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Old 11-07-2008, 07:36 AM   #1
 
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Almost new kimber that is.. I bought a Tactical Custom II on consignment. I shot it last night for the first time. Shot great except it hung open about 5 times. and jammed loading a bullet up the throat. I took it apart, and saw a small booger on the ramp, its a little low on the ramp to affect the bullet "I think" butt I could be wrong. I had bought 2 chip mcormick 8 round power mags used at Reddings and maybe the springs are worn? Maybe I was holding the gun too soft?

Would it be wise to take it to a gunsmith? Or send it to Kimber?

Any advice..
Thanks,..,

Chris
 
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:09 PM   #2
 
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Re: New member new kimber

Kimbers are good pistols. If you have trouble it is usually a magazine or ammo issue. I'm not saying that it is not the gun, but it is usually related to something else.

If I were you, I would clean it and lube it. (When lubing a 1911...think old shovel head Harley with a oil leak) Thats right, give it plenty of oil. I would try it with different ammo and mags. If none of that works, I'd send it back to Kimber for sugery.

Good Luck, Buddy
 
Old 11-08-2008, 04:23 PM   #3
 
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I feel kinda lame for buying used mags but hey... live and learn.. A guy at the range said he prefers Wilson combat mags to anything else. You personal pref?



Thanks

Chris
 
 
Old 11-08-2008, 05:07 PM   #4
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Re: New member new kimber

I rely on Wilson but shoot Chip Mc at the range.
 
Old 11-08-2008, 06:37 PM   #5
 
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Chip Mc Cormick mags are good and I use them for indoor matches where the mags are dropped on concrete (because they are cheaper ops: ). For carry and other matches, I use Wilson. I have never had a Wilson Mag go South and I never clean them like I should.

I'm sure there are others out there that are just as good, but I have not used them.

Buddy
 
Old 11-24-2008, 04:08 PM   #6
 
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By "hung open" do you mean slide lock with rounds still in the magazine?
 
Old 12-12-2008, 07:39 PM   #7
 
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Yes, rounds in mag, slide open but not on the slide stop. It looks like its eating itself..

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/ ... 010561.jpg

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m76/ ... 010566.jpg

Alloy frame is getting a new booger after every 100-150 rounds with probably 3 jams..


Thanks

Chris
 
Old 12-13-2008, 04:02 PM   #8
 
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I was just trying to duplicate your malfunction with my Kimber Compact. Since the slide stop isn't catching it, is it hung on the disconnector or is a round hanging on the bottom of the ramp where it meets the frame?
Haven't got a "booger" on my alloy frame. Only thing I can think of there is the fromt of your mags may be catching it.
 
Old 12-19-2008, 10:04 PM   #9
 
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I took it to Jim Hoag. His shop is literally 2 miles from my house. SO, lets just say a Jim Hoag trigger job feels pretty frickin nice.. And lets hope it fires properly now.. He says it will..

cross your fingers
Chris
 
Old 12-21-2008, 06:00 AM   #10
 
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Chris,
I'm all curious now. Did he say what was causing the malfunctions?
 
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