IndridCold: Kimber BP Ten II 1911 buyer's remorse


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wally
May 27, 2004, 10:17 PM
I paid around $520 for a Kimber BP Ten II and I'm having problems as well. Mine have all been FTF problems and I've heard everything from the mags, to using liquid graphite.

Are your FTF like this?


http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1027409


If so, need stronger mag springs.

--wally.

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wally
May 28, 2004, 10:48 PM
I seem to have got my Kimber Ultra Ten II 10-round mags working by replacing the Kimber springs with Wolf extra power springs for the Para P12 that I had after they didn't solve the problems with the SA Ultra Compact shown in the photo.

I seem to have got 4 of the 5 SA mags working now by using Wolf extra power P14 mag springs in the 12-rounders and P13 springs in the 10-rounders along with a lot of elbow grease polishing the inside surfaces of the mags. I'm taking a break from polishing the last non-working mag to send this.

Just a spring replacement seems to have done the trick on the Kimber mags.

So, IndridCold, you might have hope yet. I agree it sucks to have to spend $18 to "fix" a new gun, but you could hassle with Kimber to make them replace the mags or springs. I prefer to spend a little time and money to learn what's wrong and figure out how to fix it myself. If I recall correctly, the BP Ten II has a full size grip so I'd start with the Wolf extra power P14 springs or the generic "fitting required" extra power springs for custom PO mags and stop cutting off half-turns as soon as you can fit the full number of rounds into the mag.

--wally.

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