For 16 years I wrote for the largest circulation knife magazine in the world, Tactical Knives, and I’ve been involved in the knife arts since 1980. With no false modesty I can say that while I am not an expert practitioner, I have acquired a learned eye regarding the industry and its trends. Like any
Kahr’s latest line of pistols is something to see. The company’s taken all of the features of its premium pistols and shaved off the extras to leave behind an exceptionally functional pistol that sells for much less. It’s producing guns that can compete with anything on the market, and at a price point that spanks
In my opinion, some of the most user friendly of the double-action-only (DAO) pistols on today’s market are made by the Kahr Arms. I feel that the DAO trigger on Kahr pistols is one of the primary reasons for their popularity. The smooth, light and stage-free stroke is accomplished by means of a system in which
Way back in January 2009 I posted my first review of the Kahr CW4543 compact .45ACP pistol. I was – and continue to be – duly impressed with the weapon and this report/review is the result of having reached the milestone of firing 5,000 rounds through it. Just seven months ago I did a “past
While the debate between 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP will rage for decades to come, Kahr Arms has worked hard to produce some of the best semi-autos for concealment in each of those chamberings. The company’s mini .45s are top-notch, and the CW45 is no exception. In the upcoming November 2013 issue of Combat Handguns,
It was just a bit over four years ago that I reviewed the Kahr P380 pocket pistol. At that time it was one of the best choices in a lightweight, compact 380 ACP carry gun. Today, the P380 is as good as it ever was, and is a dandy little pistol, but in my opinion, the
For some, concealed carry (or off-duty carry) denigrates into a game of “what is the smallest handgun I can carry and still consider myself armed?” And I get it, really. Despite Clint Smith’s famous saying about handguns being comforting not comfortable, they can still be a pain for many to fit into their life/clothing styles.
When I was in England during an exchange program with the Royal Air Force, I received my very first pistol, a gift from an RAF officer. It was a 6.35mm (.25 ACP) Walther Model 8 that had previously been the personal-defense weapon of a Luftwaffe bomber pilot who had lost a fight with a Hurricane