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    The 5906 was very popular as a police sidearm some years ago, but is not very common anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttrfli View Post
    I found a P9 and a PPS about an hour from us so we are going to look at them tomorrow. I cant find a CW9 anywhere. Is the P9 going to be basically the same feel as the CW9?


    I also found a Springfield 1911 EMP (yes waaaaay out of price range) but thought it would be fun to look at. DH really favors the 1911 style and thinks if I really like it I should get it (mostly cuz he wants it...)

    No one around here seems to carry or hardly know what a S&W 908 or 5906 is...maybe thats just destiny.

    Kahr has a website, and there you can find complete statistics that will allow you to compare the two. You can order a CW9 from Buds gunshop website. The last time I looked, they were $369 delivered. You just have to line up an FFL holder to do the transfer.

    The EMP is a nice pistol, and would make a good range gun. I would not recommend it for defense use until you have a fair amount of shooting experience.

    The reason why no one knows about the older metal S&W's is that they don't sell well, and gunshops will tend not to carry them. Most people want a high-cap polymer pistol instead....

    PhilR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttrfli View Post
    Yup...after shopping today didn't really like any of these.

    I found a P9 and a PPS about an hour from us so we are going to look at them tomorrow. I cant find a CW9 anywhere. Is the P9 going to be basically the same feel as the CW9? Everything I read says its the big brother, etc.
    I also found a Springfield 1911 EMP (yes waaaaay out of price range) but thought it would be fun to look at. DH really favors the 1911 style and thinks if I really like it I should get it (mostly cuz he wants it...)

    No one around here seems to carry or hardly know what a S&W 908 or 5906 is...maybe thats just destiny.
    Yes, everything about the P9 will be pretty much the same as the CW9 - I don't know what anyone means by the P9 being a "big brother" to the CW9...

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    Well basically the CW9 design was based on the P9 with a few cheaper parts to make it more affordable for a different market (from what I've read).

    After watching some videos and reading some more reviews I am leaning toward the Kahr, but holding them today will hopefully seal the deal. Thanks guys for all the info and help you have been great!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttrfli View Post
    Well basically the CW9 design was based on the P9 with a few cheaper parts to make it more affordable for a different market (from what I've read).

    After watching some videos and reading some more reviews I am leaning toward the Kahr, but holding them today will hopefully seal the deal. Thanks guys for all the info and help you have been great!!!

    Buttrfli, I am also from NY welcomed to the fourm. I have filled out my paperwork and have an appointment for late next month to submit it and get prints and photos.
    In a few of your posts you mention how hard it has been for you to get a CCW and how they restricted it. I am from Dutchess county. I would like to get a CCW that is my main purpose. Are you in the same county? Just wondering what I am up against here.

    As for suggestions I wish I could help I havent even been able to hols a gun yet....damm NY laws. Good luck be safe and congrats on a large family with more to come. I have one now and hope to have another.

    Rock On

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    Hi. welcome here and to shooting. I am jumping in late, and actually think most really good suggestions have been thrown out there already. I will suggest a Makarov if you can find one. Slightly easier to rack (unless an overpower spring was put in for recoil), all steel so they absorb the recoil a bit. They are hard to find though, at least locally here. I am in the capital region of New York.
    On another note, I recently passed my NRA Basic Pistol Safety COurse Instructiors Course, and would be happy to teach it to you and your SO if you are near. And no mods this is not a solicitation. I'll do it for cost of materials. I need the experience. So if this will help (and i may still be 3 hours away lol) then the offer is there once i reciev my creds back.

    I tend to have smaller hands for a guy, so have some similarity there in what is comfortable to hold. I know of a couple of Kahrs (don't remember models though) in this area, so if that is not far i can give names of some stores.

    Good Luck, Keep trying.
    And Congratulations
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    Buttrfli, I am also from NY welcomed to the fourm. I have filled out my paperwork and have an appointment for late next month to submit it and get prints and photos.
    In a few of your posts you mention how hard it has been for you to get a CCW and how they restricted it. I am from Dutchess county. I would like to get a CCW that is my main purpose. Are you in the same county? Just wondering what I am up against here.

    As for suggestions I wish I could help I havent even been able to hols a gun yet....damm NY laws. Good luck be safe and congrats on a large family with more to come. I have one now and hope to have another.
    I am in Fulton county (1 hr northwest of Albany) and there are two judges who have the same policy on permits here...everyone pretty much gets restricted to "target, hunting, fishing, hiking". After a year you can apply to have the restrictions removed. I hear downstate that they are even stricter. DH got them to put "employment" on his - he spent a long time convincing the judge of the necessity and that he is worthy of it due to his military background. Even though his employment is 24/7 and all over the county they still wouldn't give him unrestricted.

