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Old 10-27-2012, 09:50 PM   #11
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Don't get me wrong.... I am not happy about it lol, however I also know better than to replace a POS part with another just like it. Otherwise I would just send it back to them for repairs. Wilson makes a good product so Instead of paying for shipping and waiting who knows how long to get back a weapon with the same parts I am just cutting to the chase and keeping my piece of mind by putting a good safety in. :-/ you are very right though, a weapon that costs as much as a Kimber should be right from the get go. Colt or SA next time!

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Old 10-27-2012, 11:06 PM   #12
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!911, I concur with what your gunsmith found. An improperly fitted safety causes the scant safety situation I described. I have handled new guns in gunshops, including Colts BTW, that display this defect from the factory. Safties,even Kimber MIM, don't wear to an unsafe condition within a few hundred, or a few thousands, of rounds. However, thumb safeties are NOT drop as some seem to believe, and an extra file stroke or two during fitting, at the factory or otherwise, requires starting over with a new safety. Yours was apparently fitted wrong at the factory. This is a serious and unacceptable safety issue, no matter how expensive, or inexpesive, the gun is. The 1911 armorers schools go through quite a few new, unfitted, safeties in teaching students how to fit them correctly. The Wilson safeties are a good choice, IMHO. They also require fitting of course, but I've had no issues in fitting or durability in use...ymmv

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Old 10-28-2012, 12:08 AM   #13
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It's a Kimber what did you expect. Sell it and get a real gun.

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Thanks Rock! And you were very right about the scant issue. I am very thankful for everyone's input!

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You need a new safety there is to much of a gap between the sear and the sear engagement area of the safety lug.



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It's a Kimber what did you expect. Sell it and get a real gun.


You change the safety, you void the paltry 1 yr warranty.
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I think I'd have put in a Wilson safety too. A buddy of mine had his fairly new Kimber go off when he dropped it(the thumb safety was on too). He called Kimber and they built him a new pistol, however, I would have demanded my money back.......what's to say they won't build his new pistol wrong?

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Lol I would hope not.. But one never knows.. I did have the Wilson installed and the weapon is working like a Swiss watch now. I am happy that I went with the Wilson parts even if it voids kimbers "warranty".

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Lol I would hope not.. But one never knows.. I did have the Wilson installed and the weapon is working like a Swiss watch now. I am happy that I went with the Wilson parts even if it voids kimbers "warranty".
My gun dealer has an older Kimber, one of the so called "Series 1" guns. The thing is built like a tank and is fit wonderfully. It kind of upsets me-the direction Kimber went. Nevertheless, there are still many people who love them, they shoot pretty well still, and I hope that yours brings you many years of great shooting!
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You mean a wheel gun?.....heee....heee.
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