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Kahr Arms
Model CW45
Kahr Arms Pistol CW45 .45 Auto Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:1.01-in
Length:6.32-in Height:4.8-in
Barrel:3.64-in Weight:21.7-oz
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Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (230 grain bullet)181240
  • Recoil Factor (230 grain bullet)10.81 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity7 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor77%
Gun Specifications
Produced:2008 -
Caliber:.45 Auto
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action only (DAO)
Safety:internal, passive striker block
Frame:black polymer
Grip:integrated polymer
Sights:white bar-dot combat
Notes:matte stainless steel slide
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Gun Value
MSRP:$512.00Used Est:$380.00
Last Update:12/24/2023
About the Gun

Part of Kahr's Value Series, the CW series is a lower-cost version of the compact P series, polymer-framed guns. Standard rifling instead of polygonal, pinned front sight instead of dovetailed, fewer cosmetic machining cuts on the slide. Kahr pistols are striker-fired locked-breech designs, relying on a modification of the Browning dropping-barrel system with a lug above the chamber locking the barrel into the roof of the slide.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .45 Automatic
Alias: .45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:230 grains
MV:788 ft/sec ME:317 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed by John Browning and was adopted by the United States Ordnance Department along with the Colt-Browning automatic pistol in 1911. It has also been made the official military handgun chambering by several other governments, notably Argentina, Mexico and Norway. The 45 Automatic is the most powerful military handgun cartridge in use today. This is a heavy and powerful sub-sonic round. Although its muzzle energy can exceed 400 ft-lbs, its velocity and bullet weight creates a steep trajectory curve that limits its effective range to self-defense distances.

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