How to Disassemble a Kimber Ultra Carry

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The Kimber Ultra Carry II is a miniature version of the venerable Colt M1911 handgun. The small handgun is designed as a backup or concealed-carry weapon rather than as a main sidearm. It is small enough to be easily concealed in a pocket or handbag. The Ultra Carry is available chambered for either the .45 ACP round, or the smaller 9mm Parabellum round. As with any pistol, it is vital you know how to disassemble your Ultra Carry in order to carry out routine maintenance and cleaning.

Items you will need

  • Kimber take-down tool

Press the magazine release switch on the left side of the pistol grip and remove the magazine from the Ultra Carry.

Pull back the slide and visually inspect the firing chamber to ensure there are no rounds loaded.

Lock the slide open and insert the small end of your Kimber take-down tool into the small hole in the recoil spring guide rod immediately underneath the barrel.

Grasp the slide tightly and release the slide lock, then let the slide come slowly forward until the slide lock lines up with the second notch on the left side of the slide.

Push the slide lock button on the right side of the gun, then pull the slide lock bar out of the pistol from right to left.

Move the slide forward slowly until it is prevented from moving any further by the take-down tool.

Push the entire slide assembly straight forward and off the pistol frame.

Pull the recoil spring assembly straight back, then lift it up and back out of the slide.

Push the barrel forward out the front of the slide.


  • Make sure the short end of the take-down tool is not pushed too far through the small hole. If it is pushed too far, it will catch on the edge and you will be unable to pull it backward out of the slide.
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