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Old 11-07-2012, 09:44 AM   #1
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I want to polish the feed ramps on my Kimbers. Especially my Ultra TLE II. It's giving me some jamming problems. Maybe all my fault but still.

Should it be abrasive? They have a gun/knife polishing kit but I don't want all that. Thanks.

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Old 11-07-2012, 12:29 PM   #2
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Well 1st off i seriously doubt it will help with ANY problems your having--Look to your mags 1st for feeding issues.
If you want the ramp shiny use a very lite polish so as to NOT remove any metal- Just IMHO

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Thanks, Hossfly. I use three Tripp mags. They are brand new. Do you think they need to be broken in? And if so, how long? Till I don't have feed problems, I guess.

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All polishing compounds are abrasive(even toothpaste). Flitz is a very mild abrasive. All polishing compounds remove metal, that is their function.

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Thanks, Hossfly. I use three Tripp mags. They are brand new. Do you think they need to be broken in? And if so, how long? Till I don't have feed problems, I guess.
Before you go polishing the feed ramp, let's find out what your "jamming problems" are.

I'll bet it's a FTF (failure to go to battery). Excessive stem bind is more likely what is happening...or what is technically known as the "Three-Point Jam".

The three points are the binding between the breechface, the barrel throat, and the underside of the barrel chamber.

Call Aaron @ Tripp (877.837.9445) and tell him what you are experiencing. I suggest this because he will have much more knowledge pertaining to the Kimber than me. (I stay away from them Kimbers.) Tell him canebrake bets your barrel is "riding the link". (A lot of factory-built pistols now days have this condition.)

Is the gun new?

Have you made any Bubba mods to the piece?

Did it FTF with the Kimber mags?

If it is excessive stem bind, you'll need to get Kimber (unless your one year warranty has expired) or a gunsmith to fix the problem.
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Is the gun new?

Have you made any Bubba mods to the piece?

Did it FTF with the Kimber mags?
I bought them both in 03/11 when I had money.

No bubba mods yet, although I did change to Sarge's wood grips on the Custom CDP II.

Not as bad as now for the Ultra TLE II. I'll shoot some more with the Kimber mags and report back.

What is it that you don't like about Kimber's? I'm thinking the manufacturing process? Are the tolerances too random?
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What is it that you don't like about Kimber's? I'm thinking the manufacturing process? Are the tolerances too random?
I think if a manufacture sells me an expensive product with life and death consequences, that product should include a warranty for the life of said, well kept item.
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I think if a manufacture sells me an expensive product with life and death consequences, that product should include a warranty for the life of said, well kept item.
I've been meaning to do some research on this but it had "slipped my mind."

Well, it appears that you're right (no surprise). According to the Terms And Conditions Of Purpose (http://www.coltsmfg.com/Company/LegalInfo.aspx) it says...

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14. Indemnity Against Claims: Seller shall defend, indemnify and hold Buyer harmless against all losses on account of claims of injury to persons (including death) or damage to property which may result in any way from any act or omission of Seller or of its agents, employees or subcontractors. Seller shall also maintain such Public Liability, Property Damage, Employee’s Liability and Compensation insurance and Motor Vehicle Liability insurance (Personal Injury and Property Damage), as will protect Seller (and its permitted subcontractors) and Buyer from said risk and from any claims under any applicable Workers’ Compensation or Occupational Health and Safety statute or regulation.

Now you're "making me" want to sell my two Kimber's and by a Colt. Thanks.
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