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Old 07-29-2014, 05:17 PM   #1
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Maybe I read too much.

Hi to All,
I read that Kimber recoil springs need to be replaced every 200 shots. OUWWWEEEEHHHH! That means about every week for me. Every day for some.' I have shot my glock 20 about 1200 times without changing the recoil spring. And the range master says I do not need a change.
Please tell me it ain't twoo.
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Originally Posted by wildbillbugman View Post
Hi to All,
I read that Kimber recoil springs need to be replaced every 200 shots. OUWWWEEEEHHHH! That means about every week for me. Every day for some.' I have shot my glock 20 about 1200 times without changing the recoil spring. And the range master says I do not need a change.
Please tell me it ain't twoo.
. Bill
Most Kimber manuals say that it is 800-1800 depending on what model..
My 2 PC2's had 2200 on them each before I changed them and they still ran fine..

Copy of the Pro Carry and Ultra Carry pdf..
Compact & Pro Models
Recoil Spring:
.45 ACP & 40 S&W/22 lbs., .38 Super/18 lbs.
CHANGE EVERY 800 rounds.
Firing Pin Spring:
HD, CHANGE EVERY 5000 rounds.
Mainspring:
23 lbs., CHANGE EVERY 5000 rounds.
Ultra Carry Models
Recoil Spring:
18 lbs., CHANGE EVERY 1800 rounds.
Firing Pin Spring:
HD, CHANGE EVERY 5000 rounds.
Mainspring:
23 lbs., CHANGE EVERY 5000 round

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Old 07-29-2014, 05:29 PM   #3
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My Custom Crimson Carry II has 1600 rounds through it. Same spring. No problem.

You don't read too much, you just believe too much of what you read.
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Originally Posted by wildbillbugman View Post
Hi to All,
I read that Kimber recoil springs need to be replaced every 200 shots. OUWWWEEEEHHHH! That means about every week for me. Every day for some.' I have shot my glock 20 about 1200 times without changing the recoil spring. And the range master says I do not need a change.
Please tell me it ain't twoo.
. Bill

Bill, you're going to read a lot of crap about Kimbers mostly about MIM parts and magazines. I suggest you take it all with a grain of salt then come back here and run it by the membership. If there's any truth to it at all you'll hear it here. If it's a bunch of crap you'll hear that here too.
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Yep, what Chuck said.

As much as we love out Kimbers, we call it like we see it. No BS
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... but that's not all. If you order in the next 10 minutes you'll get 120 springs for the low, low price of ...........
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... but that's not all. If you order in the next 10 minutes you'll get 120 springs for the low, low price of ...........

but wait, we'll double the offer to 240 springs for the first 50 people to order simply pay the additional shipping and handling charges.
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Wild Bill,

I had a Kimber Custom Stainless II for over seven years that I used for competition. I have no idea how many rounds went down the tube of that pistol. It is in the tens of thousands. I never changed the recoil spring in it. Hell, it just kept on putting holes in paper and shredding bowling pin. Why fix what ain't broke??

I did change out the recoil spring in my Pro Carry II to a Wilson flat wire model. That was only because of the increased ease that it provides during disassembly and had nothing to do with performance.
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Shoot your pistol until it hiccups, then deal with it!! BTW, don't believe everything you read!!! Just 'cuz it's on the internet doesn't make it TRUE!!!
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