Upgrades

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by tenntyrant, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. tenntyrant

    tenntyrant New Member

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    Are there any upgrades I should make to my kimber to make it a little better. I shot it today 2 boxes Winchester white 100 rounds not one problem. I was just thinking about doing some upgrades like mabey a magwell.
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    If it shoots OK then just cosmetic stuff like grips, magwell IMO-
    I'm a big magwell fan :)
    Even put one on my 1911-22 & RIA 9mm Tactical :D

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  3. tenntyrant

    tenntyrant New Member

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    I was thinking magwell because my 8 round mag hangs down a little. Who makes the best magwell to put on it and is it an easy fit?

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  4. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I would hope for the price of a Kimber, few upgrades would be necessary.

    Although I did put some Trijicon night sights on mine.
     
  5. tenntyrant

    tenntyrant New Member

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    Why does everyone act like kimbers are over priced I looked at several guns including springfeild colt sig and kimber and they were all within a few bucks of each other and I bought the kimber for less than it would have cost for the springfeild. I didn't think 899.00 was all that high for a new kimber pro TLE 2
     
  6. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    IMO any pistol that costs ~$900 should not require much upgrading, does not mean overpriced. Upgrades = trigger job, new trigger, etc.

    If you want to add accessories, like snazzy grips, mag well, etc. go for it. I do.
     
  7. rifleshooter474

    rifleshooter474 New Member

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    I paid $745+tax for a Kimber Custom TLE II .45 in 04 used it for a trade on a new Colt 5" .45.

    Kimber with cleaver marketing has pushed their prices and pushed their production with many new products. This push on production has just caused a drop in their quality, and many people buying their products have seen their 1911s requiring reworking.

    In the late 80 into the 90s Colt was providing many of their M4s to the military, they also neglected their 1911 quality, and people were getting guns that needed reworking.

    Today Colt has been turning things around and their quality has greatly improved. This is the main reason why I traded off all my Kimbers on new Colts.:)
     
  8. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Shoot it some more. In fact, SHOOT THE SNOT OUT OF IT] before you make any changes!
     
  9. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    +1 rifleshooter!

    You guys should listen to this intelligent gentleman. [​IMG]
     
  10. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I hate plastic! Everyone here knows that so I guess it isn't a surprise the first thing I did to my new XSE was to remove the composite mainspring housing!

    I know, I know, most modern era 1911 owners don't even know that their MSH is plastic but I did and it needed to go!

    I'm a high-ride grip freak and need my strong side hand up as high as possible on the grip. A flat, back-strap gave me the only reason I needed to change out the tupperware. My choice was a Smith & Alexander arched MSH with Mag-Guide. This arched MSH forces your hand up and into the beavertail, or in this case, the lousy duck bill grip safety on most current Colts. (It will go in the next Fenrir episode.) I have had experience with S&A when I replaced the same part on my Defender and their quality and customer service is top rate! If you have a question about installation, give Alan Smith a call, he will walk you through the process until it's working! A conversation with Alan is like a pistolsmith lesson. Barbra Smith is equally knowledgeable and both are a pleasure to deal with!

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    Smith & Alexander - "The Mag-Guide People"

    I got the government model arched stainless w/mag-guide; Model # GMAS MG for $78.95.

    Installation is simple and the only extra step required is to install the spring and caps from the old MSH. (No sweat if you have a Wheeler Bench Block!)

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  11. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Yup- He's from Texas ya know :D