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Old 01-06-2016, 06:32 PM   #1
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Kimber 1911 Raptor Series Design Issue?

How many people out there own a Kimber Raptor series 1911? Let's do a experiment. Take whichever model Raptor you have and make sure it's unloaded. Now put the safety on and give the muzzle a good firm smack with the palm of your hand. Is your slide stuck back about 1/16"? Now try disengaging the safety. If you are having the same issue as we are your safety has rode up into one of the oval shaped serrations that go all the way to the notch cut in the slide for the safety. If the serrations wouldn't have been cut all the way into this notch there would be no issue. Let me know how many there are out there.
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from Ohio. There are plenty of Raptor owners here. Let's see if anyone else shares your problem.
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Hey J, welcome to the forum, roll over to new member and tell us a little about yourself. For starters.. My hand hurts now, thanks, I could not duplicate what you are talking about.
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Welcome to the forum from The Lou...

My Raptor didn't do a thing except say "WTF did you do that for"??...

Now tell me exactly why someone would hit their muzzle in the first place...
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois CrippleJ I don't own a Raptor but if you're having a problem with yours give Kimbers Customer Service a call.

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Old 01-06-2016, 09:03 PM   #6
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My name is Jason and I'm from Leesburg, AL. I've been working in the firearms retail industry for 10yrs now and this is the weirdest 1911 issue I've ever seen.A customer brought it to our attention today. His is going back for warranty and I'm in the process of sending the 3 different models we have back because each one has the same issue. Tomorrow I'll take pictures and maybe a video just you all know I'm not crazy. I wanted to share as PSA because a couple of them do it so easily that it could happen holstering it. He discovered it in a training class when the instructor bumped the front of his pistol checking his grip.
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Thanks for the heads up Jason. I'd think if it was a common problem we would have already heard about it here, but you never know. Keep us up to date on what you find out.
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Just went to the safe and retrieved my Raptor II 5'' Blued what a beautiful Firearm. Smacked it around awhile safety and slide not a problem everything still functions fine. Hurt the palms on both hands though, I guess no sex until the swelling goes down.
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CrippleJ (Jason),

Welcome to the forum from Northern Illinois. Just tried this on a Pro (4") model and could not replicate. Looking forward to your video, you have my curiosity up now.
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We tried in on my Ultra Raptor and we don't see the issue you
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