The Top Five things to consider about the Kahr CW40
- Size: First of all, Kahr has done an excellent job on making this bad boy fit right in the palm of your hand. If you’ve got huge hands, this gun might be a little uncomfortable to shoot. But hey, this is a concealed carry, if you want something that fits perfectly in your hand, you’d probably be looking at a full-framed pistol or revolver.
- Size part 2: The compact size of this gun makes it an excellent choice for carrying. Oh, and did I mention it’s light weight as well? The other thing to consider about this pistol’s size is that you’re going to feel power of the 40 S&W a lot more than if you were firing a full-sized Glock or HK. So you’re probably not going to be super happy going to the range with this gun.
- The Grip: because this gun is so compact, you’ll notice that it has a rather aggresive grip. It needs this much grip just so it stays in your hand. You can pick up an extended magazine if you need more handle to hold onto. The standard magazine also has a lip to hold your hand in place.
- The Price: You can pick this pistol up for around $400! That’s an incredible price when you consider it’s a Kahr. Kahr basically took one of their higher-end pistols and just cut out a few of the “beauty” steps in machining this gun, which is great because those savings are passed onto you. And besides, if you have to use your concealed carry, do you think the bad guy is going to stop to say, “wow, that’s a nice looking gun”?
- Caliber: It’s a 40 S&W! Now, there’s always this debate going on about what’s the best round. Well, I won’t touch that issue right here but I will say that 40 S&W is a pretty solid round. Granted, this gun packs a little more punch than your average 40 S&W, but for the incredible value this gun packs I don’t think you can go wrong with this concealed carry. And besides, if you don’t like the 40S&W, Kahr also makes this a CW9 chambered in 9MM Luger.