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Old 05-29-2018, 06:23 PM   #1
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Kimber Raptor multiple issues

Hello, I just recently purchased a Kimber Micro 9 Raptor and took it to the range a couple days ago. I’ve had multiple issues with various ammunition. The one major issue was multiple light primer strikes. I had to re-cock the hammer to get several rounds to fire. This occurred with the Winchester white box 115gr, Federal HST 147gr and Sig V-Crown 147gr. I also had several failures to feed, I had to push on the back of the slide to get the round to chamber, I also had couple failures to extract and a double feed. I sent Kimber an email yesterday and have not heard anything yet. I’ve very disappointed for such an expensive firearm. I was hoping to have a positive first post, but had to many failures at the range.
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:00 PM   #2
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CLP88, welcome to the site from Tennessee. I wish I had a dollar for everytime I've heard this anyway seems to be happening more often.
Did you clean and lube before going to the range? Try some different ammo, 147gr hard ball. Use extra lube, yes more than you think. Pre load magazines, let them sit. Rack by hand your slide a few hundred times, some even use toothpaste on the rails to lap them in, clean and lube after using toothpaste.
It may indeed need a return trip to the mothership.
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Welcome to KT from Northeast, Pa. I would try what 2sharp2 said.
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois CPL88, how about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership?
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:35 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advised 2sharp2. I contacted Kimber today and will be sending it into them. Hopefully they'll get it up and running.

Also, when did Kimber start putting the plastic MSH on the Kimber Micro 9 Raptor? I've seen them in stores locally with the aluminum MSH. I ordered mine online.
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Interesting about the plastic MSH...do you have a pic?
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