The Kahr CM9 is a look alike for Kahr PM9 lovers that shy away because it won't go easy on the wallet. The striker-fired, light weight and with a toned down style Kahr CM9 is the perfect conceal carry weapon of choice. Furthermore, the CM9 entered the conceal carry pistol niche preloaded with several rounds of Kahr propriety patented innovations. The concealable pocket rocket remains pretty hard to beat.
The CM9 gives the first impression of a toned down average looking and cheaper replica of the PM9. The slide engraving and serrations are simpler as opposed to the PM9's roll marking. The slide stop lever is metal injection molded instead of a machined one. Internally the barrel is conventional riffled instead of the match grade polygonal barrel and the whole package ships with a single magazine. But the Kahr CM9 chambers some amazing technological and propriety rounds. First the CM takes most of the value priced features from the earlier CW series and incorporates into a smaller 3" barrel. Second, Kahr has packaged seven different patents into this tiny concealed pocket rocket. This results in benefits that are not available in other compact semi-automatics on the market today. To begin with, Kahrs innovative polymer frame in CM9 features the patented steel inserts. The inserts are molded into the frame at regions that come under heavier stress due to conceal carry barrel length. Then you have the patented incomparable cocking cam trigger system. The cam performs the dual function of unlocking the fire pin safety as well as cocks and releases the firing pin. This means that passive safety is integrated within the assembly. Furthermore, the system provides a 'safe-cam-action' coupled with an unbelievably smooth DAO trigger stroke. As a result shooters can expect guaranteed swift fire in critical defensive situations as well as enjoy rapid fire for extended durations.
There's more. Two further innovations and patents include the offset recoil lug and the trigger bar attachment. As a result the CM9's barrel is much lower in the frame. This reduces the recoil experienced by the shooting hand. Since there is no hammer in the assembly, the follow up shots are much quicker.
The Kahr CM9 boasts drift adjustable polymer rear real sights and a fixed front sight. The 3 dot sight system allows for quick target acquisition and accurate aiming. Then there are the internal safeties and the striker firing mechanism that prevents accidental discharge even if the pistol fell from a height barrel facing the ground. Finally, the Kahr's slide locking mechanism that automatically locks the slide into the far rear after the last round is fired. It is a feature missing on a number of CCW semi-automatic pistols. A high up for the CM9 again!
What more remains for a conceal carry at great value without compromising the reliable, accurate, and trademark features of a Kahr? Customization! Given the compact size of the CM9, The pistol is capable of deploying tactical equipments such as a Trijicon night sights and Crimson Trace Laser Grip. What more could we ask from a conceal carry pocket rocket? The Kahr CM9 is the perfect option for its niche, both in terms of CCW and the price range.