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Old 10-05-2018, 08:01 PM   #1
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Use of a compensator

My youngest (26 yo) son was given a Kimber Custom II as a graduation gift from culinary school. He has been customizing it some with an ambidextrous safety and a magazine well. He also purchased a multi port muzzle compensator from Wilson combat. Installation should be straight forward, however, the full size guide rod is binding when trying to do a breach end reassembly of the guide rod.

My first stop before going to my gunsmith is to check with the wizards here. Yes, I know that the compensator is more for race guns or bowling pin shooters, however, my son is enamored of the look. Anybody have any helpful hints. (My older son and I both run our Kimbers stock.)

Thanks in advance and slainte!
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:48 AM   #2
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I'm thinking of one, myself. My eye doctor told me to avoid "jolting."

It hasn't really been a problem. The local Gander Mountain folded, along with their shooting area, and the prices for gun clubs are a tad steep for modest use. We had two gravel pits in my area, now closed for highway use. I've never shot at Cabela's, but then, I've only been there two or three times.

I did buy the compact .22LR conversion kit, but time and access has slowed that down. We live in a liberal area, and are only six miles from Madison, so shooting ranges don't go over big here.
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The Wilson Combat Multi-Comp Bushing Compensator requires the Wilson Combat #148,5 two-piece guide rod or the stock recoil spring plug shortened to 1.2".
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Old 10-06-2018, 05:34 PM   #4
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The Wilson Combat Multi-Comp Bushing Compensator requires the Wilson Combat #148,5 two-piece guide rod or the stock recoil spring plug shortened to 1.2".
I knew I could count on the Wizards of Kimber Talk! Thank you, Chuck! I just ordered the Wilson part.
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Old 10-06-2018, 05:42 PM   #5
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On the installation video it shows them installing the Flat-Wire Recoil Kit. I see where it’s says 2pc guide rod but does this mean both will work ?

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