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Old 01-27-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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Is it possible to put a full size Kimber slide on a ultra covert frame?

I ask for the simple reason that I like the ultra covert for concealed carry but would prefer to target practice with a full sized 1911. I know I could always Buy a second 1911 for this but that's not what I want to do.

If its possible, can I order the slide complete from Kimber or how would I go about this?
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:12 PM   #2
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You want to put a 5" barrel and slide on a compact/officer's frame? I don't think that's going to work. Could be wrong though.
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Wont work. The way the recoil springs and such are configured are vastly different for each slide.
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Won't work and ill advised to attempt. Barrel bushing, slide release,chamber throat, etc will all be in the wrong place. Barrel will basically be just sitting on the frame and if you managed to chamber and fire a round the whole thing will blow up in your hands.
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The closest thing I know of to what you want is Kimber's 'Compact Stainless II' model. That is a 4" barrel on an officer's frame. You might call them to see if a 4" slide & barrel would work okay on your Ultra frame. As already stated, unless the spring/guide assy is included with the new slide, you'll probably need that also.
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Basically that's what I was talking about, the whole top assembly on the frame
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Basically that's what I was talking about, the whole top assembly on the frame
Still don't think it will work, even with the whole assembly. I believe the frame on an Ultra is shorter than on the full size & the spring channel of the 5" would not be covered by the dust cover, exposing the recoil spring.
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Thought so but was hoping otherwise. So I was forced to Buy another gun......... Woe is me......lol
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Thought so but was hoping otherwise. So I was forced to Buy another gun......... Woe is me......lol
That's what you wanted to do anywau, right?? Glad we could be of service.
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Thought so but was hoping otherwise. So I was forced to Buy another gun......... Woe is me......lol
Sorry 'bout that
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