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Old 05-05-2014, 10:49 PM   #1
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Range report - new super Carry Pro HD

You asked for a range report & a photo. Here it is!

So far I've run 350 rounds thru it. Main issue is FTF - usu just the slide not moving fully forward when chambering the 1st round on a full mag. Doesn't do it with 6 or less in the mag. Only 3 FTE - all in the first 150 rounds. Seems to be improving with each visit to the range, so I plan to just keep shooting, cleaning & oiling. Not gonna worry too much about it till I hit 500 rounds.

Is this pretty typical of a Kimber during the break-in period?
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If I remember right, poss not, but using the slingshot method when racking is ok with Kimber and might help with the break in process. By the way, SWEET super carry!
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I've had the exact same problem with my Compact Stainless II. Slide not going fully forward on the first round of a fresh mag. I only have a little over 200 rounds through it so still in the break-in period.
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Leave your mags fully loaded all the time to break them in also. what ammo are you using for your break-in?
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Nice looking Super Carry.

You're correct. Don't get too worked up on a few FTF to begin with. My first 100 rds I had 5 FTF/FTE issues. After that she smoothed out and now I have 900 rounds down range without any issues. Enjoy. Thanks for the pic.
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You've gotten some good advice, it's way too early in your break in period to worry about it. Keep it clean, keep it oiled, keep shooting it and the ugly duckling should turn into a beautiful swan.
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Nothing to add other then you have a great looking Kimber!
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Originally Posted by Chickadee View Post
You asked for a range report & a photo. Here it is!

So far I've run 350 rounds thru it. Main issue is FTF - usu just the slide not moving fully forward when chambering the 1st round on a full mag. Doesn't do it with 6 or less in the mag. Only 3 FTE - all in the first 150 rounds. Seems to be improving with each visit to the range, so I plan to just keep shooting, cleaning & oiling. Not gonna worry too much about it till I hit 500 rounds.

Is this pretty typical of a Kimber during the break-in period?
Great looking pistol.

I had the same problem with my Warrior SOC around 250 rounds. Mine seemed to be an ammo issue at the time, but now I'm up to 800 rounds and no issues at all. I'm just starting to tinker around with different ammo and haven't had any problems.
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Originally Posted by Chickadee View Post
You asked for a range report & a photo. Here it is!

So far I've run 350 rounds thru it. Main issue is FTF - usu just the slide not moving fully forward when chambering the 1st round on a full mag. Doesn't do it with 6 or less in the mag. Only 3 FTE - all in the first 150 rounds. Seems to be improving with each visit to the range, so I plan to just keep shooting, cleaning & oiling. Not gonna worry too much about it till I hit 500 rounds.

Is this pretty typical of a Kimber during the break-in period?
Hey Chicakdee! awesome looking Kimber! I had issues during and after break in period but Kimber customer service took care of me only 2 weeks time.

You can use my thread as a reference if you want. hope this helps!


https://www.kimbertalk.com/forums/kim...ultra-2-a.html

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Leave your mags fully loaded all the time to break them in also. what ammo are you using for your break-in?
I will try leaving the mags loaded between trips to the range. I bought a Wilson Combat mag for it last week - it actually seemed to have more FTF's with the new mag...

Current ammo: Federal 45 Auto 230 Grain FMJ
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