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Old 02-25-2015, 11:24 AM   #1
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Wilson Combat flat spring for the Kimber

Wanted to ask another question here.
I've seen the rear site removed form the Kimber Ultra Crimson carry II
Think it may be the same for the other kimbers. But I guess I will learn as time goes on.
The small coil spring under the rear sight.
What is so great about a Wilson Combat Flat spring.
And how would you get in in the little hold.
It ain't like you would be taking the rear sight off very much.
What do you hope to gain by changing it out.
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:29 AM   #2
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O.K. I just found a Video, its the recoil spring they are talking about a flat wire spring on.
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:39 AM   #3
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O.K. I just found a Video, its the recoil spring they are talking about a flat wire spring on.
Um...Yeah!
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Originally Posted by cardboard View Post
Wanted to ask another question here.
I've seen the rear site removed form the Kimber Ultra Crimson carry II
Think it may be the same for the other kimbers. But I guess I will learn as time goes on.
The small coil spring under the rear sight.
What is so great about a Wilson Combat Flat spring.
And how would you get in in the little hold.
It ain't like you would be taking the rear sight off very much.
What do you hope to gain by changing it out.
Originally Posted by canonshooter View Post
Um...Yeah!
Thought somebody was saying something about replacing the spring under the sight ?
Didn't understand what for.
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Old 02-25-2015, 02:04 PM   #5
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Looks like you have answered your own question.
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Old 02-25-2015, 02:05 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by 2sharp2 View Post
Looks like you have answered your own question.
Thanks
4 hrs of sleep last nite and I'm not having a great day.
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Sounds like a nap would be in order.

EDIT: I mean ah lot of people on this site like the WC Flat Wire Spring!
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Wink Hang In There!!!

Hang in there, Cardboard!!! There is no such thing as a silly question. The only silly one is the one not asked!!! We all started off new, knowing nothing about firearms. Some of us old coots become set in our ways and sort of figure the most people should know what we have learned over years of experience, trial and error, experimentation, reading and yes, even asking others for help!!! Keep right on asking. It will come with time. I'm just glad that we have folks like you who discover shooting and really want to learn what makes their firearm tick.

I used to be terrified to mess with the innards of a gun of any type (Damn, that was a long time ago!!! Yeah, I'm OLD, with a capital "O"!!!) Now, 40 some odd years after I started, I have no fear of sticking my fingers into any type firearm. I gathered all this before there was YouTube to help!!! BTW that is the single best incentive to learn about your favorite firearm. You get to let someone else take all the risks with THEIR firearm!!! You are left with a step by step reference as to how something works or how to easily perform any procedure on a firearm.

Just a couple of weeks ago, I watched a YouTube video on how to install a new mainspring housing that was posted by JMS-STLOU. After watching the video on a project I had never done before, I jumped right in and had it completed, with no issues, in less than 5 minutes!!
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Nice, huh? BTW, thanks again, Jeff!!!

You only learn by doing and asking. So you just keep right on asking. You may get some grief from some of us old coots who are set in our ways. But, hey folks, remember back when YOU WERE THE NEWBY!!!! So, compadres, let's give old Cardboard a break and just enjoy watching him learn.

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Oh yeah, I got one of them there flatwire thingys in my Pro Carry II!!! Twern't hard to do, either!! Smile, Buddy!!!
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Old 02-25-2015, 07:09 PM   #10
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Thank You. I am 64 yrs old

Been working with firearms my whole life. Went into the reserves from 69-75.
So I have had training in weapons in the Army Reserve.

I have owned Beretta, Glock, Springfields , Browning and all. For pistols.

I have never owned or taken apart a Kimber till I got this one.
Just tryin to understand some of the things about a Kimber.
It seems the Kimbers require more cleaning and more Oil than the weapons I have owned in the past.
I know they need oil. But I don't always clean a weapon every time I shoot it.

Thank you again for replying to me.
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