New Kahr 9mm “S-Series” Pistols

Announced at the NRA show earlier this year, Kahr Arms of Greeley, Pennsylvania is shipping their “S-Series” of 9mm handguns. The new series of handguns features a variety of welcome updates to Kahr’s reputable line of handguns. In fact, our own James Reeves has proclaimed the Kahr CM9 his “favorite 9mm ccw pistol.”

The S-Series, as Kahr calls is, features a few updates over the CM series (which I am sure James will enjoy). Most notably, the slide now features both forward and rear cocking serrations. Additional expanded features include white 3 dot sights, accessory rail, and an ID tag on the grip. Not easily seen include a redesigned magazine base and grip, the inclusion of two magazines, and perhaps most important of all, a limited lifetime warranty.

The S-Series is starting with the hot single-stack 9 market, releasing two models. The S9093 features a 3.6″ barrel with 7+1 capacity (or about Glock 26 sized, just slimmer albeit longer grip). The Larger ST9093 is a 4″ barrel model with longer 8+1 capacity (ie Glock 19 sized). Both handguns feature DAO striker-fire mechanisms and function using a standard Browning tilting block action. Like other modern designs, the frame is polymer and the slide stainless steel.

MSRP for the two handguns is set at $477 for the smaller S9093 and $456 for larger ST9093. The models are both two-tone, featuring black frames and non-coated stainless slides.


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  • DanGoodShot

    Frank understands the importance of the bottom line! The msrp. Something seldom included here at TFB. Thank you Frank! THANK YOU! B)

  • vwVwwVwv

    So this is Kahr’s new Glock.

    • Stan Darsh

      Similar size, half the capacity.

      • vwVwwVwv


  • Edeco

    Yawn. Premium version of the CT380 please.

    Also I despise the Gen 2 longer-slides. The tapered front is saccharine and the space could be used for more spring.

    • Squirreltakular

      Wouldn’t a premium version of the CT380 just be the P380? I love mine.

      • Edeco

        Larger. The P380 if I recall have a 2.5″ bbl and shorter grip. The CT380 has a 3″ bbl and holds one more cartridge flushly.

        The P380 seems awesome, would be close to my first choice of 380 either way, but I’d like it less stubby.

  • Joe

    The only upgrade needed is the new trigger, which should be applied to all models. Maybe next time.

  • valorius

    I had a Kahr PM9 a few years back. While i really liked it, the magazines had a tendency to spit rounds out in my pocket, even in mag pouches. That’s a design flaw that has no place on a carry pistol, so i sold it.

    • Madcap_Magician

      I had this issue with a P9 as well. Granted this was nearly ten years ago, but I’ve never heard that they updated the magazine design, and I had heard that it wasn’t possible to do so because of the offset feed ramp.

      Which is a shame, because to my mind the K9 is a near-perfect pistol.

      • valorius

        Any firearm is only as perfect as the magazine it uses, sadly.

    • lucusloc

      I carry a PM9, I solved this issues by getting a tight mag pouch. Less than ideal, but it works.

      • valorius

        I’m glad it worked for you, but i found it to be an unacceptable state of affairs.


    I’m not trying to be a meme-tastic joker, but 99% of the time, I entirely forget that Kahr exists.

    Still kinda wish fhey made their alloy versions.

    I really do wonder how they’re doing economically.

    • pun&gun

      They’ve never seemed to me like they fluctuate much. They don’t really seem to grow their business, but yet they’re always there in the corner, quietly selling about as many pistols as they always have, and pushing their sketchy hot-woman-with-gun advertisements.

  • lbrty2112

    Kahr clearly ignored any calls for a flush fit mag.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    Will this fit existing holsters or if not will the older kahrs fit in the holsters for these?

  • RSG

    I get why it’s there, but the serial number placement on the grip ruins the looks of the gun.

  • Duray

    “Cocking” serrations?

    • LGonDISQUS

      I got that after a bad incident of post coital box fan turning on-ing…. *sigh*

  • nova3930

    I had a PM9 and as much as I tried I never could like that pistol. It just felt off to me…