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Great article on replacing the Kimber 1911 factory recoil spring!

Kimber Shooters Forum located here. Has a great article on replacing the factory Kimber 1911 recoil spring.

Wilson Combat Flat-Wire Recoil Spring Kit

Wilson Combat Flat-Wire Recoil Spring Kit

Wilson Combat has become the standard for 1911 components and accessories, this is a great walkthrough on the installation of this replacement spring/guide-rod.

The article has great step-by-step directions on how to take down and install.

Wilson Combat Replacement Recoil Spring

Wilson Combat Replacement Recoil Spring

Check out the article here!

Replacing the Kimber 1911 factory recoil spring with the Wilson Combat Flat-Wire Recoil Spring Kit.

Using Lead Shot to Reduce Recoil on Thompson Center Encore Forearm

Tired of the recoil generated by the TC Encore 20 ga. slug barrel? I am!

First, I switched to a thumb-hole Flex-Tech stock, this significantly reduced the amount of muzzle jump, but the recoil from the slugs into your shoulder was still incredible.

Thompson Center Encore Thumb-Hole Flex Tech Stock

Thompson Center Encore Thumb-Hole Flex Tech Stock

My 20ga slug barrel really kicks with the 3″ federal barnes expanders, so I added some lead shot using RTV (room temperature vulcanization aka culk) ­čÖé to the forend.

Using Lead Shot to Reduce Recoil on Thompson Center Encore Forend

Finished productI only added weight to the two sections, you could add as much as you want, in as many as you want.

I used my wet finger to spread the RTV, which I used to cover/secure the #7 birdshot that I harvested from some cheap small-game loads. » Read more..