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marksman957 10-15-2012 12:04 AM

Kimber Custom II w/Kimpro Tac Magazine not loading
 
Had my New Custom II out on the range for the first time today. Worked well until I put a full 8 rounds in the magazine. It would not feed round 1 and 2 but from that point on it would work fine. Sometimes it would partially load the round 1st or 2nd and sometimes the round would remain fully in the mag. Again, when I got down to 6 rounds in the mag it worked fine. Shot about 80 rounds. 50 Federal American Eagle and 30 CCI (?) Blaser. Any ideas?

canebrake 10-15-2012 12:11 AM

That's because the Kimber 8rd mag is really a 7rd that holds eight with spring bind.

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Wiebelhaus 10-15-2012 12:14 AM

I agree with canebrake, that's a mag issue.

Chainfire 10-15-2012 01:18 AM

So, Cane, why are these mags better than say a McCormic or Pachmayr?

I shoot my 1911 often with some pretty old Shooting Stars and never have a bit of trouble. I recently had several of the Pachmayers fall into my lap, cheaply, and they also work like a champ.

marksman957 10-15-2012 01:46 AM

Thanks Cane. I figured it was the mag but 1911 is new to me and I wanted an experienced opinion. I will check out the Tripp. How about the Wilson Combat? It seems I see a lot of people recommending them. Any opinion on those?

DodgerBlue 10-15-2012 01:55 AM

Also, Im not one to question Cane on 1911s, but Kimpro magazines by Kimber never failed me on my Custom II. 100% flawless from the 1st to the latest round ever fired.

Powersportgiant 10-15-2012 01:56 AM

I've never used Tripp mags, they look great though. I have several nighthawk and Wilson combat mags and they are great. I prefer Wilson's over Chip McCormick or most factory mags.

Cane, is there a FTF discount or code on Tripp mags ?

marksman957 10-15-2012 10:39 PM

I spoke with someone at the gun shop and he said it could be a mag failure, however, he also said it is too early to say. He said you must run 500 rounds through the Kimber before evaluating. He said Kimber is built to such high tolerance that it will take that many firings to get the gun broken in. If it is still failing to feed after that take a closer look.

tacticalfun 10-15-2012 11:06 PM

Wilsons are ok..still ftf sometimes. I listened to cane and bought 6 tripps and have not looked back.

Garadex 10-16-2012 05:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Powersportgiant (Post 976922)
I've never used Tripp mags, they look great though. I have several nighthawk and Wilson combat mags and they are great. I prefer Wilson's over Chip McCormick or most factory mags.

Cane, is there a FTF discount or code on Tripp mags ?

Can't prefer the Wilson over a Tripp if you never used 'em.


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