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I just installed an Ed Brown extended ejector in my Kimber Stainless Compact last week and didn't shape the end of it. I went out to the range yesterday and put a hundred rounds through the pistol without a single FTE. My questions are; Do I need to shape the end? What will happen to other parts like the extractor if I don't shape it? If needed to be shaped, what kinds of angles do I need to put on it? My pistol finally seems to be running right and I'm kinda skeptical about changing anything at this point. BTW, I also refitted and retensioned my extractor at the same time, so I couldn't give you an exact answer as to what exactly was causing all of those FTE's.

Thanks, Robert.
 

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I'm certainly no gunsmith, but I did the same thing. I fitted a Springfield extended ejector due to problems I was having with a stock length one. Just dropped it in and it has functioned 100% since for me. I still have to level out the rear end of it, but the front didn't appear to need any work. I think you'll be fine leaving it alone.

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If you're happy with the ejection trajectory as is, don't mess with the ejector. They can be tuned if necessary, but apparently yours is working just fine.

Bob
 

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Bob, actually it is ejecting right out to the side. I haven't even come close to taking one between the eyes yet:eek: . just_shoot_it, it hand cycles live rounds perfectly. I looked at the bullets, and there doesn't appear to be any major marks on them that would indicate that they are striking the barrel hood.

Robert.
 
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