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Posted: 4/18/2021 6:19:30 AM EDT
I've had experience with multiple Kahrs over the last decade.
MK9s, K40 which have been solid, lucky for my first purchases.  Just make sure you have the right dovetail sights as two dovetail specs exist with old vs new stock.

Eight years ago I went ahead and tried the P40 with this experience + good test firing proficiency thanks to the graces of a neighboring shooter at a range.
My P40: Had multiple failures to feed and eject with federal/Win/Rem ammo. Sent to factory under warranty on my dime, $30 ish, returned with same issues but I also noticed the front frame rail had busted away. Resent to Kahr under warranty, paid $30, waited for it to be fixed 100%. Again same issue but they didnt repair the frame, but rather filed away at cracked spots, just leaving the rear and dust cover metal insert rails intact as before. Sold at a loss.Same time the P40 was picked up, I also had bought the CW45 which has not had any issues.
Skip ahead six years ago -- couldnt resist giving the CT40 a shot on a PSA daily deal sale. Stuffed it in the safe and forgot about it with work, hectic life.

Went ahead to try the CT40 out  with recent turmoil brewing. Cleaned well in advance with CLP. Using speer lawman ammo, I had frequent failures to feed ammo and eject. Stopped afted 3 mags in, about 25 rounds. Giving it a field strip at home, I noticed a few things.

1)  The slide stop was gouging the slide under the left side.
2) The slide closed on an empty magazine, as the follower didnt support the slide stop well, and the slide stop fails to fully catch into the slide due to poor magazine follower support.
3) Told Kahr, they said I have to pay for repairs as warranty eclipsed given the issue came up past 5 year warranty interval, I tell them off for not supporting an otherwise brand spanking new gun, and then they offer a one time courtesy repair for minor items with shipping on me.
4) Weapon placed on consignment for someone else to figure out.

Gouged slide from slide stop:
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Poor magazine follower support, leading to failure to open back on last round. Here, the slide is pulled back on a empty mag. The slide stop doesnt fully engage the slide cut out.
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Magazine follower -- flimsy magazine follower skirt doesnt yield great support to have firm slide stop contact by the metal follower tab. Lakeline LLC makes an aluminum follower just for this issue. Equals pricey mags with more add ons for ?? Questionable reliability.
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