finally picked up my first 1911 yesterday.

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by ns3v3n, Feb 25, 2007.

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  1. ns3v3n

    ns3v3n New Member

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    Jan 14, 2007
    here you go guys, my first 1911, it's a kimber compact aluminum. it's in really good shape. but i have one question. its pretty hard to pull the slide all the way back to latch the slide stop. you guys know why?

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  2. With all them magazines it must be used? Has it been shot at all if not the slide will loosen up a little. If it has been shot and you think it should be loosened up, than could you narrow down what you think the problem is
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2007

  3. durk

    durk Active Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Oklahoma
  4. Very nice lookin' piece.

    If it's very difficult to pull back the slide, I wouldn't doubt the previous owner added a heavy recoil spring.
     
  5. ns3v3n

    ns3v3n New Member

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    Jan 14, 2007
    the owner told me he shot around 1000 rounds through it, and it's been sitting in his safe for the last 3 years, i'll see how it goes at the range. see how it shoots. and i'll let you guys know.
     
  6. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    The compact uses a 22 lb recoil spring so get used to it. :)

    Replace the recoil spring every 2500 roundsand your new Kimber will be trouble free.
     
  7. ns3v3n

    ns3v3n New Member

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    Jan 14, 2007
    ahh.. i see 22lb spring huh? thanks for the info, i better keep track of how many rounds then. how much are springs?
     
  8. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    Wolf springs are less than $10.
     
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