Originally Posted by negolien
Ok so let me see if I have this straight. The recomended way to break it down is not good for the weapon but jamming a screwdriver under the assembly and prying it out so it shoots across the room is?
Think I will just contuinue to do it the GI way. If it's worked for over 100 years it must be ok for my non Pro-Competition Kimber.
Your issue is in the full length guide rod. It may not have enough clearance around the plug to allow the rod to rotate enough to clear the bottom barrel lugs. In this case, yes, you'll have to use the GI method of depressing the plug and rotating the bushing to pull the plug out the front.