As you know, my first trip to the range with my new Kimber was not that stellar. I had a few failures to go completely into battery. But upon cleaning, I found that the entire pistol had black grit and crud packed in every channel and orifice.
The pistol was detail stripped and scrubbed. I used a light lubrication of CLP Break-Free.
I usually meet a fellow biker at B&N for coffee in the early afternoon, but today he didn't show. I did have about 100 rounds of hardball (the same gritty Blazer brass type) and the Kimber was in the truck. I drove off to Gander Mouintain, and bought the cheapest range limit I could get.
I shouldn't have had to worry. What a difference a clean pistol can make! It fed, fired and ejected everything!
I must admit, the Ultra II is a bit reluctant with HST rounds, but they do work. I had the range officer fire a magazine--he shot a cloverleaf with one flyer--and stated the pistol is tight and solid, but felt fully functional. I bought another bulk back of ammunition, which was on sale, and will continue my regimen of use and scrubbing.
But the Kimber now rides with me in my new Bianchi holster. Love this gun...
BTW, I need some advice. I use Speer Gold Dots in my revolvers, and I had good luck with Golden Sabers in my automatics. Do you guys think Golden Sabers might be a better fit to the Ultra II?