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Old 01-08-2021, 07:03 PM   #1
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Kimber LW 1911 9mm

Hello from Indiana.
I am new to the forum. I recently picked up a LW 1911 in 9mm. I am not at all new to 1911ís I own a few Colts and a Springfield. This is my first Kimber however. Does anyone have an LW in 9mm, how do you like it? Are there any issues I need to be aware of? Thanks in advance!
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Vcunroe, welcome to the site from Tennessee!
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Another Tennessee welcome.

Yes I have the Nightstar with optics in 9mm. I bought it last summer an it’s the latest of 6 Kimbers.

To start off I’m very pleased with my Nightstar. I’ve probably but 500-600 rounds of home loads through it with no malfunctions. As far as anything you should look out for, I’d say there’s nothing. Just shoot the heck out of it. I clean all of my guns after each range trip and keep them well lubed. Some folks think 1911’s should run with minimal lubrication but I run them wet. I’ve owned custom and production 1911’s for many decades and always run them wet and kept them clean.

I did make a couple of modifications on mine. I dont like full length guide rods and switched it to a GI plug and cap. It runs perfect with it. I added a stainless mainspring housing and magwell and a set of custom ebony grips.

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Old 01-08-2021, 10:12 PM   #4
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Welcome from Oregon...^^^^ there is your answer...Enjoy
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Old 01-09-2021, 05:05 AM   #5
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Welcome to the Forum. Follow the owners manual, clean and lubricate before first range trip. Should be good to go.
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Welcome to the forum vcunroe, how about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership. Tell us something about yourself, your interests, hobbies and where you're located.
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Old 01-09-2021, 06:12 AM   #7
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Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your new LW 9.
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I have it in 9mm and 45acp. I do like both of them but have not shot them as much as I would like. Maybe it will be a better year and can get out to the range more. Hope you enjoy yours!
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Welcome from South Louisiana !
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Old 01-14-2021, 08:27 AM   #10
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If you have never used 9mm 1911s before they do have one common quirk. If you eject a loaded magazine, often times the top round in the magazine will pop out of the magazine. It is nothing to worry about, has to do with the cartridge length. Just watch for the loose round to fall out of the mag well. Doesn't always happen, but it is common enough.
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