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My neighbor's getting bored again, which usually means good news for me! :cool:

At the recent gun show he kept trying to talk me into his Kahr PM40. I looked at them at the show (haven't seen his) and they are nice and slim. Very carryable.

He wants $350 and is throwing in ammo. Without even looking it up I know it's a fair price because that's just how he is. But what can you tell me? Reliable gun? Any problems? Hard to clean? Not worth it?

He also has a Ruger PC40 carbine, he said both guns and 500 rounds of 40 for $700. I don't really want that rifle though, not really my style.

Thoughts?
 

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This is the stainless slide/polymer frame and it has nightsights.
 

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Both are great guns-I believe you could sell the rifle for about $500---and the pistol for about 550...and buy something you wanted....I don't like the 40-I'd keep the pistol if it were 9mm....but you'd have powerful trading material....and , if you like .40-an awesome house gun and carry pistol...though the 40 will talk to you in that light a package....
 

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I don't think there's any way I could come up with the cash for both right now. But I'm tempted on that pistol, maybe give it a try and see if I like it enough to carry it. If not I can trade it. I'm becoming pretty fond of those lightweight S&W night revolvers but have never shot one.
 

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They're around a grand...no doubt worth it...I'd like one in .45ACP,.44Spl,and .44Mag---gotta get busy!!!
 

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I have the Kahr CW9, that I carry daily....I really like this gun....about 700 rnds and no failures. I personally don't like .40 cal, but that's just me.....I would probably get it.....
 

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khar is a class act-------ain't fond of the 40 in such a small light weight gun but it should be a quality piece. i'd check the model number on the gun and then shop at gunbroker to see what they are fetchin'.............

Actually of the two, i like the carbine...............

I think the ruger carbines are now out of production.

here is a kahr forum over at pistolsmith.com http://www.pistolsmith.com/viewforum.ph ... a86aa22d3f

and a kahr club over at glocktalk.com http://glocktalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=111

hope these help..................
 

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I shot the 9mm, and really liked it...the only thing I didn't care for was the looks...not the prettest little gun I have ever seen, but it conceals nice and shot very well. And when it comes to guns, I guess looks are not the most important consideration.
 

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I think it looks pretty good, for some reason. I think I'll probably end up giving it a try, just because the price is right. We'll see what happens!
 

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Great gun, horrible caliber. Who needs a 40? :?
Agreed. Why the middle ground between 9 and 45?

The cop relative told me that this is why: police were having problems putting 9s through windshields in firefights but were not able to step up to the 45 because of small and female officers being hired (what happened to the days when part of the criteria was being physically capable of kicking ass? It's like 105 pound firemen-I mean firepeople) so a compromise was achieved. My retort? "The way cops seem to shoot, I am not sure this is a ballistics problem"

Point being, 40 cal is not my favorite. Would I carry one? Yes. But not because of some stopping power argument. Simply if I could find a good deal on a weapon.
 

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I bought a Glock 22 once....immediately noticed the snap recoil...didn't enjoy shooting near as much as my .45s....sold it and went back to .45...happy as an old fart who don't get no respect can be.....
 

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Well, I made the deal. He threw in at least 200 rounds of target ammo and a few boxes of carry ammo as well for $350.

I may or may not like it, but I felt like it was a purchase that I could at very least get my money back later if I choose to. But I love the size of it, if I find it shootable then I'll be in the market for an IWB holster. I've lost some weight recently and carrying IWB seems a lot more practical solution than buying new pants, huh?! ;)
 

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With the ammo, you probably saved over 200---not a bad deal at all...now get your barrel reamer out and ...never mind....I'll be quiet...
 

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It was because of the fire, BH...that money that was burning a hole in his pocket...ain't no tellin' what damage that purchase prevented....
 

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Well I was confused by your call for reason, BH. It wasn't specific or strict enough to prevent me from doing it. :)

I didn't feel like the down side was too bad. Hell, I probably got $100 in ammo alone, and this gun has the night sights, so...

Besides, if the recoil is too much for me to handle, maybe I can sell it to your girl who's comfortable with the .357 from the GP!! :D
 

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She don't want no stinking 40! :p :lol:

Seriously I hope you like it. ;)
 
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