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Compact semi auto pistols.

jimdeerejimdeere Member, Moderator Posts: 25,505 ******

I have three from different manufacturers. All three have an annoying feature. The forward edge of the trigger opening is a sharp corner. After releasing the trigger, the edge digs into my finger.

Could they not take an extra step and bevel that somewhat?

I not ready to break out the Dremel, but...


  • chiefrchiefr Member Posts: 13,658 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    Glock can be melted away. Have no problem making modifications. Fitz knew what he was doing.

    Myself, I prefer an older light J frame Smith w/o the Hillary hole.

  • waltermoewaltermoe Member Posts: 1,778 ✭✭✭✭

    What brand and model of compact auto pistol are we talking ?

    I have a Colt Mustang plus2 that fits my hand well, as to where the Colt Mustang has too small of a grip for my hand. The Colt 380 Government fits well but with longer barrel. As far as the trigger guard, they’re all rounded and smooth. Tried a friends Ruger LCP and did not care for the trigger or size grips, also the grips were to sharpen that dug into my hand.

    If it was a pistol I liked and didn’t plan on getting rid of and planned on carrying, I would break out the Dremel.

  • kidthatsirishkidthatsirish Member Posts: 6,985 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    Have you looked into some of Khar pistols? Perhaps they would be more to your liking as they have very smooth edges all over.

    Of course for less than the price of a new pistol you likely could have a good pistol smith smooth out any edges on your current piece you don't like.

  • KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    I own a Kahr CN 45. It is currently at a friends shop. The slide is locked with a live round stuck in the chamber. (Factory round, not a re-load) I can not send it back, to Kahr w/a live round chambered. Kahr CS, told me how to get to the "Cocking Cam," to unjam it. Nope.

    I would not recommend one. (A Kahr.) When this one is "Fixed," it will be sold, with full disclosure.

    *I am glad all you below have had good luck with your Kahr's. I have lost all confidence in mine. Removing that "side hatch," which Kahr said would expose the "Cocking Cam," did not reveal anything that looked like a cam, nor would manipulating anything in there free up the locked slide. (Would not doubt that that is why it was sold to begin with.) [With no disclosure.]

  • Merlinnv12Merlinnv12 Member Posts: 1,140 ✭✭✭✭

    I carry a KAHR CW40 in my vest. Great pistol and has never had a problem.

    “What we’ve got here, is, failure to communicate.”
  • Toolman286Toolman286 Member Posts: 2,940 ✭✭✭✭

    I carried a K40-Elite 98 for years. Never even a hick-up & I liked the extra weight of the full SS model. Hmmm, time to get it out again.

  • Merlinnv12Merlinnv12 Member Posts: 1,140 ✭✭✭✭

    Toolman, you carried for 98 years? Just how old are you?

    “What we’ve got here, is, failure to communicate.”
  • yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 20,817 ✭✭✭✭

    One of my regret was selling my Kahr K40 that discharged anything that went in to the pipe. I really needed to knock down the cost to get my Springfield M25 so she went. I wasn't a fan of the plastic Kahrs. I think it was that side hatch that made it look cheap. Not too long ago I found the Harrt's mercury recoil reducer guide rod for the K40.

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