Help with kimber ultra carry


October 28, 2011, 05:56 PM
Hi i bought a kimber ultra carry used, but about every 3 or 4 shots it wont eject the shell. I was using winchester ammo im hoping i can give it a really good cleaning and better ammo and itll be better but i was just curious if anyone else had any ideas. Thanks

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October 28, 2011, 06:24 PM
Doesn't ejector - check the ejector.

Doesn't extract - I'll let you figure it out.

October 28, 2011, 06:35 PM
Does it have a internal or an external extractor. Some older Kimber Ultra Carry II's had external extractors that gave everyone trouble. Kimber replaced many of these at no cost. Tons of info if you google kimber extractor problems.
Get it fixed. It is a great gun.

The Lone Haranguer
October 28, 2011, 06:56 PM
Failures to extract or eject suggest an extractor problem. The ejector, which is simply a fixed blade sticking up out of the frame, is unlikely to be the problem unless it is broken off or something. I suggest contacting Kimber, unless you have a really good local gunsmith, preferably one who can actually test fire it. They may still repair it at nominal or no cost, even if you aren't the original owner. These three-inch 1911s can be quite problematic with regard to functioning.

Hi i bought a kimber ultra carry used ...
Hopefully, these functioning problems aren't the reason the previous owner sold it . :uhoh:

October 28, 2011, 09:07 PM
thanks for the help ill check into all your suggestions

October 28, 2011, 09:55 PM
Might also check you cleaning fluid. I was cleaning mine with a product called strike hold. It is a very good penetrant and also listed for gun cleaning. After a few times I started having extracting and ejecting problems. I quit using it and gave everything a thorough cleaning. The problem went away.

October 28, 2011, 10:31 PM
Sounds like the extractor needs tuning. Simple job, easy fix, still shouldn't be necessary on a new pistol.

Super Sneaky Steve
October 28, 2011, 11:10 PM
Learn how to tune your extractor yourself. Chances are you'll need to do it again later in life and it's a good skill to have. Sometimes all it takes is a bend but others you'll need to do a little filing and I do mean little! If you go crazy with the stone you'll mess it up.

October 29, 2011, 07:55 PM
My Ultra Carry II has a very tight chamber, all have a target grade barrel. Make sure you scrub it good with a brass brush. Mine has been flawless with all ammo on the factory mags, 1300 and counting. Also make sure your lube it correctly too.

November 4, 2011, 11:05 PM
I cleaned it and took it out it actually got worse

if i put one round in the magazine itll load fire and eject perfectly if i put 2 in 90% of the time the 2nd round seems to keep it from ejecting is my magazine at fault ? If so is any 1911 magazine the same.

November 5, 2011, 02:42 AM
I'm a little confused.

Are you saying that the fire case is being extracted (pulled out of the chamber) but isn't being ejected (kicked out the ejection port)?

So the fired case is being reinserted into the chamber?

What makes you believe that the 2nd round is effecting the lack of ejection?

November 5, 2011, 03:37 AM
If theres one round only itll fire and eject every time if theres 2 itll fire the slide will stay back because the second round actually keeps the casing from the first round from ejecting

November 5, 2011, 05:42 AM
It's still the extractor problem------------. If you don't know how to tune one, get a gunsmith or someone you know to show you how. Extremely easy, and if you're going to shoot 1911s you need to know how.

November 5, 2011, 12:32 PM
One round = fine ejection

3-4 rounds = FTE

I don't think its the extractor if its going fine for the first 3 rounds and then fails to extract.

Are you using the cheapo Kimber magazine that comes with the Ultra Carry? Go buy a Kimpro Tac mag that is made by Kimber but 10 times better than the factory mag and see if that helps. Kimpros are my go to mags when I carry my Ultra Carry.

November 5, 2011, 12:50 PM
If the fired round is extracting, but not ejecting, it isn't the extractor.

What is holding the slide back?
How about a picture?

The second round in the magazine can't stop the fired case from ejecting unless it hasn't been extracted.

I suspect you aren't using the correct terms for what is occurring and it is a type three stoppage...which would indeed be an extractor problem.

Given that this in the short barreled Ultra, I'd usually suspect the magazine and/or recoil spring first

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