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Old 01-05-2017, 10:02 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I have been reading from this site using Tapatalk for about 1 1/2 years but never really joined until today. I have been a member of for over 8 years, but if you have a Kimber go to who know Kimber. So here I am. I currently only have one Kimber and when I was purchasing it I knew it had to be my first 1911. I went to several LGS and most of them just kept trying to get me to purchase something other than Kimber (But I stuck to my Gun - Pun intended) and went with a full size Custom CDP II. I've had it now for just over 2 years and have put about 1200 rounds through it, but I seem to be having the same issue as many other people here (F2F). I have attempted to fix this issue in a number of ways but it still has not resolved my issue. Here are the steps I have done:

1) Switched to Wilson Combat model 50 mags
2) Switched to Kimber KimPro Tac Mags
3) Replaced Guide Rod and Spring with Wilson Combat Bullet proof Rod and Flat wire 20lb spring
4) Replaced all springs

I have not attempted to replace the Extractor yet but it seems like the only then left to do.

I love this gun and everyone that shoots it loves it as well, but as of now it seems to be getting worse as the other day I went to the range and went through 80 rounds and it jammed about 15 of the 80. One was so bad that I could not rack the slide until I removed the magazine.

Any insights would be helpful.

By the way I like the KimPro Tac mags better than the Wilson ones.
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Old 01-05-2017, 11:32 PM   #2
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Old 01-05-2017, 11:50 PM   #3
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Howdy neighbor, well kinda... welcome to Kimberland from central California! I am sure you'll get some answers from our guru's but shhh... they are sleeping! Lol
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:18 AM   #4
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:40 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois I/O, I'd suggest giving Kimbers customer service a call and letting them make things right.

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Old 01-06-2017, 07:17 AM   #6
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Welcome from Southeastern WI!

I also had 2 LGS try to talk me out of my Kimber! I fixed them. I ordered online!

I think that I would probably take Chuck's advise and let Kimber take a look at it. There are plenty of threads/comments on here about how they REALLY took care of people's problems.

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Old 01-06-2017, 08:39 AM   #8
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Old 01-06-2017, 09:52 AM   #9
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I'm awake now! I/O, welcome to the site from Tennessee. I agree with Chuck let Kimber work there magic.
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