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Old 03-01-2020, 12:13 PM   #1
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Ultra Carry II Problems...Any advice??

So I bought an Ultra Carry II recently...started breaking it in and at the beginning it was jamming every other round and the slide was continually locking back mid way through shooting a magazine. 1800+ rounds later, several new/different mags, brand changes for ammo, and polishing the feeder ramp and it still jams at least once every 100 rounds and the slide locks back for no apparent reason....

Love this gun but its unreliability concerns me.....Any suggestions??
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Old 03-01-2020, 01:04 PM   #2
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Chronic malfunctions through two cases of a variety of ammo and different mags? I would have never made it that far... I'd have thrown the damn thing into the woods long before that.

Assuming Kelli isn't a 105lb lady who cannot hold onto the gun (though that wouldn't explain the slide locking back before last round), recommend calling Kimber and get an RMA.

ps. Don't tell Kimber about polishing the feed ramp.
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Old 03-01-2020, 01:47 PM   #3
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The number one cause for premature slide lock is that somehow you are applying pressure to the slide stop while firing. No one wants to admit this but it doesn't take much pressure at all at the right time to push that lever up while the slide's in the rearward position. Fire another magazine and check your grip after each shot and see if your thumbs are anywhere near lever.
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So I bought an Ultra Carry II recently...started breaking it in and at the beginning it was jamming every other round and the slide was continually locking back mid way through shooting a magazine. 1800+ rounds later, several new/different mags, brand changes for ammo, and polishing the feeder ramp and it still jams at least once every 100 rounds and the slide locks back for no apparent reason....

Love this gun but its unreliability concerns me.....Any suggestions??
Try Aluminum cased 45 ACP and see if that helps. I had problems once with one being a jam-o-matic and aluminum cased ammo made it work much better!
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And the Ultra 45 does not suffer a limp wrist or loose grip.
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1800 rounds and you never thought about contacting Kimber? At 200 rounds I called Kimber, got a RMA and sent it back for constant stove pipes. Couple weeks later I got it back and it’s run through several hundred rounds with zero problems.
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1800 rounds and you never thought about contacting kimber? At 200 rounds i called kimber, got a rma and sent it back for constant stove pipes. Couple weeks later i got it back and itís run through several hundred rounds with zero problems.
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Old 03-01-2020, 03:01 PM   #8
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I will definately check my grip if i get a chance to go shoot next week. Thanks for the tip!

I planned on calling Kimber in the morning but since its Sunday and they're closed I thought I'd try here first. I've put all those rounds through it in 2.5 weeks or so and I was really hoping it would smooth out on it's own
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Welcome to the forum Kelli, give Kimbers customer service a call tomorrow morning.

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How about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership. Tell us something about yourself, your interests, hobbies and where your located.
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