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Old 03-23-2020, 08:22 PM   #1
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New Camp Guard 10-Failure to Eject

Bought a new Camp Guard a few weeks back. Kimber and others say that the break-in is about 400 rounds. I've followed their recommendations, shoot 100 rounds, field strip and clean. Not sure if I'm having some extractor problems, or if it will get better. The first 100 rounds were flawless. 100 to 200, and 200 to 300 each had several FTE's. 300 to 400 had one. It seems that the extractor is dropping the spent casing before ejection, see attachment. I'm using Winchester white box 180 grain FMJ for break-in, I've never had a problem with this ammo in other calibers or guns. I bought this gun to be a dedicated woods carry, even one malfunction in one hundred really isn't acceptable. Thoughts?
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:50 PM   #2
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My first thought is that you need more extractor tension. One of these is worth the investment:

Extractor tensioning tool
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:19 PM   #3
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My first thought is that you need more extractor tension. One of these is worth the investment:

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Thanks, I'll look into getting one of those
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I'm with you, even one FTE is unacceptable. We are experiencing the same trouble with Winchester white box with my wife's new Micro 9. Two other ammos run flawlessly. We'll have to see at 400-500 rounds, maybe 100 rounds so far. I've read some things about the ejector/extractor and will continue to look into that. Your picture looks exactly like what my wifes gun is doing.
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Old 03-24-2020, 06:03 AM   #5
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There are surely plenty of videos on YouTube on how to check extractor tension. You might even find one on how to adjust the tension using tools that you already have.
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Old 03-24-2020, 09:37 AM   #6
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Extractor tension is critical in a 1911 and the first place to look, I agree with the gang here. Properly adjusted extractors in production guns are not a given. While the extractor in my Pro Carry worked, it was too loose when received IMO.
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I'll look into finding some youtube guidance on proper adjustment before I commit to the tool, thanks for the replies
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Old 03-25-2020, 11:21 AM   #8
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Send it back to Kimber - totally unacceptable performance. Good Luck!
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Old 03-29-2020, 04:39 PM   #9
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So, I increased the extractor tension, per a few YouTube videos, and had no failure to extract in 100 rounds today. I may have made it a little to tight though, because I had a couple of instances of not returning to battery. Adjusted it a little looser when I got back home, hopefully this should do it.
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Originally Posted by Newhampsha View Post
I'll look into finding some youtube guidance on proper adjustment before I commit to the tool, thanks for the replies
Here’s a quick video from Wilson Combat.


I have one of those tools, they do eliminate the guess work for an amateur like myself. If you have experience, you probably wouldn’t need one of these adjustment tools.

Personally, if this was my new gun I would send it back to Kimber and let them make the repair.
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