03-10-2017, 05:45 PM
Join Date: Jan 2014
Originally Posted by pacanis
This is brand new?
Your frame looks black, so this has the firing pin block, right? I think it's only the 2017 grey framed CDP's that don't have the firing pin safety. I could be wrong.
We just had a good discussion on the Swartz safety. Is it possible you aren't releasing the firing pin block all the way every time you fire? That maybe the firing pin is dragging along the block?
Or, heaven forbid, you didn't put it together and run the slide into the frame safety lever sticking up, did you? If so you might have disfigured it a little bit and maybe it isn't pushing up like it should. Look for a mark on it where the slide might have nicked it on reassembly.
If you don't have the FP safety, ignore the above
You can always check it by using a wood pencil with an erasure. See if it will shoot that pencil with authority when dry firing.
Just FYI, there are a few other Kimber pistols that do not have a Swartz safety. You can tell because they will not have "II" after whatever model name it happens to be.
The Kimber Family
CDP & RCP Ultra's
Classic Carry Pro (Factory Bone Grips)
Custom Two-Tone 45/.460Rowland
Gold Combat Limited Edition
Master Carry Pro
Sapphire Ultra 9mm
SIS Custom, Pro, Ultra
Stainless Ultra Carry 9mm
Stainless Raptor Custom, Pro, Ultra
Super Carry Ultra Plus
TLE Pro (TFS)
84M Longmaster Classic SS .308
SVT 22lr Stainless Fluted Bull Barrel
Kimber Of America 82 Stainless Fluted .22lr
84M Varmint Stainless 204 Ruger