No more kimber for me!


vermonter68

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i bought a kimber pro carry II lost all faith in them. Every clip it either didn't feed,jammed,or didnt eject so I traded it for a SPRINGFIELD NO TROUBLE @ ALL!
 

Friend had issues with his brand new Kimber, also. My .45 XD has never missed a beat (couple thousand rounds so far). Anyone had problems with an XD?
 
Actually YEAH! Me. I have constant issues with my XD .40 with the empty mag lever getting hit by bullets as they are sliding up into position. It would cause my slide catch to engage with ammo still in my magazine. Drove me nutz. I filed the damn thing all the way down to where there is barely a hair of distance left to engage when the magazine is empty. Im still not 100% confident in the gun past the 1st round. I've actually been saving my money for a new Kimber :/ I want a Pro CDP II.


Alost forgot: I have over 1000 rounds through it, 3 Magazines, tons of different ammo and it happens randomly with each and all combinations.
 
Actually YEAH! Me. I have constant issues with my XD .40 with the empty mag lever getting hit by bullets as they are sliding up into position. It would cause my slide catch to engage with ammo still in my magazine. Drove me nutz. I filed the damn thing all the way down to where there is barely a hair of distance left to engage when the magazine is empty. Im still not 100% confident in the gun past the 1st round. I've actually been saving my money for a new Kimber :/ I want a Pro CDP II.


Alost forgot: I have over 1000 rounds through it, 3 Magazines, tons of different ammo and it happens randomly with each and all combinations.

I've experienced a few malfunctions of similar nature with XD9 and XD40SC... which has shaken my confidence in the XD as a daily CC choice... but then again. It is still a Croatian-made handgun with Springfield's badge stamped on it. I like the XD design, but not enough to ignore the issues I've experienced with more than one of them.

Sorry to hear about the Kimber blues... once they're 'broken in' they're generally great guns. Pricey - but nice. I did love my Springfield 1911 though... it was a battle tank.
 
I've had and carried both a Kimber Ultra Carry II and a Ultra CDP II (current carry) and never had any issues with either guns. Well, that was the guns fault. I will say anytime I bought a new mag it would have issues every time until I left it loaded for a few days. After I seated the mag spring I'd never have an issue. I've even ran both through a 500 round shooting class with not a single issue.

Sorry you got a bad one but I LOVE mine.
 
I will stick with my no frills, plain Jane, Glock G-21. Not the prettiest tool in the shed but undeniably reliable.
 
Soooo....anybody had any problems with Glocks?


Mine shoots too much ammo. Whenever I go to the range with a few boxes of ammo, I figure I'll be coming home with at least a box, but end up shooting everything up. Not sure what the problem is. Gotta be my Glock. :wink:


gf
 
Mine shoots too much ammo. Whenever I go to the range with a few boxes of ammo, I figure I'll be coming home with at least a box, but end up shooting everything up. Not sure what the problem is. Gotta be my Glock. :wink:


gf


Yup... My Glock 26 has the same issue, must be the weapon and not the user!!:cray:
Other than that, not a problem.
 
Nope, my glock only problem is that I spend to much time at the range It's got over 2000 rounds through it. And I could not remenber a single jam or stove pipe... But I never shoot reloads with it that what my redhawk is for!!!!!!!!!!!
 
My Glock was made circa 1997 and has approx. 12,000 rounds through it (probably more). It has never missed a beat! It has seen its share of crap ammo though. I inherited this gun from my father, who used it as his duty weapon in Cherokee County GA.
 
I am agreeing 110% with you folks!! My Glock 31 has over 3,000 rounds thru it and it has never ever missed a beat, no misfeeds, no stovepipes, no NOTHING! I can't say the same for my Sig P220 & especially my Kimber 10mm. It's true about "Glock Perfection"
 
I reload target ammo for my girlfriend's Glock 17, and still not able to give her good practice on how to clear jams - they are extremely reliable! She's run more than 1,500 rounds through it so far. (An extra tip - when you do buy a new Glock, and let your girlfirend shoot it first, it quickly becomes hers! - she was gracious enough to let me shoot 5 rounds with it).
 
my glocks give me trouble every day....takes about 30 minunte to decide which one gets to go out!!!
 
I have a Kimber Ultra Raptor ii which I carry daily. I wouldn't trade for anything else . this one is perfect. Few fte's during the break in period. but all is good. Runs like a clock now. Couldn't ask for a better weapon...
 
Sorry to here about your Kimber. I have both the Kimber Ultra Carry II and the XD45. I like both and both are fine shooters, but I got to say I love my Kimber over any hand gun I own.
 
Friend had issues with his brand new Kimber, also. My .45 XD has never missed a beat (couple thousand rounds so far). Anyone had problems with an XD?

I have an XD40 sub compact and It is the most reliable pistol I have ever owned including my Kimber 1911 45 ultra carry. In my opinion you can't go wrong with the XD.
Good shooting.
Mike
 
Actually YEAH! Me. I have constant issues with my XD .40 with the empty mag lever getting hit by bullets as they are sliding up into position. It would cause my slide catch to engage with ammo still in my magazine. Drove me nutz. I filed the damn thing all the way down to where there is barely a hair of distance left to engage when the magazine is empty. Im still not 100% confident in the gun past the 1st round. I've actually been saving my money for a new Kimber :/ I want a Pro CDP II.


Alost forgot: I have over 1000 rounds through it, 3 Magazines, tons of different ammo and it happens randomly with each and all combinations.

You do have a lifetime warranty with your XD. Any problems call the company.
I am not sure if they will honor the warranty once you take a file to it or not.
Best of luck.
Mike
 
I shot my brother in law's new Kimber the day he bought it, jammed twice on me. They may be fine when broke in, but malfunctions don't help my confidence in a gun.
Conversely, I have a Glock model 30 with 3500 rounds through it, and no malfunctions of any kind.
That's certainly no scientific study, but these things do form a persons opinion of which gun to carry.
 

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