    On another note, I recently passed my NRA Basic Pistol Safety COurse Instructiors Course, and would be happy to teach it to you and your SO if you are near. And no mods this is not a solicitation. I'll do it for cost of materials. I need the experience. So if this will help (and i may still be 3 hours away lol) then the offer is there once i reciev my creds back.

    I tend to have smaller hands for a guy, so have some similarity there in what is comfortable to hold. I know of a couple of Kahrs (don't remember models though) in this area, so if that is not far i can give names of some stores.
    Thanks for the offer - I may take you up on it in about 6-9 mos, when I have time after baby comes. We were in Albany today...twice...B&J guns.

    I am experiencing buyers remorse at the moment because, of course, I chose the most expensive gun on the list...Springfield 1911 EMP 9mm. I know, I know...out of price range...external hammer...totally not what I thought I wanted. But that is why everyone says hold a lot of guns. They're right!

    I held the Kahr P9, the Walther PPS, a couple Sigs, S&W M&P, Kimber 1911. My biggest problem with the internal hammers was that I have this knobby thumb knuckle (skinny, long fingers) and the edge on the grip where my thumb knuckle hits is terribly uncomfortable at first grab. I always have to adjust my grip. That's not what you want in a bad situation. On the 1911 style it fits perfect every time. No wear and tear on my knuckle...which I actually got just from holding the other guns...cant imagine if I was firing them.

    I thought I didn't want the external hammer because it was more to fuss with and I was concerned about the DA first trigger pull. But once it was explained that when I rack it, its cocked (I wouldn't carry it/store it with a round in the chamber), then I realized I don't have to worry about that first trigger pull being different then the rest, since its already cocked. Hope that make sense...

    So buyers remorse - just cuz it was ALOT of money...but I'm really happy with it. Plus...its pretty . I hope to fire just a few rounds this week (outside, with blankets stuffed under my coat) and then put her away til the summer (DH is considering carrying it but the holster it comes with really doesn't conceal well on him, so we shall see.)

    I'll let you know how I like shooting it. Thanks again for all your help. I wouldn't have gotten here with out you!

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    After a year you can apply to have the restrictions removed. I hear downstate that they are even stricter.

    This is the first time I have heard of being able to apply for a CCW after the first year thanks for the Info.

    Yes from what I understand the closer to the city you are the more restricted.

    Do you know where I might be able to find info on that year of "probation on CCW" just curious.

    Thanks

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    Do you know where I might be able to find info on that year of "probation on CCW" just curious.
    Nope. I don't think its really a documented thing. We both went in asking for unrestricted, figuring that its best just to ask for what we want straight out and the worst they could do was restrict it. Its the judges call. The judges here just have that policy. We have a friend who got unrestricted on the first go but that was quite a few years ago and I think he knew the judge. It very unheard of.
    The police officer who taught our safety course said that if you are ever pulled over or "caught" with your gun, you are always on your way to or from the range...

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    Thanks I will do some digging. On that topic.

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    Each county is up to the judge(s) so if Fulton has a sort of informal "wait a year (which i heard saratoga also has), it would not mean that another would also. On a nicer note, Columbia is pretty gun friendly and they are USUALLY issue unrestricted out the gate.

    buttrfli, glad to hear that you found one that fits you. about the only other like yours i like (well besides my .45 lol) is the para ldc (?). good luck wtih your springfield, enjoy. NRA also has a F.I.R.S.T as a one gun (yours) version of the basic course that you may want to consider.

    j&g was who i knew had the Kahr so good luck there. Although their selection is good, thier prices seem a bit high to me. theer is a great store in valatie also (about 15/20 mins further south) run by a VERY knowledgable and friendly woman.
    Niadh
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    Congrats on your purchase! I'm sure you'll both be very happy with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unpecador View Post
    Congrats on your purchase! I'm sure you'll both be very happy with it.
    +1, to belong to this forum you must post PICS of your new guns and of course the baby when born!!!!

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    Well, as soon as I have a chance to actually play with it I will get some pics up. We have been playing catch up since taking about 5 days off to research and shop. I've barely held the thing since I got it.

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    Well yesterday was the day!!! I finally got to play Got familiar with her and then shot off a full mag in the backyard. The recoil is no problem. It malfunctioned on the first and second round but but after that was fine. DH looked it up and it seems that can happen. After 300 rounds it should be completely reliable. I really wished I could have shot all 300 yesterday - in other words...I love it!!! I will have to wait for warmer weather and skinnier belly though I will get some pics up eventually.

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    pics:









    And just for fun - Ruger 77RS Bolt Action, Round Top, .30-06 Rifle we got in trade for my PPK/S:


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    Very nice!!!!! There is something about those rose colored grips that I really like.

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