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    My Kimber Broke

    Well I was shooting my Pro CDPII at work and when i went to reengage the safety only the left side of it flipped up. Upon going back upstairs and going in the back and taking my gun apart I took the safety out. I found that part of my safety had broken the part of the ambi safety that looks like a horseshoe had broken off. We are going to call kimber on monday, do you think they will send me a new safety or am I going to have to send my new baby off to get fixed
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    I'm guessing that, unless you are a certified gunsmith, they are going to meke you send it back.
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    I wouldn't take Kimber's safety.

    I, too, had a MIM Kimber safety issue on my Kimber. It was giving and bending and would have broken if I hadn't replaced it before it did so. Why risk having the same issue happen again?

    Get a Wilson Combat machined steel safety from Brownells and pay a local gunsmith to install it. The $100 you'll spend will be worth the peace of mind that it's not going to just break again in 6 months.

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    MIM parts, ain't they great?

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    Do not replace the Kimber MIM (Metal Injection Molded) safety with a new MIMber part.

    You are leaving yourself wide open for a catastrophic failure by replacing that part with another MIM part.

    I wouldn't take one even free of charge & with prepaid shipping.

    +1 Limatunes ~ Buy a machined forged replacement part from Brownell's.

    In fact if you do not use the thumb safety ambidextrously then forget the Ambi and just install a regular traditional thumb safety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Do not replace the Kimber MIM (Metal Injection Molded) safety with a new MIMber part.

    You are leaving yourself wide open for a catastrophic failure by replacing that part with another MIM part.

    I wouldn't take one even free of charge & with prepaid shipping.

    +1 Limatunes ~ Buy a machined forged replacement part from Brownell's.

    In fact if you do not use the thumb safety ambidextrously then forget the Ambi and just install a regular traditional thumb safety.
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