Stiff mag release on new Kimber 1911?

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Howdy folks,
my good friend bought a Kimber Rapide in .45 caliber recently. Great piece, nice tight tolerances, shoots well.
However, his thumb magazine release seems very stiff, much stiffer than any of my 1911s.
I assume the fix would be as simple as replacing/modifying the release spring but I wanted to ask here whether anybody else has had the same problem.
I just wonder whether it's a one-off or if all Kimbers (or all Rapide models) have such a stiff release button.
Thank you in advance for any useful replies.

(and if y'all behave and don't hijack the thread, I just might post some pictures for y'all to drool over :) )
 

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I promise I won't drool, since I don't have a Kimber nor do I want one.:roflsmile:
 

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Take the mag release out and make sure there’s no rough edges or metal burs anywhere before you buy anything.
 

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The mag catch and spring are fine, take them out and replace everything else.
Best answer yet!
 

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The mag catch and spring are fine, take them out and replace everything else.
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