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i bought myself a kimber pro carry this weekend and im pretty happy since ive been wanting a 1911 forever. ...


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Old 02-24-2014, 08:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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i bought myself a kimber pro carry this weekend and im pretty happy since ive been wanting a 1911 forever. I havent gotten to take it out to the range yet but i loaded it up with some hornady critical defence rounds i had and inserted the magazine while it was locked back and when i pulled the slide back to load the round into the chamber it did not want to go into battery smoothly have any of yall run into this problem? it seems like i either have to drop the slide hard or pull it back and help it forward a little to chamber a round. its my first 1911 so maybe its because i havent shot it and those were hollow points so maybe i gotta use fmj rounds first?


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Assume you cleaned it and oiled it first? They often come from the factory with packing grease that can harden and lessen function.


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Assume you cleaned it and oiled it first? They often come from the factory with packing grease that can harden and lessen function.


not yet i need to buy some more cleaning patches and stuff but i was trying the gun out to see how it felt and get familiar with it when i noticed that but ill be cleaning it here pretty soon before i take it out

Here it is btw I always like seeing pictures so might as well share one
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She's a beaut. Let us know how she runs after you clean it.


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x2 on the cleaning.

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Are you using factory mag. I run Wilson 47D mags and haven't had problems feeding since.

Nice looking 1911, Its my favorite handgun of all time.

eta, I like the condition one photo. Also I like to use wooden golf tee so you don't get the dreaded idiot scratch upon reassembly
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+1 on Wilson 47D's. That's all I use.

Clean it, lube it, take it to the range and put at least 500 rounds of ball through it before feeding any hollow points. This will break it in and help smooth out the feed ramp. One weak spot I've always found on Kimber's was the extractor. If you run in to extraction or ejection issues (dinged brass) pick up a Wilson extractor and have it tuned by a respectable 1911 smith. I carried a Pro Carry II for a long time. Very reliable after some fine tuning. Now I carry a Dan Wesson CBOB with a Clarks carry melt. But I'd bet my life on either.
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Well still haven't gotten a chance to shoot it but I did field strip it and clean it and you guys were right it had lots of gunk everywhere so I cleaned it up lubed it and now the rounds go right in no problem hopefully they keep going like that when I start shooting also...I have the factory mag and I bought a kimpro tac mag because that's all they had at the store but I'll for sure order some of those Wilson mags.. Now I know everyone has their own likes and dislikes but any opinions on a good iwb holster for it?


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looks badass. kimber makes some of the baddest 1911's
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I have an STI Shadow and it is amazing, and love it to death. thought about a kimber pro carry, it might be the next one I go and get. You got yourself a beautiful pistol there, congrats on the purchase


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