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I'm very curious about the looks and the carry impact of doing a magwell extension mod to my Kimber Ultra CDP. Can anyone of you great Mississippi shooters let me know if you've done this and all the benefits vs. drawbacks of this?

Thanks Guys and Gals!
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No, but I am seriously considering it for my Colt 1991A1 Compact. I don't think it will make much difference as to carry and I personally prefer the look over stock.

But I don't use the larger, rounded MSH type, I use the Wilson that attaches with ears over the bottom grip screw bushing. I have them on a Kimber Stainless II, a Kimber Raptor, Kimber Pro Raptor, and Para Elite Commander and have not had any problems.

I did use a Dremel tool to relieve the back of the grips for the ears, but only slightly.
 

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Patchz,

I believe I have one that I'm not using. Will look when I get home from work.

If you can use it you can have it
I really appreciate that VR. If it's a blued Wilson I can use it.
 

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I have used and do recommend the one piece Smith Alexander magwell main spring housings. They can be contoured to hide very well and are very sturdy!!
 
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By the way welcome from scenic down town Duelin Banjers Mississippi!!! Best folk in the world here on msgo with just a small smattering of A-Holes mixed in to keep it interesting!
 

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I didn't realize you were new, I was too focused on the thread subject.

:welcome:from the Free State of Jones.
 

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I vote for the S&A one piece magwell as well. I've had them on several
1911 pattern handguns for years. I chose them over a two piece design
or the Wilson type that hooks over the lower grip screw bushings for ONE
reason, I had one of those that unlike an earlier poster's experience,
moved when it was fired during a match; at least it didn't squiggle
sideways in a self defense situation since it intruded into the grip
opening sufficiently that I couldn't swap magazines until I stripped
the pistol and took it off. The S&A just sits there like the Rock of
Gibraltar and I've never had one move.
 

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I vote for the S&A one piece magwell as well. I've had them on several
1911 pattern handguns for years. I chose them over a two piece design
or the Wilson type that hooks over the lower grip screw bushings for ONE
reason, I had one of those that unlike an earlier poster's experience,
moved when it was fired during a match; at least it didn't squiggle
sideways in a self defense situation since it intruded into the grip
opening sufficiently that I couldn't swap magazines until I stripped
the pistol and took it off. The S&A just sits there like the Rock of
Gibraltar and I've never had one move.
How did that happen? Did an ear bend or break. Since I have them on carry guns it concerns me. But I'm having difficulty understanding how. Mine won't budge.
 

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How did that happen? Did an ear bend or break. Since I have them on carry guns it concerns me. But I'm having difficulty understanding how. Mine won't budge.
An ear bent on the one I had and let the unit shift, but in reflection I think it was
also miscast slightly off center and that might have contributed to the problem.
But I still decided to opt for the S&A design since it just won't move in my
experience.
 

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An ear bent on the one I had and let the unit shift, but in reflection I think it was
also miscast slightly off center and that might have contributed to the problem.
But I still decided to opt for the S&A design since it just won't move in my
experience.
Thanks, I appreciate your explaining it.

Obviously, it would be safer to use the S&A type but also more expensive, which is an important consideration for me right now. I will certainly keep a close watch on the ones I have and inspect any new ones I might use for defects etc. But I do like the thinner, flat profile better.

I did shoot a couple of hundred rounds after installation before carrying it.

I am very glad that happened to you in a match and not a defense situation.
 

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Got the one from VR today and installed it. I don't see any reason for it to be less concealable.

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My problem now, is coming up with the money to do everything else I want.
RAASCO grips - ordered
TruGlo TFO sights installed - pending
Plastic trigger/MSH replaced - pending
New bushing - pending
Sum Gy's magic - pending

Thanks again VR. :D
 
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