Very nice! Thanks for the pics.
This is a discussion on Pieced together Custom Polished Kahr P9 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; A few months back I was able to pick up a Kahr P9 frame assy on gunbroker in the hopes of making it into a ...
A few months back I was able to pick up a Kahr P9 frame assy on gunbroker in the hopes of making it into a little project piece, since I already have a PM9, P380, and Sig 239 for edc. Well sure enough last week I find a Kahr P9 Slide assy on gunbroker and picked it up. Together they assemble to a complete P9 with a bunch of spare parts, and a price far less than a used P9. After receiving the slide assy, and I inspected everything and immediately knocked off the standard sights to polish her up. After about 5+ hours of work polishing this is what I am left with. I still might need to polish a bit more but right now she’s looking good. It now needs a detailed breakdown and cleaning of the slide and after a test run at the range I will be sending it into Kahr for some night sights. I might turn the frame into a custom P9 Covert but that is still up for debate.
Frame, Slide assy, Before, and After polishing….
Wow that is sharp. I love the P9 anyways...it is one of the most natural feeling CCW pieces I have ever felt in my hand. Very nice work...kind of makes me want to try one of those parts guns myself.
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Very well done.
Now, if you could figure out how to get rid of that last 1/8" of the mag so that the flat base plate is snug to the bottom of the grip, you'd be the hero of thousands of Kahr devotees.
Nice! Neat little project.
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wow.... THAT deserves some special personalized engraving. Very good work.
Turned out very well, great polish job!
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Man that looks great...!!!
I'm currently working on a custom P9 as well and that look might go well with the slide melt I'm going to have done.
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I'm curious, can you give more detail on what materials and equipment were used to polish it.
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As for my procedure, Start with good quality sand paper from an automotive paint supply store. I started with 1000 but hindsight I should have started with 800 and save myself a little time. Lay the 800 sand paper on a flat surface, and with slide in hand get to work on all sides. After each side has been flat sanded and hand sanded to any stubborn spots and corners then you step up to 1000. Same procedure then step up to 1500, then 2000. After 2000 the surface will be reflective but hazy, and with a polishing wheel mounted to a bench grinder and some polishing compound you should be looking at yourself in no time. Make sure you have a good grip on that slide though, you don't want to shoot it off like the oil filter in Tommy boy.
Last edited by VrodRay; May 10th, 2010 at 04:24 PM.
The slide stop and the trigger are whats left to be polished.
Also last night I order the color of Duracoat I will be painting the frame & CT.