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Extraction ejection Issues.

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I have a Kimber Pro II that has been giving me some problems.

Originally it would not feed or eject worth a darn. Ball ammo was the best and Semi-wadcutters were the worst.

I just installed a Wilson Combat extractor and a 22 lb recoil spring.

I took it out this morning for a test run.

The 230 Ball fed without issue, the Semi-wadcutters still no go.

Now that it will reliably feed the Ball I still have an ejection issue.

The brass ejects in every direction and not very far. Some goes right a foot or two, some goes left a foot, some even goes forward a foot or two, but most "still" ejects right into my face or bounces of the brim of my hat.

If the extractor was not the problem, what is the cause and how can I fix this?

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I’m not familiar with Kimber 1911’s. How long of a barrel do you have there? I love Commander sized 1911’s and own several. I run a 20# recoil spring in mine as recommended by Ed Brown. One put over 8,000 rounds through one of my Browns with not one failure. To the point, none of my 3 Commander sized 1911’s (two in 45 acp and 1 in 38 super) eject spent shells in what I consider a normal, consistent pattern. They all will eject anywhere from 1 o’clock, to hitting me in the face. I do believe your recoil spring is too heavy if you have a Commander size pistol. That would explain the short distance your spent shells are being ejected. I guess what I’m saying is that 1911 pistols shorter than a government model may not eject shells as consistent as other pistols .
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