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recoil spring plug

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I have owned a Kimber Compact (stainless) for 2 years. Enjoy shooting it. One problem though. The shoulder on the recoil spring plug is "battered". This makes for difficult removal and insertion. On several occasions I have had to sand the battered shoulder to facilitate insertion. Two questions. What is causing this? How should this piece fit (snug? - loose?) Thanks is advance!
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I own a Compact Aluminum Stainless, and after quite a bit of shooting I noticed the same problem. I called up Kimber and ordered a new recoil spring assembly (guide rod, spring plug, and spring) and that solved the problem. As to what causes it, I have no idea. The spring plug should be in constant contact with the slide, so I wouldn't think the parts are being battered together. Hope this helps.
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