New Kahr PM4544

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The Kahr PM4544 is a new all black version of the two-tone colored .45 ACP Kahr PM4543.


The new all black PM4544 features a black polymer frame, just like its PM4543 match, but offers a matte blackened stainless slide to add to the overall “black-out” effect of the gun. The PM4544 matte stainless slide is blackened using an ultra hard and super thin coating. This coating has been used successfully in the knife industry to protect blades from corrosion and scratches.

Just like its counterpart, the PM4544 has an overall length of 5.67,” height of 4.49,” and a 3.14″ polygonal rifled barrel. The weight of the new all black .45 ACP is 17.3 oz without the magazine. The magazine capacity is 5+1 in a single stack configuration. The PM4544 also matches the PM4543 with drift adjustable, white bar-dot combat sights.

The PM4544 has an MSRP of $903 and the PM4544N night sight variant has a MSRP of $1,022.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Rivrdog Rivrdog on Apr 22, 2009

    Sounds too pricey by almost half.

    Check out this Star PD in .45 ACP. A good Spanish copy of a JMB design, it is light and handy.

  • Don Don on Apr 22, 2009


    As crazy as it sounds, Jeff Quinn tested the pt145 with both .45 acp AND .45 gap and found that it fired both... now he surely wasn't promoting it as standard practice, but I had never heard of such a thing before and found it interesting.