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(VIDEO) A first look at the new and upgraded Kahr S9

August 15, 2017

One would be hard pressed to find a smaller and lighter concealed carry pistol than a Kahr Arms handgun. Kahr produces extremely reliable and accurate handguns that carry amazingly well. I have carried a Kahr pistol with confidence for more than six years. I currently carry the Kahr CW with a carbon fiber frame finish that offers additional texture on the grip. For my CCW style, the Kahr CW9 suits my carry needs with the perfect balance of size, weight and reliability. I find their small and lightweight models are incredibly machined for those looking for excellent performance in a carry, home defense and/or range gun.

Kahr recently released their new model called the S9.

The Kahr S9 and the larger ST9 offer some new features that suit the requests their loyal fans have asked for. The S9 also shares the same size and weight of the popular CW9 pistol; however, the new features offer a few more options for the concealed carrier. To top it off, the “S” models are part of their “value series,” which means they are priced under $400 for a quality packed handgun.

Here are the changes and upgrades that Kahr Arms made with the new S9.

Kahr added deep cut front serrations on the fore-end of the slide. The front serrations help those who use a press check to visually inspect the chamber status of the pistol. Also on the fore-end frame, Kahr installed a picatinny rail for adding one’s favorite accessory, most notably a light and/or laser. The S9 and ST9 are the first Kahr pistols to have these upgraded features.

The “S” models have a standard three-dot sight system. This may not seem like a major upgrade, but for those who are familiar with Kahr pistols, you know they have previously used a bar dot sight system. The three-dot sights are a welcome addition for shooters who are more comfortable with that type of sight picture.

The Kahr S9 has more detailed slide engraving, the serial tag moved to the lower grip, and includes two magazines in the package.

Watch the video below and let us know if you like the changes Kahr Arms has made with the new S9 pistol.

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