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M&P 9c v. Kahr PM9 trigger pull

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Club' started by mitch1, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. mitch1

    mitch1

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    I am thinking about purchasing a new M&P 9c. I have a Kahr PM9, well known for its long, revolver-like trigger pull. From what I have been reading, the M&P, although striker fired like the Kahr, has a much lighter and shorter trigger. Should I consider getting a MA compliant (10 lbs) spring to make it more like the Kahr? Any thoughts are appreciated.
     
  2. Billet

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    I traded my PM9 for an M&P 9c when the Kahr needed a new slide and barrel after only 400 rounds. The triggers are much different, and I prefer the M&P trigger. Its more like a slightly heavy single-action trigger whereas the Kahr is a long DA pull. Unlike a lot of DA/SA pistols, there isn't too much pre-travel slack in the M&P trigger. There is some creep in it, but mine has smoothened out.

    The PM9 shot reasonably well for such a small pistol, but it can't hang with my fullsize pistols at distances beyond 7 yards. The M&P, on the other hand, has a much longer sight radius, better ergos and, for me, a better trigger. It shoots about as well as anything I've tried at longer distances.

    The Kahr is the clear winner in concealability, mostly because it is noticably thinner. The M&P with the flat baseplate is only slightly taller than the Kahr, and the grip hides about as well as the Kahr. Its the thickness of the M&P that is harder to contend with. Personally, I feel much more "armed" with the M&P because of its much higher capacity and superior accuracy.
     
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  3. Linux3

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    Ah Mitch1 we meet again.
    See my comments on the Kahr forum.
     
  4. Palmguy

    Palmguy Boom.

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    Out of the box I prefer the Kahr trigger pull. That said, I just sold my Kahr (CW9, same trigger as the P/PM though) and it is being replaced with an M&P9c.

    I'd look into the Apex sear for the M&P...
     
  5. FiremanMike

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    In fairness, the PM9 isn't really designed for long distance target shooting.
     
  6. Billet

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    I guess you missed my point. The M&P 9c isn't much harder to conceal than the PM9, but it shoots as well as a full-size pistol at longer distances. Neither pistol is designed for long distance target shooting, but one is more effective at mall concourse, grocery aisle and parking lot distances.
     
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    FiremanMike Way too busy

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    This is the second time this week that I've heard a statement like this, the last one said "there's not much difference between a PM9 and a G27".. Boggles my mind, the PM9 is only slightly larger than an LCP/P3AT, I can't understand how people can have that opinion <shrug>