Good Things Come In Small Packages
I mentioned the other day that I had picked up a Kahr CM9. Kahr suggests a 200 round break in for their pistols, so yesterday evening, I ran 50 rounds through it in the back yard. I didn't do anything with accuracy, just shooting into a stump at close range to 1. start the break in period, 2. get used to the trigger pull, and 3. see how the recoil was.
Why did I choose the Kahr? I routinely carry either my NAA .22 mini-revolver and/or my Colt Agent .38. I wanted something harder hitting than the NAA and more compact than the Colt. I was leaning toward the Ruger LCP, but they are not easy nor pleasurable to shoot. A friend suggested the CM9, and research led me to that as a good choice. It shoots 9mm, so it is compatible with my Glocks and AR, as well as being a decent caliber for defense. It is slightly heavier than the Agent, but is a lot shorter and thinner. There are also a ton of holsters available for the CM9.
How were the first 50 rounds? It has a unique type of double action only trigger pull. Not at all like the first round of my Sig, and nothing like the trigger on a revolver. It took a while to get used to it. There is a very long take up with little resistance until it engages. But it is smooth and consistent. I was using Remington 115 gr. FMJ and all 50 rounds fed flawlessly. The sights are a white bar rear and white dot front, and very easy to line up. I'll try some actually accuracy next weekend. The recoil was very easy and not at all what I expected. Not sharp at all. The only negative I see is that the magazines are thumb eaters. But I'll get used to that.
So far, I am very happy with the Kahr CM9. Check it out if you are in the market for a sub compact 9mm.