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American Rifleman | Tested: Kahr S9 Pistol

by American Rifleman Staff – Monday, January 29, 2018


Kahr Arms introduced its new S9 pistol at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings in Atlanta. An upgrade over the company’s similar CW9, the new S Series offers value-added features such as three-dot sights, forward slide cocking serrations, an accessory rail and two magazines.

Kahr developed the CW line in 2005 to help the manufacturer compete head-to-head with companies such as Taurus and Ruger that were producing budget-friendly firearms. To get its cost down, Kahr went away from the premium Lothar Walther barrels with polygonal rifling used in its premium series, and chose instead conventionally rifled barrels. New slide contours, which required less machining time, were implemented, and the machined slide stop was replaced with a metal-injection-molded part.

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