Kahr full-frame CT4043 and the CT4543

    Kahr is now making a full-framed versions of their budget priced CT40 and CT45 compact pistols. The new CT4043 and the CT4543 are chambered in .40 S&W and .45 ACP respectively and have 4″ barrels with 7+1 capacity. While having a longer slide and grip, they retain the slim profile of their compact counterparts making them a good choice for concealed carry for those who prefer full sized pistols. The downside to the slim profile is the limited capacity of the single stack magazines compared. With an MSRP of $499 these new pistols are good value. From the press release …

    Kahr introduces their new full-frame CT40 and CT45. The first value-priced full frame firearm offering from Kahr.

    For decades, Kahr has offered gun enthusiasts the option of both compact and full-frame firearms. Their popular TP9, TP40 and TP45 have become legendary, but as the economy continues to take a hit, the demand for more affordable firearms has become a call to duty. Kahr took the best features of their TP-series and with ingenuity and their meticulous dedication to detail and quality, they developed the CT Series.

    Both the new CT4043 and the CT4543 features a full-size polymer frame with a stainless steel slide and white bar-dot sight configuration. The CT4043 features a 4” barrel, overall length of 6.5”, height of 5.13” and a slide width of .94”. It weighs just 21.8 oz. with the magazine, making it very slim, lightweight and perfect for concealed carry. The CT4543 has a barrel length of 4.04”, overall length of 6.57”, height of 5.25” and a slide width of 1.01”. It weighs 23.7 oz. with the magazine, and both models feature a 7+1 capacity and ship with one 7-round stainless steel magazine. The two models will retail at an affordable $499 for both .40 S&W and .45 ACP configurations. Kahr’s larger frame CT Series is new for 2014 and shipments will be available beginning February 2014.

    In the last four years, Kahr has dramatically improved their USA manufacturing and production processes making it possible to pass along the savings to consumers with this price breakthrough. Kahr is currently the only firearms manufacturer to offer this level of technology and innovation at this level of value.

    Both the CT4043 and CT4543 feature Kahr’s seven patents and industry-leading slim and clean single stack design for concealed carry and home defense.

    Watch for a CT Series version of the T9, TP40 and TP45 late in the year 2014.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!


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