Springfield Custom Shop

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  1. Glocker1984

    Glocker1984

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    Hey all-

    Will the Springfield Custom Shop accept 1911's from other companies? i.e. Kimber?

    I ran 100 rounds thru my Custom II today; and had one Failure to Extract. I did the "extractor tension test" (putting a round in between the breech face and extractor and shaking the slide up and down), and it did NOT come out. I was thinking about sending it to Springfield for the "Reliability Package". My Custom II has 250 rounds thru it so far.

    What says everyone?
     
  2. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    Call them and ask, they have great customer service,







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  3. MD357

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    They will accept work on other makes or at least they used to.

    Sounds like all you need to do is adjust your extractor tension though.....rather loosen it up a tad.

    Just saying, you might want to try this before sending your gun into springfield and waiting 92839128193 days for a simple fix.
     
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  4. Glocker1984

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    I would love to brother. How is it done though? I am a novice 1911 owner; but would love to become as knowledgable as you guys someday.
     
  5. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    Kimber Custom II, I'd call Kimber and have them give it a go. I will say their customer service sucks but if you have a new gun they should be able to look at it. I had issue with a used TLE/R II and they acted like I called the wrong company.







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  6. Rinspeed

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    With only 250 rounds through it I wouldn't try to adjust anything just yet. Do not send it back to Kimber, ever.. :whistling:
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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  8. GJ1981

    GJ1981 Pitying Fools

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    They'll accept any "quality" 1911 but I would strongly AVOID them...I've had enough issues out of their shop that I've sold every SA pistol I owned, which all came from the "Custom Shop."

    I learned that hammer follow was normal and within their specs after my last return to them.
     
  9. ca survivor

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    Is Kimber considered as a "quality" 1911 ?

    sorry, I had to do it :rofl:
     
  10. MD357

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    When in doubt, try youtube for some vids or even google. FAA posted a link, here's another....

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENFoZPF2-FM"]1911: Extractor Tension and Adjustment - YouTube[/ame]

    This may or may not solve your problem, but every 1911 owner should know the basics.

    Also, make sure you are using good mags. Stock Kimber mags are crap.
     
  11. CAcop

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    I had them pimp out a Colt about a decade ago. Actually it's been over a decade. Where the hell did the time go?
     
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    Not saying people have not had issues with Kimber customer service, but when I had to send back a Compact Stainless over a year ago they fixed the problem and in a short time.

    Your manual will tell you that at 250 rounds you're not past the 'normal break-in period'. Shoot it about another 200 rounds and see if you're still having problems first.

    ETA: Yes, the mags Kimber supplies with their guns do suck. I
     
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  13. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    They have no qualms about working on my Colt, so they should a Kimber.
    They may not want to work on cheap imports with cast frames though.
     
  14. faawrenchbndr

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    So, 250 rounds fired & you are worried about 1 FTE out of 100?
    Shoot the darn thing, if you are still having issues at 500-600
    rounds fired, then send it to Springer or Kimber!
     
  15. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    You won't go wrong with letting SACS work on any 1911 you own. :thumbsup: