New Kahr Arms Pistols from SHOT Show 2017

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Kahr Arms is best known for concealed carry pistols, and that is exactly what they brought to the party this year. The CM line of pistols has new colors, and some new upgrades. The color is Tungsten Grey, with gray most certainly being the favorite new color of the gun industry. The Kahr Arms Tungsten is a darker gray, with a matte finish. It makes for a beautiful gun, and I am starting to really dig this “guns don’t always have to be black” attitude.

The author had a chance to go hands-on with some exciting new Kahr Arms pistols at the 2017 SHOT Show.


The first upgrade is an option now for a Pachmayr grip cover, which increases the surface area of the grip a little bit, and dampens the recoil. I see this as a big help, and a great option. If your hands are a bit much for the little Kahr grip, this makes the gun much more comfortable. If you want less in your concealment package, it is simple to slide off. If nothing else, putting it back on should give you a little easier time at the range when you are practicing. They haven’t made a CCW gun yet that is truly a joy to shoot, it kind of defeats the concealable part. But this grip should at least extend your range sessions.

Price & Availability

These pistols should be available soon and have a price range of $439 to $499. For those looking for a great CCW pistol, one of these should make for a great choice for you. Be sure to check them out.

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About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website,

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  • Scott February 7, 2017, 8:48 pm

    Owned a CW45 and never had any issues. It’s imperative to run their guns through the recommended 200 round break in procedure. Don’t see it as a hindrance since I enjoy shooting.

  • Nick S February 7, 2017, 7:11 pm

    I had a Kahr CM9 for a year or so that had 0 malfunctions in the 400 or so various rounds I put through it. Great trigger ,very accurate and concealable but the slide and mag release rusted up from a little sweat over that summer. I contacted their “customer service” knowing that to cut costs from the PM9’s price point which has a machined slide stop they used MIM parts for the CM9 ,all I wanted was to order a slide stop for a pm9 to replace my rusty Cm9 MIM slide stop and the gentleman I spoke with told me I was wrong and that they were both MIM and basically blamed me for my perspiration and insinuated I was an idiot that didn’t know how to care for my firearms. He basically said I needed to apply oil on a daily basis to curtail the rust, well I took that into consideration when I sold that rusty turd and used the money to buy my now yet to rust in 5 years of carry Glock 19. Have not looked back and feel good I escaped the Moon cults grasp. If you don’t believe me look it up the founder formed the unification church which is a cult…

  • Brad February 7, 2017, 1:58 pm

    I’ve had kahr’s 9mm, .40s&w’s (poly & aluminum framed), and their .45acp for over 10-years now, and I can honestly say that not one of them has ever failed to go boom exactly when I wanted them to. Therefore, I wouldn’t give any of them up for any other conceal semi-auto on the market. My only minor complaint is that they feel/pack a little heavy for such small pistols. Other than that, I can’t imagine a better, more simple and effective design.

  • David hamilton February 7, 2017, 1:12 pm

    My first was an all steel MK9, then a PW9, then a CW45. All have been quite reliable. Since I am basically a revolver guy of the old school, the trigger pull does not bother me in the least. I have to admit, though, the new compact single stack glock 9s have me interested, as does the S&W shield.

  • robert vinson February 7, 2017, 11:14 am

    I’ve carried a CM9 for three years. Wonderful weapon. Very accurate. Never misfires. If you can’t handle a 1/8 gap in the slide to body area I suggest counseling.

    Then I saw your CW40 and immediately bought one. Wow. Such a nice pocket carry gun. Shoots accurately. I don’t notice the recoil. Its less than my 380. Very nice gun for shorts and flip flops here in Fl. Thanks for making this one. I’m recommending it to all my friends.

  • Chief February 7, 2017, 10:30 am

    The Kahrs are great to carry and shoot. I will not buy one due to the disassembly/reassembly.. With my nerve damaged hand I opt for the simplicity of Sig Sauers, SA XD series, and even the Taurus PT111 gen 2. If Kahr ever produced a 9mm with the engineering of the ones mentioned I would buy one.

  • Jonathan February 7, 2017, 10:13 am

    I have carried one of the first Kahr P9 9mm pistols for four years or more. I have probably fired at least a thousand rounds in practice with no malfunctions. I use only quality ammo with winchester white box 115gr. being most frequent and cor-bon plastic tipped rounds for carry. Accuracy is adequate out to 25 yards, and recoil is brisk but acceptable, certainly far more shootable than my S&W 640 Titanium with 125gr +p+ or .357 rounds. A couple of years ago I added a Hogue Handall grip cover and XS Big Dot night sights. making it my favorite carry pistol.

  • Mark S. February 7, 2017, 10:03 am

    I have owned a kahr cm9 for a couple of years now. Great little gun once you get use to the revolver like trigger. It is very small and concealable. Mine runs like a top. Perfect gun for summer carry here in Arizona.

  • Larry February 7, 2017, 8:40 am

    I had a CW9 years back. Didn’t much care for the ergonomics, but the worst thing was that the gun was inconsistently inaccurate. I never knew where it would hit next. I traded it in on a Rock Island 1911CS. Better gun, better trigger, and it hits where it’s pointed. No more Kahrs for me.

  • Jim February 7, 2017, 8:22 am

    Picked up a CW9 in a trade 2 years ago, has missed a lick yet.

  • Neil February 7, 2017, 7:39 am

    After all the years in business kahr still cant make a magazine fit that doesnt have a hideous gap at the bottom. Gus come on that lioks like garbage. makes me wo.der how well the rest of the gun fits together. i almost bought 1 once….. and then i held it at the shop. noooo thanks

  • Lou February 7, 2017, 7:21 am

    Word to the wise. I bought a Kahr CW380 a few years back. I carried it with little confidence. Never got reliability from it. Bought a Taurus tcp to carry when I had to send the cw back to the shop which I did three or four times before selling it and getting the bigger (unfortunately) but 100 percent reliable to date glock 42. I was rarely able to make it through a full magazine without a failure in the Kahr. Stove pipe, failure to feed (slide jam), and most common failure to enter full battery. I really wanted to like the Kahr. It was the perfect size. I couldn’t stake my life on their product though and if their customer service exchanged mine for a new one maybe my experience would’ve changed. As of now, however, my mind is made up about their pistols.

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