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Field Stripping Question - Full vs Compact

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I have a Kimber Compact. It requires a "take-down tool"(bent paper clips work) to retain the recoil spring and guide assembly while taking the gun apart. Is this normal? Do all compacts require this? What about fullsize?

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Not all compacts require that setup. It is the way Kimber thought was best. Many people don't like the extra tool or extra step anywhere in the 1911 regine, but I really don't find such to be a problem. It is an extra step, but not brain surgery.
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