A Little Disappointed

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  1. Brass Tacks

    Brass Tacks New Member

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    Santa brought the wife a new Ruger P95. I figured this would be a good time to pick up a new pistol. I've always wanted a Kimber so when I saw the Compact Stainless in the case I laid down almost 3 times the amount of the Ruger. At the range the Ruger is going through magazine after magazine without a hitch where I'm having FTRBs and slide locking at the rear with rounds left in mag. I ran 400 rounds thru it without improvement. I noticed when cleaning that there was a trace of copper on the inside of the slide release. I installed a Wolff Improved XP Recoil Spring and removed about .020" of material where the copper was. 100 rounds fired today and not a hiccup.

    I read of others having 0 troubles while others plagued with function problems. A 4 figured pistol should have this stuff eliminated.
  2. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

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    The point was the RUGER worked perfect and the three times more expensive KIMBER missed an inspection at the factory and was having problems that Brass Tacks fixed himself.

    Some times you don't get what you paid for but instead end up paying for a name.

    LDBennett
  3. Brass Tacks

    Brass Tacks New Member

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    update

    I installed a Wolff XP recoil spring and removed some material from the inside of the slide release, gone thru 300 rounds and nary a hiccup. this is the way it should be
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    Good to hear.
  5. graehaven

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    Good, now you need to call them and tell them what horrible QC they have.
  6. JLA

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    eh, pee on kimber.. They are only popular because of LAPD SWAT.
  7. H-D

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    A friend of mine has a kimber desert warrior it runs almost as good as my taurus
  8. JLA

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    I find the same thing HD. I too have a taurus. course its a mut now cause im a smith that likes to tinker. but the point is itll shoot with anything and it cost half what most of the others did.
  9. Brass Tacks

    Brass Tacks New Member

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    :lmao2::lmao::bow::fart:
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    Almost!
  11. Boogieman

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    If it is not a Colt It's Just a copy.
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    And thank God for copies, because Colt is overpriced, ridiculously so.
  13. Inthewind1976

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    Colt IS overpriced, and they have that stupid Series 80 "safety" that is not only unnecessary, but can cause failures to fire. Kimber, too, is seriously overpriced. Its too bad that on top of the sky high price, paying that much does NOT guarantee that the thing will run like it is supposed to.
  14. Hawg

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    Kimber has been getting a bad rep lately, Colt has had one for some time. My RIA hasn't missed a beat yet. She might not be the prettiest girl at the dance but she'll rock your world all night long.:D
  15. Boogieman

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    I've had my OM Colt abt. 25 years the safety has never been a problem just make sure it's assembled right & don't adjust the trigger over travel stop to tight if it has an after market trigger. People trying to lighten the pull causes most of the trouble
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