Originally Posted by Insta-Gator
IMO changing out parts on a new gun is unnecessary. Put the originals back in and shoot it a lot. If it does not perform the consist changing springs.
'Gator, I'm with you 95% of the way. I think a lot of modifications simply fall into the "boys and toys" category. But I do see limited use--that is, if the owner did his homework.
For example, the rear shocks on a Harley Sportster are the worst devices ever foisted onto the buying public. I yank them off and replace them with Progressives. I wonder if Chuck's comments fall into this realm.
I like my Kimber, and you're dead right about shooting it a lot. The more I shoot it, the better it runs. But I'm doing all of the simple stuff, too. I'm monitoring which magazines work the best, I'm looking for cleaner burning hardball rounds, and I'm cleaning, cleaning, cleaning.
Give me a clean pistol, decent loads and a carefully chosen magazine and my Kimber runs like a champ.
As to the idea of springs, there I see an opportunity for an upgrade. Springs wear over time. And if smoother running, easier to maintain springs also eliminate FTF and FTE stoppages, it seems like a good idea.
My Kimber is a defensive pistol, not a target gun. Right now things are progressing using your ideology of "if it ain't broke." When it comes time to replace my original springs, of course, I'll do research.