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.45 kimber ?

Post by Paper-Puncher on 10/25/2011, 8:52 am

Just got a new kimber 1911 a classic target II....I understand this is not a hand tuned piece but I still way good accuracy out to 25yds for indoor BE stuff that I do (hobby)Ive noticed if I push down on the barrel hood that I get a slight downward movement . but if I hold the slide forward this doesnt accure....how hard should I push on the barrel hood when testing this? is this anything to be concrned with....being a steel frame gun I know I can up grade and tune as cash allows but for now I just want to get used to shooting target (BE) with a .45.......and at least have some respectable scores.......keith

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Post by Paper-Puncher on 10/25/2011, 7:41 pm

well ....looks like kimber isnt welcome

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Post by Rob Kovach on 10/25/2011, 9:24 pm

My 1911's don't have any play in that direction, but it's possible your barrel isn't fitted as well as it should be. The fact that it sounds like it locks up tightly when you push forward on the slide makes me think that.

Shoot it from a bench rest or ideally a ransom rest. If it's accurate enough, then just keep shooting it. Bring it to a good BE gunsmith for work if its not good enough. I've heard good things about Joe Chambers.---its gotta be a BE gunsmith though.
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Post by Joe C on 10/26/2011, 12:22 am

Keith, what you are feeling is the absence of barrel leg to slide stop pin lock up. This means that essentially the barrel is free floating in the slide. That is not good for BE type accuracy. Can it be fixed? Yes. Typically you would need the slide to frame fit corrected and a new match barrel fit to the gun.

For a 50 foot or perhaps even a 25 yards indoor league I don't think it should bother you much since you are just starting out in the sport. But it will probably be something you want to remedy down the road as your skills improve.

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Post by Paper-Puncher on 11/22/2011, 7:42 pm

Happy ......Happy ......its gun gone day.......

No more Kimber in my gun safe

Happy gun gone day to me

it offically left me this morning............money recouped

it's kinda like Christmas in reverse........I have never been so happy to part with a GUN !!!!!!!!!!!! WOW lol!

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Post by Rob Kovach on 11/22/2011, 10:08 pm

It's like a boat! There are 2 best days of buying one: The day you buy it, and the day you sell it!
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Post by Paper-Puncher on 11/22/2011, 11:59 pm

Rob ...I'm my case I would have liked to had sunk it....or cut it in half with a torch.......But I got my money back so:cheers:

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