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Well, I decided that I would replace the plastic mainspring housing on my Kimber 1911 with a steel one. Now I have had absolutely NO problem with the OEM mainspring housing...I just wanted a change.

Sooo, I ordered and installed a Smith & Alexander one piece mainspring housing/magwell. Installation was not a problem, except for one little thing...there is a slight gap between the bottom of the grip frame and the top of the magwell. Not much. You pretty much have to hold it up to a light to see it. The magwell functions perfectly. My reloads are quicker and smoother.

My question is is there anything I can do to close this gap ( I know about the grips that are made that go flush to the well.) Should I be concerned (I currently am not very)or just let it ride?
 

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Well...that tactic does usually give me a reason to buy another gun. :D
 

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Y'all think JB Weld would work?
 

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JB Weld is a very good epoxy.

But I'm not sure I'd bet my life on it.

If it's not a daily carry gun, then it certainly wouldn't hurt to try it.
Sorry, Walt. I was kidding about the JB Weld. I think I'll leave it as is. It's a VERY small gap. It's beyond my skill set to build it up and file it to fit. :(

I hope I didn't offend the guy who has COOLEST welding mask I have ever seen! Even better than the ones on American Chopper:D
 

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And I can testify that he is also very skilled with J-B. He healed a tripod of mine in no time and mended a pair of sunglasses with crazy glue for a cute redhead too.

His skills know no bounds... but the helmet is computer generated.
 

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Sorry, Walt. I was kidding about the JB Weld. I think I'll leave it as is. It's a VERY small gap. It's beyond my skill set to build it up and file it to fit. :(

I hope I didn't offend the guy who has COOLEST welding mask I have ever seen! Even better than the ones on American Chopper:D
Well, you just never know hereabouts; I've seen far stranger things done... :)

And the helmet was courtesy of the friendly folks at Lincoln Electric; my old one is now being used by the number 2 rifle guy on the local SWAT team. He also maintains their collection of steel targets.

He's a better welder and much better shooter than me.
 
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