Once again- how little we know- Kimber extractors are machined bar stock, tool steel!
This is a discussion on Once again- how little we know- Kimber extractors are machined bar stock, tool steel! within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I just talked to Jay at Kimber and asked if my MIM extractor was anything to worry about. He said, "Our extractors are not MIM, ...
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Post By bmcgilvray
July 12th, 2011 09:27 AM
July 12th, 2011 09:27 AM
July 12th, 2011 10:36 AM
Makes sense about the 1911 needing machined extractors.
I meant to respond to your other fun thread but never did. It is apparent that some MIM is first rate. I'm an old foggy however and choose to avoid MIM in any shape or form. There's not any real basis for choosing to avoid MIM parts as it is obvious that such parts can serve over the long haul. I believe I can live out the remainder of my life enjoying guns without MIM parts though.
I'm still mad at Smith & Wesson for going to MIM on their action parts in their revolvers.
“No possible rapidity of fire can atone for habitual carelessness of aim with the first shot.”
Theodore Roosevelt, The Wilderness Hunter, 1893
July 12th, 2011 10:50 AM
It's funny - I've been takin' up for Kimber because I wasn't reading/hearing about failures with their "MIM" extractors. So in reality I wasn't defending MIM extractors at all. But I was defending Kimber, and still am.
Originally Posted by bmcgilvray
You know I really appreciate you posting that and I respect your position and opinion fully. That was a very honest candid post.
And really, that's the way it should be. There's nothing wrong at all with personal preferences we all have them. It's only when those personal preferences are accompanied by unsupported claims that they begin to become, hmmm, irritating.
I wonder how many have automatically replaced stock Kimber 'MIM' extractors (internal, external extractors are MIM) with tool steel ones!
Again, thanks for such a candid logical post.
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July 12th, 2011 11:00 AM
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