The external unit serves two fold purpose for kimber. It not only extracts, but kimber also machined a small oval into the top of them and put a red finish in the oval so that when the rd. is in the chamber and the extractor has it's hook on the rd, and hence is sticking out slightly, you can see the red and you now have a second loaded chamber indicator.charico said:Is anyone aware whether an external extractor is affected more by repetitive holster presentations than the internal extractor. I am considering adding a new TLE to the inventory but I do a lot of draw and reholster in training and teaching. I am concerned that a proper tight fitting holster might change the extractor functions.
I hope that this is not true. I am thinking about getting a gold combat stainless, but I want the external extractor. Has anyone seen any kimbers other than the TLE RL II or the Tactical with the new external extractor? Just wondering if they are available yet.Whofan said:I read or heard a rumor about a month ago that Kimber was thinking of keeping the internal extractor on the "custom shop" models, ie Gold Combat, Super Match.
Does anyone have any reliable information on this?