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Old 06-04-2014, 06:47 PM   #1
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I also took the Super Carry Pro HD to the range today. Frustrated to report that the new recoil spring DID NOT fix the problem.

Sorry Chuck43 - you don't get to say 'told you so' about the recoil spring.

It cycles perfectly, no ejection problems - so at least I have that to be happy with, BUT still doesn't want to feed the first round of a full magazine fully into the chamber. Doesn't matter which mag I use (Kimber or Wilson Combat), doesn't matter what brand of ammo I use. The only way it will feed the first round properly is if I only load 5 rounds into the mag.

Had one of the workers at LGS tell me that's a really common problem with a lot of guns from all different manufacturers & the best solution is to just carry a less than full mag - as well as a 2nd less-than-full mag as back up.

Sorry, but I'm not OK with that answer for any defensive gun, but especially not for one I paid over $1600 for!!

I'll call Kimber tomorrow & let you all know what they say.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:51 PM   #2
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I'm confident kimber will rise to this occasion. It will all work out..
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Originally Posted by Chickadee View Post
I also took the Super Carry Pro HD to the range today. Frustrated to report that the new recoil spring DID NOT fix the problem.

Sorry Chuck43 - you don't get to say 'told you so' about the recoil spring.

It cycles perfectly, no ejection problems - so at least I have that to be happy with, BUT still doesn't want to feed the first round of a full magazine fully into the chamber. Doesn't matter which mag I use (Kimber or Wilson Combat), doesn't matter what brand of ammo I use. The only way it will feed the first round properly is if I only load 5 rounds into the mag.

Had one of the workers at LGS tell me that's a really common problem with a lot of guns from all different manufacturers & the best solution is to just carry a less than full mag - as well as a 2nd less-than-full mag as back up.

Sorry, but I'm not OK with that answer for any defensive gun, but especially not for one I paid over $1600 for!!

I'll call Kimber tomorrow & let you all know what they say.
Sorry to hear you are still having problems. The guy at the LGS needs to find a different job, he definitely doesn't know anything about firearms. And....I agree, call Kimber, they will make it right!
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Darn I was looking forward to saying "told you so", LOL. How could anybody working in a gun store give a customer an answer like that? Call Kimber.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:41 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear you are still having problems. The guy at the LGS needs to find a different job, he definitely doesn't know anything about firearms. And....I agree, call Kimber, they will make it right!
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Darn I was looking forward to saying "told you so", LOL. How could anybody working in a gun store give a customer an answer like that? Call Kimber.
Thanks for the support! I was pretty shocked myself - I thought he was joking at first! He's worked there for several years & usu has great advice. We both enjoy chatting with him during our visits, but I won't be asking his advice again!
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You are correct by going straight to the source so to speak. Hopefully Kimber will give you sound advice to resolve the issue. I had issues with my Super Scary Ultra Plus, and I took it to a reputable gunsmith. He resolved the issues after two trips. The advice you received from the LGS was kind of like the doctor saying if it hurts when you do that...don't do that???
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I posted a "like" on your post, not because I liked your problems but because I was agreeing with you.

Sounds like the recoil spring is a bit under strength. Does it do the same thing when hubby shoots it?
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Is the rim under the extractor and the cartridge started in the chamber? Or is the rim under the extractor and cartridge in the chamber and level in line with bore but failing to fully return to battery and lock?
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Wink Call Kimber!!

The appropriate action is to contact the Kimber Customer Service Dept. However, in the mean time, check out the feed ramp! Is it polished smooth or are there machining marks on it? After changing the recoil spring, using various magazines and types of ammo, I am left only with that possibility. If it is rough it is definitely a job for Kimber.

We all know that they will make it right!!! Soooo..... make the call, sit back and let them do what they do best!!!!
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Is the rim under the extractor and the cartridge started in the chamber? Or is the rim under the extractor and cartridge in the chamber and level in line with bore but failing to fully return to battery and lock?
Cartridge is not fully in the chamber - sits at a slight angle. I can usually bump the slide forward & from there the gun functions perfectly.
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