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Kimber pro cdp 2

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Oregonhunter5, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Got an issue.
    Love this kimber, but the damn bottom back corner of the grip rubs on my hand. Where the gun is pinned together.
    Would a magwell fix this?
    Or something else?
    It sucks
     
  2. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    Option 1. Round butt it. You don't need any new parts, you simply radius the MSH and frame. As the frame is Kimpro II rather than anodizing, once the round butt is done, get the frame Cerakoted.
    You can do this yourself... if you have an understanding of the 1911, are very mechanical, have a nice assortment of grinders, belt sanders or at the very least files and sandpaper. Oh... an artistic eye helps, because you're sort of freestyling it within safe design limits of the gun.

    Option 2. Bottail it. Like round butting, but more complicated. You need a Bobtail MSH and you need to drill a new MSH pin hole in the frame... and new or modified grips. This is better left to someone who really knows what they are doing with a 1911... unless you do.

    Cheers,
    C
     
  3. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Ok. Thanks!
    I see lots of other kimbers don't have this pin spot on it, and there grips cover that corner.
    Pisses me off.
    What about a magwell? I'm thinking magwell also, cause they seem to fit my hand better. Not to concerned about speed loading, just comfort.
     
  4. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    Could be the aluminum frame. The weight may be causing it to be a bit more snappy. I shot one and noticed it snapped more compared to my 5" steel framed Kimber.
     
  5. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    Grips for a magwell cover the main spring housing pin may solve your problem. If you round but the pistol you will need to purchase a new Main spring housing as your stock MSH is plastic and you will need a steel or alloy housing.

    A Magwell still has the pin in the same location, but you use grips that are not tapered at the bottom and they normally cover the msh pin.
     
  6. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    No. It's hurts just holding while sitting in a easy chair.
     
  7. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Ok. Well that pin sticks out a mm or so. Hope the new magwell has a flush pin, so the grip covers it...