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Posted: 6/15/2009 7:32:31 AM EST
What's the difference between Gen I and Gen II?
On my full size Kimber Custom it is stamped on the slide - "Custom Classic" - NOT "Custom Classic II"
I'm assuming this is a Gen I. Yes or no?

Then, I got lucky and picked up an Ultra Carry. Once again the slide is stamped "Ultra Carry" and NOT "Ultra Carry II"

So, are both these Gen I?

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:20:16 AM EST
The series l does not have a firing pin safety. The series ll has the firing pin safety which blocks the movement of the firing pin if the grip safety is not actuated.
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 8:29:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By hdbiker1:
The series l does not have a firing pin safety. The series ll has the firing pin safety which blocks the movement of the firing pin if the grip safety is not actuated.


Both of my guns will not let me pull the trigger unless the grip safety is pushed in. As you stated above.
So even though it is not stamped on either of my slides, does that mean I do indeed have two Gen II weapons?

Although... the Custom does not have the pin underneath the slide as would be expected, neither does the Ultra.
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 1:35:33 AM EST
Series 2 have the Swartz safety. Although I have never had a problem with either of Series 1 or Series 2, the series 1 tends to be the more desirable of the Kimbers by Kimber lovers. Good Job on both.

Chris
Link Posted: 6/16/2009 3:15:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By AR15L:

Both of my guns will not let me pull the trigger unless the grip safety is pushed in. As you stated above.
So even though it is not stamped on either of my slides, does that mean I do indeed have two Gen II weapons?

Although... the Custom does not have the pin underneath the slide as would be expected, neither does the Ultra.


That's they way the standard 1911 safety system works. If you could pull the trigger without the grip safety being depressed, what would be the point of the grip safety?

The later design firing pin safety stops a severe impact to the muzzle end of the gun from causing it to discharge. That is, inertia isn't sufficient to cause a firing pin strike with that safety in place.

Link Posted: 6/16/2009 5:13:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By IhateLiberals:
Series 2 have the Swartz safety. Although I have never had a problem with either of Series 1 or Series 2, the series 1 tends to be the more desirable of the Kimbers by Kimber lovers. Good Job on both.

Chris


That is what I thought.
On both buys the owners really didn't know what they had. They just figured a fair price, being a good name brand like Kimber, and called it good.
Each time I kept quiet, bought them and scurried away with my new treasure.

I'm happy!
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