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Old 01-22-2019, 07:07 PM   #1
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Do all Kimber's fling spent casings outta' sight ?

Hi guys,
Been spending time with my Target II 10mm and what's getting to be somewhat of a frustration is the fact my TII hurls spent casings about 26 ft at 4 oclock. The problem is tracking down my valuable 10mm brass as I reload. Friggin' casings end up EVERYWHERE and i'm finding out i'm consistently loosing casings every range trip. My casings even end up on the hoods of cars parked at our pistol range ! I'm hesitant to shoot my 10mm now that we have some snow on the ground. I think i'll need to fabricate some type of netting to catch my casings. Was just wondering if other caliber Kimber 1911's exhibit the same behavior ?
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:21 PM   #2
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Im putting hole in ceiling tiles at my range!! they do throw them out...
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:20 PM   #3
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How many rounds do you have through it? My .45 and 9mm's settled down after 400 -500 rds. The Raptor Custom .45 drops them pretty much in the same area.

i shoot at an outdoor range and use a 8' by 10' tarp to catch the brass. Yeah, I get some looks, but so what?
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Old 01-23-2019, 03:37 AM   #4
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I thought my .45 spit them pretty far at 10-15 feet. 26?! Damn. Imagine that bouncing off the lane divider at an indoor range, that could get painful!
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Easy to fix...simple job of using a Swiss file to modify the angle of the hook on the extractor. When done properly, all fired cases will land in a nice 3' dia. circle at 4:00 to the shooter.

The NRA put out a book on the 1911 about 35 years ago that I purchased. In it, it tells how to do the simple modification to the internal extractor of the 1911. You can literally "time" the extractor to put the cases where you want with proper use of the file. I did it to a pesky Colt Combat Commander that would launch the cases into the next zip code, and after the work, I got a nice circle of spent brass right next to, and slightly behind me.

Hint: It's the bottom part of the extractor hook that needs attention.
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Originally Posted by Rick in Oregon View Post
Easy to fix...simple job of using a Swiss file to modify the angle of the hook on the extractor. When done properly, all fired cases will land in a nice 3' dia. circle at 4:00 to the shooter.

The NRA put out a book on the 1911 about 35 years ago that I purchased. In it, it tells how to do the simple modification to the internal extractor of the 1911. You can literally "time" the extractor to put the cases where you want with proper use of the file. I did it to a pesky Colt Combat Commander that would launch the cases into the next zip code, and after the work, I got a nice circle of spent brass right next to, and slightly behind me.

Hint: It's the bottom part of the extractor hook that needs attention.
What is the name of the book? Do you think it is still in print?
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What is the name of the book? Do you think it is still in print?
Just pulled it out to have a look....titled "The .45 Automatic Pistol".

It covers basic operation, disassembly, reloading tips, and tips for getting it to run properly, including the piece on tweaking the extractor for positive case extraction and fired case distribution.

Red cover with the 1911 proudly pictured. Have no idea if it's still in print though, sorry.
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"The .45 Automatic Pistol" is a great reference book. I think I got my copy sometime back in the 80's. I just did a quick search and found that Amazon has a couple of used copies if anyone is interested.
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"The .45 Automatic Pistol" is a great reference book. I think I got my copy sometime back in the 80's. I just did a quick search and found that Amazon has a couple of used copies if anyone is interested.
Thanks for the link Chuck. I just placed an order.
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Thanks Chuck; I also ordered it.
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