Biloxi, Mississippi (Ammoland) Some folks drive Chevys and some drive Cadillacs.
While both types of automobile have four wheels and will get you from point A to point B, the Cadillac is obviously built to a higher standard and will get you there in style. Naturally, the owner pays more upgraded features.
While sitting down to pen this review of the Kahr K9 pistol the previous statement seemed to be the most natural analogy I could use. There are dozens of compact pistols available for the American shooter. Some are economy models that use economical parts and components. Others use more expensive components and are built with a greater attention to detail. In the end it’s up to you to decide what you can afford and for what you are willing to pay.
Though their polymer framed pistols have been very popular for their price point, Kahr has a full line of solid steel pistols. Recently I had the good fortune to work with the model K9. This particular semi-automatic pistol arrived with a matte stainless steel finish.
A 3.5 inch barrel with 1 in 10 polygonal rifling is used in the K9. Overall length of the pistol is 6 inches with the height being only 4.5 inches. Being solid steel construction, this compact pistol does have a little heft and it weighs 23 ounces empty. This would prove beneficial at the range, but I digress.
Hogue wrap-around grips surround the frame and offer the user a solid purchase on the pistol. Atop the slide on this particular model there were squared iron sights. Other sight configurations are available from Kahr including Novak and Tritium night sights. XS Sighting Systems also makes the Big Dot Express sights for Kahr pistols.
Read the complete review at Student of the Gun.
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