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Thread: CW 45 Problems?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Northern Illinois

    Thumbs up CW 45 Problems?

    I decided to go ahead and purchase a CW 45 despite the numerous problems that some have had on the forum.

    Thanks to the excellent information on the forum, I properly cleaned and lubed as recommended. I then broke it in by cycling the slide a couple of hundred times.

    Range Report,

    At the range, I shot all 200 rounds at one session with absolutely no malfunctions. 100% reliability and no issues with the aggressive grip.

    I have oversize hands and found the aggressive grip an advantage for controllability.

    Accuracy was amazing, all the shots were in the center of the target with vertical stringing due to my adjusting to the sight picture.

    I am quite pleased with the purchase and performance of the Kahr CW 45!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Jacksonville, FL


    Dang! I'm sorry that you got such a dull, uninteresting specimen there, but welcome to the forum. Maybe you'll have some problems later that we can help you with... or you'll help someone else here.

    Honestly, that's great. Those CW45's are fantastic... great size, weight, and relatively inexpensive. Get a couple of the 7-round extended grip magazines... try Ivanhoe or Cheaper Than Dirt... for carry spares or range use. Hopefully, you're getting one with the free magazine offer at Kahr. I have several of those for my PM45 and it's lying close at hand with one loaded and another as a reload for ready defense. I still use the 5-round mag for CCW but carry a 7-round extended grip as a reload.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Northern Illinois

    Arrow Boring CW 45?


    Thanks for the welcome!

    It's been my experience that anytime you downsize a .45 to subcompact, you can expect some reliability issues.

    The information on the forum on how to properly prepare the CW45 prior to taking it to the range really pays off!

    I sent the form in for the free 7 round magazine and received it in a week!

    For helping someone else, do your homework and follow the excellent technical advice on forum. It will pay off in the long run.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2010


    Welcome aboard LongHunter. Great to read of a proper prep and great first outing.
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