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Old 01-24-2012, 16:58   #1
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Anyone have a P9? CW9?

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
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Old 01-24-2012, 18:08   #2
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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.
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Old 01-24-2012, 19:08   #3
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I have the K9 and MK9.

Both are excellent, accurate, reliable guns that are easy to carry all day.
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Old 01-24-2012, 19:19   #4
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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
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.

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Old 01-24-2012, 19:22   #5
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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.
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Old 01-25-2012, 19:23   #6
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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.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:27   #7
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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...
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Old 01-28-2012, 17:51   #8
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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.
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Old 01-28-2012, 22:20   #9
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Own 4 Kahrs, I like them so much. T40, K40 and a his/hers P9 Covert. All are great guns.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:10   #10
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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...

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.
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Old 01-30-2012, 14:14   #11
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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:

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Old 02-02-2012, 17:46   #12
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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.
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Old 02-04-2012, 00:35   #13
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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.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:19   #14
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I just wish they made them out of alloy.
Doesn't a K9 fit that description? Same height and barrel length...

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Old 02-04-2012, 10:11   #15
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Doesn't a K9 fit that description? Same height and barrel length...
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.

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Old 02-04-2012, 17:30   #16
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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.
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Old 02-06-2012, 16:21   #17
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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.
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Old 02-16-2012, 18:15   #18
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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.
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Old 02-16-2012, 18:20   #19
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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.
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Old 02-22-2012, 21:27   #20
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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.
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Old 02-22-2012, 22:23   #21
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I have the K9 and MK9.

Both are excellent, accurate, reliable guns that are easy to carry all day.
Agreed. I owned the P9 and MK9. Easy to carry. And, the weight of the MK9 made for nice shooting. I don't regret trading them, but close some days. They are great carry guns. I've consired a K9 and a PM9. But, I like shooting Glocks and the 1911 better, and both carry well enough with a heavy belt and the right rig.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:56   #22
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My CCW is the Kahr CM9 and I love it. Very small, but still accurate and very reliable.

Kahrs are very well made guns.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:02   #23
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I own a CW9 that has been flawless with well over 1500 rounds of everything from reloads to +P Gold Dots. I have convinced several others to buy them as their EDC and not a single one of them has had a malfunction of any kind.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:58   #24
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I have owned my P9 since 1997 with over 5000 rounds through it. Never a hiccup. It is freakishly accurate. In fact, it is the most accurate handgun I have ever owned.
It is also the last gun I would ever part with.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:23   #25
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I own a P9 and K9.
The P9 with a FIST KYDEX holster is a hard combo to beat for ccw.
the differences between the P and cw
are as follows:
-Slides are differnt
-barrel rifling is differnt
-2 mags instead of 1.
the CW like all Kahrs comes with a excellent trigger.
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