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Old 08-30-2014, 02:53 PM   #1
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Guide rod unthreading

I have a new CDP Pro with about 300 rounds through it; however, the last two times out the guide rod has started to unthread. What's the best way to fix it? I was thinking about lock tight or staking it.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:28 PM   #2
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Loctite. There are a dozen different types. Go for a high-strength one and never worry about it again.
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:54 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois CDPx2, locktite is what you want. Just be sure to clean the threads real good and allow 24 hours for it to cure before shooting the gun.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:30 AM   #4
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Hi I am new to this forum. I want to share my two cents to this comments about the Kimber guide rod. How is it possible that a brand new Kimber has problems with the guide rod. I have two Brand new Kimbers and I am starting to worry about my decision to buy them. Are these firearms reliable? Are they maintenance hungry? At this point I feel like I need to sell them. Can someone shed some light in this matter? Thank you.
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois palva52. How is it possible for a gun to have something come loose, I don't know but it happens. Have you ever bought a new car and found a loose screw or nut in it, I have. I own a number of Kimbers, my newest is about a month old and it has almost 900 rounds through it. My oldest has about 16,000 through it. The ones in between these have thousands of rounds through them. Have I tightened loose screws, adjusted extractors, replaced recoil and firing pin springs YES. Are they maintenance hungry, no but they do require care. Are they reliable, I bet my life and the lives of my loved ones on them so I guess that means I think they are.

What model Kimbers do you have and kind of problems are you having? Please be as specific as you can, I'm sure we can help you sort them out.


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The cure for your guide rod issue is Loctite-Red. Follow the package directions and you will never deal with a loose guide rod again!!

Enjoy your new CDP!! Send us some pictures and a range report. Let us know how the Loctite worked out!!! Be safe!!
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Originally Posted by palva52 View Post
Hi I am new to this forum. I want to share my two cents to this comments about the Kimber guide rod. How is it possible that a brand new Kimber has problems with the guide rod. I have two Brand new Kimbers and I am starting to worry about my decision to buy them. Are these firearms reliable? Are they maintenance hungry? At this point I feel like I need to sell them. Can someone shed some light in this matter? Thank you.
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Take into consideration that Kimber manufactures more 1911 pistols than anyone else. If you hand assembled several hundred guide rods a day, maybe near the end of your shift you might not get one or two completely tight. It is human nature and as Forrest Gump said...."5h1t HAPPENS!!!" A loose guide rod is an easy fix. Even after testing in the factory, the loose rod would probably not be detected by quality control workers. Smear some Loctite-Red on the rod and enjoy your new pistol!!!! Be sure to send us some pictures and a range report. Have faith, Kimber makes a good, dependable pistol!!!

I bet my fat, tired, old, broken down, retired Lineman butt on one and I'm still kickin'!!! "Maintenance Hungry"???? My Pro Carry II has never eaten a maintenance for as long as I have owned it. I don't think it even likes "maintenances"!!! pound.gifpound.gifpound.gif Sometimes I crack myself up!!!
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I just read a similar post in a Sig forum, with the exact same problem. The guide rod on my Sig was tight enough that I couldn't loosen it by hand, but just to be safe, I applied a drop of wicking-grade Loctite and let it sit a minute. If my guide rod had been thinking about loosening, it will now rethink its position.
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