New polymer pistols from Kahr Arms: the S9 and ST9

The all-new S-series from Kahr Arms has been launched with two 9mm pistols: the S9 and the ST9. Both pistols have a black polymer frame and a stainless steel slide with a matte finish.

Kahr Arms S9 and ST9 pistols: features

View of the right side of the S9 pistol from Kahr Arms
The compact S9 polymer frame pistol from Kahr Arms.

Kahr Arms S9

The compact S9 has a barrel length of 3.6 in / 92 mm and a magazine capacity of 7 + 1 9mm Luger caliber cartridges. Both pistols work with a Browning-type action: the barrel tilts with each shot to guide the cartridge into the chamber. The sight consists of an adjustable rear sight with 2 white dots and a front sight made of plastic. 

Kahr ST9 pistol
New polymer pistols from Kahr Arms: the S9 and ST9

Kahr Arms ST9

The ST9 is the larger model of the S9 with a barrel length of 4 inches (102 mm) and a magazine capacity of 8 + 1 cartridges. The polymer frame has a crisp checkering in the grip area.

The slide has front and rear slide serrations. The controls such as the magazine release button and the slide stop lever are easily accessible with the right thumb. Both pistols have a DAO trigger. 

Kahr Arms  S9 and ST9 pistols: technical data

Model:Kahr S9Kahr ST9
Caliber:9mm Luger9 mm Luger
Capacity:7+1 rounds8+1 rounds
Barrel length:3.6 in / 92 mm4 in / 102 mm 
Total length:5.9 in / 150 mm6.5 in / 165 mm
Material:Polymer grip,
Stainless steel slide
Polymer grip,
Stainless steel slide
Weight:0.98 lbs / 448 g1.2 lbs / 545 g
477 USD / 382 euro456 USD / 365 euro

In Germany the pistols are available from Waffen Ferkinghoff. When and for what price the S9 and ST9 polymer guns shall be available in Germany is not yet known.

For more information on pistols from Kahr Arms, visit the US weapons manufacturer's website.

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