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Old 05-18-2014, 02:13 PM   #1
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Range Report #3 SCPHD

So ... final trip to the range during the 'break-in period' for my new Super Carry. Tried a couple diff brands of ammo today - PMC & Winchester. Overall it did well, but still having some issues. The Wilson Combat mag had 5 FTF (slide not fully forward on the first round in a full mag), the Kimber mag only had 4 of those. Shot just over 100 rounds total, no significant difference between the different brands of ammo.

NRA instructor at the range thought maybe I should try a different lube on the feed ramp area, like maybe slide glide. He is a validated Kimber hater , but does have extensive gun knowledge & is a top notch instructor.

Any thoughts? I'm debating between cleaning it & trying the instructor's advice for another trip to the range, vs calling Kimber CS tomorrow.
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Old 05-18-2014, 02:15 PM   #2
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Frog lube. Works wonders.
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Nice shooting.

I wouldn't put any lube on the ramp. Just be sure the slide rails are cleaned a properly lubed.

I also prefer to sling-shot the slide rather than depressing the slide release.
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Originally Posted by Insta-Gator View Post
Nice shooting.

I wouldn't put any lube on the ramp. Just be sure the slide rails are cleaned a properly lubed.

I also prefer to sling-shot the slide rather than depressing the slide release.
Thanks!

I don't use the 'slide release' - was told by a gunsmith that that's actually the 'slide stop' & if used extensively as a slide release it can wear down the notch on the slide & then fail to work at all as a slide stop (after several years of use). The instructor tried it today & had the same issue I'm having - wanted to make sure it wasn't my fault.
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Frog lube. Works wonders.
Where do you buy it? Do you coat the entire gun with it, or just the parts that usu get lubed?
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I don't like the idea of lubing the feed ramp, I don't know what your shot count is at this point but if it were my gun I'd give it a real good cleaning, lube it up and continue shooting it. I've been using slide-glide on the rails on a couple of my guns and am really liking it.
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Chickadee, you are correct on the terminology. It is the slide stop. I agree with what you were told in regard to it's use. Thanks for the correction.
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Originally Posted by Chuck43 View Post
I don't like the idea of lubing the feed ramp, I don't know what your shot count is at this point but if it were my gun I'd give it a real good cleaning, lube it up and continue shooting it. I've been using slide-glide on the rails on a couple of my guns and am really liking it.
That's why I wanted to ask you all before I lubed something the Kimber manual doesn't list as needing lube.

I also like the slide glide - have been using it on all my guns for the past year with great results.

My current shot count after today: 570 rounds. It's been cleaned & lubed after each 100-150 rounds (after each trip to the range).
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Chickadee, what model Super Carry do you have?
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Chickadee, what model Super Carry do you have?
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