The CM series from Kahr is the latest in a long line of improved and evolving designs from this company. The newest member of the clan, the Kahr CM40, is at first glance no bigger than the CM9, which made its debut last year. But when compared side by side the CM40 shows more beef: it is both thicker (.94 inch versus .90 inch) and a hair longer (5.47 inches versus 5.42 inches) than the CM9.
Some years ago, I read about Kahr Arms. Like all gun makers, they only had one or two handguns that they were manufacturing at the time, and they hand aluminum frames. Still, everything I read about them by other gun writers claimed they had the best DAO trigger pull ever. Many described it as the Rolls Royce of DAO trigger pulls.
I purchased a Kahr CM4043 .40 S&W semiautomatic to meet my need for a small powerful sub-compact pistol to carry concealed in a front pants pocket.
I ordered the pistol online from grabagun.com. The cost was $360 including shipping. I made additional purchases of A DeSantis Nemesis pocket holster and four 7-round magazines.