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Old 02-15-2012, 11:49 AM   #11
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All I'm going to do to improve my new 1911 is touch up the rear sight dots. They were scratched when I got it. Not the whole rear sight, just the dots, almost like it had to have been done intentionally.
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I may polish the barrel bushing face. Its the only piece of stainless on a parkerized gun, I think it would look sweet blingy.
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How many times do you think it should be said tho?
Well, I think there is a difference between someone not using the search feature (which I haven't found on the mobile site, I should mention) and having issues with their gun before they get to the coveted 500 round mark. If you can't get through your first box of rounds with a new pistol, I don't see a problem with turning to the experts. That being said, some use of the search feature should be employed.
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Want to improve your new gun? Then open the box and RTFM


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Seems that Kimber agrees with canebrake & says you need 500 rounds before bothering them. On the other hand, a factory rep for another manufacturer says that if a pistol doesn't feed properly from day one, it's broke & should be sent in for repair. Makes it kinda tough for a noob to know what to do.
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Cane, thanks for posting this. There were a couple things on the list that I've never even considered.
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Seems that Kimber agrees with canebrake & says you need 500 rounds before bothering them. On the other hand, a factory rep for another manufacturer says that if a pistol doesn't feed properly from day one, it's broke & should be sent in for repair. Makes it kinda tough for a noob to know what to do.
That's why I would never own a Kimber. That would be like buying a new car that runs like crap and you take it back to the dealer and he tells you that is normal and you need to run 1000 gallons of fuel through it first. I have never bought a gun that didn't run right out of the box and if I did it would sure as hell go back to the manufacturer. If you figure ammo at 15 dollars a box it would cost you 150 bucks just to find out that there really is something wrong.

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i think some have taken what Cane has written down out of context. in other words, don't go to the possible and needless expence of trying to fix something that isn't broke or buying a bunch of aftermarket parts and putting them in a gun to try and fix something that they won't fix. i have seen many firearms in the past that needed many rounds fired through them to establish a smooth functioning firearm. some firearms if the fitting tolerances are tight, they need to establish a wear pattern to achieve smooth operation. for the most part in reference to some firearms i do agree with his procedures and have used them to some degree with some. also it is your firearm, and you have to make the decision as to if you feel there is a problem that in your opinion requires it to go back for warranty work. i will also say this, as it has been my experiance with 1911's in general, some problems also come back to the magazines, as many of them have very well made pistols, but come with inferior magazines. sometimes a simple change to quality magazines will make a world of difference in functioning of the pistol.
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