I told my wife: when you finally make the decision to start carrying I will support you 100 percent. When she decided that 2012 was her year of the gun, I was ecstatic. Until I found out that my beloved Ruger LCR wasn’t really “mine” in the strict sense of the word. With my backup gun having abandoned me for two X chromosomes, I looked around for a replacement. For the sake of ammo compatibility with my main gun I decided to investigate sub compact .45s. After days of research and fondling at the local gun stores, a dealer offered me a Kahr PM45 for a price I couldn’t refuse . . .
On going Range and Carry report on a Kahr PM.45
First let me say that never thought I would ever trade my .380 away for a .45, even thought I have two larger frame .45's. I always like carrying my smaller and lighter .380's. But for a defensive carry weapon, my personal preference has always been .45 since that is what I was trained with and carried as part of my job. So with that all said, I did indeed trade a Keltec. 380 and a Sig.232 in for a Kahr PM .45 and I haven't looked back. No buyers remorse, no regrets.
Carrying a gun undercover or even off-duty has always been a matter of compromise. For the gun to remain undetected, it needs to be small and lightweight. Those criteria, however, also preclude the undercover or off-duty officer from carrying a pistol capable of firing a serious fight-stopping caliber. So while the officer or agent may be armed it is usually with a gun of smaller caliber than desired.