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Old 09-23-2020, 04:24 AM   #41
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It's hard to say. My best guess would be the holster design comes into play. Can you post a few pics of the holsters? Out of curiosity have these pistols been completely taken apart beyond normal field stripping? Have you had any of them looked at by a local gunsmith?
Cocked and unlocked is asking for trouble so the move to your revolver is a good idea until you solve the problem with the Kimbers.
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:22 AM   #42
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All ten of my holsters are Tom ThreePersons open toe, hammer thong, exposed trigger, standard cant. I know it is an obsolete design, but I have been using that style for over fifty years and am used to it. Although I would be comfortable doing so, none of the Kimbers have been disassembled past normal field stripping. I've not had them looked at by a smith (I don't know one in my area, and even if I did, I would probably do the work myself).

My 1911s and Hi Powers also use Tom ThreePersons holsters and don't have the safety issue.

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Old 09-23-2020, 08:46 AM   #43
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What do you think I might be doing wrong that would exhibit itself only on all of my Kimbers, but not on my two 1911s or two Hi-Powers?
I'd strap on the gun and see what/when rubbing on the safety. My guess is that likely occurring sitting down, standing up, or getting in and out of a vehicle.
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Makes sense. I wonder why it doesn't happen with the HI Powers and 1911s.
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Old 11-21-2020, 07:11 AM   #45
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I've got a Micro 9 and two Micro 380s. I like them a lot, but all three tend to go from safe to safety off on average about once in every three weeks. It has made me a bit uneasy about carrying them cocked and locked.
How does that happen, any idea? How are you carrying the pistols? Loose in your pocket? Pocket holster? IWB/OWB holster?

I don't plan on carrying my only Kimber, a 380, but if I did, it would be in condition 1. I usually carry a H&K VP9 or Glock 42/43x daily. I'm used to the striker fired drill, so it would take me some training to get get used to the drill on a SA pistol again.
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:27 PM   #47
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"How are you carrying the pistols?"

In my pocket. Sometimes in a holster, sometimes not.
Even though it is a bit longer, I've started carrying a Browning 1911-380 because it has a grip safety, and I feel safe carrying it cocked and locked. I like the Kimbers a lot, but wish their safeties were a bit more secure.
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Old 11-22-2020, 06:51 PM   #48
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Always condition 1 cocked and locked for a 1911.
My other usual carry is an HK P2000 LEM which rides with one in the pipe.
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Originally Posted by JimCunn View Post
"How are you carrying the pistols?"

In my pocket. Sometimes in a holster, sometimes not.
Even though it is a bit longer, I've started carrying a Browning 1911-380 because it has a grip safety, and I feel safe carrying it cocked and locked. I like the Kimbers a lot, but wish their safeties were a bit more secure.

Any 1911 safety that moves freely or easily and does not require solid thumb pressure to engage or disengage needs service from Kimber or a good Smith'.
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