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I hear all about how Kimbers are not up to par with Colt from so many, yet Kimber does have parts available. I have a Colt Defender made in 1999....need a recoil spring....none available on third party sites like Brownells, Midway, etc. Call Colt and they essentially tell me too bad...they can't get one.

Ok....I ask if I can use a sub from a Kimber or other officers 1911. Of course, they don't know. So I need some help. Has anyone tried to use a Kimber or another recoil assembly in a Defender? Anyone have any advice on this issue. Thanks
 

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Have you tried looking Wolff gunsprings? They should have anything


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Thanks...found at Wolf...they were helpful....thanks for all the help.
 

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:35: I love a happy ending!! Especially when it's quick :yup:
Sorry for the rant...guess I was just surprised at how unhelpful and seemingly unconcerned Colt was.
 
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Kind of a pain to disassemble the captive Defender spring. Just an FYI the 3" Kimber's captive model will work in a Defender/New Agent.

I've got a few thousand through my New Agent and have not changed the spring yet. I do have a spare ready but she's just chugging along nicely.
 

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Kimber is not up to par, says people who don't own kimbers. I've been very happy with the two I've owned. People who do own kimbers usually are.
 

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Plus 1 on the Kimber assembly; works great and fits better than the Colt's part.
I need more info on how I put the kimber recoil assembly in the Colt. My Defender has an outer spring that goes over the guide rod, but has the inner captive spring inside the guide. Do I just buy the Kimber assembly and put that in? Not understanding how this works for they are different type assemblies. Thanks
 

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Kimber is not up to par, says people who don't own kimbers. I've been very happy with the two I've owned. People who do own kimbers usually are.
Sadly, Kimbers are the Taurus of the 1911 world. Meaning, they catch all the grief.

I don't own one, and can't say either way. Just an observation.

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A good bit of information to know is that most firearm manufacturers do not fabricate their gun springs in house.

The various springs are usually subbed out.
 

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I need more info on how I put the kimber recoil assembly in the Colt. My Defender has an outer spring that goes over the guide rod, but has the inner captive spring inside the guide. Do I just buy the Kimber assembly and put that in? Not understanding how this works for they are different type assemblies. Thanks
It goes like this.
-Buy the Kimber spring assembly you need (.45 or 9mm)
-Remove Colt spring assembly (the whole thing, rod and springs)
-Drop in Kimber part
-Reassemble gun
-Done
 
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