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Anyone have a P9? CW9?

Discussion in 'Kahr Club' started by NewGlocker28, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. NewGlocker28


    Nov 26, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    Hello all,

    Thinking of getting a Kahr as a conceal carry weapon and am looking at the P9. Anyone have any experience with one? reliability, durability, accuracy, etc. Also, looks like a CW9 and a P9 are very similiar but with different barrels. What else is different?

    Also I'm thinking of getting a P9 with an external safety (I know a lot of people will disagree on this) but was wondering if anyone had one and give their thoughts on it as well.

    Thanks all
  2. hagar

    hagar Millennium Member

    Sep 7, 1999
    Columbia, SC
    CW-9, has owned it about 3 years and no issues whatsoever with it. Very accurate for a small pistol, and a joy to carry.

  3. JimBianchi

    JimBianchi Da Da CLM

    Feb 15, 2006
    Las Vegas
    I have the K9 and MK9.

    Both are excellent, accurate, reliable guns that are easy to carry all day.
  4. ripley16


    Dec 10, 2007
    First, you should know that the P9 is not yet available with a manual safety. You'll have to wait to buy that particular model. It may be worth the wait as it will have a new lighter trigger as well as the safety.

    I've had both the P9 and CW9. These are as good as it gets for a CCW in size and weight. A great choice. I only carry the P9 because it has features the CW9 isn't availble with, such as all black finish, but for all practical purposes, the two models are the same.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2012
  5. ctrcs


    Dec 11, 2011
    GA Mountains & FL
    I had a CW9 that was very accurate and reliable, just traded it in for a CM9 for pocket carry and don't have the new one broken in yet so I can't recommend it until I do. I have also shot the K9 which was a great gun.
  6. Lew-G17


    Feb 3, 2002
    Central, NC
    I own or have owned several Kahr 9mm pistols including the P9 and CW9. All of them have given excellent service and accuracy. You cannot go wrong with a Kahr 9mm in my humble opinion.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2012
  7. Alphonso


    Mar 7, 2007
    Central Texas
    After trying out a number of different pistols and revolvers I've settled on the P9 as the best all around carry piece for me.

    Seven plus one +P rounds in such a slim package cannot be beat for my needs...
  8. PhantomF4E


    Aug 24, 2010
    South Florida
    I have had a P9 Covert for several years. In fact it is sitting in my Crossbreed minituck on my hip as I type. I'm not a noob when it comes to handguns or firearms in general , and there are many opinions , but since you ask. I will just reference my second sentance and say, it is everything I expect in a carry piece.
  9. Sharkey


    Nov 21, 2006
    DFW, TX
    Own 4 Kahrs, I like them so much. T40, K40 and a his/hers P9 Covert. All are great guns.

  10. That says it all. I have settled on the same.

    For those on more of a budget, you just can't beat the CW9. Bud's Police Supply just lowered their prices on the CW9, CW40 and CW45 to $322 shipped! You need to have the right creds to buy from them tho.
  11. mitchg233


    Dec 30, 2007
    Never had a Kahr I could trust. K9, Cw9, PM9, new and used. Great customer service that couldn't fix the problems (nosediving and failure to close to battery).

    If I had ever owned a good one, I would own one now.

    A little bit bigger, a lot more capacity, 110% reliable:

  12. ltj9296


    Jan 8, 2005
    Hello, I have had a cw9 for awhile now. Somethings I really like about it, and somethings not so much. It is very easy and comfortable to conceal. I like the trigger also. It is accurate and I have always shot it well, but I have had problems with the mag ejecting under recoil. A little grinding on the mag follower with a dremel and a small strip of velcro tape on the mag helped that. A couple of other problems have been harder to solve. My kahr mags do not hold the rounds very well and it does not like to load rounds by racking the slide. For 30 years I have been trained to do a tap-rack-bang drill if you have a malfunction, my cw9 does not like to do that. However, it has functioned perfect now for over over 500 rds. I sometimes carry it when I want something smaller than my g36.
  13. Nuclear


    Feb 19, 2005
    SE FL
    I've owned and carried a P9 for several years now. It has yet to malfunction (aside from my initial trying to slingshot load it, which I now can do after practice), which only means it is no less reliable than any of my guns that have malfunctioned. It is light, thin, easy to shoot and accurate. About the only complaint I have is that spare mags tend to let the top round loose if not in a mag carrier.

    I just wish they made them out of alloy.
  14. Cowart


    Jun 8, 2008
    Doesn't a K9 fit that description? Same height and barrel length...

  15. ripley16


    Dec 10, 2007
    No, the K9 is currently all stainless steel. Older models were made with carbon steel as well, but no all metal model has an alloy frame.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2012
  16. Mark G.

    Mark G.

    Nov 24, 2003
    P9, P9 Covert, K9 & P45, All function perfectly & feel great in my hand. P9s are carried everday. Wouldn't trade them for anything else. Good choice.
  17. Mister G

    Mister G

    Feb 4, 2012
    Well, just bought a P9, after having a Bersa UC, S&W 669, Taurus 709. This gun feels like a million $ in my hand, Its light, nice lines trigger is great on dry fire. Just got it and will shoot it tomorrow, but on surface this looks like the one I have been looking for all along. I also have a Sig P238 and a Ruger SR40C , which ae great but I'll bet I will be carrying the P9 more.
  18. Grayhawk


    Oct 23, 2004
    I own a P9, and bought my gunshop partner a CW9. Both are carried every day with a full magazine and one in the tube. Accurate, perfect to carry, and they are fun the fire.
  19. Denied

    Denied NRA Member

    Dec 15, 2004
    OK, I have both p9 and pm9 both with lots of rounds down range, never a fault. IF you plan to holster carry go with the p9, if you want to pocket carry then the pm9.
  20. mikechine


    Feb 7, 2012
    The P9 with an external safety is interesting because when i've carried a p9 or g26 aiw I have a problem with a chambered gun pointing at my j*****n and other parts while driving. Does anyone else have a problem with this? Aiw works best for me concealment wise, 3 to 4 o'clock and I am very self-consciencous at the check-out line.