It is a Kahr. It's their CW line (I actually would have preferred the "P" series, but they are extremely rare around here because the CW line is cheaper and sells better, so that's what the shops stock). I do know that is their "budget" line, but it still bothers me. When I first saw the rough machining on the end of the barrel I chuckled a little and though "wow, they need to swap out whatever tool they used to 'cut' that." But when I saw that there were bulges of metal and ridges interfering with the bore it started bothering me. Patches actually get caught and snagged by the edge. If it was purely cosmetic I wouldn't have worried about it, but that edge is definitely deforming/scraping every bullet that leaves the barrel.
I am definitely waiting until I hear from Kahr to make any decisions. I don't want this thread to seem like a knock against them. I'm not trying to disparage or talk bad about them at all. I'm still waiting to hear what they have to say. Crap happens, and if they feel it's an issue I'm sure they will make it right.
I mostly just wanted to see what other people's gut reaction would be. Mine was that there shouldn't be any errant material or machining issues interfering with the bore of the barrel. Particularly at the crown/muzzle, where the effects can be drastic on bullet flight and stability.
Accuracy is the worst of any of my other pistols (which I obviously don't have anymore), though it's also the smallest, so that's not totally unexpected. Still, I can't help but wonder if the group size would be halved if the bullets weren't scraping past a sharp, uneven ridge of metal as they leave the barrel.
I did find it very easy to shoot, and I really like the trigger. The pull is long, and not very light, but it is very consistent and smooth. I like the sights as well; very precise. When shooting it I felt like I should be getting super tight groups. Not saying I should have been, it just felt that way because of the trigger, light recoil, and precise sights.
I won't talk reliability until after I pass the recommended 200 round break in period. Suffice it to say, I wouldn't feel totally comfortable carrying it yet.