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Old 07-09-2010, 02:00 AM   #11
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Just ordered 2 of the Tripp 7rd mags I posted above. I was going to go to the range tomorrow, but i'll probably wait till they arrive and then go.

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Just ordered 2 of the Tripp 7rd mags I posted above. I was going to go to the range tomorrow, but i'll probably wait till they arrive and then go.
Mine is just like yours,exactly.

I also lubed my slide,loaded the mags, and just cycled it hard over and over to help smooth it out at home without putting rounds downrange. I don't know if that did it, but after that it had fed smooth.

I fully trust it to feed and cycle every time now. Good luck with yours.
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I've ran around 5000 rounds through the five 8rd Tripps I own in the last couple months. They've been dropped repeatedly, kicked, stepped on, wet, dirty and muddy.
Not one single malfunction!
Tripps are fantastic! Cane speaks the truth!

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Keep it really clean and make sure it's well lubed. I have never had a new 1911 that ran well "dry". I use Mobil 1 synthetic oil on all of my guns and have had no problems at all. Shooting a lot of rounds in a short time will heat up the gun significantly. If the tolerances are kind of tight cold they will be tighter when it heats up and problems may set in...

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Thanks guys. I have RemOil that I use. I stripped it and cleaned/lubed it before shooting it for the first time, but it got dirty and hot and I kept going.

I am cleaning it all tonight and i'll make sure to lube it enough and I will cycle it a few hundred times as well.

I really hope as I break it in it gets better. I love this gun and hope to make it my carry gun sooner or later, but not until it shoots flawlessly.

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I'm not a fan of remoil at all. I find it to be way to light. While you don't want grease you do want oil that has a little viscosity so stays on the material. Also, as the oil heats up it becomes more fluid. NGIB mentioned Mobil 1, I haven't used it personally but I could see it being a good chioce. I've had good luck with outters and hoppes gun oil.

On my carry weapon I've noticed that when I tried remoil it needed to be oiled more frequently then any of the other oils.

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I have Mobil 1 4T Synthetic 10W-40 (for my streetbike) that I am sure is just fine as well as standard Mobil 1 Sythentic for cars. I can try that tonight.


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The additive package may be slightly different but you Kimber won't know the difference.

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That oil will be just fine. I find it stays in place and is very heat resistant as well. I've been shooting Mobil 1 lubed 1911s for years with absolutely no problems. I probably put over 6000 rounds thru my old Kimber and I never saw a sign of wear at all. Make sure when you clean it you use a q-tip to clean the rails in the slide and the frame really well. Carbon tends to build up and will make the slide "sticky"...

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That oil will be just fine. I find it stays in place and is very heat resistant as well. I've been shooting Mobil 1 lubed 1911s for years with absolutely no problems. I probably put over 6000 rounds thru my old Kimber and I never saw a sign of wear at all. Make sure when you clean it you use a q-tip to clean the rails in the slide and the frame really well. Carbon tends to build up and will make the slide "sticky"...
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Just to clarify, I can use the Mobil 1 everywhere to lube including the barrel, but should I still use the other oil to clean the pistol?
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