Kimber Pro Carry II

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by eagle45, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. eagle45

    eagle45 New Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    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*

    Did you try another magazine??

  3. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    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

    Jul 14, 2005
    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 Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Sounds exactly like a weak recoil spring.
  6. dentskweezer

    dentskweezer New Member

    Oct 25, 2009
    Try wilson magazines, that's what I use in my Kimbers. I haven't had any problems.
  7. Gunwilltravel

    Gunwilltravel New Member

    Jan 2, 2010
    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

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Is it new? Have you broken it down and cleaned and lubed it?
  9. rancherodad

    rancherodad New Member

    May 22, 2009
    I just brought one home hope it was bad mags cause I also picked up wilson mags
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