Replacing sights on my Kimber saga

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  1. ChuckR

    ChuckR Active Member

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    OK, here's my story sad but true :) :). Replaced both my sites in my Kimber micro 9 with Tru-Glo sites, Removing sites went well. Replacing front site took awhile to fit but went ok. When I was replacing the rear site there is a spring that goes under the site and I was carefully (I thought!!) keeping it depressed as I slid the rear site on. When I was done, and finished patting myself on the back for a job well done, I discovered that I sheared one curl off the spring :( :(. I have ordered a new spring but want to know what would happen if I shot the gun as is while waiting for the new spring?? Thanks for all thoughts.
     
  2. vassago

    vassago Well-Known Member

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    It is the firing pin block spring and it may still function with a coil less.
    Shooting it shouldn't harm the gun but the firing pin (drop) safety feature may be disabled or at least not reliable.
     

  3. ChuckR

    ChuckR Active Member

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    vassago
    Thanks for the reply, I did take it to the range and carefully ran several magazines thru it with no problem except I need to align the sites some more :) :) But I will wait until the new spring arrives and install it before any more range time.