MSH on Kimber CDP II

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by joeg0812, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. joeg0812

    joeg0812 New Member

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    Oct 24, 2011
    Thinking about replacing the plastic one with one that is Alum. Don't want to mess with anything so hoping someone might know who's model will drop in.
    Thanks

    Joe
     
  2. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    Any regular government size MSH should fit fine. Your guts should be able to transfer over.
     

  3. CMG

    CMG Member

    835
    Aug 20, 2011
    I've used the aluminum housing from VZGrips and they usually fit just fine.
     
  4. joeg0812

    joeg0812 New Member

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    Oct 24, 2011
  5. Cerebrus

    Cerebrus Push to test, release to detonate

    Aug 17, 2011
    Hogue makes one as well.. kinda spendy tho
     
  6. Kruzr

    Kruzr Hangin' In Supporting Addict

    985
    Sep 7, 2011
    Contrary to what you read on the internet, very few MSH's will drop into a Series II Kimber without some attention to the Series II safety in addition to the blocking arm. The grip safety stops on top of the MSH will determine the position of the SII push rod. If that rod sticks up above the frame, it will prevent you from removing the slide. The gun will fire just fine but the rod won't get by the FPS plate when you go to remove the slide.

    If you are going to replace the MSH, first, make sure the slide is off the gun so you can fit it. You should take the gun apart to do this but many folks don't. Take a look at the pic below, even though it is a magwell, the stops are the same.
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  7. CMG

    CMG Member

    835
    Aug 20, 2011
    No fitting needed with the VZ housing in my Pro Aegis II, but Kruzr is right, it is a good idea to confirm the safety push-rod fits flush with the top of the frame.
     
  8. Kruzr

    Kruzr Hangin' In Supporting Addict

    985
    Sep 7, 2011
    BTW, it works two ways. If the push rod is below the top of the frame, the slide goes on and off just fine but the timing of the release of the trigger coming before the release of the FP block may cause issues.
     
  9. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Just a small caveat.
    The ms/hsg 'loads' the sear spring.
    Changing the ms/hsg can effect the trigger pull weight.....and its safety.
     

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