Trying to break it down for cleaning, the manual says:
"Draw the slide about 3/4 inch to the rear so that the relief cut in the slide aligns with the slide stop."
Ok, so far so good, but...
"Tap the slide stop out of the pistol from right to left with a light, non-marring hammer or plastic screwdriver handle."
Aside from the fact that I don't relish the thought of beating my gun to take it apart, the first step above is a two-hand job. At least I don't see how anyone could pull and hold that slide back one-handed. So if I'm using both hands for that, what hand am I supposed to use to to tap out the slide stop?
Is there some special way I should be holding the gun that makes it easier (or possible) to pull and hold the slide back with one hand?
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June 20, 2011, 07:31 PM
I have a short oak dowl that I use. Line up the marks with the dowl resting against the pin. When they line up push the pin with the dowl. That should get it started. Then hold the slide back enough to release tension on the pin and pull it on out.
June 20, 2011, 08:41 PM
Get on youtube and type in field stripping a kahr and you will see the way to hold the slide back one handed
June 20, 2011, 08:55 PM
The first few times (5 or so) you take it apart you'll need to push the slide stop out. Use something wooden or plastic. I think I used the flat end of a cleaning brush to get it out. Yes, it was a PITA to get disassembled. Also, ABSOLUTELY MAKE SURE that the recoil spring does not slip through the hole for the guide rod. It's extremely fun to get it apart to fix that little goof.
June 20, 2011, 09:48 PM
Also, Kahr sells a plastic disassembly "block" device that's inserted into the open slide, and the block holds the slide in exactly the right position.
The Kahr slide has to be in EXACTLY the right position, or it won't disassemble.
Use a plastic screwdriver handle to give the stop a bump to start it out.
Buy the disassembly block direct from Kahr, or you can make one.