anxious to hear how it does with JHPs. My doesn't like HSTs, but has no problem with anything else I've tried.
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Old 10-23-2012, 19:01   #8
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Ok, another range day. I shot Federal American Eagle, Champions and Blaser steel case. All without a hitch. Then I ran DPX, Federal Hydro Shox and Ranger T-Series, again, all without a hitch. Clean it tomorrow and start carrying it.
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Old 10-24-2012, 15:23   #9
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Very cool

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Old 10-25-2012, 14:43   #10
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Thanks!!
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Old 10-25-2012, 14:54   #11
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keep an eye on the slide lock spring and screw, mine had problems of loosening, after 4 or 5 times i used some loc-tite on the screw, but traded it off shortly after.
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Old 10-25-2012, 15:02   #12
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by the way, i have had a CM9 for about 3 yrs and it has been flawless, i wear it anytime my g36 is too big.
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Old 10-26-2012, 13:35   #13
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Good to know. I guess I can do some preventive maintenance on that screw. I really love carrying and shooting this weapon. The plan is to carry the CW45 in the fall and winter, and the CM9, in the spring and summer.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:05   #14
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Just got my Trijicon front night sight, the only mod I am doing on this weapon.
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Old 10-30-2012, 13:42   #15
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Congrats! glad you like it.
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Old 11-02-2012, 21:36   #16
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Awesome, I have a CW9 and have been pondering the CW45 for that extra winter "thump." To the OP, which loads have you found the most accurate? And have you tried the Win PDX bonded? Read good things about that bullet.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:48   #17
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Awesome, I have a CW9 and have been pondering the CW45 for that extra winter "thump." To the OP, which loads have you found the most accurate? And have you tried the Win PDX bonded? Read good things about that bullet.

It's a nice strange, but haven't found anything it doesn't like. As I posted, I tried a variety of JHP and FMJ rounds, and very little difference in accuracy. I am carrying Ranger Talons in it now. I basically buy whatever is on sale in 50 round boxes from Ammo to Go. No, I really haven't tried the PDX, I did have a few extra rounds of DPX though. Not sure if they use the same bullet for their rounds.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:38   #18
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I just put on a rubberized Talon grip, really makes a difference in the feel of the weapon.

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Old 11-26-2012, 19:35   #19
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Really like my CW45 - it's runs very smooth using the 6 round magazines. Sweet little pistol.

The free 7 rounder I got during last year's promotion is worthless. It will not feed the 2nd round every time.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:47   #20
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i've heard about issues with the 7 round mag. Maybe contact Kahr, and see if they have a fix for you. They may even send you a replacement.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:23   #21
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I had a CW45 and actually liked it but I could not reload for it. About every other round would catch on the ejecting case. Factory FMJ was 100%. STAY AWAY FROM HORNADY with the Kahr 45's as the chamber is reamed too tight to feed. I tried the commander sized 1911 magazine and honestly it's not worth the trouble of modifying it to work with the Kahr testing it so much. I had one of the safariland ALS holsters for a G19 that worked great.
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I had a CW45 and actually liked it but I could not reload for it. About every other round would catch on the ejecting case. Factory FMJ was 100%. STAY AWAY FROM HORNADY with the Kahr 45's as the chamber is reamed too tight to feed. I tried the commander sized 1911 magazine and honestly it's not worth the trouble of modifying it to work with the Kahr testing it so much. I had one of the safariland ALS holsters for a G19 that worked great.

I would think any lead round nose bullet would work for reloading. I'm guessing the Hornady bullet is JHP. I'm sure I may get some arguments here, but it is my understanding not to use reloads for SD ammo. I only use factory JHP, and so far, haven't found any rounds that don't work well in my CW45. I use a MTAC for a G19 for my CW45, and it works well also. I heard about modifying 1911 mags, but I'm happy with the stock 6rd mag. Maybe, one day, I'll try an ext 7rd mag for a backup.
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Old 12-08-2012, 16:03   #23
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I hadn't heard of any issues with the 7 rd mags. Mine works just fine. I use it for an extra carry mag, with a 6 rd in the gun. I thoroughly tested it before declaring it good to go.
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No, Kahrs are known for there tight chambers so the Hornadys literally don't fit. The problem with reloads was actually the fact I couldn't resize the casing small enough once again do to the tight chamber. If I took the decapping pin out of the sizing die and ran the finished cartridge through it would make it small enough but it sounds dangerous.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:21   #25
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The problem with reloads was actually the fact I couldn't resize the casing small enough once again do to the tight chamber.
You need to be using a separate taper crimp die, and doing the crimping as a separate step from the bullet seating. See

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/531998/
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http://www.midwayusa.com/product/244052/
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