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Old 06-14-2019, 02:42 PM   #1
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prices on CM9's have dropped like a rock

I see them for $300 at bud's, and I've heard of $270 prices. That's normally not the sign of quality performance, but it could be that Kahr needs $ for expansion, or some new design or expense and doesn't want to sell stock to pay for it.
 
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:03 AM   #2
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Wonder if it's just result of supply & demand taking its toll on CM9 sales. At one time the CM9/PM9 had a niche almost all its own as far a size-for-caliber, with the CM9 being the only real budget friendly one of the two. Now there's the glock 43, the sig 938, the beretta nano, the M&P shield, and numerous others in that same market space, taking up customers who a few years ago wouldn't have had all those options.

I know since I bought a g43, my kahrs have seen a lot less use, and I bet a lot of folks who've bought g43's are selling off their kahrs.
 
Old 06-19-2019, 09:02 PM   #3
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the 43 is nothing like as small as the CM9. Even the P938 is a bit longer. I was shocked to discover that the Kahr doesnt offer a second strike capability. That means no dryfiring, basically. Same with the glock. that sucks. Ditto the shock when I found out that the Sig 1911's 22's sights are made of plastic. Naturally, so are the ones on the sig .22lr conversion for the 1911. It's acceptable on a .22, I guess, But not on a duty gun. The early glocks had such and plastic mag catches, ferchrissakes. You'd think ANYONE would know better than that last one.
 
 
Old 06-20-2019, 05:35 AM   #4
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the 43 is nothing like as small as the CM9.

...Ditto the shock when I found out that the Sig 1911's 22's sights are made of plastic. Naturally, so are the ones on the sig .22lr conversion for the 1911. It's acceptable on a .22, I guess, But not on a duty gun. The early glocks had such and plastic mag catches, ferchrissakes. You'd think ANYONE would know better than that last one.
"Nothing like" the same size? While the G43 is bigger than the CM/PM, it's definitely in the same category:



It's solidly in the same market space as the CM9, 938, Nano, Shield, etc. Basically meaning, it's one of the options that people looking for an extra-small 9mm carry gun are going to be presented with. Nowadays, it's one of the most-encountered options in that space.

Glocks still come with plastic sights and plastic mag releases. Always have afaik. A lot of people (including me) replace the factory sights sometimes, but they work as well as most factory sights do. For that matter, why does it bother you on the Glock but not on the CM9? The CM9 uses a pinned-in plastic front sight, just like Glock.

The plastic mag catches also work fine. Some people replace them with aftermarket, but that's almost always to get an extended release button. Has nothing to do with longevity or reliability of the factory mag catch, because they work fine, for tens of thousands and even hundreds of thousands of rounds for a lot of folks. My two oldest glocks are 20 & 21 years old with probably 40-50k rounds between them and no problem at all. For that matter, going back to the Kahr comparison, the plastic glock mag catches are actually better from a longevity and maintenance standpoint, since the CM9 mag catches have developed a widely-known rusting tendency. When I iwb-carried my Kahr, its mag catch more than once started rusting from contact with sweat. A brass brush and some CLP cleans it up, but the polymer of the glock version makes it a non-issue.
 
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