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    Default Broken Wood Grip

    I've had these beautiful grips, purchased from Kahr, on my K9 Elite 03 for a little less than a year, and love them. However, yesterday while shooting at the range I heard and felt a *crack*. I looked down, and the left grip had cracked all the way through. All that was holding it on was the lower grip screw. I sent the pictures and a description to Kahr, asking for a replacement. I'll be interested in seeing their response. I wonder if this has happened to anyone else.

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    After the *crack*:

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    Every grip makers nightmare. Being thin and straight grained it can happen.
    I've spent hours making a set only to have them crack before I even get them hung on the gun.

    The downfall of wood versus stabilized or some of the other stuff. I still prefer wood myself.

    Hopefully they send you a replacement set that looks as good as those did.

    There wasn't a steel insert up near the top running parallel to the slide?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bawanna View Post

    There wasn't a steel insert up near the top running parallel to the slide?
    Yes, there was, but the break occurred just past the end of it.

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    I run my steel inserts usually too far but in this case it might have saved the day.
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    Gorilla Glue, (wood grip's best friend), a damp sponge, tiny paint brush and a few rubber bands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ripley16 View Post
    Gorilla Glue, (wood grip's best friend), a damp sponge, tiny paint brush and a few rubber bands.
    Indeed, if Kahr doesn't make good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldBoldPilot View Post
    Indeed, if Kahr doesn't make good.
    Even if they do. Why not, unless Kahr wants the grip returned, which I would doubt.
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    Update: After a week with zero response to my emailed pictures, I called Kahr's sales number. I encountered a courteous but clueless young man who seemed to desperately want to help but had no clue how to do so. I patiently explained the situation, and he put me on hold several times as he consulted with his "supervisor".

    After half an hour of this back-and-forth, the best possible solution (from my perspective) emerged. They emailed me a label to return the broken grips to them, and agreed to immediately ship out a new set without waiting to receive the old ones. It could have gone more smoothly, but couldn't have ended more satisfactorily.

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    Good result. Hope that is the end of the trouble.
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