02-08-2014, 01:22 PM
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern Illinois
Originally Posted by NascarGuy
Recently acquired a Safe Queen Pro Crimson Carry II. Previous owner claimed 50 rounds down pipe or less so I brought it home, cleaned and oiled it up, grabbed a box of Federal FMJ and took here to the range. Very impressed overall but coming from a Glock 19 did notice a few things and was left with a few questions I am hoping the masses can answer. of this is my first 1911 so bare with me here.
Basically your gun isn't broken in yet and until it is I wouldn't be making any changes on it in case it has to go back to Kimber.
Slide release - Can an extended slide release be added without having to file the grips? With a gun grip I can barely reach the release but even if I can get a hold of it it is so tight I almost have to use my left hand to drop the slide.
Your gun is new and tight the slide release will loosen up as the gun gets broken in. I don't have a set of Crimson grips so I can't be 100% sure but looking at my WC extended slide release I think that it should be OK.
Guide Spring - I have read around quite a bit about changing the guide spring to the Wolff 32725 18.5lb spring. Will this tame the recoil any and will this resolve the hard slide engagement mentioned above?
To the best of my knowledge Kimber uses Wolff springs in there guns, the factory spring is 18 lbs, I don't think that extra 1/2 lb is going to make any difference.
Firing Pin Spring - Read how many had suggested replacing this as well which replacing or ordering the guide spring but to what benefit?
The factory firing spring is good for 5000 rounds, unless you're having problems why would you want to change it on a new gun?
Magwell MSH - Which magwell MSH? I see Kimber has one as well as Ed Brown, Wilson Combat, S&A. It would be nice to have a little easier loading of magazines into the magwell.
Anyone you like as long as it's made for a full size frame.
Checking front of grip area on frame - Is there an add-on piece to add checkering similar to what is on the current MSH?
Any other parts that should be replaced other than the magazine of course? Not sure of age of gun but on disassembly and cleaning all internals looked GTG.
Thanks in advance
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