Kimber Pro Carry II

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  1. eagle45

    eagle45 New Member

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    I finally found a firing range that had a Kimber Pro Carry II for rent. It fit my hand well, and I had an overall great impression of the gun.

    However, the last round in the magazine failed to chamber on quite a few occasions. Do you think this is a problem related to the magazine or the fact that it was a "range gun"?

    I don't necessarily think this problem was due to operator error, since it consistently happened on the last round in the magazine.

    Any thoughts?
  2. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Did you try another magazine??
  3. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    The problem could be,as Marlin said, a magazine problem or a weak recoil spring. Short barreled 1911 style pistols need to have the recoil spring changed about every 2500 rounds.
  4. eagle45

    eagle45 New Member

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    Unfortunately I didn't ask to try another magazine.

    To describe the problem more clearly, the last round in the magazine would chamber, but the slide would not return to full battery. It was a few milimeters out of battery, enough to prevent it from firing (and the safety could not be placed into the "on" position).

    Now that I think about it, Shooter45, it does sound like a worn out recoil spring.
  5. inplanotx

    inplanotx New Member

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    Sounds exactly like a weak recoil spring.
  6. dentskweezer

    dentskweezer New Member

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    Try wilson magazines, that's what I use in my Kimbers. I haven't had any problems.
  7. Gunwilltravel

    Gunwilltravel New Member

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    I bought a Kimber Tactical Custom II and I am having random feed problems also !
  8. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Is it new? Have you broken it down and cleaned and lubed it?
  9. rancherodad

    rancherodad New Member

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    I just brought one home hope it was bad mags cause I also picked up wilson mags
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