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Old 11-24-2019, 08:39 PM
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Disassemby Tool

I was in one of those "what don't I have" moods tonight and remembered a friend having a Tactical Pro II in 9mm that I admired. I did some internet research, only to learn it requires a tool to disassemble. That kind of put a damper on my enthusiasm and I wondered why anyone would design a gun requiring such a tool that is surely to get lost between owners.
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Old 11-24-2019, 09:16 PM
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The Kimber I used to have just required a paper clip with a L bent in the end.

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Old 11-24-2019, 09:28 PM
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The gun comes with this tool. A bent paperclip works just as well. I wouldn't let the take down procedure be a concern when buying this gun.
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Old 11-24-2019, 10:03 PM
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Dawson makes an awesome guide rod that eliminates the need for the paper clip.
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Old 11-26-2019, 04:23 AM
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Another alternative to the "paper clip" is the 1911 Ultra Tool. It not only captures the recoil spring/guide rod, but it keeps things perfectly lined up for reassembly. Can actually use both hands to install slide stop if needed. A bit spendy, but it's well made and saves time and frustration if cleaning multiple four inchers at one time as I often do.

https://www.1911ultratool.com/collec...mpact-platform

There is a similar and much less expensive tool for three inch Kimbers made by another company that works in the same way. https://www.ndzperformance.com/NDZ-K...kim-tool-l.htm

After using these tools I would never go back to the paper clip and I wonder why Kimber doesn't sell these on their web site. And, NO, I am not associated in any way with these companies. Just passing on what works well for me.
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Old 11-26-2019, 05:55 AM
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I quit using the tool many years ago for the 4" models when my best friend showed me the technique for doing it without the tool - much easier and faster without the tool. Wilson Combat has a video on their Youtube channel that shows how to do it, it's really pretty easy. You will still have to use the tool for the 3" guns though.
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:59 AM
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You don't need a tool.
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Old 11-26-2019, 01:46 PM
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Agree, you don't NEED a tool, but it sure makes life easier, especially for us old geezers.
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Old 11-28-2019, 08:10 AM
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You can use a tool or not but either way, its a good gun.
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Old 11-29-2019, 07:58 AM
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Another alternative to the "paper clip" is the 1911 Ultra Tool. It not only captures the recoil spring/guide rod, but it keeps things perfectly lined up for reassembly. Can actually use both hands to install slide stop if needed. A bit spendy, but it's well made and saves time and frustration if cleaning multiple four inchers at one time as I often do.

https://www.1911ultratool.com/collec...mpact-platform

There is a similar and much less expensive tool for three inch Kimbers made by another company that works in the same way. https://www.ndzperformance.com/NDZ-K...kim-tool-l.htm

After using these tools I would never go back to the paper clip and I wonder why Kimber doesn't sell these on their web site. And, NO, I am not associated in any way with these companies. Just passing on what works well for me.
I have a different tool for the Pro's and one for the Ultras. I don't always use them but they do make things much easier.
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Old 11-29-2019, 12:22 PM
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I have a different tool for the Pro's and one for the Ultras. I don't always use them but they do make things much easier.
Ditto here. Easy is good.
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Old 12-01-2019, 06:10 PM
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I used to shy away from any 1911s that required a tool for takedown but I really wanted a pro Raptor and I’m glad I went ahead and got it. In a self defense scenario, you’re not going to be field stripping the pistol anyway. It’s a minor annoyance, but only minor. I can live with that to be able to enjoy a fine pistol. I’ll have to look up that video showing how to disassemble without the tool, though. Just in case.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:12 AM
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Another alternative to the "paper clip" is the 1911 Ultra Tool. It not only captures the recoil spring/guide rod, but it keeps things perfectly lined up for reassembly. Can actually use both hands to install slide stop if needed. A bit spendy, but it's well made and saves time and frustration if cleaning multiple four inchers at one time as I often do.

https://www.1911ultratool.com/collec...mpact-platform

There is a similar and much less expensive tool for three inch Kimbers made by another company that works in the same way. https://www.ndzperformance.com/NDZ-K...kim-tool-l.htm

After using these tools I would never go back to the paper clip and I wonder why Kimber doesn't sell these on their web site. And, NO, I am not associated in any way with these companies. Just passing on what works well for me.
Just wanted to say thanks for posting this. I ordered the 1911ultratool for my Kimber Ultra and it's a Godsend.
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