I dunno guys... we're up to over 500 rounds now. Honeymoon is over.
Took it to tonights indoor shoot at my range and had six, yes SIX, FTFs.
(Out of 80 Rounds).
OK, to be fair (?) I was shooting my own reloads and was using Wilson
Combat and ChipMcCormick 10 round mags for the first time.
I don't think it was my reloads cause I checked just about every round in
my barrel to make sure it fit. Length was fine. Charge was fine. Crimp
was buttery smooth around the edge, better than factory.
Also the malfunction that happened was the same thing that happened
with factory ammo. Had two FTFs in a box of 50 Remingtons a few weeks
back. Slide just doesn't cycle forward to push the round in. I have to
rack it myself.
As for the mags, come on, CMCs and Wilsons are the best on the market.
That's not a valid excuse in my book.
Guess it's time to send her back into Kimber, but really for a 1911 in
that price range and one that is suppose to be "the best" I was expecting
a little more. As of now it's useless for competition and if I did use it for
home protection I'd trust my samurai sword more.
To add to this there was another shooter with a Kimber Warrior. His problem
was about the same except the slide would stop half way. He had to whack
it from the back to get it properly cycle. He had about the same amount
of malfunctions as I did.
Sorry, didn't want to start a gun brand bashing thread but I guess I kinda
Oh yeah, Parker, you can say it now (told ya so).