OK so some of you may know that I got a Kahr CW45 at the gun show this weekend... (no I havnt gotten to the range yet LOL) Well I anly have a couple of complaints with the gun and that is some of the sharp edges, other then that since I absoultely LOVE the size of this gun and if it is a good shooter and reliable I want to make this my EDC. I am going to sand and round off the edges myself, my question is what do I need to use to smooth the edges on the slide, and what do I need to use to round the corners of the top back part of the grip? I was thinking a Dremel tool would work but I dont know what attachment to use for each, the slide and the grip.
I like to use a file when removing metal. Its mote controllable and less likely to gouge.
Dremmels remove material.
Your skill with a Dremmel will ultimately determine whether it was the right tool or not.
I used one to radius the edge of a GP100 trigger which had a relatively sharp and irritating corner. I used a grinding stone a fine sandpaper drum and finished with a piece of 600 grit wet/dry paper then rouge on a polishing attachment.
It came out great.
Remember... you will be removing the surface material on the slide, which will expose raw metal, which may rust.
When professional gunsmiths do a "melt" job on a gun, they almost always refinish the reshaped pieces (expensive).
The Kahr is stainless???? You may still have coating issues, even with the stainless slide.
I'd suggest a file over a dremmel any day... much more control, unless you design a jig to hold the dremel AND the slide for control...
I may try a file then, the only edges I am concerned about are the edges of the slide that you can see the actual barrel through, the square part. I wish I could put a pointer on a picture. It is not the outside of the slide. What should I use the round off the "sharpish" edges of the frand back of grip by the top of the hand?