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Z.A.P. Squad: Didn't read thru all the replies, but if someone haven't commented on why the $300 price difference, it is because the PM9 has a polygonal barrel, thus the "P" in its name. The CM9 which is essentially the same as the PM9, except the CM9 has a conventional barrel, thus the "C" in its name. The polygonal barrel is a much better barrel. 

Whatatay T: Thank you for having a very short intro to your videos. I hate the videos that waste my time with a 15 to 30 second intro or spend 2 to 5 minutes telling me what the video is going to be about instead of just getting on with it. 

MegaChubbyboy: I would pick the Shield over the PM9 even if the prices were the same. Withe the ridiculous price of the PM9, the choice is even easier-----Shield.

SKKC1986: I guess for $300 extra bucks, you get a smaller gun I guess...........haha

gotindrachenhart: I've carried my PM9 in my pocket for almost ten years now. I did have an issue with it early on with a tiny crack developing on the frame but they were a new model so I cut them a little slack. They also took care of me very fast and I had it back within a week. The mags will drop free eventually, I think it just takes time to break them in as I've seen other PM9's that would drop their mags out just fine. Mine is still in pretty new shape as I have few rounds through it. Not sure what you mean about field stripping the Kahr. Mine is pretty simple, even easier than my Series 80 Colt. Only complaint I have is that the slide stop/take down pin can be tough to pop at first. Otherwise, it field strips VERY fast and goes back together VERY fast IMO. The extractor acts as a loaded chamber indicator. If it is flush with the slide there is no round, if it sits up just slightly there's a round in the chamber. I know it isn't as obvious but it does function and it also serves as a >tactile< indicator. The trigger is long yes. I'm honestly on the fence about it. It is very smooth and consistent on the break. It is VERY controllable for me. And I find it also is easy for me to hold on target while depressing the trigger. I DO wish it was a bit shorter on travel. But, the way I see it this makes up for a lack of safety. I've come to actually appreciate the trade off. The pinky thing does annoy me, not going to lie there lol. But, honestly, the PM9 is really meant IMO, to be a belly gun. Something you pull from your pocket or holster, jam in their belly/ribs and drain the mag. Can it shoot well at 25 yards? Yup! Do you really need that from a sub-compact? Not IMO. Heck, with the poly barrel it can print better groups that I'm capable of producing with it. But that's no fault of the weapon, that's my old body and physics. I have a bit of tennis elbow and when you combine that with a polymer frame all that energy comes right back through my wrist and elbow and, well it hurts. So after a few mags with the Kahr I'm all shaky :D Good review!

eludethis: For $300 more you can get a CZ-75 P01. 

paintballmagnet: Strange that all of my Kahr mags drop free. I have both pistols, prefer the Kahr for pocket carry but lean toward the Shield for "shootability." Both have been 100% reliable.

TheSquigims: field strip is easier on the Kahr. The M&P needs a goofy tool.

Walter H White: Just picked up a M&P 9 for $375. My choices came down to that or the cw9. With the melonite finish, two mags, great customer service and lifetime warranty the Shield is hard to beat. I've had so many pocket pistols and carry guns. I decided for me small is ideal, not tiny. Happy shooting! 

Charles Rodriguez: Why go thru all the work to a video review when you don't know all the facts related to the guns. Do the research before putting it on line. I realized a little less than half way thru that the guy was not familiar enough with the manufacturing quality of the Kahr to really talk about.

13noman1: Thanks for the informative video. This is useful for someone considering either the Kahr or the Shield as a new purchase, though a direct comparison with the Kahr CW9 (price, size etc) would likely be more relevant. I have a few Kahrs (including the PM9 here) and found this review helpful in staving off the desire for another slim 9 given that the differences are fairly minor (except for cost)...and I already have the Kahr.

TheTanman2011: That sticky mag drop on the kahr is a problem with that individual gun. All the kahr I have used magazine drops free no problem

Gary Pope: I have the 9mm M&P Shield and I carry it in a DeSantis Nemesis U4 pocket holster using the short magazine. It is very comfortable and as long as I wear pants with deep pockets, it does not print. The Shield is a great gun and is very easy to shoot accurately and with minimum recoil. And it is a good price (if you can find one).

