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Ordered from Wilson Combat for my PC II in 9mm. I wasn't sure it would fit but it does...comes with a 1/4" guide Rod which is a little smaller dia. and about 5/16" shorter, it's end cap has same diameter hole that matches the rods dia. The rod is set back from the end cap about 5/16ths.looking inside from the front. It allows disassembly n back without the tool.The 15# flat recoil spring is sized to fit on 1/4" guide rod...this spring won't fit on stock factory guide rod. The tension racking the slide now is the same as before but flat spring has a longer life span into the thousands per there data....
 

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Ordered from Wilson Combat for my PC II in 9mm. I wasn't sure it would fit but it does...comes with a 1/4" guide Rod which is a little smaller dia. and about 5/16" shorter, it's end cap has same diameter hole that matches the rods dia. The rod is set back from the end cap about 5/16ths.looking inside from the front. It allows disassembly n back without the tool.The 15# flat recoil spring is sized to fit on 1/4" guide rod...this spring won't fit on stock factory guide rod. The tension racking the slide now is the same as before but flat spring has a longer life span into the thousands per there data....
That about sums it up, that's the way it was designed to work.
 

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Omg!!

I agree with Hoghead, that is a good photo. However, that view of a pistol makes me squirm!!!

When my son graduated from Basic Training at Ft Benning in 2007, the Army staged a demonstration of the employment of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the Stryker armored personnel carrier. As the graduating class stood in ranks, the two vehicles rolled in from the sides of the parade ground, under a smoke screen. They came to an abrupt halt, dropped their back doors and discharged two squads of infantrymen, charging forward toward the review stands, with their weapons trained ahead. My son looked at the soldier standing beside him and said, "My dad isn't going to like this!!!". He was right!!! :mad::mad: Having a weapon aimed in my direction gives me the "willies"!! Always has, always will!!:eek::eek:

I hope that .38 Super flat wire recoil spring works out in your 9mm. Let us know when you get back form the range!!
 
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I am thinking of doing the same thing to my new PC II but wasn't sure if the 38 super would work because the spring is 15lbs where as the Kimber uses a 14lb spring, I have a message in to Wilson combat to find out. Lets us know how it shoots.
 

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this Wilson kit is already being used by other members without any issues...the trigger pull is exactly the same poundage measured as factory set up. Usually 1911 pistols use a 16lb.spring in 45 caliber and 14lb.spring in 9mm. People who try to have a super light trigger pull reduce there stock 45 trigger recoil spring from 16lb. to 14lb. and continue to reduce even further thru experimentation. I know of one shooter who went down to single digit for his 1911 and also used the buffer on his spring to reduce wear......My 16lb.spring on my 1911/45 E series is too weak and slings the brass way beyond the 3 to 6 feet standard....my friend switched to a 20lb. for the same reason and I need to update mine as well.....anyway 15# as opposed to 14# for this kit is not an issue
 

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I agree with Hoghead, that is a good photo. However, that view of a pistol makes me squirm!!! Having a weapon aimed in my direction gives me the "willies"!! Always has, always will!!:eek::eek:
I'm the same way. Willies. :eek: Note that the barrel is at an angle....and that angle is to the camera in my phone...my head is to the left of that at least a couple of feet.
 

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Hoghead32 the normal spring in a Kimber4in barrel is 22lb I thank going way down would put a lot of wear on the frame. that said I don't think 1 lb would make much difference but I will wait for a report by the OP.
 

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The normal recoil spring is 14#...this kit 655 with15# recoil spring, at the range today shot just like any other kimber does...u can forget it's there...before leaving thou I changed out the 19#hammer spring I'd put in to a 18#,again no problems in shooting...Changed my sear face last night for a touch more contact, trigger pull is now at 4lb.1oz.from the 3lb.12oz. I had... The pull is so smooth and clean it feels like 3lb.I sometimes carry this Kimber and don't want to go below 4lb.My other 9mm trigger is now down to 2lb.8oz...am very careful when I shoot this gun at the range...I've tried to get this hammer to follow by pushing and also releasing the slide on empty chamber and it stays in place. I never load this gun unless in front of a target
 

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I was on another forum and read where a shooter who competes with his Kimber carries a 15# hammer spring in his gun....so I have room to go if I want but don't plan on competing because I'm not that good of a shot and they want trigger pulls in the 2 1/2 range....I ordered a TR sear jig tool (true Radius) which takes all the guess work out of adjusting your sear to hammer face while having no experience...don't have to practice or buy extras...use it once and your done,no going back in. They also sell a trigger kit already made up if you only want to improve one 1911, ordered my tool from Harrison Design & Consulting for 125. delivered....have family and friends with 1911's who may want to borrow so going in that direction....heck I could start a jig rental business ;) or not !
 

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Glade to hear the 15 lb spring work out I will order one for my Pro Carry. By the way I was wondering have you ever had a gun go full auto? I have seen it happen 3 times in my life one was a 12 gauge that put the hurt to the shooter ( wasn't me).
 

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nope...have seen very low trigger pull guns that don't have hammer follow and the TR jig is tested safe.Talked to a gun salesman who's associate that competes working at their other store has a 1 1/2 lb. trigger on his 1911 and he was able to test fire his gun and it took him 6 shots before he had control of the trigger ...kinda makes ya go hmmmmm. Not for me...I'm extra careful with my 2 1/2 lb. The reason I ordered the True Radius jig was with limited experience but constantly changing the profile of my 6 sears,I wanted to b sure I hadn't created a monster in my 1911's...this jig takes all the guess work out of the equation..
 
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