Kahr’s Gen 2 Premium Series Pistols

Kahr has been in business since 1995 and has made small arms manufacturer their focus. Pistols are their specialty, and at this year’s annual NRA Meeting they’ll be featuring their new Gen 2 Premium series pistols. They’ve updated and improved upon their original line both aesthetically and performance-wise; the new pistols are being marketed as having tighter tolerances and a more appealing appearance. The series includes twelve models in three calibers and will be available during the mid-summer of 2015.


From Kahr:

There was quite a buzz at the 2015 SHOT Show in Las Vegas in January, and a lot of that excitement was due to the unveiling of the new Gen2 Kahr Premium Series pistols. A year ago, the engineers at Kahr took a look at their existing premium line and decided to start with the basics, but then re-engineered it to give it a refreshing new look. The result is a new design that is sleeker and more tactical in appearance than their existing premium models.

The new Gen2 Premium pistols speak to the quality, accuracy and 100% made in the USA product that has always been Kahr’s mission. With even tighter tolerances and so many upgrades, it truly is the second generation of Kahr pistols. Some of the added value features of the new Gen2 Premium series include:

  • shortened trigger stroke allowing for quicker firing rates – 30% shorter than premium model
  • integrated trigger safety
  • accessory rail for lasers and lights
  • front slide serrations on 5″ and 6″ barrel models
  • 6″ compensated barrel model
  • Leupold® Deltapoint™ Red Dot mount (5″ barrel models) with tall target sights
  • Leupold® Deltapoint™ Red Dot optic included with 6″ barrel models
  • TRUGLO® TFX™ Tritium/Fiber-Optic Day/Night sights standard on 3.5″ and 4″ barrel models
  • Safe-Cam striker-fired action
  • double recoil spring system for reduced felt recoil
  • redesigned magazine base and grip for a sleeker look
  • slide machined from the highest quality of stainless steel available for firearms
  • serial tag on grip frame
  • ergonomic single stack grip frame fits most hand sizes from small to large
  • ships with 3 magazines and a lockable, hard, polymer case

The Gen2 Premium pistols will be offered in a total of 12 models, four barrel lengths and three calibers including 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP. MSRP on the new series will range from $976 to $1668 and will be available in the 9mm and .45 ACP in July/August 2015 and the .40 S&W in December 2015.

For a look at the exciting new Gen2 Premium pistols, check us out in booth #2049 at the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville April 10-12, 2015. Go to www.youtube.com/user/KahrArms/videos to see several of the Kahr Gen2 Premium pistols in action.

Visit the company’s site: www.kahr.com/

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  • sam

    Anyone know that if any of them are metal frames?

    • Tay Dervis

      The MK series and T series were… I haven’t kept up with them in the last few years but I doubt they discontinued them.

  • Steven Alexander

    I like Kahr but most of these changes should have been done across the entire line. If I’m gonna spend a grand (which I won’t pay for a pistol, maybe on a rifle) I’ll buy a H&K or Sig before I would buy this.

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  • Joe

    Neat concept for a single stack competition gun.
    I like the new slide and am especially interested in the new trigger.
    The ported barrel and polymer frame they can keep.
    I’m going to wait and see if the trigger is backwards-compatible and for individual sale.
    Used E9 + new trigger = new fan of Kahr Arms.

  • Andrew

    I like the originals. I just want a 357SIG model.

  • Jack Morris

    I absolutely love my Kahr CM9, but I don’t think I would ever pay $1,000+ for a bigger version. In fact; I don’t think I would ever pay $1,000+ for a polymer gun period.

  • What are these pistols supposed to be used for? Strictly “range toy” use? I don’t understand the combination of features they are putting together.

  • George Barnes

    I don’t know about y’all but I can see a 5 or 6″ non compensated 45 with iron sights being an awesome heavy division 3 gun pistol, provided a 10rd mag is available.