I had my new 9mm Stainless Target II to the range for the first time this week. The thing worked flawlessly for the first 100 rounds when I decided to take a break for 10 minutes. Prior to taking a break I removed the empty magazine and eased the slide down and dry fired the gun. I then decided to see how smooth the slide operated after shooting a hundred rounds so I cycled the slide a couple of times by hand, never dropping it on the empty chamber, and then dry fired the gun again. After my break I loaded and inserted the magazine. When I racked the slide, the round would not fully chamber. I racked the slide again to clear the first round and the second round did the same thing. I removed the magazine and locked the slide back. I looked inside and found the firing pin protruding about 1/2 to 5/8 of an inch. About the time I was asking myself how that could have happened, I saw the firing pin stop laying on the bench. I could not believe the thing just fell out! I remove the firing pin and it is bent. I called Kimber today and talked to Anne. She wanted the gun back but I talked her into sending a new firing pin, spring, and stop to try first. If the failure happens again, the gun will most certainly get sent back to Kimber. I would sure like to know if this has ever happened to anyone else.