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g29guy
02-11-2013, 09:28
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glock2740
02-11-2013, 09:48
Congrats!

g29guy
02-11-2013, 10:05
Thanks.
Definitely need to upgrade spring and propably a flat EGW FPS stop if applicable. I'm new to 1911's so I have alot more reading to do. It has two jams in three magazines of my reloads. cases are getting smashed by slide before fully ejected. I Think its just the spring weights. I had the same effect on my glock 29 until i upgraded to 21 and 23 pound springs.

bac1023
02-11-2013, 12:03
Very nice

Congrats! :cool:

faawrenchbndr
02-11-2013, 13:09
Congrats,.......check into Wolff gun springs, you need a 23#

http://www.gunsprings.com/Semi-Auto%20Pistols/COLT/DELTA%20ELITE/cID1/mID1/dID64

rppnj
02-11-2013, 15:25
Congratulations! I have the Kimber Eclipse Custom II in .45. It's a beautiful looking pistol. Just be careful when cleaning it. I inadvertantly got some bore cleaner on the black area at the front underside of the pistol which left an area of discoloration (an area of black lightened to a dark peat color). I don't want to make it worse so I haven't tried to bring it back to its original condition. I contacted Kimber regarding this issue but they never responded. This happened after I used the pistol for the first time. Since I have always kept my guns looking like new, the discoloration bothers me every time I use the Kimber. Like I said, I'm reluctant to mess with it and possibly make it worse. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

TSAX
02-11-2013, 15:32
Congrats :cool:






:50cal:

skeeter7
02-12-2013, 02:10
Congrats! :thumbsup:

SigFTW
02-12-2013, 07:39
What a beauty, congrats!

steve1911
02-12-2013, 23:25
Congrats!




1911club#410

kingdong
02-27-2013, 06:47
Very nice, I want a Kimber Ultra Carry Custom so bad!

ca survivor
02-28-2013, 13:50
Congrats!

Roydrage
02-28-2013, 14:21
SUPER NEAT-O!

Tony

Wyoming
02-28-2013, 21:53
Congrats,.......check into Wolff gun springs, you need a 23#

http://www.gunsprings.com/Semi-Auto%20Pistols/COLT/DELTA%20ELITE/cID1/mID1/dID64

I am a little confused. 23# is standard weight for 10mm. It is a new gun so wouldn't it be at 23#?

The reason I asked is I own the same thing.

faawrenchbndr
03-01-2013, 07:25
I am a little confused. 23# is standard weight for 10mm. It is a new gun so wouldn't it be at 23#?

The reason I asked is I own the same thing.

I'm almost positive Kimber uses a 18.5# spring in their's.
Colt's DE uses a 23

Wyoming
03-01-2013, 08:37
I'm almost positive Kimber uses a 18.5# spring in their's.
Colt's DE uses a 23

Probably don't use 18.5# but springs are so cheap next time I place an order to Brownell's I will add 23# and know for sure.

Thanks.

faawrenchbndr
03-01-2013, 08:48
Probably don't use 18.5# but springs are so cheap next time I place an order to Brownell's I will add 23# and know for sure.

Thanks.

Just confirmed it with a very well know PistolSmith,
"Kimber ships the Eclipse with a 18.5# recoil spring, it's rather weak,
Would suggest trying a 22# spring. Try Wolff Gunsprings......."

Wyoming
03-01-2013, 09:16
Just confirmed it with a very well know PistolSmith,
"Kimber ships the Eclipse with a 18.5# recoil spring, it's rather weak,
Would suggest trying a 22# spring. Try Wolff Gunsprings......."

Easy enough to fix. Most factory 10mm is loaded light. I up spring my 1911 in 45 so I will up spring my 1911 in 10mm. :cool:

faawrenchbndr
03-01-2013, 09:21
Hey, the 23# spring is what the Delta Elite uses.
I did notice that a lot of 10mm fans seem to use 22-24 pound springs.
Guess it all depends on the loads you use.

MD357
03-01-2013, 09:44
Hey, the 23# spring is what the Delta Elite uses.
I did notice that a lot of 10mm fans seem to use 22-24 pound springs.
Guess it all depends on the loads you use.

This. Get a bunch of springs at different weights, just in case. Factory 10mm ammo is weak, while others reloaders can be hot.

faawrenchbndr
03-01-2013, 10:02
Hey,.....after looking into it, Kimber claims to be using a 18.5#
due to the weaker ammo being offered in factory loadings.

Keep in mind, a spring that is TOO heavy can be just as detrimental
as a spring that is too weak.

Short Cut
03-01-2013, 10:13
That's a heck of nice pistol you got there, g29guy. I was about ready to send one of my Delta Elites to a custom smith when along came the Eclipse 10MM. Now I can keep my Colts stock and carry and shoot the Kimber.

Other than the spring weight mentioned the Kimber is GTG. I like the ramped/supported barrel, front strap checkering, beavertail, extended single side thumb safety and the night sights.

faawrenchbndr
03-01-2013, 10:15
Thanks.
Definitely need to upgrade spring and propably a flat EGW FPS stop if applicable. I'm new to 1911's so I have alot more reading to do. It has two jams in three magazines of my reloads. cases are getting smashed by slide before fully ejected. I Think its just the spring weights. I had the same effect on my glock 29 until i upgraded to 21 and 23 pound springs.


Hey,......just found a 22# Wolff spring set I have from when I had my Delta.
Pm my your address, I'll send you the spring set

g29guy
03-01-2013, 19:12
Keep in mind, a spring that is TOO heavy can be just as detrimental
as a spring that is too weak.

This is true. On a Glock 29 a 21 to 23 pound spring is perfect for my reloads I prefer the 23 for hot loads and 21 for the rest of my handloads.

On a 1911 the spring weight for the hammer(main spring) and recoil spring can be increased. I am still waiting for springs in the mail. ill update best combo for my Eclipse II 10mm.

The recoil spring is 18.5# and main(hammer spring) is 21# stock.

I have a 20# recoil spring and 23# and 25# main spring on order.

I also installed a new firing pin stop that I have just given the 90 degree angle enough radius not to score the hammer. The combo of fps and both springs a little heavier should be just right without damaging anything due to fwd slide slamming frame.

faawrenchbndr
03-01-2013, 19:23
Cool deal,........sounds like you have it nailed!

Short Cut
03-08-2013, 12:26
Look forward to hearing how she shoots for you. :cowboy:

g29guy
03-09-2013, 19:44
I have the 20 lb recoil and 25 lb main spring installed with new non beveled firing pin stop. Should be able to fire some rounds tomorrow. Slide is definately harder to rack. Hope the combo works.

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g29guy
03-10-2013, 20:12
Shot several mags today with decently hot ammo and had no issues. 20 lb recoil and 25 lb main spring and egw fps with 90 degree bevel worked great. Brass still flew 15 feet but im used to that. Gun cycled flawless.

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