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I've been searching the web since the first of the year for information about the P380 and the only problem I've heard about was the fellow who had the cracked magazines. Kahr replaced them very quickly and I understand he hasn't had the problem again. Has anyone in our learned group here heard of any other problems? I'm certainly hoping they've taken care of any issues before they started shipping.

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No other reported problems other than a ear;y batch of bad mags that are no longer being shipped.

After 500 rounds, at least in my gun, no evidence of peening or abnormal wear on the frame or slide. No action issues, no feeding issues, no failures to fire, nada. It does take a bit of a tug to get the slide off the frame but if I recall that was true with my PM9 also. File that one under "picky."
 
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One bit of minor concern, not sure of the significance but when re-assembling my gun today after cleaning, I noticed (see pic below) that the right side plate that covers the cocking cam and other internals, the top right corner popped out causing the top edge of the plate to buckle. I pressed it back in and it seems to be ok. Camper, have you noticed this happening on yours? Can that little screw be messed with? And with what tool? Not sure I'd want to screw around with it too often (no pun intended).

 

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that is a #6 torx screw that holds that plate in place. you can go to sears and buy that #6 torx screw driver separately to. that is wehere I bought mine at. I see nothing wrong kriagster with the photo, course u stated u popled it backin. . On that side there is a lip that actualy goes under that grip that holds that side of the plate in place. If it doe sit again, I would call Kahr and get a new side plate cover, Might not have been properly ihn place in the first place and now that you popped it in,it should be OK. Tehre is zero pressure there.

by the way that is the same size #6 torx that holds the slide lock lever spring in place also.

removing that side plate does not allow any parts to fall out either, so fear not, That iswhy I have always said there is no reason to take that plate off... Kahr had to design it that way to get the parts actually in the lower section, unlike their steel versions which the grip area is skelotonized anyhow. the grips on the steel versions is actually the side cover...
 

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better yet guys, I already have a #6, just send me your p380 and I will tighten it for you(man, the things i do for you people) ;D ;D
 
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Jocko, a #6 torx screwdriver is too large for the side plate screw on the P380. My guess is that you need a #4 or #5. Not your fault since you didn't have a gun to test. PM9 - bigger gun, bigger screw i guess.
 

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kraigster414 said:
Not your fault since you didn't have a gun to test.
Oh yeah, go ahead, rub it in...... ;D
 

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Ooben said:
kraigster414 said:
Not your fault since you didn't have a gun to test.
Oh yeah, go ahead, rub it in...... ;D
Ooben, is there a foreign language that I can print on here to tell kraigster what he can do with that #6 torx screwdriver ;D ;D ;D

I knew what size it was but being I don't have one, like 99% of those on this fourm, I just wanted him to have to spend a few bucks for "nothing". Maybe he can replace his eyeglasses screws with it, or fix his camera's with it. ;D
 

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kraigster414 said:
Jocko, a #6 torx screwdriver is too large for the side plate screw on the P380. My guess is that you need a #4 or #5. Not your fault since you didn't have a gun to test. PM9 - bigger gun, bigger screw i guess.
well how in the hell would us non P380 owners have known this?????? :eek: :eek:
 
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LOL. Jocko the #6 Torx screwdriver you recommended is now being used to spear Vienna sausages out of the can. Works great (not sure if I needed to pay extra for the $ walnut grip ::)). True a wooden toothpick would work just as well but the screwdriver is quite a conversation piece. I've already been invited to several parties and I am making new friends everyday.

Patience grasshoppers! ;D
 

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Now that I know where that screwdriver has been there's no way are you going to touch MY gun with it... :eek: :eek: :eek:
 
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OK, here's the deal. The side plate screw in the P380 does NOT take a conventional torx screwdriver but a Torx Plus and its size is "5IP". It is not a popular screw/screwdriver.

Bernie, I guess we should have waited on that mini torx screwdriver set we ordered. Now I'll have how many Vienna sausage spears?! Holy [email protected]#$!

Anyway, here's what it looks like:

http://www.connevans.co.uk/catalogue/www.DeafEquipment.co.uk/Phonak-MLxS-_and-MicroMLxS--radio-system/Transmitters-for-Phonak-MLxS-_and-Accessories/TX3-HandyMic-TX--spares-and-accessories/TORX-Plus-bit-%7Bonly%7D-ref-51P.html
 

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Just took delivery of my P380. Serial # 027x. Anyone know the serial number range of the pistols that had this problem?

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Just took delivery of my P380. Serial # 027x. Anyone know the serial number range of the pistols that had this problem?

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One gun had that problem and I was told that they were magazines that shoud lnot have even been put in the gun in the first place. I ahv enot heard or seen one issues since. THAT IS NOT A PROBLEM NOR AN ISSUE.

jsut shoot it like u stole it or sellit to me if in doubt??
 
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