After several 1911's, Kimber, Colt, Springer, Sig, etc, I finally came back to the Kimber line of pistols. I had a Colt CCO and always felt like the Cmdr/Officers integration serves as the best carry combo for a 1911, or at least for a pear shaped, getting up there in age guy like me.
I went to the range first day with 230 rds of mixed goodies, Federal 230, Federal 165 HP's, and WWB. The gun shot very well as I knew it would. It (I) was shooting high left at 15yds, and when I moved in to 7 yds, found a good sight picture for this particular pistol.
One (1) FTF at about 60 rds from a Wilson mag. Hmm..Then nothing for another 90 rds or so when suddenly, a squeezed trigger and no recoil and gun jams. I have been working ranges on and off for 30 years and remember seeing an squib load once in a SW 67 revolver. Well, number two was to be this day. Funny, I was I the middle of a string of Mozambique drills when it happened and lucky for me the round lodged near the chamber and would not allow another round to enter the chamber, Whew!
Anyway, went to the range office and the owner of the range cleared the barrel for me. He told me he was seeing an awful lot of these in Federal and 100 packs of WWB being sold at Wal Mart. I also noticed the Federal 230's were very DIRTY! I have shot the WWB before and they did well.
The GUN did well. I did get 20 Federal's JHP's off without error. I was shooting WWB when the squib occurred. Real happy with gun tho. Pic attached.
ps-Yes, the gun has aftermarket Wilson grips. I did not like the stock reddish grips and I had these in my stash.