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Old 02-04-2017, 11:19 PM   #1
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Shot my new ultra Raptor II tonight

Shot my new Ultra Raptor II tonight. I put 100 rounds of 230 grain round nose FMJ WWB through it with 0 flaws. I was pretty happy. I did clean it well before shooting it.

I moved onto a cheap colt blue box 185 Grain HP. There are 20 in the box. I did have 6 malfunctions out of 20. I believe it is a FTF (Feed). On the 6 when the round went to chamber, the slide got stuck at half way. a quick visual inspection showed the round was half in. A quick bump on the rear of the slide and it chambered. The gun was dirty as hell at this point. I will clean it well and try 20 more of these when it is clean.

It happened on the stock magazine that came with the gun as well as on 2 Kimber Pro mags that I purchased.
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Old 02-04-2017, 11:37 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your Raptor II!

Those are great looking guns!

I am no expert by any means, give it some time to break in regarding the 185 grain. Possible it was bad ammo as well.

I have a new Custom II and so far so good. Fired 230 grain Fed HST without a hitch.

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Old 02-05-2017, 03:24 AM   #3
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I would stick to 230gr FMJ, Kimber recommends it and it's seems like your gun is running fine on 230gr FMJ. I would shoot 500 rounds before experimenting with any other ammo. Keep it clean and well lubed like you've been doing and you should be fine.
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JC45 nailed it.
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:47 PM   #5
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I shot my Ultra Raptor II today. No problems running the pistol, but if I tried to drop a round in the chamber with the slide locked back the cartridge refused to chamber. Don't have a clue why ?


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Old 02-18-2017, 05:26 AM   #6
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I shot my Ultra Raptor II today. No problems running the pistol, but if I tried to drop a round in the chamber with the slide locked back the cartridge refused to chamber. Don't have a clue why ?


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You load a round from the magazine, not by dropping one in the chamber. I would think you could damage the extractor doing it that way.

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Old 02-18-2017, 05:53 AM   #7
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You load a round from the magazine, not by dropping one in the chamber. I would think you could damage the extractor doing it that way.

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Thanks. I can load the Solo with the slide back, but Kimber 1911's are new to me. I have Colts and Dan Wessons. I'll load the chamber from the mag.


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You can and will damage the extractor by letting the slide close on a chambered round.The extractor has to snap over the rim of the cartridge causing undue stress on the hook portion.Once the extractor loses tension or the hook breaks its time for a new one.
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Old 02-19-2017, 01:58 PM   #9
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You are both right. You can't load a round in the chamber without the bullet hitting the extractor.



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Learned something from that post I have never tried loading a round with the chamber open like that but I know not to now thank you!

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