View Full Version : 1911 Extractor tension

December 29, 2001, 02:48 AM
Can someone tell me how to get a rough estimate of whether or not the extractor on my Kimber Compact has the right amount of tension?

Also, what's the best way to adjust it a little, without any expensive custom jigs? Or is that even possible?


Jim V
December 29, 2001, 06:37 AM
Sure it is possible, remove it 1/2 way from the slide ant then gently bend it in the direction you need to go, more tension toward the center of the slde, less tension toward the outside of the slide - assuming that you did not rotate the extractor.

You want enough tension so the extractor will hold a loaded round in place when the slide is upside down.

December 29, 2001, 09:23 AM

Thanks for the info. I really apreciate it!