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I have a new Master Carry Pro that fails on going into battery, stove piping and ejecting cases into my eyes. At 300 rds now, includes Corbon ammo. I just think this is a paper weight now!! I would never use this as a carry weapon.

My older Kimber Classic Custom works flawlessly. I think that Kimber changed quality control a while back. I am a QC aerospace tech and have seen these type of problems come from management changes. I have worked at G.E. Aircraft Engines so you know I'm not a trouble maker.

I will send this arm back to Kimber for repair/retire. I do not like how one has to put a special tool into the spring mechanism to break it down.

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Welcome to the forum trailboss, it sounds like your problem could be with your extractor. Here's a link on Wilson Combats site that explains how to check it.
 

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feedramp wear

This my have been discussed before but being new to Kimbers I have been wondering if there is any documented number of rounds fired before the aluminum feed ramp wears to the point of causing feeding problem's.
 

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v35b, I think your concerns are a little unnecessary. Yes, aluminum is a soft metal but it can be hardened, to a degree, with alloys. I don't know if the gun makers, Kimber in particular, do that or not. But, keep in mind, copper is also a soft metal. I would be willing to bet if one could cycle the same round, in the same position, over and over again, it would be the copper that gave in first.
 

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As an Update, I just shipped the pistol off to Kimber for repair. I will let you know the outcome, due in February. I hope they fix it because my full size is to heavy for all day carry for me in my CrossBreed belt holster with extra mag. I could use my Galco spider rig, but only in winter because I don't wear sport coats in Texas summers.
 

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Kimber Factory Repaired

I got back my Master Carry Pro from the Kimber repair shop in January. I just got back from the range and am happy to report flawless action. I used factory and reloaded ammo. Rapid fire as fast as I could squeeze.

Kimber work preformed

1) Adjusted the extractor
2) Modified the ejection port

I now feel comfortable to carry this as a primary self defense firearm.

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I got back my Master Carry Pro from the Kimber repair shop in January. I just got back from the range and am happy to report flawless action. I used factory and reloaded ammo. Rapid fire as fast as I could squeeze.

Kimber work preformed

1) Adjusted the extractor
2) Modified the ejection port

I now feel comfortable to carry this as a primary self defense firearm.

thanks for following.
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I got back my Master Carry Pro from the Kimber repair shop in January. I just got back from the range and am happy to report flawless action. I used factory and reloaded ammo. Rapid fire as fast as I could squeeze.

Kimber work preformed

1) Adjusted the extractor
2) Modified the ejection port

I now feel comfortable to carry this as a primary self defense firearm.

thanks for following.
I'm just curious do you know how they modified the ejection port?
 

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This my have been discussed before but being new to Kimbers I have been wondering if there is any documented number of rounds fired before the aluminum feed ramp wears to the point of causing feeding problem's.
Hmmm. The military makes Humvees out of aluminum because they needed a vehicle they could drop from an airplane. Firemen use ladders made of aluminum because pound for pound it is much more rigid and stronger than steel. College baseball bats are made of aluminum. Engine blocks are made with aluminum.

Lighter does not equal weaker where metal is concerned.

(Hoping to get my check from the Aluminum Association soon.)
 

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Hmmm. The military makes Humvees out of aluminum because they needed a vehicle they could drop from an airplane. Firemen use ladders made of aluminum because pound for pound it is much more rigid and stronger than steel. College baseball bats are made of aluminum. Engine blocks are made with aluminum.

Lighter does not equal weaker where metal is concerned.

(Hoping to get my check from the Aluminum Association soon.)
Good points all!!
 

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I have a new Master Carry Pro that fails on going into battery, stove piping and ejecting cases into my eyes. At 300 rds now, includes Corbon ammo. I just think this is a paper weight now!! I would never use this as a carry weapon.

My older Kimber Classic Custom works flawlessly. I think that Kimber changed quality control a while back. I am a QC aerospace tech and have seen these type of problems come from management changes. I have worked at G.E. Aircraft Engines so you know I'm not a trouble maker.

I will send this arm back to Kimber for repair/retire. I do not like how one has to put a special tool into the spring mechanism to break it down.

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I've known five troublemakers in my life. Oddly enough, they all worked at G.E. Aircraft Engines. Just sayin....

Actually, I have a brand new Pro model. 1100 rounds so far. Shoots flawlessly. I'd contact Kimber.
Take down tool? Hear that. Check out threads here on the Wilson Combat guide rod and flat-wire recoil spring kit. (# 651 on their web site as I recall) It eliminates the need for the L tool or "paper clip" tool as some call it. I swapped mine out yesterday. The flat spring lasts 10x longer.

Welcome from Ky.:cool:
 

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This my have been discussed before but being new to Kimbers I have been wondering if there is any documented number of rounds fired before the aluminum feed ramp wears to the point of causing feeding problem's.
I can't point you to any specific documentation but I've read numerous times that an aluminum frame has a service life of approximately 50,000 rounds. I have one gun with just over 16,000 rounds through it and it still functions like a new gun.
 
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The Beretta M9 that the military has been using for years has an aluminum frame. They don't seem to have problems!
 

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I've known five troublemakers in my life. Oddly enough, they all worked at G.E. Aircraft Engines. Just sayin....

Actually, I have a brand new Pro model. 1100 rounds so far. Shoots flawlessly. I'd contact Kimber.
Take down tool? Hear that. Check out threads here on the Wilson Combat guide rod and flat-wire recoil spring kit. (# 651 on their web site as I recall) It eliminates the need for the L tool or "paper clip" tool as some call it. I swapped mine out yesterday. The flat spring lasts 10x longer.

Welcome from Ky.:cool:
If you read his post from today, he sent it to Kimber and just got it back repaired and functioning fine!
 

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Good points all!!
Alcan used to be a client. So did E-One Fire Trucks...."The Heart of a Firefighter in an Aluminum Body"....

Aluminum, because of ultra thin, ultra light aluminum cans, got a reputation as "flimsy" which is not at all true for the metal. Cans are only flimsy because they are made to be crushable.

Don't get me started. Oops. Too late!
 

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If you read his post from today, he sent it to Kimber and just got it back repaired and functioning fine!
Yeah, I just saw that. I went off half-cocked it seems. Isn't that what forums are for though?
 

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Alcan used to be a client. So did E-One Fire Trucks...."The Heart of a Firefighter in an Aluminum Body"....

Aluminum, because of ultra thin, ultra light aluminum cans, got a reputation as "flimsy" which is not at all true for the metal. Cans are only flimsy because they are made to be crushable.

Don't get me started. Oops. Too late!
I appreciate your knowledge!
 

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Glad to hear Kimber took care of your problem.
 
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