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Old 01-01-2017, 08:17 PM   #1
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Micro firing pin breakage!!!

Ok, I'm getting really pissed about this pistol. The damn thing cost $720 and I'm really starting to feel like it's a POS. The gun would be perfect if it worked correctly. My $200 LCP was more reliable.

So, I just detail stripped my slide to clean it and this is what I found. I can't trust my life to this pistol. Shit MIM!!!

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Old 01-01-2017, 08:40 PM   #2
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Not cool. Is there a non mim replacement?
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Old 01-01-2017, 09:02 PM   #3
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I hate to read this stuff... I pick my new one up Tuesday - my first Kimber.

Sorry for your issues. Looks like an odd break...
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The break is smooth. The surfaces almost look polished. If I didn't know better I might think it was a two piece firing pin.
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:12 PM   #5
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Always keep my LCP some where near me or in a jacket pocket. Had issues with both my Micro carry & now paper weight Solo. Only time the LCP is not in back up is when I carry my out of the box 2500 round perfectly reliable Sig p 938. Just a little spooked on Kimber reliability. Good luck on your issue.
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:12 PM   #6
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Sawman, do you know if it broke during live or dry firing?
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Old 01-02-2017, 12:07 AM   #7
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Interesting. See a little mushrooming and peening? It's been broken for a while. This is a GREAT example of why we should completely disassemble things periodically.

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The money you'll save on ammo while waiting for the new firing pin to arrive would be well invested on the services of a good manicurist. ;-)
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Originally Posted by sawman556 View Post
Ok, I'm getting really pissed about this pistol. The damn thing cost $720 and I'm really starting to feel like it's a POS. The gun would be perfect if it worked correctly. My $200 LCP was more reliable.

So, I just detail stripped my slide to clean it and this is what I found. I can't trust my life to this pistol. Shit MIM!!!

The first range visit I made with my new Sig P238 SAS I was having intermittent FTF. When I got back home I broke the gun down and found the same thing you did. I called Sig's customer service and was told they didn't have any firing pins in stock and it would be at least a month before they got them back in stock. I said that was unacceptable and asked to speak with his supervisor. After a lengthy conversation with him I had a new firing pin in my mailbox 4 days later. Stuff like this happens, this is why I never carry a new gun until I have at least 500 trouble free rounds through it.


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Old 01-02-2017, 06:46 AM   #9
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Sawman, do you know if it broke during live or dry firing?
It must have happened during dry firing. After my last range visit I took it apart to wipe down and it was fine. I've been dry firing the snot out of it for the last week. With a lack of nothing better to do, I took it apart last night and that's how I found it.

If a pistol other than a .22 can't make it through dry firing, I'm not sure I'm confident with carrying it.
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The money you'll save on ammo while waiting for the new firing pin to arrive would be well invested on the services of a good manicurist. ;-)
I trimmed my nails with my teeth after the incident. I'll leave the manicurist to all the metro's and keep my ugly man hands.
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