Another new gun shown at the 2013 SHOT Show is the Kahr CM45 (Model #4543).Â The CM series of handguns is the economy version of the PM series that Kahr produces.Â Adding the venerable .45 ACP caliber to the CM series of handguns should bode well for Kahr, as the CM series has been a popular line for the company.Â Although, not the top of the line offering like the PM series, the CM series still offers many desired features, while allowing a market price far below the PM series.
Kahr announced the new CW380 at the SHOT Show. Â The new pistol is chamered in .380 ACP and continues the budget line of pistols the company has been putting out for several years. Â Other calibers in this line include the CW9 and CW40 in 9mm and .40 S&W respectively.
The CW380 has a 2.58″ barrel and is less than 5″ in total length. Â Height is less than 4″. Â Throw in an unloaded weight (no magazine) of 10.2 ounces and you can see how someone wanting a very lightweight, concealable firearm might like the new Kahr.
Ahead of the 2012 SHOT Show, Magnum Research announced a new .22 LR rifle called the MLR22AT. Â This rifle is part of the Magnum Lite series of rimfire rifles offered from Magnum Research.
The MLR22AT uses a graphite bull barrel which is supposed to be six times stiffer than steel, up to a pound lighter than steel and dissipates heat up to 43% faster than steel. Â This rifle has a 17″ barrel and synthetic stock, making a total weight of 4.25 pounds.
The MLR22AT uses the Ruger 10/22 trigger group and magazines. Â I admit to not knowing much about the Magnum Lite line of rifles, so I do not know what kind of arrangement Magnum Research (owned by Kahr) has with Ruger for the parts production. Â But, it certainly speaks to the quality of the 10/22 rifle.
Introducing the Kahr CM40: a compact, and affordable, new pistol chambered in .40 S&W. Â According to Kahr, the CM40 is an extension of the CM-series of pistols that was introduced in 2011.
The Kahr CM40 has a 3″ barrel and weighs less than 18 ounces with the magazine. Â The pistols are thin: Â only 0.94″ wide.
The magazines have flush fitting floorplates, and hold five rounds for a total capacity of six. Â I would expect that Kahr will introduce an extended magazine that will hold six rounds (for a total of seven) later in the year, but that is pure speculation on my part.
The sights use the dot/bar configuration and are large enough for real use.