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Modified TLE

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by gpo1956, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. gpo1956

    gpo1956 Member

    I hope these pictures work. Gun started out ass the black TLE. I modified as follows:
    EGW-Anglebored bushing,slidestop and extractor
    Ed Brown-thumb safety, mag release and catchlock
    Wilson-mainspring housing,hammer,sear,strut,full-lenght guide rod
    Les Baer-grip safety
    Brownells-medium solid trigger
    Heinie-all black Slant-Pros
    Hogue-Rosewood grips
    Metaloy-matte hard chrome

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  2. gpo1956

    gpo1956 Member

    Second pic

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  3. gpo1956

    gpo1956 Member

    Third pic

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  4. gpo1956

    gpo1956 Member

    Last one

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  5. TarpleyG

    TarpleyG Well-Known Member

    Looks good but I have to ask--why change all that stuff out on a TLE? The TLE is a fine pistol right out of the box. Guess you like tinkering.

  6. Shmackey

    Shmackey Well-Known Member

    Just guessing his intentions, but I figure it's because Kimber makes terrific frames and slides that cry out for parts of equal quality.
  7. Serpico

    Serpico Well-Known Member

    Mine started out as a stock TLE. Just finished customizing it with the following:

    New grips.

    [​IMG] ;)
  8. stans

    stans Well-Known Member

    Kimber uses a lot of MIM parts, these can and do break. On the range, it a breakage constitutes a bad day at the range and little more. If you are depending upon the gun to save your life or the lives of others and something breaks, that may constitute the worst and possibly last day of your life.
  9. gpo1956

    gpo1956 Member

    Schmacky and Stans,
    You're both right on the money. The slide to frame fit and the barrel fit are superb. However, the small parts all leave a lot to be desired as far as quality and fit. A side by side comparison of the new parts with the stock parts says it all. As it is now, this kimber is a very very nice pistol.

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