Kahr CM40 Handgun Review ~ Watch Jeff Quinn ~ Video

By David Gonzales
AmmoLand Youtube Firearms Reporter

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Albuquerque, NM –-(Ammoland.com)- In this video article you will find a Kahr CM40 handgun review by Jeff Quinn.  The new Kahr CM40 is a subcompact .40 S&W chambered, semi-auto pistol.

It's the larger caliber brother to the Kahr CM9 Pistol released last year.

From the factory it has a magazine capacity of five rounds plus one in the chamber.

It operates with a double action only trigger and is striker fired.

For a conceal carry gun it has a very nice profile with a width of .94 inches; height of 4.0 inches and total length of 5.47 inches.

Jeff's video review of this firearm was quite interesting. Rarely have I seen him extend such accolades to a particular gun manufacturer. However, in this review he says that, “I often recommend guns…if someone asks for specifics I often recommend the Kahr….I never hear anything bad about the Kahr pistol.”

In my limited experience the one thing I've noticed about Kahr's, particularly their polymer framed pistols, is that they have a lengthy break-in period before they become reliable.

Kahr's website recommends a minimum of two-hundred rounds be fired through the firearm during the break in period.

From what I've seen that number could potentially be doubled in order to fully rely upon the weapon.

The sad thing about these pistols is that I've seen new gun owners (I'm referring to people buying their very first gun) be very frustrated with their new Kahr because the break in period was never discussed with them at the time of purchase.

They get a failure to fire, or a failure to go into battery, or some other malfunction and they really have no idea what is going on and are left wondering if their first firearm is faulty.

My hope is that when a firearm from any manufacturer is purchased from a local gun store that the sales person discusses the break in period (if warranted) with the potential new owner. (In my opinion the break in period is something that needs to be factored into the cost of owning the weapon because ammunition costs keep rising.) Also, the new owner needs to be informed that malfunctions may happen. That's it's nothing to be scared of and to be patient with their new purchase while it's being broken in.

If this conversation takes place then I believe that the local gun store and the gun manufacturer can help manage expectations and have a loyal, lifetime customer.

Visit: Gunblastdotcom on Youtube for more of Jeff's Gun Reviews.

About David Gonzales:
David Gonzales grew up with firearms and has many fond memories of hunting with his grandfather. He enjoys participating in the occasional shooting match, going to the gun range with his family and friends and still has much to learn about firearms. However, he became a certifiable “Gun Nut” in 2008 when he realized that the constitutional right he took for granted could so easily be taken away. Did you see something on YouTube that David Should review. Leave a link in the comments below.

  • 7 thoughts on “Kahr CM40 Handgun Review ~ Watch Jeff Quinn ~ Video

    1. Àfter initial breaking as per Kahr recommendations, have pushed everything through my cm40 with no burps. DAO firearms seem to befuddle some owners.

    2. in Kahr's I have pm9,cw40,p380 and will have to add a cm40 . I like Kahrs for small size/good trigger. Needed to load by locking slide open,install mag, releasing the slide .(per the manual). the break-in needed you also see that a lot in other small guns w/.380 and up calibers, seems to be a common issue, also do not limp wristing them when shooting.

    3. I own over a dozen semi-auto handguns, from .22 up to .45 and from many well-known manufacturers.

      None of them needed anywhere near 200 rounds to break-in. In fact, without exception, all consistently perform and are acceptibly accurate at 25 yards and at seven yards, knock the black out of a standard pistol bullseye. I would always wonder about a pistol that requires this level of break-in.

      1. I’ve been working for a pretty large police department for 27 years and we are now on our 5th issued gun. We have carried Smith and Wesson, a few Beretta’s and now Glock. Each time we transitioned we made sure the guns were 100% reliable by firing over 700 rounds through them. Sometimes we found things needed to be polished or springs replaced but I think your issue with Kah is their honesty. Every manufacture should be recommending a break in period. Every gun made goes through a manufacturing process that can produce a problem. To think a gun should be trusted the moment you buy it is nothing but foolhardy. I give Kahr credit for saying what most people know. Put some rounds through it before trusting it with your life.

    4. That's great info, Grant! Thanks for the response. I was chatting with a friend today about a compact 9mm that he may purchase. The CM9 came up as did the Kimber Solo. I'll definitely let him know what you think of CM9.

    5. My CM9 has had 700+ rds through it now and had one light target load produce a FTF. That's what happens when you don't lube it for 150+ rds. Otherwise, stellar reliability and accuracy that will amaze you.

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