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kahr k-9 for ccw

Discussion in 'Kahr Club' started by Big2wheeler, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Big2wheeler

    Big2wheeler

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    I am thinking about k-9 for cc but dont know anyone that owns one.What are your opinions plus or minus on this pistol.
     
  2. hagar

    hagar Millennium Member

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    A big plus!

    It is a lot lighter than a G26, conceals better, and mine has been accurate and reliable.
     


  3. ripley16

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    The K9 has some great qualities for a carry gun. It's a bit heavy compared to polymer guns, but not too heavy for comfort. Mine has night sights, which I would recommend. Crimson Trace makes a laser for the K9 that fits and work well. Mine is stainless...ideally I'd prefer an all black gun for carry. One problem is availability...they aren't often in great supply.
     
  4. hagar

    hagar Millennium Member

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    Sorry, I misunderstood the post, thought you were asking about the CW9. From what I hear they are well made, but a little heavier than the CW9.
     
  5. Muddflap

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    I have mine on now, in a TT Gunleather IWB holster.
    Very easy to conceal, but big enough to hold on to.
    It's one of my most often carried guns.
     
  6. ltxi

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    I carry one occasionally in a DelFatti OWB holster but, honestly, it's big and heavy compared to my light clothing edc carry pistol...a PM9. If I'm going with something that large and with that kind of weight, I'll generally carry my lw Colt Officers 1911 in a Galco IWB NSA. The K9 is an excellent arm, but it works better for me as a house/console/bedside gun.
     
  7. Denied

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    The K-9 is a fine piece but a little heavier than the P-9 which I own. With that said I ended up buying a PM-9 so that I could carry it in a front pocket with an in pocket holster. This is very convenient when you take the weapon on and off several times a day. The P and K are both just a little long in the grip for pocket carry.
     
  8. Mark G.

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    K9 is a little heavier, but thin and accurate. I use the P9 or P9 Covert every day. The weight difference (between K9 & P9) is noticed at the end of the day. You can't go wrong with a K9, great pistol.
     
  9. Big2wheeler

    Big2wheeler

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    Thank you all for your opinions and advice.Looked at new k9 today just about ready to pull the trigger so to speak.
     
  10. Big2wheeler

    Big2wheeler

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    Well it's official new kahr k9 came home with me today.She sure is pretty to look at hope she shoots as well as she looks.
     
  11. GOOFA

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    Congrats on the K9. I have the K9 and the Elite they are unequalled. I'm sure you will enjoy yours.
     
  12. dons385

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    Is the k9 elite worth the extra money over a k9.
     
  13. packinaglock

    packinaglock John 3:16

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    Congrats on the new heater :supergrin:
     
  14. Big2wheeler

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    I should have mentioned, it is the elite 03.Fit and finish are perfect.I just couldnt do another black plastic gun I have enough glocks.LOL!
     
  15. GOOFA

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    I feel it is, took me nine months for my order. I also have the 4" ported barrel for it, unbelievably light recoil and accurate.:thumbsup:

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    This is KAHR ARMS at its best.:thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2010
  16. I carry mine every day, the weight doesn't bother me at all. You made the right choice.
     
  17. viniglock

    viniglock GLOCKS-N-KAHRS

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    I have many and my favorite is CW9 we have special bond, but I will carry depending the place and clothing. Both are good, get both if you can. But if you are only get one wet the P9.
    Congrats and welcome.
     
  18. outerlimit

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    I think the MK9 is a better option because you can pocket carry it. The K9 isn't pocket carry capable unless you have a coat with really big pockets or wear some type of big painter jeans.

    I like that, don't have to worry about finish rubbing off. The matte finish on the standard models doesn't reflect too much anyways.

    @GOOFA,
    you plan on getting the metal guide rod for it? The factory plastic one is such a p.o.s. in my experience.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2010
  19. GOOFA

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    The guide rod on my K9 Elite and all my Kahr's came with a steel guide rod, a stainless steel guide rod is available for most/all models but I have never seen a benefit to purchasing one.