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Old 10-09-2014, 04:44 PM   #1
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New Kimber Ultra Raptor and ??? on slide release

I just bought a new Ultra Raptor II and went by my FFL to pickup . While handling the new SS Raptor I noticed the slide release was almost impossible to thumb release the slide . Wilson makes extended slide releases and not sure if any Kimber Owners here have had the same experience and or replaced the slide release .
I know that new guns need to be broken in etc and I own several 1911 pistols all bought new absent of this issue . I read several reviews on the Ultra Raptor and can't recall anyone speaking of this.

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Old 10-09-2014, 05:05 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois Aeromat209 and congratulations on the new Ultra Raptor II. Your gun is tight and after you get it broken in it will loosen up. That is not a slide release the name of that part is a slide stop. The proper way to unlock the slide is to pull back on it and slingshot it. Releasing it with the slide stop will wear both the stop and your slide.
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:21 PM   #3
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Tightness of a new Kimber pistol is quite common, due to close tolerances. In addition, due to the short barrel and heavy recoil springs, the slide is under some quite stiff tension while locked back. As Chuck stated, the correct way to "release" the slide is to pull all the way back and then release the slide chambering the first round. While many folks like to use the slide stop, it's use will eventually lead to wear on the parts. Soooooooooooo...............just pull 'er back and let it fly!!! YEE HAW!!!

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I have read early on the discussion Slide stop Not slide release and understood the do's and dont's . My other 1911's are Sig's and one of them is the Officer size with 4.25" barrel but it must be that as stated the Ultra with the 3" barrel and a heavier spring has that much more tension on it . Thanks for the quick replies!!
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Welcome to the forum from Colorado & congrats on your new Raptor! One of the nicest looking Kimbers, IMHO.

I would agree with what others have said about the slide stop function & add that if you are trying to release the slide with an empty mag in place, try releasing the mag first. It will put pressure on the slide stop & make it very difficult to release the slide.
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Put some ammo in the mag. It will work real easy then.
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illiniois jmflow, stop by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introduce yourself to the membership.
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It's a major flaw. I'll take it off your hands and give you $300 right now and I have a permit in hand.

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Kimber is synonymous with tight and i mean TIGHT guns when they are new.

First time I ever picked up a Kimber I could barely cycle the action. Just means its built TOUGH.

Give it 500-1000 rounds and that will loosen up easily.

Also the Kimber is meant to have the slide dropped on to a round, not empty, its engineered that way. So dropping the slide without a round in the mag on a new gun is near impossible.

Think of it as a first date. You cant just hop right in there, caress it, take it out and feed it a few nice dinners of .230 grain........love it, nurture it and it will love you back :-D
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