View Full Version : Old kahr k9 vs new kahr k9. New guy, need advice
03-16-2012, 07:10 PM
I just traded for a kahr k9. I've always liked them but don't know that much about them. In reading this forum, it looks like I have an older model -1996 or so. Have there been any changes to these over time? Anything I should look out for? I'm cleaning it up now. It was carried so it's a little rough on the outside. Any advice would be appreciated!
03-16-2012, 08:40 PM
Welcome to the forum. Yes, there were some changes but none alter the character of the pistol enough to compare. Enjoy your new K9.
03-17-2012, 12:05 AM
My local dealer who is also a gunsmith says the older models were built better. Is that true? I don't know, but I can tell you I have owned 2 older K40's and they have been awesome.
03-23-2012, 04:11 PM
I used to own an older black K9 that would rust easily. You had to keep it oiled constantly. It was an awesome pistol but I got rid of it because of my personal dislike of 9mm. I recently purchased a newer black K40 since I loved the feel of the K9. I think it has a much better finish that holds up better to rust than the older models. So in a round about way I think Kahr has gotten better with their quality.
04-02-2012, 11:01 PM
I purchased a black K9 used for 375.00 in 1996. AD0506. The finish was not that great but I did not have any rust problems. I did have a problem with the front sight coming off. I had a gun shop stake it back in. My wife had night sights put on it as a birthday gift. Best gun I ever owned.
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