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Now that I have the slide opener tool I must not be picking up how to use it. Admittingly I didn't spend any time to figure it out. I put the peg in the rear of the barrel and removed the slide pin. Then I could not move the slide at all. Tried to remove the slide with tool installed would'nt budge. Tried to remove the tool by moving the slide and couldn't move the slide in order to remove the tool. So I put the pin back in (btw it doesn't perfectly line up) and removed the tool and removed the slide the old fashioin way. I know I'm going to feel a simpleton when told how to do it...........so, anyone know how to do it?
 

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Just pop the pin loose t[I][/I]hen take the tool out, then remove the pin, pull the trigger and remove the slide.
 

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Thinking about it, I think a plastic wedge would work a lot better, cause with you tool you can't lock the slide back after you pop the pin loose. That will make it hard to get the tool out.
With a wedge you could just yank it out.
 

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Makes sense with a wedge but why in the world would Kahr sell this tool and not have it work?

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For those confused about the tool we are talking about. This is the tool that we can't figure out how to use.

The one made from a wood dowel and a 3/4" think piece of scrap wood. This one I know how to use and it works very well.
 

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Makes sense with a wedge but why in the world would Kahr sell this tool and not have it work?
Somewhere I read a suggestion to use chop sticks. You can slide the wedge in until the marks line up and the wood leaves no marks. I have not tried it yet but I am sure the next time I see chop sticks I will think of it!
 

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Chopstick huh? The opening is about 1/4"- 3/8" (guess). I'm going try a wedge next time unless of course someone comes up with the proper way to use the tool.

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Don't remember a problem using the tool. Did you try just pulling the trigger after popping the pin and removing the slide with the pin in it. It's been a while and I can't remember exactly how I did it. Or just partially pop the pin till it sticks out on the other side and release the slide and remove the block, then pull slide back and the pin can be grabbed and just pulled out.
 

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Every thing was locked and unmovable until I put the slide lock pin in. Yes I did try pulling the trigger....nothing. I know it it's either a unique problem or me. I tried two separate times to remove it.
 

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For the life of me I can't remember how I used it, all I remember was how easy it made taking down the k40
 

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Why not just put the witness marks on the right hank side? Then u could see them and tap out the pin while keeping marks aligned.
 

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Welcome Rob................We talked about that in a post some time ago..........it would be easy and practical to just put the witness marks on both sides.........,it just makes too much sense...........so you know how that goes !!!
 

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Welcome to the forum Rob007!
 

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To hold the slide open and aligned with the mark, I use a Sharpie Permanent Marker that has a 11.5mm diameter barrel. Just about perfect and makes a great third hand.
 

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Welcome Rob007 to the Forum. I was going to do the same thing but decided to wait to see if the pin will be much easier to remove with your fingers as I've seen it done. It's not there yet.
 

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IMG_20131219_210115.jpg really you don't need to use the marks. This grip gives you plenty of leverage to push the pin with your thumb while you push the slide back with your right hand index finger.
Its a lot easier than trying to get and keep the marks aligned. Just push on the slide and pin at the same time...
 

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I would do it this way if the damn pin wasn't so tight. I can't do it without some mechanical assist. It's just to darn tight.
 

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Yeah.....that pin is so tight you can't use your fingers or thumb to push it. You need to tap it or put pressure on it with a dowel or screwdriver Handel.........it's incredible, when I had my k40 and tried the first time to do it just by hand, I couldn't do it. Never had that happen with a gun before...........I almost took it back thinking something was wrong with it.
 

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This is how I do it now.

I still have to use a screwdriver to lift the pin out of the hole. It doesn't take much but still need it
 

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This is how I do it now.

I still have to use a screwdriver to lift the pin out of the hole. It doesn't take much but still need it
So that's the tool so guys have ben talking about. Looks simple enough to use. When my CM9 was brand new I had one heck of a time holding the slide to get the slide release out. What I did was hold the slide open and have the wife push it out with the eraser end of a wooden pencil. Worked just fine.


Edit: This is the original tool we can't figure out how it's used.


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