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Old 05-08-2016, 11:03 PM   #1
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I want everyone to know that I am a diehard Kimber fan I will forever Carrie I will forever buy a Kimber fire arm but for a lot of you you don't not know that April 24, 2016 I was injured by Kimber fire arm and it was by my neglect but at the same time I have to blame my Kimber safety!!! With that said there is a defect in the toggle safety that is inherent Of a Kimber pistol I have a Kimber 380 ACP as a concealed carry weapon with that being said this pistol is designed for personal safety and not to inflicting personal injury.... I want to warn everyone who owns a kimber pistol that if you were to have one in the chamber and you were to accidentally rack the pistol with the safety on there is still enough power In the hammer (1/6 rack) to strike the firing pin hard enough to ignite the primer and fire the round in the chamber!! unfortunately I learned this the hard way and I would hope that no one to this day will experience the same pain that I felt that day when that bullet passed through my hand
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:20 PM   #2
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I guess I'm not understanding what happened. I load and unload mine with hammer cocked and safety on all the time. It's safer than loading and unloading with the safety off. Also the firing pin safety block won't allow the firing pin anywhere near the primer without the trigger being pulled? I could rack the slide all day and never have a discharge unless the safety lever under the slide is pushed up by the trigger to release the firing pin safety. Not clear what happen in your case. I assume your talking about the Micro Carry.


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Old 05-09-2016, 03:21 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum from Northeast, Pa.
I've been a Kimber owner since 2004 and I've never heard about Kimber having a problem with their safeties. I think you need to have that gun checked out by Kimber or a gunsmith.
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Old 05-09-2016, 06:02 AM   #5
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hhmmmm... Troll? This sounds a good bit like an anti-gunner 'playing' gun lover? (It also sounds like either a non-native English 'writer' or an 11-yr-old?)

Call me cynical... cause I am! If he shot through his hand on the 24th, how is he posting so soon? Where's a newspaper report? Pix? Anything?


there is a defect in the toggle safety that is inherent Of a Kimber pistol
No, there isn't. IF this "injury" is true, there MIGHT be a defect in this person's handling of a loaded gun... If there were an 'inherent defect; more than one guy would have reported it!

I have a Kimber 380 ACP as a concealed carry weapon with that being said this pistol is designed for personal safety and not to inflicting personal injury
Personal safety sometimes requires inflicting personal injury -- this sounds straight out of the SJW handbook...


Nah. Doubt this entirely.
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Old 05-09-2016, 06:29 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by First timer View Post
I was injured by Kimber fire arm and it was by my neglect
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that if you were to have one in the chamber and you were to accidentally rack the pistol with the safety on there is still enough power In the hammer (1/6 rack) to strike the firing pin hard enough to ignite the primer and fire the round in the chamber
By reading your post you may want to lock your gun up and take some gun training classes and learn how to use and handle your firearm correctly and safely before handling it again. Also what you are describing is impossible. I own a kimber .380 and it is not possible to "rack" it 1/6 slide with the safety on let alone fire the gun with the safety on. Thank you for stopping by and good luck.....
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:25 AM   #7
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The OP comes across as jabbering and I'm unable glean anything from it. Please rephrase..and pictures are always good.
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:29 AM   #8
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After I read Kimber .380 ACP, I was thinking "troll"
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:17 AM   #9
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I had to read the OP twice. I guess I don't understand why anyone would glean any pleasure from being a troll. I don't get it but I'm old and I don't get alot of stuff. If the OP is really trying to help I would appreciate some pics. I'm not quite grasping the situation.
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:18 AM   #10
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Not familiar with that firearm, but story sounds very suspect. If you are so negligent that you'll put your hand in front of the barrel of a loaded handgun. What other safety rules are you likely to brake, I'm guessing more shooter induced then weapon induced mistake.
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