NRA Gun of the Week: Kahr CM9 Pistol

posted on August 19, 2017

Designed and manufactured in the U.S., the Kahr CM9 is a budget-friendly polymer-frame 9 mm Luger pistol intended for concealment and defense. Quality is not lacking within the CM9 pistol, though savings were realized through economized machining processes and the use of some MIM (metal injection molding) parts. Steel inserts within the frame add to its integrity and the pistol features a drift-adjustable rear sight. Measuring just less than 1” wide and weighing about 14 ozs. empty, the CM9 provides a cost-conscious option for concealed carry from Kahr Firearms Group. For more and to see the gun on the range, check out this week's NRA Gun of the Week video hosted by American Rifleman's Mark Keefe, and visit for more guns like the CM9.

Model: CM9
Manufacturer: Kahr Firearms Group
Chambering: 9 mm Luger
Action Type: double-action, recoil-operated, center-fire semi-automatic pistol
Frame: black polymer
Slide: stainless steel
Barrel: 3”
Magazine: six-round-capacity, detachable box
Sights: drift-adjustable rear, white bar; post front, white dot
Trigger: 6-lb., 9-oz. pull
Weight: 14 ozs.
MSRP: $460



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