Khar PM9 given the Massachusetts makeover

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Khar have given the PM9 sub-compact what I call the “Massachusetts makeover”. An external thumb safety has been added along with a loaded chamber indicator. It has already been added to the Massachusetts EOPS Approved Firearms Roster. I think this model, with the safety, is probably going to be popular outside of MA.

ModelPM9193 / PM9193N
Caliber9mm Luger
Capacity6+1, 7+1 (magazine with grip extension)
OperationTrigger cocking DAO; lock breech; “Browning – type” recoil lug; passive striker block; no magazine disconnect
Barrel3.0″, polygonal rifling; 1 – 10 right-hand twist
Length O/A5.3″
Slide Width.90″
WeightMagazine 1.9 ounces, Pistol 14 ounces,
GripsTextured polymer
SightsDrift adjustable, white bar-dot combat sights
FinishBlack frame, matte stainless steel slide (PM9093), matte blackened stainless steel slide (PM9094)
MA ApprovedYES
MSRP (Price)$924.00 (PM9193), $1,049.00 (PM9193N)
AvailabilityFall 2009
Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Kevin Kevin on Nov 10, 2009

    Looks like a great little pistol for states that have chosen to cripple their citizens with "idiot proof" legislation.

    Carl, we expect our Police to be trained, qualified and PAID. How much are you willing to pay an individual to go through your training regimen? If it's mandatory and/or unfunded, it's just infringement.

  • Mathew P. Mathew P. on Mar 08, 2011

    Kind of expensive!

    I would prefer the Sig P290 or the new Ruger LC9, but neither are MA compliant. Go figure.

    Whats the next best compact 9mm for the $