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Kahr P45 VS CW45

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Tactical SS, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Tactical SS

    Tactical SS Washington Member

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    I'm fairly confident my next pistol purchase with be Kahr. My friend just picked one up and I love the way it fits in my hand and how light it is.

    My local shop does not have the one I want (black slide) so I will have to order it through them. My main question is, what are the differences between the P45 and the CW45. I've heard they use cheaper parts on the CW but I've also heard they just don't refine the CW as much, hence the price difference. Anyone know?

    I will be shooting a P45 before I make any purchase so that could either change my mind or seal the deal.

    I've also looked at the PM45, but it's just a little to small for my hand.

    Also while we are on the topic. What are some of the similar pistols to the P45/CW45 that aren't as pricey, but still have the same qualities I want, IE thin and light - aka no all metal 1911's.
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Different machining on the CW vs P, you cannot remove the front sight on the CW, MIM parts on the CW and not the P (maybe, cant remember if this is true), ect
     
  3. Tactical SS

    Tactical SS Washington Member

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    Well night sights are going to be a must on this and since the CW45 doesn't come with NS and the front sight can't be removed it looks like the P45 is already taken a huge lead...

    What other guns compare with the P45? I've heard the G36... I haven't held it... has anyone here held the G36 and the P45?

    Judging by the photos the G36 looks a little short on the grip...
     
  4. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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  5. kito109654

    kito109654 Everett, WA Member

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    Bold is not true, the rest is. If night sights are 100% necessary you should factor in the $80 plus install if you're not comfortable installing them yourself.
    http://www.kahrshop.com/
     
  6. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Alright, it looks like they now have aftermarket sights for them, they used to not. And I guess I meant the front cannont be drifted.
     
  7. kito109654

    kito109654 Everett, WA Member

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    Yes, this is a recent development as of about October 09. At self defense ranges one should not need drift adj on both the front and rear. At least one would hope. ;)
     
  8. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Well it just makes for a different install. I don't know about the CW front post, but with the glocks, you have to "break" the factory front sight to get it off, and thus cannot be reinstalled again.
     
  9. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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  10. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    I'll tell you this ^ if you tell me where I can get a 1911 with Kimber quality at a RIA price.:laugh:


    A friend bought a Taurus PT-745. It's probably "in the ballpark" on paper, but not really comparable in the real world.
     
  11. kito109654

    kito109654 Everett, WA Member

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    It's a hex screw on the CW.
     
  12. Tactical SS

    Tactical SS Washington Member

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    The reason I ask on the boards is I want real world experience. I can get all the info on a new car by reading the pamphlet. I want to hear what people have to say in addition to my personal research at the shop and from what others have to say.
     
  13. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Oh, then here's the real answer.

    The difference is about $250. They both shoot the same.