Kahr CW40 Range Report
This morning I took my CW40 to the local range for it's first test run.
100 rounds of WWB 165gr FMJ - perfect, no FTF, no FTE, slide locked back on empty mag every time. At 15 yds. rounds were centered and to point of aim, so sights good (my sighting ability, well thats another matter)
18 rounds of Ranger 155gr. JHP - again perfect, no FTF, no FTE, and at 15 yds shot into same group as the WWB.
After 100 rounds recoil was getting to where my fun meter was pegging out, but for CC it will be fine.
DAO trigger is very smooth, I'll need more practice.
Fit and finish of the gun is excellent, mags springs tight, all controls worked perfectly.
Once broken in this will be my CCW, I'm very happy with my purchase.
The Kahr CW40 was money well spent.
Bought a CW9 a few months ago. Very happy with it.
I knew the .40 would be a lot of gun in that package, so I got the 9mm. They are nice little weapons.
Glad you like......about 1k down my CW9 and no jams or issues what so ever!!!
Update: My CW40 passed the break-in period this past weekend with flying colors. It will now go into service as my CCW w/ 180 gr. Ranger Subsonic HP's.
Money well spent.
I carry a CW40. Mine has been GTG with over 600+ thru it.
I don't see much love for the CW40 here any particular reason?
Took mine to the range again this morning and put another box of 165 gr WWB through it, just keeps chugging along.
Trigger is much better than it was 350 rounds ago.
Thanks for the report. I've got a CW9 and love it, love it. Was thinking of adding a .40 version but wasn't sure about added recoil.
To paraphrase Townsend Wheeler*.....only reliable guns are interesting.
*his original quote was "only accurate guns are interesting". He was a famous gun writer many years ago for you young pups out there.
Had the CW40 at the range yesterday morning, put 40 more rounds through it (Blazer Brass and WWB 180 gr.); it's smoothed up nicely and at 15 yds all 6 will stay nicely clustered in an 6" NC bullseye target.
The recoil isn't bad, seems to be less with 180gr loads than some of the lighter bullets (not a sceintific measure I know).
I put a couple of mags through the gun every range trip and so far no issues, a couple of times the slide didn't lock to the rear on an empty mag, I think I had not properly gripped the gun (limp wristed?).
Really happy with my CW-40, put another box of WW 180gr. HP through it this am @ 15 and 25 yds no issues to report.
This is my CCW and here in south Florida where the uniform of the day is lightweight clothing or shorts and tee shirt it conceals very easily.
My only bitch (small one) is the price of magazines....need to to get a couple more spares, haven't found a deal yet.
Thank you for the range reports on your CW40. I have looked at the gun and really like the size and weight. But my biggest concern was the additional recoil from the .40 S&W in such a tidy package instead of the CW9. I have just about decided on buying a Kahr for my CCW and unless something else is "invented" soon I will be getting a CW9.
One question I have is how well Kahr stands behind their guns. Is the warranty lifetime like many of the other small autos out there today? I don't expect trouble of course but you never know.
Have you noticed that ejecting a live round is difficult? My CW40 doesn't like to eject live rounds when I clear it. Otherwise, it fires flawlessly.
I got the CW45. If you think 100 rounds gets old with a .40 try 200 rounds in a .45. Congrats with the pistol. I love mine and has been nothing but reliable. Its my carry gun 75% of the time.
I don't know why there are so many complaints on the little CW. I purchased mine about 6mo. ago and read so many negative reports I decided to sell it. Fortunatly I just put it away and never got around to selling it. I fired it yesterday for the first time. 50 rounds Bitteroot valley 125gr fragmentation rounds from cheaperthan dirt and 50 rds winchester supreme 165gr hp. The gun was flawless. Not one problem. We were at a friends property so we took apples to shoot and were hitting the fruit at 15 to 20 yds. Recoil was considerable but manageable. I guess I will have to keep it now.
Great gun. I went with the cw9 and have only had 2 ftf's that I can remember. But I still love the little guy though.