The Kahr CM40 is a semi-automatic pocket pistol chambered for .40
S&W and a new gun for 2012. Except for being chambered in a
different caliber, the CM40 is identical to the CM9. The CM series is an
economical version of Kahr’s PM line. Kahr designed and recommends the
CM40 for concealed carry.
Kahr is able to reduce the price by equipping CM pistols with a
conventional rifled barrel instead of the match grade polygonal barrel
and many components were constructed by metal injection molding (MIM), a
process that involves powdered metal to be pushed into a mold and then
it’s heated so the ground metal fuses together. This process is cheaper
than machining parts. Also, there are less engravings on the gun.
Lastly, Kahr is able to reduce price by shipping pistols with one
magazine instead of two.
CM pistols feature a stainless steel slide, which was milled from a
solid block, and a black polymer frame. It has a double-action only
trigger, adjustable sights, a short three-inch barrel, and uses a
|Sights:||Adjustable rear sight with fixed front sight|
|Features:||Lock breech; "Browning - type" recoil lug; passive striker block; no magazine disconnect|
|Slide Material:||Stainless steel|