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

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25 Reviews. Average Rating:    4.2 of 5 Stars!
5 stars:
68% (17 of 25)
4 stars:
12% (3 of 25)
3 stars:
4% (1 of 25)
2 stars:
8% (2 of 25)
1 star:
8% (2 of 25)
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by Joshua I Monday 01 July, 2013
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.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by ALAN S Tuesday 30 October, 2012
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.

Rating:     1 of 5 Stars!
by JERRY D Sunday 02 September, 2012
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!

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Jeff L Wednesday 21 March, 2012
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.)

Rating:     2 of 5 Stars!
by Amir H Friday 02 March, 2012
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.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Lawrence M Monday 10 October, 2011
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.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
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