11-05-2016, 09:38 AM
Join Date: May 2015
Super Carry Pro Safety Issue - Status
Finally got my Super Carry Pro back from its second trip to Kimber several weeks ago and then had to wait for floodwater to recede to get to the range. (No, we were not flooded but I live in Eastern NC and in some areas things are still floating here)
Initially it went back for issues with the safety. Kimber replaced the body of the weapon and addressed some other issues having to do with ejection of casings. I got the weapon back only to discover that it was occasionally 'double firing'. That is, one pull of the trigger resulted in two rounds being fired. Obviously this shook me up so back it went.
This time I started smiling through the first seven magazines! The weapon was flawless in feeding and ejecting brass. It was just like I finally had my old gun back! There always has to be a 'But'?
But, on the eighth magazine I got a double fire. I reloaded all eight mags and got two more double fires so that trip ended.
I called Kimber and spoke to the rep who has helped me throughout and my gun was delivered to Kimber yesterday for the third trip this year.
Time will tell on this issue and Alan, my service rep, advised they will look at the gun and either try again to fix it or simply replace it. Now I do not know how the replacement would work but I have to compliment Kimber on the customer support they have provided as I purchased this weapon new in 2013 and had no problems till early this year. During that time I kept poor count of the rounds through but I can account for at least eight orders of a thousand rounds and they are gone so at a minimum I have 8K rounds through it.
All that with a one year warranty and they are talking about possibly exchanging the gun?
I wish I were not writing about this but instead spending time at the range but, I am impressed with the manner in which this whole thing is being handled.
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