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Old 02-23-2015, 05:55 AM   #1
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Rain finally let up. Both my Buddy and me got he new Kimber Ultra Crimson trace II .
I was wanting the Raptor. Couldn't fine one.
So I bought the Ultra crimson.
Took it to shoot it yesterday.


Know I've read on these forums, the pistols are custom made and hand fitted by a gunsmith.
And you either get a good one , or one that takes longer to break in. And takes more time to get it right.
No 2 weapons are the same.


Well my Buddy shot his 1st. Think he musta shot about 7 clips.
Everything went smooth for him.
All I could see is a excited dude with a smile across his face.
He was very happy with his new Kimber.


Well I got up and was ready to shoot.
On the 1st clip when I shot it. the slide jammed and the guide rod was sticking out.
Did this a few times. I took the clip out cleared the shell and put it back in and shot it.
When we came back to the house.
Broke the weapon down.
And sprayed gun cleaner on it.
Noticed on the barrel the barrel loop was stuck in the upright position. Couldn't use my finger and pull it down. Had to get a small Phillips screw driver stick in the hole of the barrel loop and pull it down.
When I pushed it back up. It jammes in position again.

Noticed the top of the post the barrel looo goes in. It had a burr on it.
Like it wasn't finished at the top.
Being a retired Locksmith. I got a small file and gently filed the burr down.
And got the barrel loop to moving back and forth freely.
When I put it back together I used some Tri Flow Teflon Spray and some remington gun oil and some slide grease.
I put some tri Flow on the barrel and reassembled the weapon.


Got to wait for some of the rain to stop so I can shoot it again.
Waiting for some Tru Glow TFO night sights to come in.
So I can see the front sights.

Has anybody else had this to happen to their weapon when its Brand new ?
Thanks.
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:44 AM   #2
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First time I've heard about a loop sticking like that. Being a locksmith you have a good eye for finding things like that burr and fixing it. Hope that's the only problem you have.
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:52 AM   #3
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Is there other problems I should look for. Or will the weapon mate together after 400 rounds .
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:59 AM   #4
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Never heard of that problem either. Did you clean gun before shooting it the first time? And please call it a magazine not a clip.
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:09 AM   #5
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Morning Cardboard, interesting experience. I have never heard of that type of problem on a Kimber before either. I would caution you not to get too carried away with using a file on a new pistol. If you should have to sent it back to Kimber for repair, they might have issue with that...just a thought. You and your buddy did break them down, clean and lube before that maiden voyage, right?

I have a Crimson Carry also, but mine is the Custom, or 5 inch. It has performed flawlessly since day one! I too replaced the factory sights with Tru Glo's. Your gonna love the new sights!
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:24 AM   #6
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That's a new one on me, I've never heard of it before. I can't help but think that's something that should have reared it's ugly head when you initially cleaned and lubed the gun before your first range trip.
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:35 AM   #7
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When I was at the Gun store where I bought it.
Had the gunsmith who put the Tru Glow tritium sights on it to show me how to break it down. He showed me It was clean and had plenty of oil on it.
And showed me where all to put it.
The Tru Glow Tritium front sight does not glow in the dark.
I asked if they can order the Tru Glow TFO so I can come back and have the sights swapped out and pay the difference.
I am not happy with the Tritium sights.

Have to say I was excited at the gun store. So I might not have heard or remembered everthing about it.
I also got a Wilson Combat magazine for it, that I had in when I was shooting it.
And as I was saying I was a locksmith, safeman for 42 yrs. Had my own business for the last 19 yrs of that.
And thanks for saying not to mention using a file on it.

I have used a file on locks for 42 years to make thing mate or not bind. So i'm not new to how to use a file.
I was taught the locksmith trade by a Old german man and his son who was 6 yrs older than me.
So I know I didn't do any damage to the shoulder the barrel loop is on.
I was just concerned that a Brand new pistol would have the burr at the top of it.
Would hate to have to send it back to Kimber just to get the burr removed when I know how to do it myself.
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:29 AM   #8
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Tritium sights glow in the dark. Usually they glow quite brightly, when new. If you paid for tritium sights and they do not glow in the dark you need a refund. Perhaps you purchased the model with just the fiber optic insert. The fiber optic insert will not glow in the dark. If you decide to order different ones, look at the TruGlo TFX models. They are new and supposed to be superior to their previous models.
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:41 AM   #9
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Got the Tru Glow Tritium TG231K that the gun store sold me and installed.

Called the gun store and told them the front sight was not glowing in the dark.

I asked since they are 60 miles from me. If they could order the TFO's which is a full fiber optic , so when I come back they can take the tritium off and put the TFo's on and let me pay the difference.
Got the Tru Glow TFO on my Springfield XDm 3.8 compact 45.
They are easier to see. Both during the day. And nite.
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:47 AM   #10
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Man I have already ordered the TFO's
Now I see you posted the TFX
Dang.
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