Micro spring and rod - Kimber Forum

Kimber


Go Back   Kimber Forum > Kimber Model Specific > Kimber Micro Carry Forum

Like Tree1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-15-2016, 12:30 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 533
Question Micro spring and rod

Just read on another forum that Kimber has developed a new spring/rod combination to replace the earlier springs which ( according to this poster ) Kimber now recognizes as defective.
Any one heard this?
If true, shouldn't Kimber send out notices to known current owners?
Trex is offline   Reply With Quote
Remove Ads
Old 06-15-2016, 01:28 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Donald's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Rural Illinois
Posts: 575
Question

Originally Posted by Trex View Post
Just read on another forum that Kimber has developed a new spring/rod combination to replace the earlier springs which ( according to this poster ) Kimber now recognizes as defective.
Any one heard this?
If true, shouldn't Kimber send out notices to known current owners?
Nope! That would be news to me. I wonder if this report is reliable and coming from an official source.
Donald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2016, 01:30 PM   #3
Super Moderator
 
Chuck43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 32,825
I haven't heard anything about a problem with the guide rod but Kimber did say that they did get a batch of recoil springs that were improperly heat treated. I do know that they are sending new springs out to people that are calling in with problems related to the recoil spring but I doubt if they know which specific guns received those defective springs.
__________________
WE DON'T SHOOT TO KILL, WE SHOOT TO SAVE A LIFE.
Chuck43 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 06-15-2016, 02:08 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 2,386
...I've only heard of the "yellow" springs turning up? I'm at about 2200 rounds with my Micro and I believe spring #5 so a more durable option would be welcome.
cousinmark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2016, 02:24 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Donald's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Rural Illinois
Posts: 575
Originally Posted by cousinmark View Post
...I've only heard of the "yellow" springs turning up? I'm at about 2200 rounds with my Micro and I believe spring #5 so a more durable option would be welcome.
Cousinmark, yes, I would hope the engineering wizards in Yonkers would develop a better, flat spring version for the Micro and drop the archaic 1980's design round springs. Sig, HK and other strong competitors dropped the round spring design some time ago.
cousinmark likes this.
Donald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2016, 02:57 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 2,386
As far as I know it would be a first Donald, even for the larger framed pistols Kimber still uses the traditional springs. I've upgraded to a Wilson Combat flat wire rig for my PRO size 9mm.
So are you ever going to shoot that Bel Air again or what?
cousinmark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2016, 03:31 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Cucamonga kid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Big Sky Country-The Last Best Place
Posts: 4,053
They ship the new yellow Springs for the micro directly from the customer service operation in Kalispell Montana so they know there is something wrong.
__________________
Buy American - MAGA!
Cucamonga kid is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2016, 07:35 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Far South Florida
Posts: 26
If you wondered how crummy these Micro springs really are, here's a pic. On the left is the spring from my Micro raptor, with about 300rds on it. The righthand spring from my Micro Stainless has about the same. The stainless had extraction problems, and it didn't take long to find out why. The spring completely collapsed at the small end, and got really short in the process.
charliea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2016, 08:16 AM   #9
Super Moderator
 
Chuck43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 32,825
As I stated in post #3 Kimber customer service has said that they received a batch of Micro recoil springs that were improperly heat treated and subject to failure. Anybody contacting them with a spring problem will be sent a new spring.
__________________
WE DON'T SHOOT TO KILL, WE SHOOT TO SAVE A LIFE.
Chuck43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2016, 10:02 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 2,386
been there done that

Originally Posted by charliea View Post
If you wondered how crummy these Micro springs really are, here's a pic. On the left is the spring from my Micro raptor, with about 300rds on it. The righthand spring from my Micro Stainless has about the same. The stainless had extraction problems, and it didn't take long to find out why. The spring completely collapsed at the small end, and got really short in the process.
I've had a few wind up looking like that :-) I believe it's actually normal for them to wind up a little shorter after some use though? All of mine have, the one in my gun now has shrunk maybe 1/2 inch compared to new but is working fine with about 500 rounds on it. I'm going to call and see if I can get one of the "yellow ones", see how it does?
cousinmark is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On