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Anyone know if Kimber offers their 1911 pistols with an extended slide stop/release. If not, anyone installed one on their Kimber? I was looking at one from Wilson Tactical. I heard they make great parts for 1911's. I'm probably buying a Kimber Custom 2 so anyone with some input/personal experience would be greatly appreciated! Thanx!
 

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Oh yeah! What do all of you think of the Kimber Custom 2's? Experience and opinions greatly appreciated! Thanx!
 

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I've never seen one on a stock gun but I don't look at Kimbers all that much. Aren't extended slide stops like a $5 part from midway anyway? I don' think you need any gunsmithing to have them installed, I thought they were pretty much just drop-in.

Do they make it easier to release the slide with one hand?
 

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jamz said:
I've never seen one on a stock gun but I don't look at Kimbers all that much. Aren't extended slide stops like a $5 part from midway anyway? I don' think you need any gunsmithing to have them installed, I thought they were pretty much just drop-in.

Do they make it easier to release the slide with one hand?
Well theyre like 30 from Wilson but Wilson's 1911's are like 3000 a piece so the part is probably real nice. Yeah they make it easier to release the gun with the strong hand. I'm used to my Sig and Glock so I like to drop the slide with the strong hand. You have to shift your grip without an extended stop because you're supposed to use your support hand with 1911's. Removing the slide stop is part of the fieldstripping process so yeah they're usually just a drop in part. Thanx for your reply.
 

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I have a Kimber custom shop raptor II ultra carry. The entended slide lock is very simple to put in, approx 2 minutes of work.
 

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Bobula said:
I have a Kimber custom shop raptor II ultra carry. The entended slide lock is very simple to put in, approx 2 minutes of work.
Nice pistol! What brand of slide lock did you use and did it take any modification to the part to install? Thanx for your reply! Oh yeah what do you think of the custom 2's?
 
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