BeardedGearNut: They are both about 400 these days and they are both striker fired now too. Makes it a tough choice.
tipfro: You do realize the kahr has a loaded chamber indicator and the lc9 requires some type of "tool" to strip to push the pin plus a whole lot of steps to do so not a ruger hater just saying
mark price: The carry size of the Kahr cm9 is what is attracted me to research it. Two things bother me about it: the factory recommendations to put at least 200 rounds through it before you consider it carry worthy. Some how this seems odd.The price should reflect this added cost to "break in" the gun to reliability. The second thing is availability,can't find it anywhere.
Robert Zantua: The Kahr has a loaded chamber indicator
QuentinQuatermass: Another excellent video, thanks again!
The price of the CM9 really has come down over the last year. I had the G26, Shield and LC9s Pro but couldn't resist buying the CM9 at $341! Of course the G26 is the one I'd want but there are times I need a smaller 9mm single stack. For me that is the Ruger LC9s Pro. It's slightly bigger than the CM9 and an ounce heavier but you get an extra round (7+1 vs. 6+1). Also the trigger of the Pro is so good now plus there's no magazine disconnect this time - have to give the nod to the new Ruger over the CM9. Another thing, for anyone who has trouble racking the slide of the CM9 or Shield, the LC9s Pro is much easier to operate. However, I think the CM9 and Shield are tougher and would stand up to heavy use (thousands of rounds).
All are fine small 9mms but the CM9 is the smallest, lightest 9mm that I trust. And that's a big deal! Why get a .380 when you can have a 9mm in this size. Thank you Kahr for bringing in such a fine pistol in this size - and now the price is as good as the Ruger and S&W!
samiam1150: A loaded chamber indicator is unnecessary, because Kahr pistols are always carried fully loaded and they lock open after the last shot is fired. The Kahr has an internal striker block safety and cannot be fired unless the trigger is fully depressed. They is no manual safety just as there is no manual safety on most revolvers.
Stance Punk: Cm9 should be ~$400 max
goofyfoot2001: My cm9 was $336
filoIII: Just got a cm9 for $326 otd new!
Don Remley: I have made changes on my LC9. Installed the Galloway 35% Shorter Stroke Trigger Bar and a adjustable trigger.A Stainless Steel Guide Rod. Replaced the 16lb recoil spring with a 20 lb spring. I removed the disconnect so I can fire it without the magazine installed. I put on a set of Williams Fiber optic sights. These mods make the Ruger LC9 a much better handgun. I think with these mods they would beat out a lot of the competition. I also purchased a .22 conversion kit made by Twisted industries. http://twisted.industries/product/lc-22lr-conversion-kit-2/
Johnny Beretta: Great review ! You do them from such a common sense point of view ! Two really good pistols, but like you, I slightly prefer the Kahr CM9
dampy: Great comparison vid! Always like your dry erase board answers/scores. Subscribed and liked!
Pugamus Maximus: I just bought a CM9 for $319 after warranty, shipping insurance and transfer fee the total was $351. My favorite pocket carry even replaced my MP shield.
Demo Crat: You can now pick up a cm9 for $340.00 The CM9 is the gun to buy!
I am the real Flash: Nice video, thanx for sharing!
aaronistoledo: The LC9 also has a key lock for the slide. I myself prefer having safeties. I hate the mag safety, HATE IT! Sometimes things happen and a mag can drop and cost a life. I bought one LC9 and have 2 Kahrs placed in my home (bad neighborhood). I must say aside from the mag safety I find them about equal.
Bethany C: Thanks for the video!! Is the recoil about the same on both?
frankie2234: I hope the LC9 works better than the LCP....what a piece of junk, that I own. It has been back to the factory, and the moment I got it back, it still jamming rounds into the side of the chamber. Makes a heck of a paperweight!!!! I can't trust Ruger, because they had a chance to fix it and failed. Bye, bye Ruger.
Dennis Carraher: I have owned both. I gave my sister the Kahr. I found a Galloway kit for my Ruger and now I am very happy with it. My twin brother owns a Kahr. I like both, for me the Ruger, for the rest of my family, the Kahr.
bigwalt2990: Just got my new CM9 in today....the freaking trigger squeaks. You field strip it and you can see the trigger bar riding against some little piece of wiring looking stuff.
Why am I the only one with a squeaky trigger? NO ONE EVER MENTIONS it when they review the Kahr. Smooth smooth smooth is all I hear. So I buy one, and it vibrates as it squeaks. Not to mention the blemishes in the stainless, and all the slivers of polymer I had to scrub off the frame inside and out... Prety much had to finish the manufacturing on the friggin thing.
This gun better be the shooter of all shooters, that's all I can say. (sorry, had to vent)