Occasional feed jam with Kimber TLE/RL II
I have a Kimber TLE/RL II (external extractor) with a Roguard black matte finish that I scooped used, but in absolutely cherry condition (slight hammer wear only). I've put about 300 rounds through it using Kimpro 8 rounders. Had one failure to feed. I noticed that ejected shells were flying about 15 ft away, so per the advice of the forum, I changed out the recoil spring to a wilson 18.5 pounder, and shot about 100 more rounds of CCI/Blaser ammo. I had one failure to feed after the gun was pretty dirty, and on the last round in the magazine. It looked like the round nose dived, and wouldn't feed, then I removed the mag, tryed to clear the jam by racking the slide, and it fed into the chamber no problem, and fired the last shot. I fired off about 75 more rounds with no problem at all. do you think that switching magazine styles like for a Wilson or a Chip Mccormick would remedy this. I'm a Glock guy originally, and have only had one failure to feed with my Glock 23 in about 5000 rds give or take, so I'm used to that kind of reliability. Before I make this pistol my first choice for home defense, I want to make sure it will be super reliable. I'm new to the Kimber 1911, but not to firearms. Also there is some play in the magazine well, is this common in the 1911? Any thoughts?
Last edited by Screamindman; 04-20-2007 at 12:30 AM..