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Posted: 2/17/2006 9:49:22 AM EDT
1911 Newb wondering if the Kimber TLE II can use regular 1911 parts, mags, and accessories?
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 9:52:17 AM EDT
Yes. However there are several variations in parts that you will have to be aware of. Like the external extractor and internal safety, if so equipped. Everything else is Government Model.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:13:44 AM EDT
Oh yeah. There are big unloved piles of MIM parts tossed out everywhere
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:18:26 AM EDT
Not that new.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:22:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SP10:
Oh yeah. There are big unloved piles of MIM parts tossed out everywhere



What is "MIM"? I've seen it referenced here a couple of times.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:27:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:

Originally Posted By SP10:
Oh yeah. There are big unloved piles of MIM parts tossed out everywhere



What is "MIM"? I've seen it referenced here a couple of times.



More like 87 times.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 10:56:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 10:56:37 AM EDT by Combatvet]
Metal Injection Molding

Many part failures in Kimber's due to this type of manufacturing process. Kimber thought it revolutionize the industry.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 11:10:07 AM EDT
Kimber is FAR from the only company who should be flogged for MIM parts.

I'm pretty sure markm knew that
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:02:13 PM EDT
pie?????
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:04:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CaptKirk:
pie?????



Damn stupid noobie!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:27:18 PM EDT
Come into some money recently
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:30:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By THellURider:
Come into some money recently





dude all he ever really needs is a 10/22 and a 38 spcl....
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 7:13:15 AM EDT
I've never said that. Yep, money is flowing quite nicely now.............
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:01:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 9:03:41 AM EDT by markm]

Originally Posted By SP10:
Kimber is FAR from the only company who should be flogged for MIM parts.

I'm pretty sure markm knew that



No. I didn't even know what MIM meant. Let alone where it started.

Sounds like an OLYMPIC arms technique.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:39:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Combatvet:
I've never said that. Yep, money is flowing quite nicely now.............



Just wanted to make sure you were spending responsibly
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:29:31 PM EDT
When talking guns you must understand "Drop In" means drop in to your local gunsmith.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:40:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By drobs:
When talking guns you must understand "Drop In" means drop in to your local gunsmith.



+1 I have $200.00 worth of Wilson non MIM partsfor my Warrior. None of them "drop in" and all the smiths in my area are backed up.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 11:23:00 PM EDT
I just replaced thess parts tonight on my Pro Carry II and they all dropped in with no adjustment neccessary. (I'm new to 1911s so this was a learning experience for me. Everything worked and didn't have any unacounted for left over parts!!)

Smith & Alexander Steel Mainspring Housing
Ed Brown Hardcore Slide Stop
Ed Brown Firing pin stop
Wilson Bullet Proof Extractor

On order are Novak Tritium Night Sights and Wilson Tactical Mag release. Then maybe a new non mim hammer and sear combo. That should about do it for me.

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:11:56 PM EDT
How are Colt's on MIM parts? I thought I read somewhere that they have less MIM parts than most out of the box 1911's.
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