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Kimber TLE II, adding Ed Brown parts?

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I have a Kimber TLE II, shot around 4k rounds, thinking of buying some parts from Ed Brown, anyone have any feed back on them? I was told by my local gun smith that the HardCore slide stop would be a good piece to add on? The SS Beavertail is what I'm really interested in & the Ambi-Safety, the rest of the parts just came along for the ride and to add to the Stainless on Blued look. I've been told to replaced the barrel bushing after 5k rounds. Kind of a remodeling project as well.

Item 1) #868-1 Beavertail w/ Memory Groove, 80 Series, Stainless @ $35.95
Item 2) #893-T Ambi-Safety, Tactical, Stainless @ $57.95
Item 3) #810-HCS Hardcore Slide Stop, Stainless @ $35.95
Item 4) #855 Standard Magazine Release, Stainless @ $21.95
Item 5) #833 Drop-in Bushing, Stainless @ $19.95
Item 6) #804 Hex Head Grip Screws, Stainless @ $7.50

I'm still learning the ins and outs of the 1911.
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- The grip safety will require frame modification (removal of material) - I've tried without and it does not look good or feel good. I decided not to modify my frame.

- The ambi safety will require fitting and proper function testing after installation. Proper fitting is critical and a do-it-yourself job is not recommended if you don't have a complete understanding of how the safety and the sear interact.

- The slide stop is easy to install. I've installed two with only minor fitting

- The magazine release - easy to install, might require slight fitting

- The drop in bushing - I have no experince with this one, but I'm willing to bet you won't get the accuracy you do with your stock bushing. If I were doing it, I'd get a new bushing from the Kimber Custom Shop. I'm not sure however that the bushing needs changing, especially only after 5k rounds.

- Hex screws - drop in, no fitting and would look nice on a blue/black framed gun with stainless safeties and slide stop.
 

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Thanks, for the advice. I'll look and see if Kimber offers the barrel bushing.

I was planning on haveing a gunsmith work on the grip saftey and install the ambi-safety. How much material is removed from the frame?
 

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Here is what I'd estimate has to be removed from the frame. This might be a little of an over estimate, but is only a rough idea:
 

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