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Old 04-24-2017, 08:50 PM   #1
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Master Carry Pro 9mm Break-in help

I recently purchased a new Master Carry Pro and need some clarification. I purchased the 9mm model, but the owners manual appears to be written for the 45. Specifically, the manual says i should fire 400-500 rounds of 230gr (MINIMUM) fmj high-quality factory fresh ammo.

I found some 158gr 9mm fmj, but when I checked out at the store the clerk warned me I might want clarification from Kimber on anything over 147gr.

Also, i shot a mag of 115gr fmj initially and experienced frequent stovepiping which is what led me to the heavier load.

I'm hoping the heavier load will help break in this otherwise super firearm.
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Old 04-24-2017, 10:05 PM   #2
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Welcome to KT dfkgolf, I think generally the heaviest standard load you can find is considered best for break in. In my experience 147gr is the heaviest "normal" 9mm stuff? I'd suggest that or 124gr, again sticking with standard pressure loads, no +P or +P+, and FMJ round nose. Be sure to clean your new beauty thoroughly every 100-150 rounds or so and be CAREFUL not to get any lubricant on your mags. You may want to load up those mags and let them set a day or two as well to soften them up. It's always nice to see pictures of new guns and dead paper too :-)
I've installed a Wilson Combat flat wire recoil kit in my PRO CDPII 9mm and like it a lot. Lasts an advertised 10x longer than stock and allows for easier takedown without the tool.
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois dfkgolf and congratulations on the new Master Carry Pro. I'd suggest you stick with 147 gr. loads for your break in period. How about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership?
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Another welcome from Northern Illinois, and I agree, the 147g would be best, AND the Wilson Combat flat wire kit is a great upgrade to the Pro models.
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Dfkgolf, I have the Master Carry Pro in .45 (I know not the same) but it has been flawless and until I bought the Gold Combat LE it was the most accurate.
I agree clean, lube, stick to 147gr, 124gr during break in.

I didn't know there was 158gr in 9mm, is that some kind of Nato ammo?

I like Kim Pro Tac mags and mags from Joes1911magmania.
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I agree, run 147's for the first few hundred and then 124's past the 500 round count. Keep us posted and welcome
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Thanks for all the info. I've snapped a photo of the PPU 158gr ammo I found in 9mm. I talked with the folks at Kimber and they advised the 158 would be perfect for my Custom TLE/RL ii TFS.......WITH suppression. They advised just as you guys have - stick with the 147 and/or 124 for awhile, the after break-in give the 115gr ball a whirl.
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Thanks for all the info. I've snapped a photo of the PPU 158gr ammo I found in 9mm. I talked with the folks at Kimber and they advised the 158 would be perfect for my Custom TLE/RL ii TFS.......WITH suppression. They advised just as you guys have - stick with the 147 and/or 124 for awhile, the after break-in give the 115gr ball a whirl.
I use 115gr in my Diamond Ultra and have never had a problem but I agree with everyone about 147gr and 124gr for break in.
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