Everyone starts somewhere and at sometime. Concealed carry is no exception. Everyone feels at least a bit self-conscious when they start carrying a handgun for self-defense. Choosing the right pistol that is not too small, not too big, and manageable through recoil is a good start. This article goes through a handful of factors to consider when choosing a handgun, as well as six tops picks.
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Some years ago, when the Kahr 9mm pistol was introduced, I obtained and tested an example as soon as possible. In doing so, I found a reliable handgun with excellent features. A smooth Double Action Only trigger, excellent machine work, and a truly compact frame made for a trend-setting pistol. The design was both fresh and intelligent.
Kahr, Magnum Research and Republic Forge—the semiautos are out of the box and ready to run. Kahr has added offering to tis Value Series Plus line, Magnum Research has a new Desert Eagle and Republic FOrge has added new finishes to its 1911 lineup. Click here to read the full reviews.
According to a company announcement, you can actually put your hands on Kahr’s new Gen2 Premium pistols in Booth #2049 at the NRA Annual Meetings in Nashville. If you can’t make it to Nashville, watch these two videos for a formal introduction to Kahr’s newest handguns.
The Kahr CW40, a purpose-designed compact carry handgun, is an appealing package at a fair price. The author ran a good range of loads through the Kahr, without a single failure to feed, chamber, fire or eject. Read this article for specs and detailed firing results.
This is Kahr’s value leader, and the CW9 gives pretty expensive performance at a modest price. The CW9 is a reliable handgun with more than a little class. Read this article for what makes it such a powerhouse.
Like any Top 10 list, there is plenty of room for dissension. We’ve included a list of the top selling CCW guns at Cheaper Than Dirt. Did your favorite make the list?
Readers who visit The Shooter’s Log show a lot of interest in handguns of all types, sizes, budgets, and uses. Here are our top-ten most-read posts about sidearms and accessories this year.
Cheaper Than Dirt! is excited to announce five new products to its already growing line of shooting and outdoors sports products. After releasing the CT40 and CT45 at SHOT Show 2014, Kahr Arms distributes the full-sized 9mm CT9. Further, Liberty Ammunition adds the .38 Special to its popular and reliable hot Civil Defense line of ammo. These two items and more are in the CTD August 2014 catalog. Get a sneak peek here!
Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have added a third day of articles about new handguns introduced at the show. In this edition are details about Kahr Arms’ CT4543 and full-frame CT40 and CT45 and Magnum Research’s 3-inch ultra-compact 1911, the Undercover DE1911U. Also, Para USA has new 9mm 1911-patterned handguns out, and Remington surprises the firearms industry again with the introduction of the new R51 compact 9mm semi-auto.