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I have a kimber compact alum. new gun is very accurate. my problem is the gun consistantly jams. i thought the problem was the ammo was using 200 grain swc. I switched to 230 grain rnl. jam , jam, jam. did i mention that i am using wilson mags. i have a springfield , it has not jammed. i am sending the gun off to a gun smith to have it fixed. it is a shame to spend 650. 00 on a new gun that won't feed rnl. no i am not weak wristing the gun either. i have shot smaller 45s with no problem.
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Sorry to hear about this. Hope that 'smith can fix the problem. You realize that sending it to a 'smith will void your warranty, right? I'd toy with the idea of sending it back to Kimber with a detailed explination of the sickness first.

Just my opinion.
 

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I have heard of this alot. I don't know why they can't get their act together. I sent my PRO CDP to them because it was jamming every third or fourth round, no matter what magazine was used. They polished the breach face and now it feeds everything. The gun was gone for four days.
 

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Why wasn't the breach face polished BEFORE it left the factory?? This is my whole point about these manufacturers. I don't recall whether it was kimber or para-ord, but I looked at some new ones yesterday and the feed ramps were not polished. Why not? Pay 6-1000 $ for a gun and they can't polish the ramp?? You all know an unpolished ramp is gonna cause you trouble. Doesn't that seem like a basic thing to do to you? It sure does to me,, IMHO
 

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Originally posted by 173abn:
Why wasn't the breach face polished BEFORE it left the factory?? This is my whole point about these manufacturers. I don't recall whether it was kimber or para-ord, but I looked at some new ones yesterday and the feed ramps were not polished. Why not? Pay 6-1000 $ for a gun and they can't polish the ramp?? You all know an unpolished ramp is gonna cause you trouble. Doesn't that seem like a basic thing to do to you? It sure does to me,, IMHO
It's called "no pride in workmanship" Even the more expensive 1911s do jam, or used the "wrong" material for the frame "by mistake" or kimber does not know what material they used for your pistol. I can compare this with a brand new Corvette I bought in 1994 and it's like Deja Vu reading these posts here. There are dozens of catalog to make your Corvette run "right". You can also take your brand new 1911 to a pistol smith to make it work right.
 

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The most common reasons for jamming are the ammo or the magazines. Make sure you eliminate these two variables before you proceed to more expensive repairs. Wilson magazines are considered the best by most 1911 owners. I would, however, suggest you have the feed ramp polished regardless.
 

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I've had this happen to my new Kimber. I chock this up to them lowering the quality control because of high demand.

On a good note, they are always the fastest in turn-around time whenever you send something back.
 
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