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Kahr CW4043 CW40 6+1 40S&W 3.6\"

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Model: CW4043
Condition: Factory New
Bud's Item Number: 40141
UPC: 602686057318
MFG: Kahr Arms

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The CW Series have conventional rifling instead of match grade polygonal rifling; the CW Series have a MIM (metal-injection-molded) slide stop lever instead of a machined slide stop lever; the CW Series cannot be retrofitted with night sights because the slide does not have a front dovetail cut; the CW Series slide have fewer machining operations; and the CW Series have simple engraving on the slide instead of rollmarking; and the CW Series are shipped with one magazine instead of two.UPC: 602686057318


Finish Duo-Tone
Type Semi-Automatic
Action Double Action Only
Caliber 40 S&W
Barrel Length 3.6"
Capacity 6 + 1
Safety No Manual Safety
Grips Black
Sights Adjustable
Weight 16.8 oz
Finish Matte Black
Type Pistol Frame
Action Not Listed
Caliber 25 ACP
Barrel Length 6.87"
Capacity 15 1/17 1
Safety No Manual Safety
Grips Wood Walnut
Sights Novak Brass Bead Front, Novak Rear
Weight 16.8 oz

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23 Reviews. Average Rating: 4.2 of 5 Stars! [4.2 of 5 Stars!]
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Reviewed By: on 03/30/2015
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
The cw40 is my 6th Kahr , I paid $288. I love my cw9 and cw45. The cw45 is the best carry 45 on the market. It's shoots better and kicks less than the p45 I paid over $600 for. Kahr makes guns that sell at HK prices. They shoot well and are light, I carry a Glock 26, a HK ups compact 9mm. But 75 percent of the time is a Kahr CW. Some complain about the trigger, I like it a lot, perfect trigger for a carry gun, the trigger is the best thing about it.

Reviewed By: on 03/18/2015
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
I received the CW-40 ten days after placing my order. I went to the range that day and with the first shot, my mag dropped out. I tried another mag but it did not help. The most shots I could get off before mag came out was seven. I contacted Kahr and they made arrangements for me to send it back to them at no cost to me. I got the gun back a week later with problems fixed. It now works great. Thanks to Buds for quick service and a great price and thanks to Kahr for standing behind their product and fixing the problem in a quick and courteous manner.

Reviewed By: on 01/30/2014
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars! [3 of 5 Stars!]
Buds service was impeccable as always but the weapon itself is only ok. First day at the range I fired around 200 rounds of various ammo, from FMJ to JHP and no malfunctions however on the second trip the trigger spring and trigger bar snapped, Kahrs customer service was great and they repaired it at no charge, but I would still save up a little more and go with a higher quality Kahr K40 as this one is the extreme budget gun. In the end I guess you get what you pay for.

Reviewed By: on 01/30/2014
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
Got my khar cw40, pistol is high quality and is so slim and tiny perfect for conceal carry. came with 1 6rd magazine, trigger lock,manual in a cardboard box.
Shot 200rds without a single malfuntion 100rd FMJ and the other 100rd JHP. The only negative thing i have to say about this pistol is the rear sight, its a bar sight or an i sight. I dont know how to use them and i couldnt hit a thing not even close to my target, but thats my fault not the guns. The manual does not tell you how to use the sights properly and ive been searching online and still no luck in how sight picture should look like with those weird sights. the cw40 its beautifully crafted and feels great , To be honest the recoil is not bad coming from a 40sw tiny pistol. Very reliable. I recommend it to anybody as a ccw handgun. The trigger is long but very smooth, nothing compared to my keltec P11 wich is hard and hurts your finger when you pull the trigger. 4 stars because khar did not include instructions in how to use sights for this old school gunner.

Reviewed By: on 07/01/2013
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
fantastic little ccw peice. love the feel and look. easy to acquire sights. the mag release is a little stiff at first and so is the slide lock. so far the only complaint i have is the single magazine it ships with.

bud's transaction was smooth. painless. the layaway program is great. i am thoroughly impressed with thier online transactions.

range time. first outing. 100 rounds. white box and federal. no hiccups. also did 5 rounds of federal HST. second outing no hiccups either. 100 rounds of winchester white box and 5 more hollow points. 15 yards was a breeze. ran a few quick acquisition drills at 3 and 5 yards. very easy to do follow ups and rapidly acquire the sights.

magazine capacity isn't a issue. i am a huge fan of the very positive ejection of the mag. if you are a fan of DAO, this trigger really doesn't need to be staged. its smooth enough to be pulled staight through. almost as smooth as a sig p250. that has my favorite DAO trigger. this is a very close second.

can recommend it. great gun for ccw duty and open carry. so all in all, grab a few spare mags from here and let her rip.

will update when i reach the 500 round mark.

Reviewed By: on 10/30/2012
Rating: 1 of 5 Stars! [1 of 5 Stars!]
New out of the box, total junk. I used 8 different types of factory ammo, trying to get the pistol to work properly. Turns out the frame was broken. Sent back to KAHR, they would NOT fix under warranty. Claimed I used bad ammunition, total garbage.

