Firearm shown is an AB-10, but the basic process is identical for all of the Interarms 9mm Tec-series weapons to the best of my knowledge. It's also useful for the Kimel/AA Arms AP-9 series as well as they're close, close cousins of the Tec series.
A basic level of competence is assumed in these instructions, as well as sobriety, legal possession of said weapon, et cetera. A sense of humor is also very, very helpful.
For the purposes of this web page, only the basic maintenance required to clean, lube, and keep your Tec-series "pistol" operating will be covered. We're interested in field-stripping and routine maintenance here, not taking apart the cap-gun lower receiver trigger mechanism or the like.
If you're unsure of yourself or your skills, take the weapon to a competent gunsmith and ask them to show this to you. If you damage yourself, your property, your domestic partner, your low-rider, wall of graffiti, or fellow gang members, it's your fault. Use these instructions at your own risk - they're worth exactly what you paid for them.
Step 1: Step 1: Get your gun
- The weapon itself.
- Slot-head screwdriver.
- Phillips screwdriver.
- Hammer or rubber mallet.
- Cleaning supplies + weapon lubricant (WD-40, Rem-Oil, etc.)
- A flat surface upon which to work.
- A parts tray, dinner bowl, or something to hold the small, easily-lost parts as you go.
Step 2: Step 2: Make sure that sucker's unloaded.
If you're the paranoid type, hide all magazines and 9mm ammunition in another room while you disassemble the gun. If you're not, bully for you.