The grip length is just about right for my hand, leaving only a little of the skin on my pinky hanging over the base plate. The grip shape and angle do fit my hand comfortably enough, but not quite perfect. I'm really digging how thin the pistol is in comparisson to all my other pistols. The grip texturing is nice, and the front/back straps are slightly aggressive. The magazine base plate has a lip that sort of irritates my pinky and OCD, but I think it will aide with magazine changes... Are there any aftermarket curved base plates? The insertion of magazines could be smoother if the inner edges of the magwell were rounded off. Behind the trigger, on the trigger guard, is a mark left durring the mfg process... Gotta hit that with the ohcde. The sights are basic notch/8 white dots type, steel rear, plastic front. The screw/pin in the right side of the pistol under the slide serrations hangs past the polymer frame and at an odd angle. The dust cover appears to ever so slightly favor the right (ejection port) side of the pistol... Which is kind of annoying.
Now, on to the trigger... Nice! Smooth and pretty consistant in weight, the increase hardly noticable. Absolutely no safety tab in the center of the trigger... Priceless. The trigger is wide and comfortable. I think this pistol will be a sweet shooter and easy to keep the lead where I want it.
Overall, I really like this pistol and I am glad that I bought it. Even with my OCD.
After handling the P380, and MK9, I can clearly see that there will be siblings in the future.
The CW9 is reminisent of my old Glock 36, but better. This pistol is a nice example of what Glock did wrong with the G36. JMHO. YMMV.
Can't wait to warm it up this weekend!
Originally Posted By TehGreatMutato:...The screw/pin in the right side of the pistol under the slide serrations hangs past the polymer frame and at an odd angle. The dust cover appears to ever so slightly favor the right (ejection port) side of the pistol... Which is kind of annoying...
That screw should be flush with/slightly below the polymer. The one on my CW45 does not appear to be at an angle either. It takes a # 5 Torx tool to turn it.
As your dust cover seems to favor the right, keep an eye on the rail inside the cover to that side. There's a gent on kahrtalk, who recently had to return his PM45 becuase that rail was getting chewed up. I don't know if how his dust cover was oriented prior to this happening, but think it worth keeping in mind.
I'm well please with my CW9 and wish you the same.
My wife is loving hers. She took her HCP test the other day with it. All shots were made inside the X-ring with the exception of one. It was in the throat. She said it was her first shot fired and the lady next to her was shooting a .357 magnum, when the magnum went off for the first time it spooked her.
After the class the instructor asked her if he could put a few rounds through it as he had not fired one. He put a nice smiley face on her target. He was impressed with it also.
I used to have an MK9. It was equally impressive. Just really heavy or atleast seemed to be to be so little.
The screw ... I'll try to mess with it and get back to you if need be.
ETA: Tightened the screw to be flush. Looks and feels better now.
I was surprised by how much of a soft shooter it was when I took it out on Thursday. Very pleased with that. I fired a total of 127rds without issue.
I can say that the pistol is quite capable of tight grouping. But, I need to get out to the range more often and get used to the pistol before mine will improve.
Here is a pic of my best group that day. Distance was 7yds from target and 7rds fired. Due to my error, one never met paper and two were left of the POA.
Not too bad for not having shot a pistol in a few months, and that I hiked 3mi in 43min with a 45lb pack on just before shooting, but the pistol can do better.
I am glad you like yours too. I put 100 rounds through mine yesterday after putting 400 through my G19. Going from the G19 to it was a little difficult at first due to the completely different trigger pulls, but it is still a very accurate gun and easy to handle. I plan on breaking it in a lot more and letting the wife unit learn with it.
I love mine. It is my daily companion. I sprung for some night sights for it. Now if I can get a holster for it from Kahr. Mitch Rosen must have a backlog on these holsters because I still haven't gotten mine. The magazine pouch I have, but just not the holster.
Loaded with 115 grain TAC-XP Barnes bullets from Double Tap it makes a hell of a mess. Not only did they penetrate into the 2nd 5 gallon water bladder (the 140 grain .40s wouldn't) they make for the deadliest mushrooms this side of Hiroshima.