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Replace Kimber Slide Stop

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The Kimber slide stop on my Compact CDP was giving me fits. It had discolored badly and was popping up on a loaded mag.

I bought an Ed Brown slide stop to replace it. Unfortunately the slide stop notch on the Kimbers is too wide, and while the Ed Brown will lock the slide back on empty, the part of the stop that engages the notch is too narrow to allow a slingshot/overhand release of the slide -- it never touches the front of the slide stop notch. I have to use the slide stop to release the slide.

Can anyone recommend a stainless replacement stop that will work with the Kimber?
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Just put an Ed Brown in a Kimber last night and saw what you are describing. This particualr pistol will operate from overhand release, but it's verrry close...we'll see how it works.

I'd go with a Wilson for yours - I have the Bulletproof in a couple guns and like them - unfortunately they're twice the price of the regular Wilson slide stop - don't know if they're twice as good
 

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It was the regular Brown, not a Hardcore.

Like you said, the slot on Kimbers is wide, and this Brown is just barely long enough to contact the release bevel - I'd be more comfortable if it had more beef...

Installed it in a friend's new Kimber - the "McKimber" slide stop was out of spec and causing some serious double feeds - I fixed the original, but recommended he put in a quality part and keep the old for a spare. The Brown checkered matched the original in looks and he went with it over a Wilson.

BTW, did you get the standard stainless Wilson or go with the bulletproof?
 
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