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    Kahr P9 vs CM9

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    What is the main difference in these pistols other than size? Just saw the P9 & PM9 which list for a good bit more than the CM9. What is their appeal over Glock, M&P, Sig, Beretta, HK, etc.?

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    The cm9's advantage is obvious - $200. That's why I bought it...

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    Well, there is usually a reason products cost differently, especially when made by the same company. But for someone who knows little about the Kahr, the advantages aren't quite so obvious.

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    The difference between the CM9 & the PM9 is more attractive machine work on the slide (fancier) and the barrel on the PM9 has polygonal rifling instead of traditional rifling... and that's it. Same trigger, lower and sights. You save $200 to $230 by forgoing polygonal rifling and going with a simpler looking slide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAPnRACK View Post
    The difference between the CM9 & the PM9 is more attractive machine work on the slide (fancier) and the barrel on the PM9 has polygonal rifling instead of traditional rifling... and that's it. Same trigger, lower and sights. You save $200 to $230 by forgoing polygonal rifling and going with a simpler looking slide.
    That nailed it. Why on earth one would need polygonal rifling in a gun intended to be used within 20' is totally beyond me. Same issues with sights at close range. My slide works perfectly. Why should I pay $200 more?

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    Interesting. Begs the question is polygonal rifling is worth it.

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    Not imo... I chose the CM9.

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    I would tend to agree. For a close range pistol, why? Thanks for the info!

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    Front sights are different

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    I have had two PM series Kahrs, before they started selling the CM series, and own two K-series models now. I would not pay that much for the difference. In fact, despite liking Kahrs, I wouldn't buy one at all, now, because the XDs and Shield suit me better.

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    I love my cm9....... But I love my mk9 (all steel) a bit better

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCBHM View Post
    Interesting. Begs the question is polygonal rifling is worth it.
    For a person with my shooting requirements, it is not worth it. Even if it can be demonstrated to be better, I can't take advantage of the improvement. I'd rather be able to shoot lead bullets, if I want to.

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    The CW9 is the same size as the P9 and the PM9 and CM9 are the same size. So, if you want to compare similar sized pistols, those are the comparable models. The larger ones (CW9 and P9) hold one more round each and have a bit longer barrel.

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