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Old 01-02-2009, 07:43 PM   #21
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OK, even though it IS normal to have break in period with most (if not all) semiautos, You deserve a perfectly functioning firearm for that kind of money. When you have a gun that's malfunctioned many times, it flat out don't instill confidence in that gun. From now on you'll always wonder if it's going to let you down or leave a bad taste in your mouth when you look at it. It's unheard of for kimber quality to be so bad that wilson mags won't fit. If it was MINE, and after paying THAT kind of money, I'd take it back or send it back to kimber NOW. When I build a 1911 from scratch, or customize a factory pistol, I'm NOT satisfied unless I have 100% reliability on ANY kind of ammo I can think of to feed it-EVEN to the point of reliably feeding an empty case straight from mag! In fact, before I'll let it go out the door, it better work EVERY time. So you DO have legimate gripe to have them make it right.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:58 AM   #22
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+1 on that post.

I will always believe that for 1000.00 dollars, you should get a pistol that will fire right out of the box.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:51 AM   #23
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Hey 13 stars, Hope you have your problem remedied by now........I shoot Kimbers in both .45 & .38 for competition. NEVER have I,nor would I accept a gun that will not function ! Neither should you .
I saw your post and couldn't help but sympathize in that I finally tried a plastic XD in 9mm. The darn thing is a POS,despite most folks telling me how great it is !
It is in Springfield's "fix it" shop now and either it works or it "hits the road". May be a philosophy for you also ! Best of luck !
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