Hi all, just got a new Kimber Grand Raptor. Shot it today for first time and what a gun. I got it home and went to strip it down and I got to the point of removing the slide but it will not come out it jams about half inch foward and wont budge. read the instructions several times but same result. I need help.
any suggestions will be helpfull.
Don't forget one of the golden rules of gunsmithing is firm but don't force it. After you releive the preasure on the return spring it will be a peice of cake. Good luck.
Well it looks like the firing pin block lifter arm will not go in all the way into the frame preventing the slide from sliding forward. I will call Kimber today and see what they say.
"bing bang boom! hair out...hamburger time" - William Murderface
Well I got to the problem. The MAINSPRING HOUSING is not letting the grip safety go back out enough to lower the lifter arm to relase the slide. Got the file out and now it comes apart with out any problems. Thanks to all for you input.