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Old 03-22-2014, 03:11 PM   #1
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How often do you do a full detail strip of your Kimber?
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Not being an expert, I'd have to think as long as you're doing a good job of cleaning when you field strip it, it would not need to be done until you have a whole bunch of rounds through it.
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How often do you do a full detail strip of your Kimber?
Great question. I've wondered myself.
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All I do is field strip and clean and oil. So far so good.
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Did some research on the subject. Seems like those that shoot competitively detail strip the most. Some every time after it's shot, and most in the 1-5000 round range. What I found as far as "normal" shooters, most rarely or never detail strip. Saw a lot of "only when I have a problem" answers.
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I learned to do it years ago and unless something breaks or needs upgrading I try to detail strip one of my guns roughly once a year just to keep in practice. It's not really that hard to do, I'd bet that most of you could learn to do it.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:22 PM   #7
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I've never done it, but I learned a bit about how the sear spring works when I installed a new MSH. That spring needs to be aligned carefully because it has three legs that do three different functions. When the MSH is removed that spring will move and can easily get out of proper alignment with the trigger and grip safety pieces.

I don't think I'd take my gun completely apart based only on expertise gleaned from YouTube videos. You who have served in the military or as LEOs may have the advantage of training in weapon disassembly and reassembly that others don't. What may seem easy to you is an opportunity for me....to f--k up my gun.

As my late father liked to say, I may be ignern't but I ain't stupid. Unless or until I get some personal training in the fine points of 1911 mechanics, I'll probably pay a gun smith to take the frame pieces apart. I do strip, clean and oil the slide parts after every time I shoot, whether I shoot 50 or 200.
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Wise choice if you don't have the experience!
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Wise choice if you don't have the experience!
I've always been just smart enough to know what I don't know. Not that that stops me from screwing up, but when I screw up I tend to learn from it and quit doing whatever it is. Unless someone else says "don't do that!" then I HAVE to do it!
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:43 PM   #10
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I've always been just smart enough to know what I don't know. Not that that stops me from screwing up, but when I screw up I tend to learn from it and quit doing whatever it is. Unless someone else says "don't do that!" then I HAVE to do it!
Believe it or not, that makes sense!
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