From Alien Gear Blog - Choosing Among The Compact Nines: Kahr CM9 vs. Shield
CM9 vs Shield
Some people just refuse to buy a Glock. (Nothing wrong with them...but good on you for being original.) Among the options to choose from are the >CM9 vs Shield, two compact, single-stack 9mm pistols that are designed for easy concealed carry.
Granted, a lot of people are going to gravitate toward the M&P Shield and for good reason. It's one of the most popular carry guns on the market. However, you shouldn't discount the Kahr; Kahr pistols are actually overlooked to a degree that some might consider criminal. They deserve a look, and for reasons we will get into.