Kahr takedown tool !!!!

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Kahr takedown tool !!!!

Postby AEA » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:36 pm

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!
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Re: Kahr takedown tool !!!!

Postby Aggiedad » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:14 pm

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!


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?
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Re: Kahr takedown tool !!!!

Postby shooter4 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:27 am

I use the stick end of a toothbrush, sanded down to fit down in the ejection port to hold the slide partially open, pop the pin with the flat side of a wooden tongue depresser (or popcycle stick), and then use the brush for cleaning the gun. Cheap and easy......... :tiphat:
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Re: Kahr takedown tool !!!!

Postby gigag04 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:12 pm

This is genius.
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Re: Kahr takedown tool !!!!

Postby AEA » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:43 pm

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?



Sorry, I no longer have the picture available either.
I believe it was a orange color (denotes size of wire the cap is for) or it may have been a yellow one. It is a plastic cap that you use to "screw" onto two wires to put them together (like installing a light fixture in your ceiling).

You can find lots of things to use. Wood dowels, plastic toothbrushes as mentioned above, etc that you can put in the ejection port and with the right size item it will hold the slide open at the right length that the slide lock can be pushed out easily without requiring three hands!

I sold the gun for that very reason, difficult to dis/re-assemble.
Otherwise, Kahr's are really fine guns.
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Re: Kahr takedown tool !!!!

Postby ninemm » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:22 pm

They're called "Wire Nuts" or, if you're in Canada, "Marrettes".
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Re: Kahr takedown tool !!!!

Postby Aggiedad » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:27 pm

Gotta defend my manliness here ... I know what a wire cap/wire nut is ... (I'm a general contractor so I'd better know). The meaning of my question was: The OP said, "Simply use THIS (empahsis added) wire cap and tap the pin out" inferring that a pic was attached. I was curious HOW he was using the cap. Haven't tried his suggestion yet but it sounds like pure genious. The only reason I haven't cleaned my Kahr more often is because of the disassembly difficulty (amen on the three hands comment). Can't wait to try it.

Just call me "too sensitive" ...
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Re: Kahr takedown tool !!!!

Postby grumble » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:49 pm

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Re: Kahr takedown tool !!!!

Postby Aggiedad » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:05 pm

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Re: Kahr takedown tool !!!!

Postby Dusty Harry » Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:41 pm

Ditto on the toothbrush idea; the one I keep in my kit is tapered so it works for the K40 as well as the P380; just slide it in until the takedown notch lines up. (wow. my first post since joining after sniping here for months...)
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Re: Kahr takedown tool !!!!

Postby Rex B » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:49 pm

I like it. this would probably work on several of mine, such as Keltecs.

The taper would make it easy to align the notch, and drop the cap into the breech at that point in it's taper.

I'll play with that. thanks for the tip
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Re: Kahr takedown tool !!!!

Postby tetralaw » Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:01 pm

Good tip, I'm going to have to try this on my PM9
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Re: Kahr takedown tool !!!!

Postby Excaliber » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:49 pm

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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Re: Kahr takedown tool !!!!

Postby tetralaw » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:17 pm

I did try the hand only method and while it's not bad, having a non-marring object wedged in could make a difference. I have a virtually brand new PM9 with a nice amount of stiffness to it. I was able to strip it without using a wedge but I imagine someone with smaller or weaker hands might have some trouble.
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Re: Kahr takedown tool !!!!

Postby Warhammer » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:08 pm

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.


+1! I've been using this technique to disasseble my K40 since I bought it in 1994. I've never felt the need for a blocking device. For a non-marring push device for the takedown lever, I just use the plastic end of the magazine.
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