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Old 03-28-2012, 01:44 PM   #11
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Checked the email and saw the tracking # so my Kimber is on it's way home I can't wait to tear it down and see what all they did to it...then get it really dirty.

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Old 03-28-2012, 05:21 PM   #12
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Nice supprise UPS delivered early. I got my gun back from Kimber and they stated the following,
1) Extractor Adjusted??? Never a problem extracting spent rounds
2) Slide Stop Replaced...with Long Slide Stop..with the factory mag the slide would fail to lock back on the last round every 3-5 mags, with the Wilson Combat mags this was never a problem, ran 4 stock mags and the slide locked every time
3) Test fired with 3 mags of 124g FMJ Federal American Eagle
1 mag of 115g FMJ Remington MC
2 mags of 147g JHP Federal Hydra Shok
4) Replaced recoil spring and guide rod??? not sure why

What they did not state was reworking the feed ramp and polishing the radius at the top of the feed ramp...this was the initial complaint. The feed ramp extended too far during recoil allowing the edge of the brass casing to catch the leading edge of the feed ramp, clearly evident by the burr raised on the leading edge of the feed ramp.

I went out back of the shop and ran 5 mags as fast as I could with out a hiccup. Now to get 450 more rounds thru the pipe so I can start carrying it again and trust it. Heading to the range shortly.

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Old 03-28-2012, 06:30 PM   #13
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Hope it all works out for you brother.

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Old 03-30-2012, 02:54 PM   #15
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Thanks for the encouragement, I have got it cleaned up after running 500 rounds thru it using every mag I have for it. I ran Winchester WB, Remington JHP, Hydro Shok and Hornady CD thru it. Glad to say everything ran great and it seems my problems are fixed. I did do a total breakdown and oil and clean last night and the only thing I can see is where they cut the feed ramp back about .030-.060 and smoothed out the radius a little.

So I have to give Kimber +1 for customer service and -1 for quality control.

Now for a question, does anyone besides Les Baer hand fit their guns anymore?

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