TheTanman2011: The kahr does have a loaded chamber indicator. The extractor sticks out when there is a round in the chamber

Antione Ford: Good video. I own the Stainless PM9 and owned the Shield in 9mm and sold it. Cost deltas on the Kahr are driven by the polygonal rifling of the barrel vs the hexagonal rifling in the shield. Also, 416 Stainless Steel is more expensive than case hardened carbon steel. Also, the Shield uses a lot of MIM parts in the internals and the Kahr PM line does not. I agree completely on the trigger assessment although I do slightly favor the Kahr because of the "smoothness". Another reason why I sold the Shield was because the finish began to flake off near the front sight. Nothing to do with firing the weapon but exposed carbon steel will turn rusty before long; the chromium in stainless steels serves as a rust abatement.

Jimmy Morris: Thanks for the informative video. The Shield looks to be a nice gun for the money. I have a P9, that I think might be a little closer to the size of the shield. It is a little big for pocket carry in most pants I wear. If I had a PM9, my LCP might be left behind almost all the time. The LCP is always in my pocket even if I carry something larger, which I do a lot of the time. Now, more often than not, its a Glock 33 in a N82 tactical IWB holster. I guess what I am thinking is, that if I could only have one gun to carry, I could make a lot of choices worse than a PM9.

pinkiewerewolf: I went for the Kahr40. Main reasons, reputation and build quality are respectable, the gun shop can't keep M&P's in stock so the Kahr was available for me but the decider really was how easily the Kahr conceals. And the stopping power of the 40 S&W cartridge.

JEROME OLAS: I love my pm9. That shield looks really nice tho

Matthew Perry: There's no comparison once you bring up the price. Hands down M&P Shield. I purchased mine for $359. You'd still save money if you add night sights to the Shield. Plus, I don't like the sights on the Kahr. I'd still go with the Shield if they were the same price.

jbravo70: I don't know what a lot of people are talking about but I can rack back the slide of my pm9 every single time to load a round in the chamber, and Im not a big strong guy. I think people just need practice. This gun is super reliable, p380 isn't. The quality is amazing, that's why it cost more. It's real accurate. Only thing I wish khar would do is change look of mags the way they stick out of bottom. For the price of kahr, it should be flawless. 

cswann8: M&P triggers can be greatly improved with a piece of 800 grit sandpaper and a couple of drops of oil (gun oil, bicycle oil, motor oil, vegetable oil, whatever oil).

Ty Par: Great video, what shield holster would recommend for concealed apex carry? I work outside in the heat. So, smaller is better.

drtrolish: The trigger on the Kahr killed it for me, I don't want that revolver pull in a self defense situation when every round counts. Same reason why I don't carry a .380 snub nose besides the round count. Practice obviously takes up for most of that but still, just a lot of trigger control required on an already small gun that doesn't fit my hand. The Kahr was also $300 more than the M&P on average in places I looked. That's a huge point for some people, I know it was for me.

Doc Gunn: Excellent comparison. Thanks.

hippybigshot: OH NO! Not the pinky dangler.

Pitbull82: I think I found the answer in the comments. Pearce? 

dig duck: Now you can do with CM9 also which is cheaper model.

Telemartinman: I love my Shield. I would look at Crossbreed Supertuck IWB holster. My Shield just disappears in that holster, most comfortable holster with the best CCW pistol out there.

Pitbull82: +SnareMan What type of mag extension is that on the pm9?i want to order one. I hate the factory extended magazine. Ps. Subscribed! I like your content! Thanks. 

IIDASHII: Just FYI, there is a PM9 model with both an external safety and a tactile loaded chamber indicator. I own one. The extra $300 gets you tritium night sights and a polygonal match rifled barrel (as if one can shoot well enough with a sub-compact for that to even matter). If the shield had existed when I bought my sub compact...I'd have bought it instead. The PM9 is a good gun, but I don't like the magazine design at all, and as all Kahr guns are, it is madly over-priced. I'm enjoying your videos. 

Robert Tube: FYI. Pearce now makes the pinky extension for the Shield as well.

