Kahr Arms CM4043 CM4043 Compact Pistol 40 Smith & Wesson 3.1 Kahr Arms CM4043 CM4043 Compact Pistol 40 Smith & Wesson 3.1
Model CM4043 Condition Factory New Bud's Item # 78921 UPC 606686077316
Trigger cocking DAO; lock breech; "Browning - type" recoil lug; passive striker block; no magazine disconnect
3.0", conventional rifling; 1 - 16 right-hand twist
Pistol 15.8 ounces, Magazine 1.9 ounces
Drift adjustable white bar-dot combat rear sight, pinned in polymer front sight
Black polymer frame, matte stainless steel slide
1 - 5 rd, flush floorplate
Specifications Type Pistol Action Double Caliber 40 S&W Barrel Length 3.6" Capacity 6+1 Safety No Manual Grips Synthetic Sights 3-Dot Fixed Weight 15.8 oz Finish Black *Please Note!! Many of our pictures are stock photo's provided to us by the manufacturer and do not necessarily represent the actual item being purchased. Please verify this picture accurately reflects the product described by the title and description on this page before you place your order.
Customer Reviews 17 Customer Reviews Average 4.5 out of 5 Brodie P I am surprised that I don't really hear about these little Kahrs, as this is on of the only true pocket .40s that I am aware of. Make no mistake, this is a true pocket gun- I carry this pistol exclusively in my right front pocket with a Blackhawk! #3 in-the-pocket holster. It will print a little if you have small pockets, but even then, it is not obvious that it is a gun at all. While this gun is a pretty solid piece of metal and polymer, it does not feel particularly heavy in my pocket, and I soon forget about it after putting it in.
As for the gun itself, it comes from the factory very oily and very tight. Took it to the range after doing nothing other than wiping the excess oil off the outside of the slide. I only had 60 rounds of FMJ and HP at the time, but it fed and fired all with absolutely no hiccups of any kind. Groupings were average at about 7 yards, but all within the target silhouette, and I attribute this more to my being unfamiliar with the firearm than anything else. The CM40 has basic white dot straight-eight sights, which I find better for quick and accurate targeting over more traditional three dot sights.
The pistol only comes with one flush 5 round mag, but I also had ordered an extended 7 round mag as well. While only my pinky hangs off when using the flush mag, the weapon is jumpy when held like this. When I used the extended mag and was able to get a full grip, I had no problem keeping a hold of it at all. Admittedly, I was a little apprehensive about what the recoil was going to be like while I waited for the gun to arrive. This is a very small gun that shoots a fairly large round- I had done a little research online into the matter, but really was not able to find any definitive information. However, I was very pleasantly surprised upon taking it to the range. Recoil is very manageable, and while it is certainly more than my Sig P938, it has no painful snap or kick like my Polish P-64, XDS .45, or Ruger LCR .357. It is more like a firm shove, and if the range time I've had thus far is any indicator, I wouldn't have any problem putting hundreds of rounds through this at a time. That being said, it may be a little much for someone with small hands or little shooting experience.
All in all, I am very pleased with this particular weapon, and would certainly recommend it, with its combination of reliability, power, concealability, and value. That being said, there was one quibble about this transaction. Simply put, Bud's took forever to get it to me. The last gun I ordered a little over a month ago took five days from purchase to arrival. This gun took 10 days just to ship. The same thing happened to my brother who ordered a gun a few weeks ago. Both of them were in .40. It seems to me that Bud's takes longer to complete these transactions because it is not as popular a caliber. So be forewarned if you are looking into this one or other .40 guns on this site. 2 months ago Carlos L Bought this gun due to its small size and weight. Even though I have other subcompact guns for conceal carry purposes (Glock 27 and Taurus PT24/7 G2 compact 45 ACP) I would find myself attracted to my Taurus mini PT738 and carry it almost on daily basis. Though my PT738 is very comfortable I was always conscious about the small caliber I was carrying for self defense. However, I came across Kahr CM models and really like what they offered. I believe the Kahr CM40 is a small as it gets with a "high" caliber option to carry in pocket. This gun fits in my back pocket and it is very light. At the range and on my first 10 rounds I shot below bulls eye, however, I was able to hit bulls eye or closer on the following shots. I shot only about 30 rounds and my accuracy improved on my last rounds. I feel that accuracy will improved as I practice more with this little handgun. Recoil in gun is not that bad, I was expecting a worst experience, however, it is manageable and with time I can improve my shooting techniques on gun. This gun is a keeper. I had no FTE or FTF in my short experience at the range and it has already become my favorite. I was hesitant to buy gun due to some of the reported problems to eject or feed, however, before taking it to the range I racked the slide about 300 times and left the gun with slide open for one day to break in the gun. This is my first Kahr and would highly recommend it. For $338 you are getting a high quality and reliable gun. Buy it! 4 months ago Show More Reviews...