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Old 09-07-2019, 08:14 PM   #1
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Hard to extract rounds

Anyone else having trouble extracting rounds after being fired?

38s will not fall out of the cylinder when the extractor rod is held down. I have to manually one by one pluck them out. It takes a little bit of force to pull them out. Pressing the extractor rod more aggressively does nothing.

357s are stuck. Every round is a pain in the butt to remove. I have to slam my hand on the extractor hard enough it hurts my hand. Then I have to pull, wiggle, pinch with my fingers as hard as I can for about 30 seconds before one round comes out. Repeat 4 more times.
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I was shooting Aguila 158 grain 357 and Magtech 158 grain 38 spl.
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:18 PM   #3
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Are you hand-loading? that is one (of many) symptoms of a load that is a bit too hot. How do the primers look? Still round with a dimple from the firing pin? Flattened on the rear? Even "cratered" where the primer flows into the firing pin hole which can cause a revolver to hang with the cylinder unable to move. Any of those suggests a hot load. Otherwise, perhaps a good polishing job on the cylinder bores as if they are rough they can "grab" the brass. A dremel with the bullet-looking polishing tool will do the trick.
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Anyone else having trouble extracting rounds after being fired?

38s will not fall out of the cylinder when the extractor rod is held down. I have to manually one by one pluck them out. It takes a little bit of force to pull them out. Pressing the extractor rod more aggressively does nothing.

357s are stuck. Every round is a pain in the butt to remove. I have to slam my hand on the extractor hard enough it hurts my hand. Then I have to pull, wiggle, pinch with my fingers as hard as I can for about 30 seconds before one round comes out. Repeat 4 more times.

If the above issues are from using brand new factory ammo? I would call Kimber customer service and get a repair order number and send it back. I do NOT recommend "Bubbasmithin'" as has been suggested. Let Kimber make it right.
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Are you hand-loading? that is one (of many) symptoms of a load that is a bit too hot. How do the primers look? Still round with a dimple from the firing pin? Flattened on the rear? Even "cratered" where the primer flows into the firing pin hole which can cause a revolver to hang with the cylinder unable to move. Any of those suggests a hot load. Otherwise, perhaps a good polishing job on the cylinder bores as if they are rough they can "grab" the brass. A dremel with the bullet-looking polishing tool will do the trick.
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Anyone else having trouble extracting rounds after being fired?

38s will not fall out of the cylinder when the extractor rod is held down. I have to manually one by one pluck them out. It takes a little bit of force to pull them out. Pressing the extractor rod more aggressively does nothing.

357s are stuck. Every round is a pain in the butt to remove. I have to slam my hand on the extractor hard enough it hurts my hand. Then I have to pull, wiggle, pinch with my fingers as hard as I can for about 30 seconds before one round comes out. Repeat 4 more times.

If the above issues are from using brand new factory ammo? I would call Kimber customer service and get a repair order number and send it back. I do NOT recommend "Bubbasmithin'" as has been suggested. Let Kimber make it right.
No reloading. I purchased the ammo at sportsman's Warehouse. This was my first time firing the gun today.

I'll call Kimber on Monday. Sucks. Regretting not buying that j-frame now. Hehe.
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Old 09-08-2019, 09:22 AM   #6
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After reading your first sentence, I thought it might be steel or aluminium cased ammo. I realise that is not the issue.
Call Kimber and they will make it right. I suspect it just requires a bit of polishing of the chambers.
As for S&W being a better gun, I just sold a 340 Pro that had to go back for polishing issues so the brand name means little or nothing.
That said, I am not a collector but just a shooter of what I own, I bought a K6s soon after it came out and since have sold three S&W's and one Ruger in favor of the Kimber. My only other snubbie is a 340PD which, in my opinion, may be the best pocketable snubbie ever made.
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Old 09-09-2019, 02:08 PM   #7
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Got off the phone with Kimber. They asked me to send it back to them.
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Old 09-09-2019, 06:28 PM   #9
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Thanks. I'm sure they will. It's just annoying how often I have been sending things back for warranty lately. Idk how companies get away with it. Letting their customers be there quality control. I paid extra money to purchase from a premium brand and the quality of the revolver is poor. It's unusable. This is supposed to be my ccw. Can I ever trust it with my life at this point?
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Got off the phone with Kimber. They asked me to send it back to them.
I think that was your best course of action. It could have some other issues that would not show up from you simply honing the cylinder bores.
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