AEA wrote:Here is an easy way to hold the slide in the correct position on a K9 while taking out the slide stop pin to disassemble the pistol. Simply use this wire cap and tap the pin out.
Experiment with other plastic or wood or other non-marring things you have around to find something similar that is the correct size for whatever Kahr you own. Makes life simpler!
Aggiedad wrote:New to this forum so I didn't see your July post until now ... What "wire cap"? Was there a picture or link associated with your post?
Excaliber wrote:You folks are working way too hard.
Try this (right handed version - reverse for lefties) after making certain the gun is empty:
1. Lay the gun flat in your right hand.
2. Place the web of your hand / base of thumb at the top of the backstrap (where the web would be when you shoot)
3. Place the other 4 fingers of the right hand in a "cup" over the rear of the slide.
4. Squeeze your hand to retract the slide and line up the index lines on the left side of the slide and frame - hold that position
5. Use your left index or middle finger to start pushing the slide stop pin in from right to left. If the pin sticks (as it does on new guns) use a plastic pen or similar object to get it started. Any nonscratching piece of hard plastic will do.
6. Use your left hand to fully withdraw the slide stop pin.
7. Release the slide gently with your right hand
8. Pull the trigger to release the striker
9. Slide the slide forward off of the frame.
You can use the same "cupping" technique to line up the slide and frame for reinsertion of the slide stop pin during reassembly. The "cup" technique is easy to control and hold, and much easier than trying to line things up with the "slingshot" grip.
This sounds hard, but is actually extremely easy and you don't need any extra doodads to accomplish it.
It also works on virtually any semiauto with a slide stop lever attached to a takedown pin.
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