This is an amazing all metal carry pistol. Weighs in just over 20 oz, and is very shootable. I can hit man-size targets all the way out to 30 yds, which is amazing for a pistol this size. The trigger is all Kahr, and smooth as glass with a crisp break. I love the fact Crimson trace makes the replacement laser grips, rather than the system that hangs off the end of the barrel. I have the Elite model, which rounds all edges for super smooth holstering and easy mag changes. All in all, I'm still amazed you can get a 40 S&W in a package this small that's built like a tank, yet carries so well inside the waistband. - J. G.
I'm really pleased with this .380: exactly what I was looking for. It is extremely light, small, and in particular is very narrow -- all of which lead to easy concealability. A bit pricey, but worth it. I've shot it once, and without a glitch of any kind over 136 rounds and two different types of ammo. Happy with the accuracy at 15 yards, as well. My understanding is that Crimson Trace is coming out with a laser guard for it, but a laser grip would be great -- hopefully, that's coming soon. Haven't decided upon a holster type yet (anke, IWB, pocket)...so far, just dropping it into a jacket pocket (though, coming warm weather will limit that). - E. A.
After I purchase the Kahr PM9 I took it to the range and fired over 200 rds. and it didn't let me down. Now at over 2000 rds. plus it still hasn't had a ftl or fte. It fits in my front pocket so nicely that I almost forget its there. Great for conceal carry.. - L. H.
I have had both the MK9 and the PM9 for a while now. Kahr says to allow for a 200 round break in period. I have fired 600-800 rounds through each of the guns with one FTE from the first mag with each of them...AND NO other issues since.
The smooth front and back strap on the MK9 can be a problem if your hands are sweaty but the (some say agressive) stipling on the PM9's grip make it easy to handle. (No blistering or soreness after as many as 200 rounds at a time)
They are both as accurate as you are within 15 yards, which for SD purposes is as much as you can ask for.
I like them both and will carry either every day depending on how I'm carrying that day. - B. B.