I love my SS Pro Carry, well it's not home yet! Just stopped by my local gun shop to LOOK at what mite be there today.Walked in and looked down and saw a Kimber SS Pro Carry in the case. It was used but it looked 100%. I asked to look at it.....and I could not put it back.Their were people standing there like they were waiting for me to put it down.So, I told The man behind the counter to put it in the back.I put it on lay-a-way.I will come back Fri. and pick it up!(Pay Day) Man I can't wait!!
The original mainspring housing is checkered plastic. It's not often referred to as the backstrap, that sounds like a revolver term, for some reason. The plastic piece is no longer on my pistol, I put in an arched serrated stainless mainspring housing.
The biggest single improvement is putting on some Ahrends grips. Wow, what a change. Looks great. I had Cordia wood, but just ordered Tulipwood to modify for the Wilson clip on mag well. (Have to 'relieve' the inside of the grips for it.)
I also am having the frontstrap checkered right now, and an ambi-safety put on, new extractor, and some other stuff (trigger job.) After I put in the Wilson #19 mainspring, the trigger pull was 3.75 pounds, but it wasn't breaking like I wanted, so off to McDougals.
Really like this gun, have used it for IPSC, and IDPA. Very reliable, AFTER I started using the Lee Factory Crimp Die. This gun has only fired my reloads. I voided the warranty with the first shot. On the other hand, the first four shots, the holes were touching each other.
It took a while, but I did find me a SLE a few years back. I tossed the plastic MSH and replaced it with an arched model also. Polished the internals and replaced the grips. I have been lucky as I have never had a problem with the Kimber mag shipped with it. It turned out to be a quite accurate pistol.
I don't shoot it much these days, but don't nobody get their hopes up as it has a home and have no desire to leave.
Smith & Alexander only seem to have checkered on their web-site, not serrated.
Brown recently added arched serrated to their product line.
Rock River Arms also sells arched serrated, but blue only.
The one factory mag I got gave me no problems. But I wanted six of the same (I used my Pro Carry in IPSC a few times.) I think I wound up with the Wilson 10-rounds. All my mags work fine in this one, Ed Brown, Wilson, Metalform, Kimber factory, cheap junk, all of them work.
Just got back my Pro Carry from McDougals, the 25 line checkering is PERFECT. This makes the gun now look as good as a Wilson Combat. It is just outstanding. They didn't put on the mag well, is the only disssapointment. But I guess I can live without it, as this is now my IDPA gun, no more IPSC (got a different one for IPSC now.)