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My second Kahr, CW45

Discussion in 'Kahr Club' started by bklynpete, Oct 9, 2012.


  1. Cowart

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    FWIW, I have a single unmodified 7 round mag for my CW45, and it works fine. So, it *is* possible to get a good one!
     

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  2. Kablam

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    So are we saying that a mag from a TP45 won't work (or may be troublsome) in the other 45s? That kinda blows. I could use any 9mm Kahr mag in my PM9. At least all the ones I tried worked.
     

  3. Cowart

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    No, we're not saying that. We're saying that a *single* magazine owned by "ScoPro" has a problem in his *particular* gun.
     
  4. Kablam

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    Yeah...guess I know that. Sorry. I jumped the gun so to speak. I feel frustrated that there are so many finicky guns out there. Stupid of me because I know the majority of them are fine. We just hear about problems on the Internet more than good resuts. The stupider thing is I have no problems with my guns. Again, sorry. I want to buy a CW45 and after reading some posts, I borrowed trouble that most likely wont affect me. Doh! :wavey:
     
  5. bklynpete

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    The internet is both good and bad. Since I started this post, I've been very happy with my CW45. I also really like my CM9.
     
  6. PattonT

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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 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.
     
  8. Kalmah

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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.
     
  9. PattonT

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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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    I just got a CW45, and mine won't feed Hornadys, either. In my research, I have found most folks prefer the Gold Dots in the Kahr. Another problem I encountered is that reloads with 200 lswc are problematic. Rnl and tc bullets seated fairly deep are the way to go, at least in my pistol. I like the pistol, but I'm not sure I would have bought it if I had known it was going to be so finicky.
     
  12. PattonT

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    Yeah the are one of those pistols people will rave about but after you get one they are like yeah they won't do this or that. I met someone who said his does not like any hollow points and he is limited to ball ammo only.