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):
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″
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: www.kahr.com.