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Old 12-30-2019, 01:10 PM   #1
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Firing pin failures-still an issue?

I know that broken firing pins were an issue for a while-especially on guns that had been dry fired much. I had also read that the pins had been switched from Titanium to Stainless on the new DASA's. Is this still an issue with these guns? Many thanks.
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Old 12-30-2019, 02:13 PM   #2
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I have had my k6s 3in dasa since it first released in beginning of 2019.It has been fired and dry fired thousands of times and no issues
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Old 12-31-2019, 06:38 AM   #3
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The internet can be a horrible place. Don't worry about your firing pin. Buy one, dry fire the heck out of it, and shoot it even more. Just like I have.
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Old 01-01-2020, 11:44 AM   #4
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I load mine with Snap Caps and don't worry about a broken FP.
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Old 01-09-2020, 04:26 AM   #5
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I have a K6S that I purchased in December of 2018.

After approximately 350 rounds I had to send the gun back to Kimber because the firing pin had broken.

Kimber quickly replaced the firing pin assembly and I have now fired a total of approximately 1600 rounds through the gun. No failures since the fix.

The only time I ever dry fired the gun was at the gun shop prior to buying it. Only three or four trigger pulls to feel how the trigger was.

As much as I wanted to throw the gun in the trash I stuck with it and I now trust it. I also put a Pachmayr J Frame grip on it to help me grasp it better thus causing better accuracy.

For the price of the gun the firing pin should never have been produced with sub par parts.
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Old 01-09-2020, 06:03 AM   #6
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thanks for your input. Although my admittedly anecdotal based research indicates the firing pin failures were quite limited,it is nonetheless disconcerting in a gun that is priced for perfection. Which Pachmayer grip did you use (i.e. is there more than one for the "J" frames?). Did you have to modify it at all to fit the K6S and which model K6S do you have? Thanks again.
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