04-29-2019, 07:27 AM
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Kansas City
I liked your post because you did such a good job of explaining things, even with pictures. Sorry to hear your Kimber is not running 100% out of the box (most do) but I am confident you are very close.
I will throw out my first thoughts. While it is not "wrong" to use the slide stop to load the weapon, many 1911 guys prefer to slingshot it. Try it, you might eliminate a bunch of your FTFs right there.
Not all members here agree with me on this, but IMO Kimbers come sprung pretty light from the factory. There is a good chance a Wolff recoil spring will also cut down or eliminate your FTFs. Kimber only recommends 800 rounds on the factory spring anyway, and you are already close to that, so I suggest you replace it with a Wolff XP.
Extractors and magazines are a huge deal with 1911s. If you are using WC magazines that probably is not it. Yes an extractor can cause FTFs if it is too tight. I doubt your extractor is too tight from Kimber but it is easy to check. If it is, gently bending it outwards a bit can make a world of difference.
Youtube is your friend on all that stuff, but I will see if I can find some links for you.
At the moment my bet it is the first two.
Pro Carry II .45 ACP
EVO TLE 9mm...and a bunch of other stuff.
"If you want peace, prepare for war."
Last edited by KCJeep; 04-29-2019 at 07:29 AM.