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 Warning!
Read and fully understand this manual before removing this firearm from its package.
THIS PISTOL WILL FIRE IF THE TRIGGER IS PULLED!
It should be considered loaded and ready to fire until the magazine has been removedand the chamber has been checked to verify that the firearm is unloaded.Be sure to read and fully understand all “Important Safety Instructions” shown in red type.
Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, cleaning firearms, or handlingammunition may result in exposure to lead or other substances known to the Stateof California to cause birth defects, reproductive harm, and other serious physicalinjury. Have adequate ventilation at all times. Wash hands thoroughly after exposure.
 
Operating Instructions
Kahr Semi-Auto Double Action Only (DAO) Pistols
Parts & Accessories Ordering
FAX: 508-795-7046
Secure Internet ordering for parts& accessories: www.kahr.com
 
Caution:
Law enforcement, military personnel and cer-tain individuals may choose, for self defensepurposes, to disregard or override several ofthe following safety instructions. To assuresafety under these special situations, properinitial combat oriented training with periodical-ly scheduled retraining, which stresses safetactical procedures, is strongly recommended.
Caution:
Failure to observe safety instructions in thismanual can result in property damage, personalinjury or death.
Caution:
Prior to loading and firing, carefully read andunderstand this instruction manual. It givesbasic advice on the proper handling and func-tioning of the KAHRPistol.
General Instructions
Always assume that the KAHR
®
Pistol or anyother firearm is loaded and capable of being dis-charged until you, the handler, have personallyverified the fact. Until the magazine is removedand you have inspected the chamber and com-pleted the unloading procedure as presented onpage 17, the firearm must be considered loadedand capable of being fired.Never transport a loaded firearm.To reduce the possibility of an accidental dis-charge, do not place your finger on the triggeruntil the firearm is pointed at the target and youintend to fire. When handling, carrying or hol-stering the pistol be sure that the trigger cannotbe snagged by a foreign object. This can dis-charge the pistol.If you don’t want the firearm to fire, keep yourfinger off the trigger.When firing with a two hand grip, keep thethumb of the weak hand on the weak hand sideof the firearm, never behind the slide or underthe magazine.Before using the KAHR Pistol, completely readand fully understand the operating instructionsand safety information in this manual. If youhave difficulty understanding anything in thismanual, call Kahr Technical Support at (508)795-3919 or seek qualified instruction in thesafe use of the KAHR Pistol and other handguns.Any firearm, including the KAHR Pistol, is a dan-gerous device. All firearms must be safelystored to prevent access by unauthorized per-sons, especially children.
ContentsPage
General Instructions ...................................................2General Description.....................................................3Primary Features.........................................................3Technical Data / Standard Equipment (K, T Series) ...4Parts Listing (K, T Series)...........................................4Parts Schematic (K, T Series).....................................5Technical Data / Standard Equipment(TP, P, CW, PM & CM Series)......................................6Parts Listing (TP, P, CW, PM & CM Series).................6Parts Schematic (TP, P, CW, PM & CM Series)...........7Technical Data / Standard Equipment (P380).............8Parts Listing (P380)....................................................8Parts Schematic (P380)..............................................9
Technical Data / Standard Equipment (External Safety).
10Parts Listing (External Safety)...................................10Parts Schematic (External Safety).............................11Technical Data / Standard Equipment (MK Series)....12Parts Listing (MK Series)..........................................12Parts Schematic (MK Series)....................................13How The Kahr Pistol Functions.................................14Sights & Sight Adjustment........................................15Loading & Firing.......................................................16Unloading..................................................................17Break-In Period.........................................................17Dismantling & Reassembly.......................................17Magazine Disassembly, Maintenance & Reassembly22Checking Safety Devices...........................................23
Note Regarding Primer Indent and Distorted Spent Cases
23Extractor as a Loaded Chamber Indicator.................23Kahr External Safety &Loaded Chamber Indicator (LCI) Model....................24Cleaning & Lubrication..............................................24Notes on Reliability...................................................25Warranty & Liability Exclusions................................25Shipping Firearms For Service..................................26Service Assistance....................................................27Kahr Model Legend...................................................27Warranty Statement.....................................Back Cover
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Important Safety Information
 
Caution:
Your safety and the safety of your family andothers depends on your safe and mature adop-tion, development and consistent employmentof SAFE FIREARMS HANDLING PRACTICES.If you are unfamiliar with firearms, seek furtheradvice through safe handling courses run byyour local gun clubs, approved instructor, orsimilar qualified organizations.
Warning:
It is possible that a live round may remain in thechamber when the magazine has been removed orinserted. Any round in the chamber will dischargeupon pulling the trigger regardless of whether themagazine is inserted or removed.Therefore, neverleave the pistol unattended, even if the magazine isremoved and exercise extreme caution afterremoving the magazine.Alwaysstoreammunitionseparatelyfromfirearms.This manual is applicable only to the KAHRPistol with which it was included. All instruc-tions, warnings and precautions are not applica-ble to any other make or model.For all sales contracts with KAHR, the place ofjurisdiction shall be Delaware, and DelawareState Law shall be applicable.
General Description
TheKAHRself-loadingpistol,incorporatesthekeyfeaturesmostdesiredinapersonaldefen-sivehandgun:Low overall weightExtremely compact sizeOutstanding quality ofmaterials and workmanshipThe KAHR Pistol is a mechanically-locked, recoiloperated pistol with an automatic striker blockand a trigger-cocking (D/A Only) action.Each round is automatically loaded until themagazine is empty. The slide is then held openby the slide stop lever.
Primary Features
The KAHR Pistol trigger system allows theshooter to quickly bring the pistol into action.The striker is automatically held under partialtension after each round and is fully secured bya passive striker block until the trigger is fullydepressed.The slide stop lever and the magazine catch areeasily operated with the shooting hand.The KAHR Pistol frame is uniquely designed toposition the shooting hand as close to the centerline of the bore as possible. This provides thebenefit of greater control and a perceived reduc-tion in recoil.High quality materials and sophisticated com-puterized manufacturing technology employedin the construction of the KAHR Pistol assuresuperior quality and unfailing reliability.Technical specifications may be altered withoutnotice.
Important Safety Information
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The Kahr Pistol is covered by U.S. Patents:#5,359,799; #5,412,894; #5,415,075; #5,502,914; #5,678,340; #6,401,379
KAHR ARMS, KAHR, K9, K40, MK9, MK40, P9, P40, P45, PM9, PM40, PM45, P380, CW9, CW40, CW45are the registered trademarks of Kahr Arms and may not be used without permission.

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