Kahr CW45

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The CW Series have conventional rifling instead of match grade polygonal rifling; the CW Series have a MIM (metal-injection-molded) slide stop lever instead of a machined slide stop lever; the CW Series cannot be retrofitted with night sights because the slide does not have a front dovetail cut; the CW Series slide have fewer machining operations; and the CW Series have simple engraving on the slide instead of rollmarking; and the CW Series are shipped with one magazine instead of two.UPC: 602686107310  

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Kahr CW45 Specs

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Technical Data


.45 Auto (.45 ACP)


Double Action Only







Barrel Length


Gun Type





19 oz


Polymer Grip

Kahr CW45 Features

The Kahr CW45 is an affordable polymer-framed, semi-automatic pistol that operates on a short-recoil action with a tilting 3.64 inch barrel.  Designed for effective concealed carry, this pistol fires from a double-action trigger pull negating the need for an external safety.  The slide is topped with a windage-adjustable rear sight that is angled on the front and back to prevent it getting caught on the draw.

Kahr CW45 Ballistics

.45 Auto (.45 ACP) Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 0 0 0 0 0
50 0 0 0 0 0
100 0 0 0 0 0
150 0 0 0 0 0
200 0 0 0 0 0
250 0 0 0 0 0
300 0 0 0 0 0
350 0 0 0 0 0
400 0 0 0 0 0
450 0 0 0 0 0
500 0 0 0 0 0

Kahr CW45 Capacity

The Kahr CW45 is chambered in .45 ACP as its name implies.  This pistol feeds from a single-stack magazine and has feed ramps designed to properly feed every bullet type.  Although this pistol has a locked breech, its small size prohibits the use of +P loads as it will throw off the timing, potentially causing jams and misfeeds.

Kahr CW45 Ergonomics

The grip contours are outdated by today’s standards and the trigger is considerably heavier than many other pistols, but the grip texturing is surprisingly effective.  The slide includes grip serrations that flank the rear sight and are very helpful when fighting against the heavy recoil spring.

Kahr CW45 Fit & Finish

The CW45 was designed for concealed carry on a budget, and with that, there are some aspects of the gun that some would consider to be an eyesore.  That said, they work well and they’re quite durable.  
Fit and Finish

Kahr CW45 Concealability

Although the CW45 is technically a compact pistol, its overall size makes it difficult to conceal without the employment of a good holster and loose-fitting attire.  The one benefit that this pistol has is in its rounded edges and slanted rear sight that prevents the gun from digging into you while you’re carrying it. 

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How much is a Kahr CW45 worth?

In 2024 a new or used Kahr CW45 value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Kahr CW45 and most handguns. The Price for a Kahr CW45 has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Kahr CW45 Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $292.49 $382.49 $449.99
Excellent $269.99 $359.99 $404.99
Very Good $247.49 $359.99 $404.99
Good $225.00 $337.49 $382.49
Fair $157.50 $292.49 $359.99
Poor $112.50 $225.00 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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