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Thread: P45 or cw45?

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    Question P45 or cw45?

    Looking to buy either the P45 or the CW45. I know the differences, but is their any real differences in accuracy, feel, or reliability? Like to hear from owners of each one before I make a decision. Thanks.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    NE Ohio


    I’ve had a Cm45 and now a Cw45. Both have been fine for accuracy, reliability, etc. I doubt that the conventionally rifled CW barrel is any disadvantage in a SD gun like a Kahr. I personally like the looks of a CW too: very simple and clean.

    There might be other things to consider though: sight options, etc. But I’m very happy with my choice.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2012


    My CW45 handles and functions great.
    If you are going to change the front sight, consider the P45.

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    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Round Rock, Texas


    There's just a very slight difference in dimensions & weight between the two. The dovetail front sight on the P45 is an advantage, plus it comes with 3 magazines.
    Don't know about the P45's function & accuracy, but my CW45 runs just fine. Here's a pretty good price on the CW45 (plus $7.99 shipping):

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    I handled the CW and CT 45s prior to purchase. Then chose the slightly longer CT45 and don't regret it at-all. Works great Clinger Stingray IWB.

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    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Jacksonville, FL


    I prefer the Black P-models... P9, P40, & P45.

    The nibs on the grip need softening. I used a 1.75" bike tube for all of my pistols... cheap and great feel without adding bulk.

    I kind of gave up on the 1911 Officer magazines to reach reliable function with this, my latest Kahr... replacing the PM45.
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