Originally Posted by Gtfan
I own a kahr cm9 and am considering buying a nano do any of y'all have any experience with the nano and how does it compare to the cm9?
I owned a CM9 for 4 months and shot 600 rounds through the gun.
I than purchased a Nano November 2011 and shot 1,334 rounds through the gun and had 11 FTE. I traded in April 2012 for a Shield.
I pocket the Shield for 10 hours a day in a Desanti model "E1" and could not be happier.
I have shot an assortment of 115 grain cheap ammo and it eats it all up with zero failures and is dead on accurate and the trigger is the best of the M&P line.
I changed out the full size three dot sights (excellent) for XS Big Dot Night Sights and I can still blast the black of the 50 ft rated target at 7 yards and do it in quick fashion
My experience with the Nano was a mixed bag. I shot 124 grain (130 rounds) with zero failures but every brand of 115 grain would FTE at a rate of 1 - 2% of the time even after a trip back to Beretta. (Federal Champion, WWB, S&B)
Many on the Beretta forum felt the extractor design was the problem.
I would recommend you search the archieves of the Beretta forum beginning in November 2011 and you decide if you want to make the investment.
In defense of the Nano it is a very well built gun and I would still most likely own the Kahr had the front night sight Kahr installed twice had not snapped off after a box a shells.
If you are considering pocket conceal the Nano loaded 23oz (7 rounds) Shield 24.1 oz (8 rounds) and I believe the CM9 loaded is between 19 & 20 oz.
The extra few oz can be felt in the pocket and I do tighten my belt a notch. I also found the Shield stock rear sight would catch on some of my picket openings. The night sight design alleviated that concern.