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Old 11-11-2018, 05:58 PM   #1
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Question about break in.

I am a new Kimber owner as of last week. I purchased a full size Kimber 1911 Stainless II. I went to the range and put 100 rounds through it. 50 rounds of American Eagle 230 fmj and 50 rounds of Winchester 185 swc. I was loading 5 rounds at a time and twice while my wife was shooting it the 5th round hung up and did not fully chamber. I thought at first she just wasn't keeping a firm wrist but then it also happened to me once. It happened using both ammos. I have been shooting for 40 years and own a Colt National Match and my everyday carry is a Springfield XDS 3.3 -45 cal. I have run thousands of rounds through both of these and never had one hang up at all. I am NO expert by any means so MY question is weather there is a break in period with Kimbers ? Am I doing something wrong ??
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Old 11-11-2018, 06:15 PM   #2
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Welcome to the site from Tennessee. Congrats on the Stainless!

Yes, there is a break-in period, we all have different ideas on number of rounds. I like at least 400.
I would use a little extra lube at least during break-in.
I would try a different brand 230gr FMJ. Wait on SWC and Hollow Points.
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I will also recommend racking the slide a couple 100 times on top of what 2sharp2 said above.
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Welcome to the forum ASC, yes there is a break in period, Arland gave you some good advice. I like 800 rounds before I graduate a gun to carry worthy. How about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership?
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Thank You all for the advice.
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Field strip, clean, lube generously, and put 500 rds. of 230 gr. hardball through. You should be good to go then.
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