Thanks, I will try that. I just finished taking it apart, this time it turned with no problems but couldnt get it to turn back. So I went to the next step and knocked out the roll pins and took the action out of the frame. There is a tiny j spring that fits in the bottom, I am not sure its purpose but the locking pin turns easily when that is part way out. Messing with the action on the bench there is a notable click by pushing in on the pin and then it will rotate easily. Not sure what any of this means but I put it all back together and the pin turned back to lock easily. Once you get it apart there is pin about 3/8" long that keeps the u clip from coming out of the frame, I have a suspicion that has some doing with my issues and others as far as getting the u clip to pull down to unlock.I dropped a little CLP into the hole and around the takedown lever, and things greatly improved in a big hurry. It was a bit on the sticky side before that. It helped my gun, at least, and might be worth a try on yours.
Now THAT is an elegant solution to the key issue! Good work!
I agree, my XD9-SC is a snap to take down and clean. How about adding slide that engages the take down lever on the two grooves. Or, It could be a device that attaches to the front rail that has two fingers that come out and stop underneath the take down lever, that way the gun wouldn't be any wider.It may be an elegant solution, Bluesman, but the greater mystery is that it's required at all.
I agree completely!It may be an elegant solution, Bluesman, but the greater mystery is that it's required at all.
I totally agree. Why not just do it like the P99?Umarex isn't alone. Don't some of the current revolvers on the market require some sort of key to render them unfireable, should they fall into the hands of someone ill-equipped to handle them: a child, for instance? Taurus comes to mind. Still, that's a sight different from what Umarex is doing with this model. The backstrap on the PPS is odd enough. If you consider the elegance of the takedown mechanism for, say, the P99 and then compare it to the PK380, you have to wonder ... just what in the wide, wide world of sports they were thinking about. Again.
I learned that once you take the slide off the PK you can push the take down back up and turn the key back to the locked position and remove the key. just have to remember to unlock it before putting it back together.The biggest advantage, to me, is that it disengages after turning, so there is nothing sticking out the side of the pistol during cleaning. The Walther tool becomes captive, and I HATE it sticking out the side.