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Old 11-22-2008, 12:36 AM   #11
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Kimber and many other high end 1911 clones are going to do this for the first 1000 rounds. It is normal. The reason behind this is these are brnad new and the tollerances are very tight. You need to work them in and get some of the small (To small to see) burrs and everything running smooth.

Did you bring it home and strip is and clean and lube it properly? What kind of ammo is it not chambering? If you are using some low end reman junk it will happen because it is lowend junk ammo.

The worse thing about the kimber is the fact that they send you junk mags. I bought the Wislon combat 8rd with the polmer follower it feeds like water off a ducks back.

There are lemons hat make it out from time to time. I woul jsut say don't give up on it yet.

Field strip it and clean it real good then lub the heck out of it.

These guns are not going to shoot like the old used military 1911. My first 1911 was a mil issue that had seen combat in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and many years of qualifications as well. it was so lose it would rattle like a diamond back. but no mater what you did to it, it would always fire.

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Old 11-22-2008, 01:28 AM   #12
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Again, I had no problem with mine out of the box. The only difference that I noticed after a few hundred rounds was that the trigger became lighter and crisper.

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Old 11-22-2008, 02:08 AM   #13
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i did break it down and lube it up. i bought a wilson mag (47D) that the gun dealer recommended and it will not fit all the way into the gun. it sticks out of the handle about an 1/8".

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i did break it down and lube it up. i bought a wilson mag (47D) that the gun dealer recommended and it will not fit all the way into the gun. it sticks out of the handle about an 1/8".
Just the bump pad, right?
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thats what i thought so i took it off and tried it, still didn't fit

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Old 12-13-2008, 12:45 AM   #16
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A Wilson mag' should work like a charm -- they work in all of mine interchangably, Colt, Wilson and Kimber. Are you using factory hardball or reloads? Something sounds fishy to me.

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i did break it down and lube it up. i bought a wilson mag (47D) that the gun dealer recommended and it will not fit all the way into the gun. it sticks out of the handle about an 1/8".
Just get out the saw and cut it down, then duck tape the bottom.
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Old 12-14-2008, 01:41 PM   #18
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REALLY, The Wilson mag will stick out past the grip. I have a couple 1911's and I wouldn't trade e'm for any other gun. Some folks who have no basic mechanical knowledge and understand how a gun functions, just might be better off with a Glock.

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Old 12-18-2008, 12:18 AM   #19
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listen, im not stupid, the base pad that comes with that clip does not fit. i understand it will stick out of the handle a little, but not so far that it wont chamber a round. don't jump to conclusions 45.

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I would take the pistol back to the dealer and show them first hand what's going on.

It sounds like you may have a 1 in 1000 "dud" gun. Kimbers should feed with any type of 1911 magazine as long as your not trying to fit a small 7 round compact magazine into a big , full size 1911 frame. It doesn't sound like that's what you're trying to do.

Best of luck to ya. I hope you get your pistol runnin right for ya.

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