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Have a new Pro Carry II n didn't care for the way u have to NOT touch the grip safety when re-assemblying so u don't knock into the trigger block thingy that sticks up...so left it out and was wondering if I'm going to hell instead of heaven...all my other 1911's are series 70. I did leave the plunger safety in but it better behave or else it's in danger of extraction also.What are everyones thoughts on my actions....never had time for a hobby before retirement so have purchased about 12 or 15 (lost count) guns and love going to the range for practice with friends...might also b an obsession....
 

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Welcome to the forum from Ohio! I have a Pro Carry II and have been perfectly happy with it the way it came from the factory.
 

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Without the "trigger thingy" there's nothing to push up on the firing pin safety/block. Therefore, in theory, when you pull the trigger the firing pin should not go forward to strike the bullet. I personally don't know if the force of the hammer is sufficient to over-power the firing pin safety, but I would actually hope not since it is supposed to protect against discharge if the weapon is dropped. You may have just rendered your weapon inoperable.
 
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Remove the rear sight remove the whole system if must do away with a safety that renders little legitimate concern if it is timed. But as stated above without the plunger the hammer will fall but the firing pin will be blocked. No bang.

Leave it alone. Take the gun apart and assemble as described in the manual. How hard is this?
 

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Welcome to the forum from StLou...I love my two PCII's and wouldn't change a thing on them..{but then again all I know how to do is load-shoot-clean and repeat}...:D
 

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OH CRAP....obviously didn't know this little thingy would contribute in a way to not allow it to fire.....I'm assuming I would have to also go further and remove the safety plunger as well for a complete mimic of the series 70 safety.
 

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OH CRAP....obviously didn't know this little thingy would contribute in a way to not allow it to fire.....I'm assuming I would have to also go further and remove the safety plunger as well for a complete mimic of the series 70 safety.
When I was learning to reassemble my PCII, I watched many videos to learn and the one thing that I remembered was when they all mentioned not to put the slide back on with it sticking out because if you break it off the gun won't fire...
Good luck...
 

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Welcome to the site from Tennessee! Just me but I would not want to "practice/learn" gunsmithing on a $1000.00 plus pistol.
 
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thingy put back in, BOOM... glue stick flies across room. While I was at it I replaced sear spring with one of those 4 1/2 lb. sears with the slots instead of slice's and changed trigger from 5 1/2 to 4 1/2 lbs. ,,think I'm done messing with this pistol...
 

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15 or 20? If you have lost count of how many guns you have, "maybe" and "obsession" are mutually exclusive terms. You are a full-blown addict. And you love to tinker apparently. I have a Stainless Pro Carry II and have changed the MSH, adding a mag well, Heinie Tritium sights, put a Wilson Combat Flat-Wire recoil spring kit in it and I change grips like I change my underwear. Monthly.

I find it easy to slide the slide back on....I just grip the frame with my thumb and fingers and don't turn it upside down. It goes on pretty smooth. My Pro Carry shoots great, feels good, looks like a million bucks and I now have 1800 rounds through it. People at the range hear a cannon and see a target with the bullseye blown out and want to see what I'm shooting. Kimber envy.

Welcome to The Kimber Forum. All addicts and no haters.;)
 

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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois hoghead32. I'd suggest you wait until your Pro Carry II is fully broken in before you start making changes to it. If for any reason it has to go back to Kimber you're going to have to return the gun back to stock specs. or pay dearly to get it back because Kimber will change it back and charge you for it. How about going to the new member introduction sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership?
 
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Love what you've done with your gun and understand that it takes time for a gun to start shooting decent groups..This PC2 had closer to a 6lb. trigger initially so the 19lb MSH was the first thing I did,then it dropped to 5 1/2 lbs. I had ordered 3 sear spring upgrades and had one left so in it went...fully expect it to get to 4 lb with wear. My S&W Series E is awesome at 4.2 lb. and breaks crisp...no drag. I am not a fan of the full length guide rod system,my ceiling shows Y ...the old original short rod n closed end cap,I find easier to manipulate...don't like having to use tools to take it apart...read that someone here switched his to the short one but couldn't tell if he used the open or closed end cap
 

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Welcome Hoghead to the forum Chuck is right get that Kimber broke in and then start fixing the Thingy's. 15-20 pistols that quick you are my new hero........
 

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Yes I have the gun bug....only keep the ones I shoot well and don't shoot small guns well so quit buying them. I think my best shooting guns so far was Glock 34 and Springfield XDM/45/5.25 with the Powder River Extreme trigger kit,which leaves u a 2.4 lb trigger with very little break-in required. This Kimber is my 6th 1911 if u want to count the Rock Isl.45 and the Compact Tac. 9mm...Traded in a Springfield R O target 9mm that had way to many things wrong with it for this Kimber....was actually hesitant buying a Kimber..but then all the gun dealers u go to usually have three or four times the # of Kimbers over anything else and they don't discount them as much...maybe a hundred or so...heck I've got other 1911's for 400 off list...anyway like this Kimber so far and started hunting for grips.....dirt cheap on ebay !
 

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anyway like this Kimber so far and started hunting for grips.....dirt cheap on ebay !
Remember you usually get what you pay for.
 

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Me Too!!!

Hoghead, I understand your urge to "tinker" with your guns. Been there, done that, have a large pile of the t-shirts!!!!;);)After many years of competitive shooting, I have one of the snootiest trigger fingers you will ever find. If it does not have a silky smooth, crisp, clean 4 lb. pull with no overtravel, I am compelled to play with it until it does. If that can not be achieved, then that pistol will quickly have new home!!!:eek::eek:

My current object of semi-pro gunsmithing actions is my Kimber Pro Carry II. So far, I have added a set of Trijicon Night Sights, adjusted the trigger and I have a Wilson Combat Flat Wire Recoil Spring on order. I have evil thoughts about installing walrus tooth (ivory) grips. That will cost me a bunch!!! General Patton made me do it!!!

Pro Carry II & Bianchi M57 Holster.JPG
 

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I hear ya...ordered the Wilson Combat kit 655 comes with the 15# flat spring, recoil rod and end cap for 50 bucks...hope it was the right item...seems to b. My accuracy improves up when the trigger pull goes down.....
 

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Is your Pro Carry a .38 Super? I think the 655 is for a 4-inch .38. My PC II is a .45 and the 651 kit is what I put in mine. It does look the same though.
 
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