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I recently bought a new Ultra Carry II in 9mm and it came with the standard Kimber magazine. I carry with 1 in the chamber and when I get home at night I always release the magazine and rack the slide to eject the chambered round before putting in my safe. I notice when I release the magazine there's usually a loose round that comes out as well. Is there a retention issue with the magazine?
 

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While I own an Ultra II it is a .45. So I do not claim to KNOW the 9mm. That said, I have never heard of this before nor has it ever happened with any of my auto-loaders, (9mm or otherwise).
So, to sort of answer your question, yes, I would be concerned. If you bought it from a dealer, take it back and have them look at it. They can probably analyze any issues, first hand, better than we could on a forum. If you bought it from another person, take it to a local gunsmith or highly rated dealer. A few bucks for an inspection and, (possibly), instructions on how to properly clear the weapon would be cheap insurance.
BTW, the Browning design does not NEED to be cleared every night. Once you get the mag issue figured, you can make that choice for storage if you desire.
 

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.... when I release the magazine there's usually a loose round that comes out as well. Is there a retention issue with the magazine?
I'm having the same problem with an Ultra Aegis II 9mm I bought new a month ago. 300 down pipe so far. Almost every time I have one chambered and drop the mag, a loose round follows the mag out. Sometimes it (the top round) is sitting halfway out, on it's way to be chambered. I'm assuming it's a mag issue. I asked this forum for mag suggestions and will get some new ones after I recover from holiday spending.
Stay in touch, lets figure this out. Then we can help others who may encounter this issue.:cool:
 

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Mag issue

After discussing my mag issue with a few local smiths I decided to buy a Wilson Combat magazine and that has solved the problem I was having with regard to a round coming loose when I pulled my magazine out to unload my Ultra.
 

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Just want to say hi as I found this site while dealing with Kimber. Does the mag you are using have a step in the follower such as the one on the top?

 

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The OEM mag that came with the gun did have the 'step.'

I've since acquired a KimPro-tec and two Wilson Combat mags. I like them much better.
 

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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois Doug1911, I have a couple of mags that have the step and a bunch that don't.
 

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Doug my Kimber mags look like the top mag in your pic. I plan on getting some Wilson Combat mags. I had one FTF out of 1000 rounds. That is one too many for me.
 

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Doug my Kimber mags look like the top mag in your pic. I plan on getting some Wilson Combat mags. I had one FTF out of 1000 rounds. That is one too many for me.
I'm just curious, how did you determine that the one FTF out of a 1000 rounds was caused by the magazine?
 

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Doug my Kimber mags look like the top mag in your pic. I plan on getting some Wilson Combat mags. I had one FTF out of 1000 rounds. That is one too many for me.
I am new to 1911's and bought a SAM 9mm1911 which has been a good gun for the price. I bought two Kimber mags for it and they have been great. I bought the one with the step in it not really realizing the difference. It caused stove pipes and slide wouldn't lock on last round most of the time. Place I bought them at wouldn't help and said to phone Kimber. Talked to Ann Bruns from Kimber and she sent one to me with no charges at all which is like the first two I bought. I am really impressed with her doing this and am looking hard at a Kimber for next pistol. I mentioned this on another site as well to make sure that what Ann at Kimber did wouldn't go unnoticed.



 

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Welcome Doug. Good info. Nice first post. The two mags a almost certainly made by two different companies. The one on the left, with the weld up the back, looks like a cheapy I bought for my other 1911.
 

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I like to hear these "good customer service" stories. Not many companies like that out there!
 

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Ok here are both packages that contain the two different mags. Part numbers are the same. Not sure what to think of this as the one that has the stepped follower is definitely a lower quality mag. First picture is the one Kimber sent to me and the same as the first two I bought and the second is the one that has the stepped mag. Maybe I am making too much of this but one would think there would be a different part numbers for the two different mags.



 

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probably an "old" one and a "new and improved" one. Or it could have been a screw up an the manufacturer!
 

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probably an "old" one and a "new and improved" one. Or it could have been a screw up an the manufacturer!
The place I bought them at had the stepped followers come in just a few weeks ago compared to the "good ones" for lack of better word several months ago. Oh well just have to make sure I pay attention to any I buy in the future.
 

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The place I bought them at had the stepped followers come in just a few weeks ago compared to the "good ones" for lack of better word several months ago. Oh well just have to make sure I pay attention to any I buy in the future.
One of them was probably old stock. Let's hope it was the "bad" ones!
 
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