Originally Posted by badeye
Im not a smith at all but was thinking about getting the Kimber conversion kit for my Springer. Do you think i may have several issues with this? You always seem to have a good answer and i really appreciate it. Eye
It's always possible. I ran my Kimber kit on a Kimber Tactical Pro (really made a cool - but VERY expensive .22). It would shoot CCI Minimags great but regular bulk ammo had a few problems. Switching to the 19# mainspring removed these problems and the gun became very reliable with bulk .22 ammo.
Remember, the ammo has to "fight" the recoil spring as well as the mainspring (to cock the hammer). The swap is very easy to do and no special tools are required. One trick I always use when swapping MSHs is to use a zip tie or large rubber band to hold the grip safety engaged tightly. By doing this, the sear spring wont move around when you change the housing avoiding another potential problem...