After several calls arguing that the pistol was bad out of the box, they refused to honor the warranty.

Last KAHR I will ever own, be forewarned, they will not honor a warranty.

Reviewed By: on 09/02/2012
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
I saw Kahr CW 40 at a gun show. It now resides in a very nice holster on my belt.
I never looked at Kahr pistils before dew to the price. But at $368.00 and FREE SHIPPING
So check it out I know a fast horse when I see one.
FFL-CCW for a while!

Reviewed By: on 03/21/2012
Rating: 2 of 5 Stars! [2 of 5 Stars!]
After owning this gun a little over a year and having put well over 1,000 rounds through it I am selling it to a friend for 200.00 who is confident he can get it to work.

THE GOOD: When a round is ALREADY in the chamber, if you pull the trigger on a good round it will fire, the casing will eject properly, and a new round will load. Only maybe once or twice did I have a failure to feed under these circumstances.

THE BAD: If you're a civilian who does not like to carry with one in the chamber, this gun is probably not for you. First, I found out after I bought this that instead of just using the "slingshot" method to chamber a round from the magazine, the manufacturer recommends the following method: 1) Eject the loaded magazine, pull the slide back and lock it into place with the slide stop, insert the magazine, release the slide using the slide stop. If a bad guy is running at you such an arduous loading method is obviously not practical. 2) When I try to use the slingshot method to chamber a round 90% of the times the round will get stuck 1/2 way up the feed ramp. (this happens with FMJ's and not just HP's). 3) If you pull back the slide to eject a round, it will get stuck in the ejection port and you will have to pry it out. I noted that the ejection port is only a hair longer than the length of an unfired cartridge. 4) The first time I tried to reassemble the gun after cleaning I found out how easy it is to bent the slide stop spring. (you can google this; it's a known issue. That wasn't a huge deal because I bent it back and figured out how to re-insert the slide stop lever consistently without damaging the spring. 5) Last but not least, after reassembling the gun and having the slide travel "roughly", I took it to my FFL who showed how unlike other guns like Glocks and Springfields, the slide spring has to be oriented a certain way. As he put it, "the end of the pig tail has to be on top (towards the slide) and facing forward. Putting in the spring back in any other way may result in sub-optimal function.

Before anyone starts telling me how I'm an idiot or didn't do this or didn't to that; 1) I know about the hundreds of rounds one is supposed to put through the gun before the warranty even kicks in. I have put over 1,000 rounds through this. 2) I know how some people say you've got to polish the hell out of the feed ramp, the slide, etc. Basically polish everything on the gun. I clean the gun regularly and I use good brass-case ammo. BUT I WILL NOT POLISH A GUN THAT SHOULD ALREADY WORK.

My Glock doesn't give me these problems, nor does my S&W Bodyguard 380, nor does my Springfield XDM. I'm not trying to universally bash Kahr, I've heard nothing but great things about the "K" (steel frame) and "P" (polymer frame) guns. Before I bought this gun though I had read reviews that indicated the CW40 can be "hit-or-miss" in terms of quality and relability. Apparently I got one of the lemons. I give this two stars because if you carry with a round in the chamber and never worry about storing it with a round in the chamber then this gun might be fine for you. But for a civilian who is constantly chambering a round upon leaving the house, then clearing the weapon upon returning home, this was a bad choice. (PS even if you carry with a round in the chamber what happens if you get a bad round and have to eject it? Better get ready to use the gun as an impact weapon when that bad round gets stuck in the ejection port.)

Reviewed By: on 03/02/2012
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
All i can say is This Firearm is worth every bit of its cost. Im still trying to figure out why are their some bad mouthing this Kahr? I ran 150 through it, didnt have one issue. Winchester PDX1 and Hornady ran like a champ. The PMC didnt hiccup once. Buds You Guys Rock! Thank You Gurney and Derek.

Reviewed By: on 10/10/2011
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Although I have many years experience target shooting, I did not have a concealable weapon. My favorite pistol is a Belgian Browning Hi-Power and there is really no way to conceal it. I saw a CW9 at my local gun shop and since they didn't have a CW40 in stock, I decided to make my first purchase from Buds and the transaction went well. I picked up some 180 grain FMJs and went to the range to break it in.
The recoil was a little more that I expected and the grip is a little rough on the hands but for a personal defense weapon it is acceptable. The gun itself is very impressive. The design, engineering and worksmanship is flawless. The gun shot a little high and to the left but after I adjusted the rear dovetail sight (with a hammer, punch and a leather pad) the groups were all dead center and half-dollar sized at 7 yards. For me, the gun is a little too big and heavy to carry around all the time, but the benefit is having a hand cannon available if the situation requires it. I ended up ordering a Ruger LCP from Buds for when I don't want to carry the Kahr, but that's just my preference.
In summary, the CW40 is a very serious weapon at an incredible price.

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