Kahr Arms PM40

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 30 Jan 2004 13:00:00 GMT
From kaba:
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

From samizdata:

"God made the 20th Century to teach us that the notion that things work better when experts plan them is a fallacy. It's a pity that a hundred-million or so had to die to illustrate the lesson. But now we got it. Right?" -- John Weidner

I looked up "pranged" on Google, and found this joke:

Pranged BMW

A lawyer returns to his parked BMW to find the headlights broken and considerable damage to the bonnet. There's no sign of the offending vehicle but he's relieved to see that there's a note stuck under the windshield wiper.

"Sorry. I just backed into your Beemer. The witnesses who saw the accident are nodding and smiling at me because they think I'm leaving my name, address and other particulars. But I'm not. Cya!"

# Last night, I dropped my order in the mailbox for Boston T. Party's new book, Molôn Labé. If you send him $25 in cash, postmarked by tomorrow (January 31, 2004), he'll send you a signed copy. After that it'll cost you $24 + $5 shipping & handling. I bought a 99¢ blank greeting card and taped the cash inside so it would be invisible from outside and wouldn't shift during travel.

# F. Paul Wilson at Doing Freedom! - Lipidleggin' - an oldie-but-goodie from way back in 1978. A tale of future food police, only much less futuristic today than it was twenty-five years ago. [clairefiles]

# Kahr Arms - PM 4043A - an ultra-small .40 S&W pistol. 17 ounces (gun + magazine, no ammo), 5 and 6-round magazine, double action only (DAO). Reviewed by Wiley Clapp in the March 2004 issue of Guns & Ammo magazine. Below is their picture, sampled by my scanner. The 6-round magazine extends to give your pinky a place to rest. The 5-rounder fits flush with the bottom of the grip. Wow! Me want'm. Retails for $707 or $814 with tritium night sights. Same price, size, and almost weight (one ounce heavier) as Kahr's PM9. Mr. Clapp said that it's not painful to shoot, but it does have noticeable muzzle rise, so your second shot won't be as quick as with a larger or less powerful gun.

Kahr PM40 in hand

# Hi-Point Firearms - Model 40SW/B - $179 (retail) for a full-size .40 S&W with a 9-round magazine. Their butt-ugly-but-incredibly-fun-to-shoot carbine now comes in .40 S&W as well as 9mm, though that hasn't made their web site yet.

# Greg Quinn at Gunblast - Innovations in Tactical Knives - Knives from Kershaw and SOG. KnifeCenter.com has good prices on knives from a large variety of manufacturers, including Kershaw, SOG, and KA-BAR. [gunblast]

One of my favorite SOG knives is the fixed-blade S37 Navy Seal. This knife was designed for use by the elite Navy SEAL unit for which it was named. Developed under a competitive government bid process, the SOG Seal Knife surpassed all competitors to receive the highest performance honors and become the blade chosen by the US Navy SEALs.

To win the bid to produce this product for the SEALs, SOG's Seal Knife won the best overall performer in the following tests: tip breaking strength, blade toughness, sharpness and edge retention, handle twist-off limits, two-week salt water immersions, gasoline and acetylene torch resistance, chopping, hammering, prying, penetration performance, cutting ability for six different types of rope and nylon line, low noise and low reflection factors, and intense field hands-on training effectiveness.

# Greg Quinn at Gunblast - KA-BAR Tactical Knives - more mean-looking blades. [gunblast]

When I opened the box from what Jeff calls the "Big Brown Truck Of Happiness" (our friendly neighborhood UPS man), the KA-BAR products I found inside were a Black KA-BAR Tanto and a Black KA-BAR Kukri Machete. "Very utilitarian", I thought at first glance, and the Kukri was just plain funky looking. Upon close examination, I discovered the "fit and finish" of these two knives to be exceptional. The black finish on both products was well executed. The handles were round and comfortable. The design of both knives are effective for "social work" if so required. Handling these new knives for the first time, I reflected back to Kevin's discussions of how he'd use these products in guerilla warfare. One can certainly see the military application in the design of both products.

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PM-40 Muzzle Flip

Submitted by KAHR K40 on Tue, 19 Apr 2011 18:53:09 GMT

With most polymer guns (GLOCK, et al) this seems to be a universal truth. With more experience, "perfect practice, makes perfect" this can be compensated OR porting, etc.

I don't have that problem with my KAHR K40 Black Stainless. In fact, I often put double taps edge to edge.

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