Recoil on the 40 or 45 ?
I'm very interested in getting a P40 or P45, however given their light weight have some concern about the recoil of these pistols..
I also like the 9's but would prefer the larger caliber if the recoil is not terrible.. I have been shooting for 40 years, everthing from 1911's to all calibers in S&W wheel guns...
How do you guys feel about the recoil of these light pistols ??
The p45's recoil is not bad at all. The p40 might have alittle more felt recoil because of its smaller size. the cw guns are a good place to start if your looking for p series size.
Never fired the P models, but I have fired a K40 (metal frame) and the CW45 which is similar to the P45. Personally, I loved the feel/weight of the K40, but HATED shooting it. Just had too much kick for me. I've always felt that 40's have more pop to them than 45's in general, but that's just my opinion. I was used to shooting a 3" 1911 Colt Defender and was a little worried about how bad the CW45 would recoil due to it being lighter in weight. But surprisingly it seemed to have less recoil than my compact 1911 which is very similar in size (almost identical) and is heavier. The Kahr CW45 is much easier to shoot, although I'm a much better shot with my Colt Defender.
I previously owned a PM40. Key word being PREVIOUSLY. It was my first Kahr and really damaged my faith in the company's ability to produce quality firearms. Also owned a K40 Covert. Both had stiff recoil, but the PM40 was pretty dang bad. After a 50 to 100 rd range session I noticed I had some severe recoil anticipation. Worse than any other gun I've ever owned or shot. And the 40 caliber round really chewed up the polymer frame rails. The PM9 I recently sold was in a different league. I'll admit that I have no interest in the 40cal round and definitely see no benefit over to 9mm models in the Kahr line. My P380 has also been excellent. The 9mm and 380 Kahrs have proven to be very good guns in my experience. The 40's have been found wanting.
I've never fired the 45, but I would guess they would have noticeably less recoil than the 40's.
recoil on P40 and k40 covert models = no big deal
.45 is very soft-shooting. People seem to fear it because it's "big" but it's much gentler to shoot than a lot of "smaller" calibers.
I actually own a P40 and carry it as an off duty. It has VERY stiff recoil but it's very accurate.
iv always found the 40. round to be snappier than the 45 no matter what pistol im shooting it out of, weather it be a 1911 or auto. I think the 40 round is just a higher pressure round and tends to snap. I think the 45 is more of a push myself. but id go with either. I dont have a khar but iv had the pleasure of shooting a few, sure do like the way they sit in my hand. my glock feels like a brick. Do you know glock makes a single stack 45 now?
My PM 45 is not bad to shoot at with full power 230 gr. hard ball( is what I carrie in it ) . Even the ladies shooting it Sunday had no problems.
I have not had a chance to try any of the 45 caliber Kahr pistols but the P40 I had kicked like a mule. My hand was very sore after 3 mags.
i have not shot the .45 but have shot the .40 Kahrs, and several other firearms on the same frame in .40 and .45 (1911s, Browning Hipowers). If it holds true for the Kahrs as it has with the other platforms, I would guess that the .40S&W recoils more than the .45ACP. I am not sure it this makes sence but, I have always found the .40S&W to be more "snappy" vs the push of the .45ACP. YMMV
-I want a PM45
I just got back from the range with my CW45 and 1911. The CW45 is actually nicer to shoot and has less felt recoil than my 1911 firing WWB and Fiocchi 23ogr FMJ. I was surprised how well it handled. I've also got a Kel Tec P11 9mm and I hate shooting that one. 3 or 4 mags is all I can stand but the CW 45 is very nice and 10 or more mags is no problem.