Reviewed By: Ryan P on 07/28/2015
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]
I bought this Black Diamond Kahr K9 almost a year ago (Purchased in October of 2014). I have done a could things to it but this is my baby! I have only put a Kahr K9 Ported Barrel in and I put Trijicon Night Sights on it. This is my second Kahr K9, I have also owned 3 Kahr MK9's, 4 CM9's, 3 PM9's, CW380 & a Kahr P9 and all of which I have loved. But there is something about an all steel framed gun that I love so much. Like I had said I had previously owned a K9 and sold it and then regretted selling it so I bought this one. My last Kahr K9 was the standard stainless instead of the Black Diamond K9 that I have now from BUDS.
I have nothing but great things to say about Kahr and especially this Kahr K9 and I can go on and on about how great it is but here are the facts.
I have shot exactly 3,293 rounds through it all various rounds (115-grain, 124-grain, 124-grain P, 147-grain)
I have only had 2 issues and one of which I have had on just about all my Kahr's at some point. First issue was when I got it the magazine release button was way too loose and would not hold a magazine. But on the K9 on the other side of the magazine release button is a screw and all I had to do was depress the button and tighten the screw and it was and still is golden.
The second issue (and this is the same issue I have had with just about all my Kahr pistols) is with the magazine followers. Kahr fan's have been saying this for years; "Kahr makes a fantastic firearm and a lot of work goes into them but there magazines suck". My issue was my magazine follower broke after about 1,500-2,000 rounds. But I have had this issue before so I knew what to do. Since Kahr has an excellent warranty all I had to do was call them, give them my firearm info and they sent with a new follower completely free (No shipping fees or anything) and the follower was delivered within a week of me calling.
The last issue I have with this particular Kahr has nothing to do with any of the mechanisms or anything such as that. Like I said previously I had a K9 before (The standard stainless Kahr K9) and I bought this Black Diamond one because I like black guns but the finish on it is not good. It shows scratches very easily. I have not scratched my gun but just from where I had wiped it down while cleaning it, it leaves spots and lines on it and is a pain in the butt to remove them and to keep it looking nice. With my old stainless K9 it was very easy to keep clean and it does not show those kinds of things as easily as the Black Diamond finish. So just to warn you about the finish.
SO WITH ALL THAT SAID I HOPE THAT THIS HELPS. THIS IS A FANTASTIC GUN AND AFTER OVER 3,000 ROUNDS AND ALMOST A YEAR OLD IT IS STILL A GREAT GUN, RUNNING STRONG AND IS STILL MY PRIZED BABY!!!