ManOf TheMinute: the Kahr CM9 is great, ive had one as my daily for a couple years now, i highly recommend it if you plan to ever pocket carry.

Scott Knudson: I shot my wife's Kahr CW-9 yesterday and the full size and compact S&W M&P .45. The Kahr was amazingly comfortable to shoot and grouped perfectly. I preferred the full size Smith over the compact .45. It was a WONDERFUL gun.

carlosjavieruhlmann: I went with the Kahr PM9 and I'm glad I did. No better gun to carry on an appendix holster or even in a pocket holster. There is a break-in period on all Kahr handguns (100-200 rounds). Excellent review of both weapons, very objective and factual information for anyone looking to buy either handgun. Thanks!

Eman3037: Good job with this video.Thanks

mk45gunnr: MP, 25 rounds at 25 yards. 25 head shots the first time I shot it. Nuff said. Bought my shield for 351 plus tax. Would rather have two shields than one Kahr.

arlo12345678910: Hopfuly the Shield's trigger will losen up over time. A lot of dry firing may help.

roninpainbringer: you should be comparing the shield to the P9 not the PM9.

Mike Tdishl: Just Subscribed. Excellent review of both firearms.

excelerater: I CCW the Kahr PM9 w night sights,smaller gun,lighter and more accurate 

drunkinmaster1: The Kahr PM9 has a match grade barrel, adjustable sights. If you want to save a few hundred dollars you can get the CM9 that has the same trigger pull, but with a conventional barrel, pinned sights, and only one magazine. Ive seen them for as low as $400

tie oneon: FOR me the $300 is worth the smaller size I pocket carry the G26 but clothing sometimes doesnt allow that and the pm9 does the trick where as the mp is too close to the g26 in size so for me no point in it again, nice video

Steve M: Seems to me that the CW9 is also more comparable in size and round capacity to the Shield than the PM9 is. Also, the safety kills the Shield for me because you can choose to not use it, but you'll never know if the safety is still off till you check it.

Eric Currence: The PM9 has been my CC for about 4years but I think I'm going to switch to the shield for the following reasons. #1 - The trigger reset on the PM9 is sooooooo long. Even my Ruger SP101 has a shorter trigger pull. #2 - To load the PM9 the slide MUST be locked to the rear and then released by the slide catch lever. You CAN NOT load this gun just by racking the slide. #3 - The distance between the top of the web of your firing hand and the bottom of the slide is larger than on the M&P making it harder to control. #4 - Price at $390 you're getting a lot of gun with the M&P (the PM9 is overpriced) 

Togglefree: My opinion is that the Kahr CW9 compares better with the Shield 9mm. I just recently purchased a Shield to be my carry. Not intended to be a pocket gun.

turkishexpress: I just went and looked at the shield at a local gun shop to see how it compared to my PM9. It definitely feels much larger but I think I'm sold on it. Primary reason is, for bigger guys like me, with bigger hands, the PM9s trigger mechanism really wears on the finger when you're at the rage practicing. After I go through about a 100 rounds my finger is chafed. The shield trigger shield area is much larger and does not rub.

newschoolrhythm: The PM9 accuracy continues to surprise me. I can knock around 4" steel plates at 15 yards all day long with it. Pretty impressive for a 3" barrel. It has become my EDC BUG. Both are good pistols though. I watched this video wondering how the size compared and if the S&W would make a good pocket gun. Sounds like the answer is no. Thanks for posting. To anyone reading this, if you go the PM9 route, ditch the 8 round mag. They are notorious for causing jams. So much so that Kahr will swap them out for free with a 6 round mag. I highly recommend the Pierce angled grip extension that adds a pinky base without extra capacity.

Mike B: I'm just curious why if some of these pistols are really not good for CC, then what are their purposes then?

ProSTEEL RAIN: As of June 5th, 2014 Smith & Wesson now offer a non thumb safety version of the shield. http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson2/upload/other/MPShieldNTSFinal.pdf http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_831056_-1_780153_757781_757781_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y This is now my Favorite CCW Pistol, Anyone else Agree? THUMBS UP SO THE WORD GETS OUT.
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Smith & Wesson M&P Shield vs Kahr PM9 4.8 out of 5

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