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Old 06-17-2019, 10:14 AM   #1
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New to the site. Just recieved my new Pro Covert

Looks like a great site, and looking forward to reading more and learning more.
New gun is a Kimber 1911 4" Pro Covert. Shot 150 round so far and I'm very impressed so far. It's my first .45 cal.
Small issue and with the Crimson Trace grip/laser. First several shots and it died. The shop (at the range) changed the batteries to no avail. They swapped out the entire grip for a new one, all good.
Question. purchased Federal range and target, 230 grain. Finding this ammo to be very dirty. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:41 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from Northeast Pa.

Call Kimber customer service about your Crimson Trace before attempting any repairs on your own.

Target ammo can be dirty. I’ve had good luck with Federal American Eagle, Speer Lawman, Magtech, Fiocchi and also CCI Blazer Brass. Some say CCI is dirty but I never have problems when I shoot this stuff.
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Hey Cyrus welcome to the forum from NY...
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:18 AM   #5
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Welcome from NC.

I've shot the Federal range and carry ammo, and found it to be no dirtier than any other ammo. Kimber ships their pistols with a lot of sticky lube/protectant in them. If you haven't already, you should really scrub it out well. That may be what is attracting and holding the grime from ammo.
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:39 AM   #6
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I've just field stripped my Sig X5 after 300 or so rounds of Remington bulk 9mm I couldn't believe how clean it was inside and how little effort it took to clean it up and lube.

But favorite ammo hands down, if you don't mind spending a couple of extra bucks Sig Sauer 9mm or .45 no contest.
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:46 PM   #7
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laser/grip

Kimber replaced the grip/laser, no questions asked. Thanks all for the advice.
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:48 PM   #8
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Enjoy that new pistol!
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:56 PM   #9
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Cyrus, welcome to the site from Tennessee. Congrats on the new Pro Covert. I was going to add if by some odd chance Kimber didn't take care of your laser grip then I know Crimson Trace will. CT will also supply new batteries when you need them all you have to do is call.
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