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Posted: 8/15/2005 3:51:21 AM EDT
I'm going to a 3 day Randy Cain class in a couple of weeks and will be taking my fullsize Kimber Series 1. So far I have two of the following (besides what's already in the gun):
Ed Brown pin set
spare firing pin
grip screws
grip screw bushings
sear spring

I'm running an ambi-safety but I have the original single-sided safety that I can drop in if the ambi fails. I also have a spare tuned extractor. I'm also a mag whore so I have tons of those but will still probably order a couple more spares.

Can you think of anything else I should get before the class? Obviously anything that needs to be fit is out, but any other drop-in parts?
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:44:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 4:58:03 AM EDT
I generally go 1000 rounds or so between cleanings (about 5 matches), but am planning on erring on the side of caution for the class.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:00:40 AM EDT
Rather than worry about all those spare parts, why not just take a glock?

(note the winking smiley. don't get all emotional and such!)
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:03:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
Rather than worry about all those spare parts, why not just take a glock?



I'm doing that too actually. I'll have a spare 1911 (Kimber Compact Aluminum) but I'll also have a Glock 19 with me. That reminds me I gotta go pick up some little bullets for the toy gun.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:06:03 AM EDT
Might consider a firing pin stop, occasionally they will crack/break around the firing pin hole.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:21:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 5:53:56 AM EDT by hobbs5624]
One other thing, if you don't mind the expense, is a slide stop. They do occasionally break. You gun will work, more than likely, with a broken ejector tip, cracked slide stop, etc. It won't work with a broken slide stop or extractor.

ETA: I did not post that to argue the point with skunkeye, since he is absolutely right. After reading it I thought it appeared I was being rather trollish. If you're going to be on the ultra safe side, having all these spare parts are nice. For the guy who mentioned just bringing a Glock, I've broken Glocks before too. As a matter of fact, I've broken more channel liners and spring cups in glocks than anything 1911 related. Again, I'm not trying to be arguementative, but all guns can break if used hard, and I think the guy who originally posted this is just one of those guys who plans ahead.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 5:48:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/15/2005 5:49:34 AM EDT by in_burrito]

Originally Posted By hobbs5624:
One other thing, if you don't mind the expense, is a slide stop.



Originally Posted By Skunkeye:
Might consider a firing pin stop, occasionally they will crack/break around the firing pin hole.



Adding both to the list now. Not sure if my FPS is fitted or not but won't hurt to have an extra.

Here's the current list

080-568-004 STOCK BUSHINGS
080-569-004 COLT STOCK SCREWS
087-000-037 #820 SERIES 70 BLUE F/P STOP
087-205-824 #824 ED BROWN FIRING PIN
087-810-000 810 ED BROWN 45ACP SLIDE STOP, BLUE
087-814-000 814 ED BROWN 1911 AUTO REBUILD KIT
087-825-100 822HC HARDCORE SEAR SPRING, BLUE

Current total $85.96
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 7:19:22 AM EDT
How did we get this many replies before someone said "extractor"?

Extractor and Slide Stop are the two possibilities that are most likely, and will certainly shut the gun down.

damian@adcofirearms.com
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 7:27:57 AM EDT
I just bring a spare gun............
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 7:39:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dubb-1:
How did we get this many replies before someone said "extractor"?



Originally Posted By in_burrito:
I also have a spare tuned extractor.

Link Posted: 8/15/2005 7:40:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
I just bring a spare gun............


Obviously, and I will have a spare in the way of my Compact, but I'd like to be able to finish the class with the same gun I start with if at all possible.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 7:43:25 AM EDT
I missed that as it wasn't incorporated in the "list", but in the body. My mistake.

damian@adcofirearms.com
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:25:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By in_burrito:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
I just bring a spare gun............


Obviously, and I will have a spare in the way of my Compact, but I'd like to be able to finish the class with the same gun I start with if at all possible.



The big question - will you have time to repair the weapon?


Still, fine idea to have some parts.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 7:42:18 PM EDT
Will a new extractor, say for example a Wilson Bullet Proof Extractor, generally work right out of the bag. Or, will it need to be tweaked by a gunsmith?
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 7:58:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SSeric02:

Will a new extractor, say for example a Wilson Bullet Proof Extractor, generally work right out of the bag. Or, will it need to be tweaked by a gunsmith?



YOu will likely need to adjust it - but you can do that yourself.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 11:29:25 PM EDT
How about a mallet?
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