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Thread: Kahr 380 Striker Ultimate Fix

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    Quote Originally Posted by muggsy View Post
    I believe that the Kahr design is sound, but the heat treating of the part is suspect. Over time dry firing can cause metal to become crystallized and brittle.

    Heat treating is part of the "design" and is controlled by Kahr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muggsy View Post
    I believe that the Kahr design is sound, but the heat treating of the part is suspect. Over time dry firing can cause metal to become crystallized and brittle.
    Muggsy, the logic to our fix is pretty simple. I take the area that was breaking and make it several times stronger by the geometry of the design and then use the toughest material for the application. While I was at it, I also made another change to the geometry that keeps the striker from hitting the round below in the magazine that has caused light strikes for some. To allow the part to be thicker and wider in the weak area, the spacer has to change. Since the spacer is lightly stressed, and the striker is more highly stressed, it works out pretty well. The result might well be called "over built." but that is what makes it the ultimate solution that ends breakage of the part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfonse View Post
    ... , the logic to our fix is pretty simple. I take the area that was breaking and make it several times stronger by the geometry of the design and then use the toughest material for the application. While I was at it, I also made another change to the geometry that keeps the striker from hitting the round below in the magazine that has caused light strikes for some. To allow the part to be thicker and wider in the weak area, the spacer has to change. Since the spacer is lightly stressed, and the striker is more highly stressed, it works out pretty well. The result might well be called "over built." but that is what makes it the ultimate solution that ends breakage of the part.
    Great idea! I'll definitely try it when it's available.

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    Any idea on pricing yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronni3_J View Post
    Any idea on pricing yet?
    Yes, but I haven't decided on it yet. So, I'm not saying right now.
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    I have had one broken striker in my P380. I hope this proves out. Dan

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    I'm quite interested as long as the price isn't crazy.

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    Interesting to say the least... If I remember right, S7 can be heat treated to 60 rockwell and still bent 90 degrees... I believe that it was the toughest steel I have ever dealt with when doing tool and die work.. This may be the ticket for a dead nuts reliable striker...
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    Any plans to make these for other models? Particularly the 45 cal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ulflyer View Post
    Any plans to make these for other models? Particularly the 45 cal.
    I'll have to see how the .380 goes before looking at others. Thanks!~
    Aftermarket accessories for Kahr Pistols at https://lakelinellc.com/
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