CrossBreed Holsters   Tommy Gun   Kahr Shop   Tommy Gun Shop
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 29

Thread: Kahr P45 cracked frame

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    22

    Default Kahr P45 cracked frame

    I bought this last weekend from a private seller. I did not notice this crack until last night. I have already emailed Kahr about this but they have yet to reply. Does anyone here have experience with their customer service? Any idea how much a frame replacement will cost?

    Sent from my SM-G781U using Tapatalk

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Wet & Wild Pacific NW
    Posts
    31,275

    Default

    They are generally pretty good at answering emails, give them a bit. I have no clue on cost. If no response by say tomorrow email again or call. I'd be tempted to fix that myself if the cost is large. Some acra glas and maybe a pin would keep it from going anywhere. It may have been that way for years. BUT I get that it needs to be addressed. Would drive me crazy too.
    In Memory of Paul "Dietrich" Stines.
    Dad: Say something nice to your cousin Shirley
    Dietrich: For a fat girl you sure don't sweat much.
    Cue sound of Head slap.

    RIP Muggsy & TMan

    "If you are a warrior legally authorized to carry a weapon and you step outside without that weapon, then you become a sheep, pretending that JOCKO will not come today."

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    22

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bawanna View Post
    They are generally pretty good at answering emails, give them a bit. I have no clue on cost. If no response by say tomorrow email again or call. I'd be tempted to fix that myself if the cost is large. Some acra glas and maybe a pin would keep it from going anywhere. It may have been that way for years. BUT I get that it needs to be addressed. Would drive me crazy too.
    I had a similar thought about DIY repair. Similar to fixing a crack in a wood stock. Drill a small hole at the top of the crack and plug it. Then fill the crack with some sort of epoxy and once it's cured, clean it up with some needle files.

    Sent from my SM-G781U using Tapatalk

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    22

    Default

    Well, I got an email from Mark with customer service. He requested pictures of the crack and said frame replacement is about $250. Ouch! I sent a couple of pictures and he replied that he had never seen one crack like that before and that it was likely caused by something the previous owner did. I did tell him that the cost of repair, plus shipping and FFL fees would end up costing me more than the gun did to begin with. He thanked me for the pictures and said if there was anything else he could assist with, to let him know. I think I may contact a local gunsmith that does phenomenal work and see what he thinks.

    Sent from my SM-G781U using Tapatalk

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Central Floriduh
    Posts
    1,377

    Default

    Look on youtube about the baking soda and super glue “trick”. I do not know what the acra glas is that Bawanna mentioned is, but maybe it’s a good solution. Supposedly the super glue and baking soda deal is a very solid repair thing as guys use it to repair guitar frets, etc with it. May be worth a look see.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    22

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BirdsThaWord View Post
    Look on youtube about the baking soda and super glue “trick”. I do not know what the acra glas is that Bawanna mentioned is, but maybe it’s a good solution. Supposedly the super glue and baking soda deal is a very solid repair thing as guys use it to repair guitar frets, etc with it. May be worth a look see.
    I'll have to look into that. I had another thought last night while enjoying a nice glass of bourbon! Another possibility would be to chop the grip and make a "long slide" PM45....

    Sent from my SM-G781U using Tapatalk

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    wisconsin
    Posts
    948

    Default

    J-B Weld. I would repair it for cosmedics but it should not have any stress down there.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Wet & Wild Pacific NW
    Posts
    31,275

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DGladden View Post
    I'll have to look into that. I had another thought last night while enjoying a nice glass of bourbon! Another possibility would be to chop the grip and make a "long slide" PM45....

    Sent from my SM-G781U using Tapatalk
    That's an interesting idea. Find a reference point to accurately measure how far up the crack goes. If I can find the same reference point I'll measure my PM45 and see if you can eliminate all the crack.
    I'm with dustnchips, I don't think there's much stress in that area but cosmetically it wouldn't make me happy.
    Acraglas is sold by Brownells, it's a two part epoxy that many use to bed rifle stocks but it'll fix anything. They have it where steel or aluminum can be added for strength. Comes in liquid or gel. I prefer the gel as it's one to one mix by volume. The liquid has to be measured but it's good for small cracks and places you want it to run. Also comes with black or brown dye so you can match (fairly close) to what your fixing.
    Some have told me it's similar or maybe the same as Marine Tech if you work on boats. It's good stuff.
    In Memory of Paul "Dietrich" Stines.
    Dad: Say something nice to your cousin Shirley
    Dietrich: For a fat girl you sure don't sweat much.
    Cue sound of Head slap.

    RIP Muggsy & TMan

    "If you are a warrior legally authorized to carry a weapon and you step outside without that weapon, then you become a sheep, pretending that JOCKO will not come today."

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    840

    Default

    Just wondering if Kahr said what they would do to fix it? It would seem that to just try and repair a polymer grip would give liability issues. I had a number of LCP's that had cracked grips and Ruger would replace the entire gun. Issue a new serial number etc. since the number is on the grip. I love the Kahr's but maybe it is time they did make some changes. Like a modular design. Easy to replace grip, work on and replace parts etc. You have a nice gun that most likely will go on shooting well for many more years. It might be worth the money to go ahead and pay the $250 to make sure it is right. (Not telling you how to spend your money, but just my 2 cents). Is it possible Kahr would replace the gun for $250? Also that is a odd location for a split to occur. Wonder what caused that? Good luck, hope things work out for you.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    22

    Default

    They would end up replacing the serialized polymer frame. It would have a new serial number and all. The customer service rep did say that was a strange place for a crack and that he had never seen one break there before. The more I think about it, the more I'm leaning towards doing a grip chop.

    Sent from my SM-G781U using Tapatalk

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Magnum Research new   Crimsontrace   Mitch Rosen   Xssights