New Finish Available for Kahr CW9

The Kahr CW9 has been around for a few years now and has certainly gained popularity among many gun owners for concealed carry use. The original CW9 is a striker-fired pistol chambered in 9mm with a 7 +1 capacity. This new release from Kahr is similar to the first in those ways as well as in others, but whereas the original was released with a black polymer frame, this one is different.

The newest finish for the CW9 is Black Carbon Fiber. The company chose it hoping for a 3-dimensional appearance. The polymer frame has a “textured weave” look and matte stainless steel slide. Features include a textured grip and DAO trigger. This will also be the only gun in Kahr’s lineup with drift-adjustable white 3-dot sights.

This model is currently also available in purple, burnt bronze, and with a front night sight.

MSRP $495. This finish is not yet listed in the company’s website but you can look at the original finish here.

Specs (from Kahr):

Caliber: 9mm
Capacity: 7+1
Operation: Trigger cocking DAO; lock breech; “Browning – type” recoil lug; passive striker block; no magazine disconnect
Barrel: 3.565″, conventional rifling; 1-10 right-hand twist
Length O/A: 5.9″
Height: 4.5″
Slide Width: .90″
Weight: Pistol 15.8 ounces, Magazine 1.9 ounces
Grips: Textured polymer
Sights: Drift adjustable white bar-dot combat rear sight, pinned in polymer front sight
Finish: Black Carbon Fiber
Magazine: 1 – 7 rd

Our own Richard Johnson wrote about the Kahr CW9 in 2011. Read his thoughts on the pistol here.

Having a single-stack, affordably priced 9mm is appealing to many gun owners. Of course, you might be interested in something else entirely, and they do offer quite a few other options. If you’re interested in looking at Kahr’s entire product line, visit their website:

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  • Austin

    I should’ve know they wouldn’t actually replaced the plastic with carbon fiber.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Nothing says Walmart like fake carbon fiber print.

  • Gary Kirk

    But… It’s carbon fiber, it’ll make your Honda civic a race car….

    Now all it needs is some underglow lights, a Sparco grip band, and a big chrome fart pipe on the end of the muzzle

  • Paul B.

    I wish they could do something about the fact that (at least with mine) the spare mags lose the topmost rounds unless handled gingerly. It’s due to the design of the gun (offset feed ramp requires the rounds to be held pretty loosely by the mag lips once they start leaving the magazine). The remedy of course is a tight fitting mag case, which I guess is not a deal killer. Other than that I am very happy with my mid-2000s P9–totally reliable, very accurate (it has the polygonal match-grade barrel), and with +P or +P+ it has a lot of power for the size and weight.

    • c4v3man

      I pocket carried a PM9 with a spare 7rd magazine resting in a simple loop and never had a cartridge fall out, or even work its way forward in an obvious or detrimental way. Maybe your mag springs were weak?

    • Bradley

      I don’t remember the company name but there are aftermarket aluminum followers that are supposed to eleminate that issue. Should be easy enough to google. Personally I haven’t had any trouble with the magazines other than them costing about three times what they should.

    • kipy

      Whenever the Gen2 P9 starts rolling out its gonna be a pretty sweet pistol.

  • RatInDaHat

    They went full Hi-Point. You never go full Hi-Point.

  • c4v3man

    I actually like the finish, although I honestly don’t understand the point of the CW9. If you want small, get a PM9/CM9, and if you just want a simple single stack 9mm, why not get the TP9 and get more accuracy from a longer sight radius, along with an extra round. Back when the only micro 9 kahr offered was the PM9, or the significantly cheaper mini CW9 I could understand, but with the CM9 now existing, I simply don’t understand what niche it fills. That being said, I’m all for choice so while I don’t see the point of it, I’m glad that some people can pick if it they want it.

    • JoshCalle

      I think it’s akin to choosing a Glock 19 over a 26 or 17, makes perfect sense really.