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Old 12-28-2004, 08:10 PM   #1
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Build the perfect 1911.

I have a Kimber Series I with blue slide and stainless frame. So far I have added a Wilson bullet proof slide stop and extractor. It have a Kimber barrel and bushing. What parts do I replace now and from which manufacturer?
 
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Old 12-29-2004, 05:28 AM   #2
 
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Kimber parts

I have had several Kimbers done at Novaks's. These suggestions reflect my own personal opinions, so take it with a grain of salt.

I would junk the guide rod, and replace with a Colt style short guide and recoil spring plug. I have replaced the bushing, the firing pin stop, the grip safety, plunger tube, and plastic mainspring housing. Either Ed Brown or Wilson parts are used. Pick a trigger in the length that works for you ( I have to use a short trigger), and you should be good to go. Since my guns were done at Novak's, guess which sights are on my guns !
 
Old 12-29-2004, 01:18 PM   #3
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Re: Build the perfect 1911.

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Originally Posted by GlenS
I have a Kimber Series I with blue slide and stainless frame. So far I have added a Wilson bullet proof slide stop and extractor. It have a Kimber barrel and bushing. What parts do I replace now and from which manufacturer?
Perfection is really a matter of how well it fits your requirements. Since we don't know what these are, we can't really answer the question.
 
 
Old 12-29-2004, 02:24 PM   #4
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This will be my do it all handgun. I will use it for target shooting at the local indoor range and I will use it as a carry gun for off duty. I am interested in replacing the parts that break or possibly break because of MIM parts.
 
Old 12-30-2004, 10:15 AM   #5
 
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Read "More than anyone really wants to know about MIM&q

So have you read "More than anyone really wants to know about MIM" many times?

Have you considered Cooper's suggestion that reliability, sights and trigger are the priorities?
 
Old 12-31-2004, 10:02 AM   #6
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I've taken care of the sights, reliability and trigger. This gun runs 100% with all 5 mag I have for this gun. They are Wilson 8 round mags. I read differeign opinions on the MIM parts. I'm really trying to copy the Kimber Warrior model. I have never really had a part break on a 1911 pistol. I have worn out numerous recoil springs though. The sights right now are the plain black Kimber sights. I have night sights on hand but haven't installed them yet. I haven't decided if I want to refinish the slide or leave it as is. The slide is a purplish blue that was on alot of the early Kimber blue parts. I have the equipment to do the teflon moly spray on finish.
 
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