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PM45 or G36 chip in your thoughts

Discussion in 'Kahr Club' started by deathpriest, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. deathpriest


    Dec 12, 2004
    Hi all,
    I own a PM9, an MK40 and Glocks. Recently I have been thinking on a compact 45 for CCW. I was almost decided on the G36 until I saw the PM45. Now I am not so sure so please post your thoughts and what should I expect to pay for a PM45.

  2. G33

    G33 Frisky! Millennium Member CLM

    May 29, 1999
    With G29
    Been some problems with the G36.
    See GG section.

  3. Cowart


    Jun 8, 2008
    The Glock is bigger and heavier. But, it is less costly and holds one more round.
  4. ccoorreeyy


    Jul 23, 2007
    I love my pm45. Shot it today 50 more rounds. I have the black with nite sites and it cost me $900 but the standard can be had for around 6 i think
  5. 8th SPS USAF

    8th SPS USAF

    Apr 28, 2007
    Having owned a G 36, I think it was to big for what is to be used for. I have
    a PM 45 and P45 KAHR. I love both. I carry the PM 45. Shoots great. Mild
    recoil. IMO the PM 45 will do much more than the G36. I just sent parts to
    CCR for refinishing. Turned out great. It did not need anything I justed liked
    the Urbon Camo finish they offered. Good luck.
  6. deathpriest


    Dec 12, 2004
    Thank you for your feedback, keep it coming.

  7. gatorboy


    Jul 26, 2001
    It's pretty nice
    The P45 is closer in size and has the same capacity as the 36. I've had both and like the Kahr much better. Full three finger grip, not two and one on the mag. It makes reloads better all the way around. It's got the same length barrel but is a 1/2"+ shorter from the breechface to the rear of the slide. It's got better sights (real metal too). If you want the PM45 because you're thinking about pocket carry I suggest you go put one in your pocket holstered. It's much too big IMO. The PM45 is very close in size to the P40 with one less rd. and a shorter barrel. The P45 makes a great belt gun. I only carry IWB and would not carry a smaller 45 than it. IMO, the Kahr P45 and the M&P 45c are the best carry 45 ACP's out there. The Kahr carries better, the S&W is a joy to shoot and not bad to carry. Both look awsome IMO. I'd take a good look at those two. The 45c is 8+1 with 10 and 14 (ridiculous) mags available for backups and the P45 has 8 rd. mags available. The 36 has aftermarket +1's available (weak).
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2010
  8. IDPA_Shooter


    Jan 23, 2008
    I did not have good luck with my P45. Two trips back to Kahr and then I sold it.

    I am not a major fan of the G36, but I believe most of the problems were in the past. Most seem very happy with them now.

    I am considering an M&P 45. Trigger can be made quite nice, but even the compact is a bigger gun.

    The 3"-3.5" 1911's are very nice, but some consider these to be on the limit of functionality for the platform. The new Kimber Super Carry is very atractive!

    Tough choice, but in todays purchasing window I would go M&P or Glock. M&P=More Rounds, Glock=More Concealable.
  9. RepairMan

    RepairMan MSgt

    Jan 31, 2005
    The p45 is a nice pistol
  10. KCTanfoglio


    Nov 24, 2009
    I'v got a G36 which I carry a lot in this colder weather. I like it a bunch and it has not missed a beat yet. I also have a Kahr CW9, which is about the same size as a PM45. Thinner, lighter, more comfortable than the G. And I also have a Kel-Tec 380 which is a great pocket gun. After all my experimentation, I've come to realize, one size does not fit all circumstances. I doubt I'll be lugging around the G36 when it's shorts and t-shirt weather. So I guess I've got a carry system.

    One reason you might give the Kahr 45 the nod is that you're already comfortable with the PM9 trigger.

    I know when I take a Glock, a Colt and a Kahr to the range, my accuracy suffers with all. But if I took 3 Glocks or 3 Kahrs to the range, I'd be deadeye.

    I'll probably end up with 3 Kahrs when I've got the dough, because their offerings match my carry comfort needs. I'd do it in a heartbeat with Glock, but they're too fat and chunky for my frame all year round. Wish they made skinny, single stack 9s and 380s. I would have to give Glock a slight edge in reliability.