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#1 Brant

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 01:59 PM

My Plastic surgeon ( I only mention this because he is not gun savy) buddy who is new to pistols bought a brand new Kimber and he wanted me to shoot a couple of boxes through it and show him how to shoot. To my dismay it jammed 6 times in the first 50 rounds and 5 in the second 50 rounds. It is brand new and seems to be very well machined and manufactured. I love the trigger. In all cases an empty is getting left in the chamber but is loose. Anyone have experience with new Kimbers? Do they just need a break-in and a little oil or is this a real problem?Brant

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 02:04 PM

Sounds like the extractor isn't working. Are you shooting reloaded ammo? They're not stove piping correct?

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 02:15 PM

Brand new boxes of Federal Independence FMJ 115gr the gun store/range sold him. We only shot at metal plates....

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 02:19 PM

It sounds like the extractor isn't grabbing the cases to extract them if they're staying in the chamber. Maybe you have a burr in the chamber that is causing the problem. Without having the gun to look at that's the best I can give you.

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 02:25 PM

I passed that on and he is running it past the store where there is a gun smith for a check-up... A couple of time when he shot the bullets hit really really low but I thoght it was just him...

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 02:27 PM

Thanks - Merry Christmas!!!

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 10:07 PM

barrel feed ramp needs to be polished.

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 01:57 PM

So what was the cause of the jams?

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 02:03 PM

They replaced the extractor. John had it right...

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 02:37 PM

Glad to hear you got it fixed. You wouldn't want that to happen in a gun fight.

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 08:32 AM

Ya failure to feed is mostly ammo or feed ramps extraction is extractor mostly




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