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Old 08-11-2018, 10:00 AM   #1
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Hello from Arkansas
I don't want to be that guy on the forum but I have owned guns all my life of all different makes without any major problems.
I bought a k6s and have had more failures than successful rounds down range even after a trip back to Kimber.The trigger will lock up when trying to fire and it will also cycle the cylinder but not drop the hammer.
I would appreciate any information but I don't know at this point if I could ever trust my life to this gun.
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:15 AM   #2
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Nasty call to Kimber to start with! Kimber needs to replace that pistol.
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:26 AM   #3
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I hope they will because I have no confidence in the gun or their knowledge as to what is wrong with it. The sad part is what I did get down range is ridiculously accurate.
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Old 08-11-2018, 12:43 PM   #4
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Another call to customer service is indicated. Reference the previous ticket #. They should get you straight.

Very sorry you are having these issues; stick with CS.
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Old 08-11-2018, 06:51 PM   #5
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Thanks Dave, I appreciate the encouragement. I really had high expectations for the k6 and had researched it extensively with no major problems found.
I am happy to see only one other post regarding k6 problems and I am hopeful that Kimber will make it right.
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Old 08-12-2018, 03:11 AM   #6
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I know the feeling, it happened to me. I bought an SW 360PD, took it to an indoor range (before it went bankrupt) and test fired it. It produced a nice tight group, not an exact cloverleaf, but good enough for a defensive gun.

Then I looked on the floor for my brass and there wasn't any, I got that sick feeling.

I opened the revolver, and there they were! Sure, the slugs landed where they were supposed to, but the revolver had FTF and FTE on all five rounds!

I got home, examined the gun carefully, and some putz at the factory had failed to put an extractor and an ejector into the revolver! I gave the gun to my wife, she loves it, and doesn't mind taking spent cases out of the gun manually every time she fires it!

I paid almost a 1,000 bucks for that revolver when they first came out, she's carries it about 75% of the time, and it still won't eject!

I feel pretty foolish...
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:24 AM   #7
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Haha! Chico's been munchin' on a chunk of moldy cheese.
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Old 08-12-2018, 02:37 PM   #8
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FTE? FTF? Ejector? That is one strange revolver since S&W .
I was kidding. I'm an automatic type guy. I know a revolver doesn't eject brass--it was a joke.
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:42 PM   #9
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It should function flawlessly but all brands of revolvers S&W, Ruger, Taurus, and others occasionally have issues like this. From my perspective, that is a bad revolver.

As everyone mentioned, it needs to go back.
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:58 PM   #10
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I was kidding. I'm an automatic type guy. I know a revolver doesn't eject brass--it was a joke.
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