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Old 05-18-2017, 08:08 PM   #1
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Loose front sight??

So my first 300 rounds through my Ultra CDP ii were very challenging.
So half way through I noticed my front sight was drifting to the right. I was able to brass tap it back center. But 50 rounds later drifted back.
So I got back home and used my new wheeler sight pusher, and removed and degreased. Both sight and slide. I did not have any red loctite but I have 243 loctite. So I put that on the slide and on the base of the sight and centered back on.

What you think, will this fix or do I need to buy a new front sight?Or should I contact Kimber to have them look at the slide? Had 4 kimbers and none of them ever moved.


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Old 05-18-2017, 08:47 PM   #2
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My UC Raptor did the same thing at the range back in 2015. I had the range gunsmith take a look at it and after he added a bit of loktite it never moved again.
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Hope that works for you. Of the 5 Kimbers I've purchased, 3 had to be sent back for a loose front sight. They did other tune up things while they were there. It's a PITA to have your weapon back at the mother ship, but the extra tuning made it worth while.
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:19 AM   #4
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I'd call them up and get a return authorization. It just took two weeks round trip to Yonkers to have my front sight replaced. Not too painful. Might as well have the factory fix it just in case there might be an issue down the line.
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:08 AM   #5
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Since you already applied the Loctite take it for a test ride. If it stays in place under repeated fire I'd call it good to go. If it's still moving or you're worried about it call Kimber and send it back to the factory.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:48 PM   #6
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WOW Kimber must have changed something since they have been well known for very tight sight dovetails, front and rear for years. I would have mine pinned....
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:58 PM   #7
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How is that wheeler sight pusher .I've been looking at them and wondering if they are worth the money and actually work
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:20 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by 427malibu View Post
How is that wheeler sight pusher .I've been looking at them and wondering if they are worth the money and actually work


Only one I have tried. Figure going to buy one buy that tank.
I removed stock sight off my glock 19 like butter.
Worked well on fixing this Kimber front sight. Test would be if I replace the Kimber ones, since they sound the hardest.


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So guess the blue loctite worked. 200rd and it did not move. Probably what Kimber would have done anyway. Saved myself $100 shipping.


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Glad to hear it seems to have held. The same thing happened with my PRO CDPII. If it comes loose again send it in. I'm sure Kimber will cover the shipping, that's definitely a warranty thing.
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