“With the polymer frames, these pistols are definitely on the light side of most .45 ACP pistols their size.”
, October 15, 2014 | By D.K. Pridgen
Since its modest one-pistol beginning, Kahr Arms has been known for innovation and quality. The company’s first pistol, still part of its lineup, was the K9, a 9mm double-action-only (DAO) compact. The solid-steel, compact pistol looked and felt great in the hand, but some felt it had a single drawback—weight. Not that the K9 was really heavy, but its 9mm chambering and size seemed to beg for a polymer frame, dropping the weight by 8 ounces and making carriers happy. Years after the K9’s introduction at a 1995 industry trade show, Kahr started popping out polymer frames to satisfy the clamor.
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