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damon1272
09-05-2010, 6:03 AM
I was working on my Kimber, opening up the rear sight last night. Got the work done on the sight and then that lead to a thourgh cleaning of the gun. When trying to reassemble the pistol the spring plug shot off out of my hand. I never heard it land. Took a few times of looking around the living room looking for it. I was just about to order a new one this morning when I found it. I have to be more careful next time. Sheesh!

ejor
09-05-2010, 7:25 AM
Buy a spare, I lost one in the garage I still haven't found. I emptied the garge looking for it.

bodger
09-05-2010, 7:28 AM
I hate it when that happens. I've lost a few bolt plunger springs out of my S&W revolvers. Even when disassembling on a white bedsheet.

I don't know how the heck they can even make a spring that small. But once it's gone, it's gone.

ChrisTKHarris
09-05-2010, 7:34 AM
Be glad it didn't spring off and hit you in the face. I'd imagine that would hurt.

damon1272
09-05-2010, 7:44 AM
Ya, the thought ran through my mind that I need some spares. I had this gun since 2001 and have just recently started shooting in IPSC. Not many rounds through the gun and I am just starting to learn to work on the 1911 system.

OneSevenDeuce
09-05-2010, 8:01 AM
Be glad it didn't spring off and hit you in the face. I'd imagine that would hurt.

It does. :D

Trust me that's a mistake you never make again. Especially when you think about that dent in your forehead could have possibly been on your eye.

6079Winston
09-05-2010, 8:16 AM
About 15 years ago, while working in a gun store, one of my co-workers was showing a customer how to strip a 1911 and launched the plunger into the customers forehead. Good times.

OneSevenDeuce
09-05-2010, 8:16 AM
About 15 years ago, while working in a gun store, one of my co-workers was showing a customer how to strip a 1911 and launched the plunger into the customers forehead. Good times.

Oooooh, ouch.

ChrisTKHarris
09-05-2010, 8:22 AM
About 15 years ago, while working in a gun store, one of my co-workers was showing a customer how to strip a 1911 and launched the plunger into the customers forehead. Good times.

Did he make the sale? :rofl:

bodger
09-05-2010, 8:58 AM
I put a pretty stiff Wolf spring into my Glock and launched it across the room where it struck my girlfriend's Martin D28 guitar.

I wasn't permitted to field strip my weapons in the living room after that.

chiselchst
09-05-2010, 11:21 AM
My home is still hiding a couple and it just what give them up. Some use a rag or bag to capture the projectiles...:eek:

Offthehook
09-05-2010, 11:53 AM
there is a trick to putting it in without it shooting away, saves me now from losing it haha

Fishslayer
09-05-2010, 2:31 PM
I put a pretty stiff Wolf spring into my Glock and launched it across the room where it struck my girlfriend's Martin D28 guitar.

I wasn't permitted to field strip my weapons in the living room after that.

If I had a D28 it would live in a case...

bodger
09-05-2010, 3:53 PM
If I had a D28 it would live in a case...


It's usually cased, every now and then after she plays, she leaves it on one of those guitar stands for a bit.

Bad timing on that spring getaway. It left a mark too. Little half moon dent.

rips31
09-05-2010, 11:06 PM
Are you using a GI plug or the stock FLGR guide plug? For the GI, I generally don't have a prob. With the stock plug, I use the wrench to push it all the way.