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Old 06-26-2018, 01:03 PM   #1
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Hello all! I am fairly new to the forum and just bought my first Kimbers. That’s right I bought two on the same day. These are my first 1911 style pistols. I have mostly shot and own sigs in 9mm. I purchased a stainless TLE ii in 45 and a stainless micro 9 with CT grips. I will take some pictures and post them later. Does anyone have any tips for dealing with either of these two pistols? I have shot them both roughly 200 rounds and have 100% reliability. However, I am much more accurate with the TLE full size than the micro 9. Additionally, I seem to have grip screws in both pistols loosen up on me. Can I use lock tire on them? What do you recommend? Thanks!
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Old 06-26-2018, 01:39 PM   #2
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I use #60 rubber o-rings under my grip screws. Using any type of thread locking material increases the possibility of loosening the bushings when removing the grips.
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Old 06-26-2018, 02:41 PM   #3
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I use #60 o rings like Chuck mentioned and I’ve also found some that were even thinner on eBay for smaller grip guns like your Micro 9.
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Where do you place the o-ring? In between the screw and the grip?
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Old 06-26-2018, 04:27 PM   #5
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Slip the o-ring on the screw up under the head then screw it in. It doesn't have to be super tight, the o-ring will act like a lock washer.
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Old 06-26-2018, 05:52 PM   #6
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If you have wood grips be careful not to over tighten, they will crack.
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Old 06-26-2018, 06:33 PM   #7
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I use a drop of Blue locktite but not on aluminum frame guns - like the O-Ring suggestion will get me some of them...
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Old 06-26-2018, 06:38 PM   #8
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I will get some o-rings and give it a shot. What other tips could you guys offer? I’m making a transition from guns like the p320 and p229 in 9mm
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I would recommend reading your owners manual. Keep your guns clean and well lubed. Replace springs as recommended in the manual. I would use brass cased FMJ for the first 400-500 rounds then try the self defense ammo of your choice.
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