Kimber Pro CDP II - Shells popping me in the face.

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by omroi2001, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. omroi2001

    omroi2001 New Member

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    I have a Kimber Pro CDP II and I went to the range today. Every other round or two, the shells would come and pop me in the face. Any advise what could be the case for this?
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Not familiar with the gun but it sounds like an ejector issue.
     

  3. ryguy00

    ryguy00 New Member

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    try a different brand of ammo and see if it changes. if not, or if you are dedicated to the current brand of ammo, then you can have a gunsmith make an adjustment to the ejector. or watch one of the millions of gunsmithing videos available on the 1911 platform and do it yourself if you feel so inclined.
     
  4. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Yep he nailed it.
     
  5. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    The last kimber that i fired did the same thing. Seems like its a common occurance with kimber. No need to call their CS about it, they will blame the ammo....or tell you to call back after you have 500rds through it
     
  6. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Shoot the gun G style and its the guy in the next lane overs problem. Lol
     
  7. omroi2001

    omroi2001 New Member

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    Mountainman, I'll try that next time. Lol.
     
  8. omroi2001

    omroi2001 New Member

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    To my suprise, when I called Kimber, CS took all of my info and sent me the lable to send them the gun. I guess this is rare for CS to respond this fast. I have heard way too many horrible CS stories about Kimber but this was a good experience.
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    So far.

    It's not fixed yet.
     
  10. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Haha........now here's a problem solving, thinking man.


    And you don't know how long they'll have it. I'd try different ammo first.
     
  11. canebrake

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    My guess is that it's an extractor issue. Unless you have done something destructive to the ejector they seldom "go bad". If they do, you can pretty much verify with a simple visual inspection. If the ejector is bent, or has a witness mark it's bad.

    After the visual ejector inspection eliminates it as the issue, the next check is to see if the firing pin stop is doing it's job of indexing the extractor. What'd he say? The FPS should hold the extractor in place and prevent it from clocking (wriggling/twisting).
    Remove the slide from the receiver and remove the barrel. Using your fingernail or other NON-destructive tool, see if you can rotate the extractor. If you can induce rotational movement you have more-than-likely found your problem. The fix is a new, over-sized FPS and the skilz to properly install it. If you do not possess this talent don't waste your time and money, have a Smith do the job.​
    If the extractor is properly indexed (doesn't rotate) move on to the next test.
    With the gun's slide in your weak side hand, take a live 230gr ball round with your strong side hand and slide it up the breech face centering it on the breech as it would be when at battery. This positions the round with the extractor claw on the center line of the round. This is the same process the round goes through as it's stripped from the mag and chambered.
    • If this procedure is difficult to do (hard to get the round's rim into the extractor's claw), the extractor tension is too great. Hold that thought.
    • If you get the round captured with little to no difficulty, gingerly (subjective) shake the slide in multiple directions. If it comes loose, the extractor tension is too light. Hold that thought.
    The round should remain captured by the claw. If it remains you passed the test. If not, your extractor needs tuned. (See slilz reference above.)

    With your problem of in-your-face brass, my guess is that your extractor pressure is too great.

    Given enough time and talent you can tune your extractor to beer-pong the spent brass into a dump bag impressing small children and large pets. :p
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2012
  12. levelcross

    levelcross New Member

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    I had to send my CDP II in for some work they replaced the extractor while they had it. Mine had a FTF problem and since it was almost new I sent it back to see what all they did. It took 6 weeks to get it back and has been flawless since.