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Posted: 6/22/2008 8:34:29 AM EST
Just bought a Kimber TLE/RL II. Thinking about swapping the guide rod to USGI rod. How easy is this and how easy is it to get of the Swartz?
Link Posted: 6/23/2008 4:52:56 AM EST
swapping FLGR to GI is easy...drop in

removing Swartz...how involved do you want to go?

I left mine in because Dept. policy requires it...it's never caused me concern either.

cheap and easy...buy series 70 firing pin and remove Swartz lever from sear/disconnector area.

more dinero and work...remove rear sight to remove entire Swartz assembly and plug holes in slide and frame. Not sure if it is worth all the hassle?
Link Posted: 6/23/2008 10:33:35 AM EST
Thanks for the reply. I think the GI rod might be a benefit but I guess I won't f-ck w/ the Swartz unless it gives me problems.
Link Posted: 7/3/2008 4:10:07 PM EST
I've yet to have any problems out of the schwartz safety in my kimbers. The biggest PITA is putting the slide back on after fieldstripping.

Link Posted: 7/20/2008 5:52:02 PM EST
If you just put in a series 70 FP, wouldn't it always be "rubbing" against the FP safety block? Wouldn't this inferfere in some way with the firing pin's inertia, dragging like that? Just curious....
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 9:39:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/23/2008 9:40:08 AM EST by K9-Bob]
15,000+ trouble rounds with my Kimber with the Series 70 firing pin in place. I don't think there is any appreciable drag on the firing pin. I had multiple timing issues and FTF with the original firing pin in place.
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