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Old 03-04-2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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Need advice, is it necessary to break in a new $1200 kimber, I think for that price you should be able to take it home and clean and lube it and start to carry it without breaking it in, what are your thoughts on it

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Old 03-04-2012, 06:24 PM   #2
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Need advice, is it necessary to break in a new $1200 kimber, I think for that price you should be able to take it home and clean and lube it and start to carry it without breaking it in, what are your thoughts on it
My personal opinion is that you should do a break in period on EVERYTHING you buy new. Its just like buying a new car... yes, you go out and use it the same day you buy it but, you still have a break in period. I.E: you have to change the oil every 500 miles instead of every 3000. It needs to go in every so many miles for a "check up". Nothing ever works properly until it "wears" itself in.
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Any firearm that I plan to defend myself and others need to prove functional to me at least 500 times without failure before I trust it with my life. Even my Kimber had to earn it's right to be carried. I would hate to find out my firearm is not 100% when I need it the most.

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Any new gun should run with anything fed it. If it doesn't send it back to be fixed period!!!

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Any new gun should run with anything fed it. If it doesn't send it back to be fixed period!!!
I disagree. A gun, full metal ones in particular are just like any other machine. The parts need to bed into each other and the only thing that will do that is use. Now if I bought a new 1911 and it would not feed or eject at all, I would consider sending it back. 1911's ,and the high end ones in particular, with tight tolerances need a few hundred rounds to get everything moving and seated right, it's just part the game with them.
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Read Cane's post on this topic, very informative. take the rest with thick skin, someone clearly p'd him off that day, but its the best description I've seen.
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I have owned three Kimbers a 5" 3" 4" all needed around 500 to 800 rounds fired to get to not have failures. I just don't feel Kimber is watching their quality enough and are pushing their production over quality.

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im not gonna waste my money on a gun that "requires" a 500-1000 round break in period, especially a gun that cost 1k+. I have a High Standard 1911A1, i paid $500 for and ive put over 1,300rds through it with "Z E R O" malfunctions. I have used winchester whitebox FMJ, federal hydroshok,remington golden sabre,Hornady TAP, Hornady custom, and gold dots...it eats them up and asks for seconds. Kimber can keep their guns, ill keep my $500 High Standard

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You break in a "bride"
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