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Old 02-14-2016, 10:19 PM   #1
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Trouble with re-assembly

I just got my Raptor pro back form Kimber and I broke it down to clean it as I'll take it to the range this week. Cleaned up great although I did notice a very tiny burr on the ramp. My problem is putting it back together the slide kept hanging up and just wouldn't slide all the way on. On the top of the frame just in front of the trigger are two tabs and the small one on the right side appeared to not let the slide go over it. What am I doing wrong I don't recall past problems and I had cleaned it prior to sending it back to Kimber twice and no problems. Steve I think your still up or anyone else that can assist, thanks John
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That little firing pin block pops up when you squeeze your grip safety...

Just push that down when putting the slide back on....Don't sheer that off are you'll be in a jam....

Look at the 10:18 part of the video....

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Just a guess, are you depressing the grip saftey? If so, don't. There's also a little "nub" on the right rear on the frame that's part of the saftey that needs to be pressed down if it's up. Hopefully this helps.
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Well there you go John. Younger minds, quicker fingers, and better computer skills found you a video showing you what I was trying to tell you!
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And thats what I was doing is gripping the grip safety. Thank you so much for the quick response. I also notice he then put the slide safety back down. Mine was down from the beginning of the take down.
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Okay now I see he showed how he put the safety up to prevent pulling the trigger and dropping the hammer against the frame. I can learn I can learn. I got a severe concussion last summer and I seem to think it's affected me somewhat, at least thats what I tell my wife, and I'm sticking to it
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Hey Snake...In the future you might want to go with either of these and throw that "L shaped tool" away....

I use the NDZ and many other members use the Flat Wire from Wilson..



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I'm gonna play the video now thank you
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Old 02-14-2016, 11:11 PM   #9
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Just finished both videos. Excellent stuff thank you I appreciate that. You and Steve have me back in service !
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If you go with the Wilson Combat Flat Wire Spring you will be able to break the gun down without the use of any tools. Your recoil spring life will go to between 8,000 and 10,000 rounds and your gun will operate smoother once the spring is broken in. I have them in all my 4" and 5" 1911's.
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