02-04-2017, 01:54 PM
Join Date: Feb 2017
New K6s won't fire
I hate to be one of those guys with no posts that joins a forum only to post a problem, but here I am.
Brand new K6s. I could see where the gun had been fired using all six chambers when I got it home and looked it over closely. I tried to call Kimber three times this past Thursday, but once I got disconnected after a thirty minute hold and the other two times I gave up after 15-20 minutes because I had things to do.
I was going to ask them about the dirty chambers and cylinder face and how many times they test fire, just to make sure the gun shop hadn't played with it before selling it. It was a shop I rarely visit.
I was also going to ask them about the distinctive staging of the trigger. I had never shot a revolver where the cylinder rotated into place with such authority (even audible) and where the wall was so easy to determine on a brand new gun. I just wanted to hear what they would say, if it was supposed to work that way or not.
I finally got to shoot it today. I loaded six rounds of Remington 357. Fired six shots. Took it back to my area to reload and walked up to fire again.
The first thing I noticed was that the trigger pulled back at about half the weight. I looked things over real good, opened and closed the cylinder, everything looked fine, so I went ahead and shot it. Or I should say tried to shoot it.
The cylinder rotates, the trigger pulls back, but the gun won't fire. I don't hear the hammer fall, but to tell the truth don't even know if it's moving. For all I know the lighter trigger means something let loose inside.
Did a little Googling, couldn't find anything on this particular issue (found cylinder binding problems), so here I am.
Has anyone experienced this, either with Kimber or another revolver? Is there something simple I can do without voiding my warranty? I'm in the habit of fixing my own guns, but with a product this new, this one is going back if it has to.
And does anyone know of a better way to talk to customer service? Should I have the store call them? I've never experienced such long hold times. And that scares me a little.
Thanks for any help.