I caved and got..........wait for it.........the LC9
Just came down to a matter of preference. After looking at them side by side again the LC9 just felt better in my hand. I figure I can get a pair of "line and dot" style sights for it at some point and since the sights were dovetailed in they would be easier to replace. The trigger squeeze is another thing all together, but I think I can get used to it...its much like the LCP, which I don't have any issues with anymore.
The LC9 (top) next to the LCP...notice the family resemblance..
As far as the safeties go on it, it seems I can get around the mag disconnect, don't even notice the loaded chamber flag and the thumb and key safeties can be ignored. I had an Uncles Mikes #1 IWB el cheapo holster that works for now...more work for Luke Adams in the future. I splurged and got another mag for it ($40...ouch) but would rather have and not need than need and not have and do it now rather than later.
One thing Ruger has done is to perfect that minimalist motif with their packaging.
More review on it (and the new G26) to follow. And thanks to the two guys who responded so quickly today, I appreciate it...even if you both said to go the other way with the Kahr! I did take you words under advice...but the Ruger just felt better. The Kahr is obviously a great pistol too. I felt it almost felt "too small" in my hands...weird coming from a guy who carried a LCP I know. What I was thinking was how the slightly bigger frame and weight might help in recoil. Again, I think my decision was a win-win type scenario anyway.
So whats good a gun without ammo? Also bought 2oo rounds of 5.56mm, 100 rounds of 9mm and 50 rounds of 00 buck for BAG day too!