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Changing safety on Kimber

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by turboman, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. turboman

    turboman New Member

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    For household protection I have a Kimber Pro CDP II loaded with EXTREME SHOCK ammo, and a Lasergrip (not installed yet).

    It has ambi safeties and the RH one bumps the lasergrip and won't fully release. Ordered a cut down safety from Ron Brown also. Is changing the safety a me-do-it project or should I take it in? Instructions always say take it to a qualified gunsith. Had problems with other 1911 safety changes where they would come apart at the middle coupling (installed by gunsmith).

    Any advice humbly accepted. Got a thick 1911 manual/book but haven't checked it yet. (newbie to forum. Great site).
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    Have you thought about trimming the part of the grip the safety touches ? It looks close but if only a little it won't matter. The new safety will not be a drop in part as it will need some fitting. If you have never attempted this procedure, you may want to have the job done by a competent pistolsmith.

    Gently filing the contact area may cure the problem and save some money.
  3. turboman

    turboman New Member

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    The part the safety hits is the housing of the laser. Don't know how thick the plastic housing is. A little to deep and it could ruin the laser, or at least put a "water hole" in it. I guess I'll have the "smitty" do the safety.
  4. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    Call LaserGrip customer service and you may get an answer to the thickness of the area to be trimmed.

    Good luck and let us know what you find out.
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