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Old 02-09-2019, 09:08 AM   #1
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Recoil Spring Guide Rod Stuck?

So, every time I field strip my gun (Aegis Elite Pro) the recoil spring guide rod/spring/plug is so tight in the slide that I need a mallet to tap it out. Even my husband with his bear paws has a hard time getting it out, and sometimes he needs to use a mallet, too. This is with the takedown tool being used. I have not tried to get the gun apart without the takedown tool.

This doesn't seem normal to me and I wonder if this might cause issues with the gun in the long term? Is this something that just needs to wear in or should I take some sandpaper to the slide where the thing is getting hung up?

Anyone else had or have this issue?


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Old 02-09-2019, 09:21 AM   #2
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Yes but with a different model. I understand the polishing etc but decided to send it back - the gun was replaced.
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:02 AM   #3
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I wouldn't use sandpaper on anything! You could "void the warranty"?

My best suggestion would be to get a Wilson Combat flat wire recoil assembly (about $50.00). The kit comes with a new plug, guide rod and spring and allows for tool free takedown.
Also, Kimber suggests a 1000 round change interval on their PRO sized pistols :-(
The flat wire spring is supposed to go for 10x that :-)

Otherwise I think with some CPL treatments and several hundred rounds things will get broken in.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:07 PM   #4
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I’d just call customer service Monday morning. They’ll probably say send it in and If it under warranty they should cover shipping. They’re really good and fast to deal with problems.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:33 PM   #5
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is the rod easy to move around without the spring in place....
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