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Old 11-12-2016, 04:07 PM   #1
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plastic?

Im kind of a bit put off. My Kimber has a plastic MSH. uh why? Al or TI I can understand, AL frame. But plastic?

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Series 1 don't.
You have nothing to worry about.
Drop it and see.
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It pays to do your research before you buy, Kimbers been making 1911's with plastic mainspring housings for years. On the bright side we've never had a single report from a forum member with a broken one.
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It pays to do your research before you buy, Kimbers been making 1911's with plastic mainspring housings for years. On the bright side we've never had a single report from a forum member with a broken one.
...no rust either :-)
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....nor mim either
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Old 11-12-2016, 05:28 PM   #6
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It pays to do your research before you buy, Kimbers been making 1911's with plastic mainspring housings for years. On the bright side we've never had a single report from a forum member with a broken one.
Couldn't have said it better Chuck....

The only reason that many, including Marshall have ever swapped out our main spring housings was because we could, not because it broke..

If it bothers you check out Ed Brown drop in replacements...
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Old 11-12-2016, 05:32 PM   #7
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as long as it dont break I couldnt tell until I detailed stripped it... looking to install a 10-8 flat trigger... not sure yet if I will.
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Old 11-13-2016, 04:49 PM   #8
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Kimbers does that for a few different reasons, they are inexpensive, they are light and they are durable. Plastic has proven to be a winner when it comes to certain parts of a handgun.

My CDP Pro had its plastic MSH for 15 years and many many thousands of rounds fired. Not to mention carried almost daily for the majority of that time. I finally replaced it with a steel one, not because it broke. But because I was bored and wanted a different look for the gun.
Don't worry about it, but if you don't like it. It's easy and cheap to replace.
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:32 PM   #9
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Glocks have more plastic.


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Old 11-13-2016, 08:33 PM   #10
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Not even Glocks use a plastic mainspring housing.
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