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OK, as mentioned before, we purchased our Kimbers on an impulse. Maybe not such a good idea, considering the money involved.

Anyway, I cruise through some other gun forums and was surprised to read so many disparaging comments about Kimber 1911s. Even though there will be a few who will say they own and shoot Kimber 1911s without issue, the others just seem to dog pile on the Kimber for "the usual list of problems" whatever that is. They don't seem to care enough to be explicit. I understand people will have their favorite manufacturer to love and favorite to hate. But for the life of me I don't understand their objection.

Have any of you run into this? If there is a list of "usual problems" with Kimber 1911s, what are they and what do you do about it?

BTW, I still love my Custom Crimson Carry II, just for the record.
 

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Thanks Chuck. I guess I was a little taken aback from what I was reading I was anxious to post the question here with y'all.

Seems FTF is the biggest concern. Wilson Combat mags seems to be the easiest, preferred solution. Also, proper cleaning and break-in with quality ammo.

I still have a few hundred rounds to do for my break-in.

Thanks for pointing me to the other thread. I had forgotten.
 

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Another reason I'm liking a dedicated Kimber forum.
 

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Kimber makes a fine product. It really doesn't matter what firearm you choose, someone's not going to like it. I agree with JW, nice to be somewhere with like minded people.
 

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Just read the other thread. Job well done Chuck! Now everyone knows that the loudmouth is just that!
 

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The only people I ever hear complain about Kimber pistols and rifles are the ones that don't own them.

They cost a little more, and people will always find a reason to justify not purchasing one. I've never talked to anyone that regretted getting a Kimber. I'd like a few more.
 

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Honestly there isn't a gun company today making 100% fail proof guns. I think that some of the problems stem from people that refuse to follow instructions and some that feel because they paid x amount of dollars they shouldn't ever have a problem. The biggest problem seem to be from those that have a minor problem and blow it up in their mind into a big problem. Bill Gates has a house that cost more money then any 20 of us together could earn in our lifetimes. You going to tell me he never has to call a plumber or electrician to fix something in it?
 

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I'm with Gmountain on this one. not one person that has fired my Kimber has told me they didn't like it. with the exception of Richie who lives next door. he went though 6 mags with a smile on his face and then said he was still on the fence about it.
 

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Just do what the owners manual days and that's a good start. However many, like me ,are so excited to have a nice pistol that we grow frustrated when they don't preform right away.
Hang in there through the break in or send it back for repair if you need to . When they work right, and they will, you're going to love your Kimber.
 

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As they say. When all else fails......read the instructions!!
 

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Oh lucky me!!!

I did read the owner's manual, with regard to the 500 round break in period of Kimber pistols. However, I just didn't think about it again after reading it. I cleaned and lubed my Custom Stainless II and then proceeded to feed it quality, American made FMJ's. I'd throw in a mag full of carry ammo (Winchester 230 grain Supreme PDX2 hollow points) just to make sure the pistol would digest them reliably. I used the pistol for bowling pin matches and IDPA matches, shooting more FMJ's. It has now digested several thousand rounds and never misses a beat.

I have three magazines for it. Two Kimber mags, a 7 round and an 8 round and an 8 round Chip McCormick. None have ever hung up, even after being repeatedly dropped on concrete floors during competition.

I know there are folks out there that just plain don't like Kimbers. That is their privilege. I know how it works. I hate High Point and Glock pistols just because I happen to think they are UGLY as sin (my privilege)!!!:eek::eek: After all. Gaston Glock WAS inspired by the BRICK when he designed his pistols!! I need say nothing to justify my malice toward High Point!!!! ;);)

If you are going to carry a pistol, it must have panache and style!! Kimbers and Smith and Wesson M&P's have panache and style!! I'm just sayin'...................!!;);)
 
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I have never understood the "brick" or "2X4" comments. I like my Glocks a lot!
 

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Eloquent Lineman73, every eloquent.

I wish everyone thought the same. This is a great forum, because opinions are readily accepted, even if not agreed with. There are other forums where some what to shout you down until you admit what a ignorant fool you've been.

Panache is hard to attain. I'll settle for style. :D
 
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