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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by IndridCold, May 25, 2004.

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  1. IndridCold

    IndridCold Member

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    Hey all, this is my first post. Love the sight.
    I have a few questions about diff. types of handguns, please forgive my ignorance here.
    Ok, here's my quandry. I just bought a Kimber BP Ten II. Just took it to the range and put 300 rounds through it. I love the gun, great accuracy, love the trigger pull however I've had quite a few feed problems, about 1 every other mag. I know the break-in period is supposed to be 500+ rounds but I'm not so sure. Is this something that is usual with custom 1911s?
    And if I were to junk the BP like I may, would I be better off with a Glock 21, or a Sig 220? I know USPs are good guns (I have a USP 40 compact) they're just too big and dont fit in my hand well.
    Also, do Sig 226s and 229s have the ability to use the same mags like the Glock 22 and 23???
     
  2. SouthpawShootr

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    Give it a good cleaning and try again. 1911s typically take a break-in period. You might find that your problems disappear after a few range sessions. If not, the first place to look is the mags. Kimber has a reputation for supplying crappy mags with their guns. In your case, the mag may be proprietary. If that is the case, you may well have to send the gun back. Other things you can do include changing the magazine spring and follower (if you can find a replacement). Check over at www.1911forum.com and see if anybody knows whether other wide body mags (i.e. Para-Ordnance) will fit your gun. If they do, buy one and try it out.

    If your problems are break-in related, I wouldn't expect them to go away until after 500 rounds.
     
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  3. MLH

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    Ammo

    Some guns like one kind of ammo over another. You might try a different brand and see if that helps. YMMV.;)
     
  4. dairycreek

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    Model 1911's can be finiky!

    I have had a couple of Kimbers that were, initially, ballky. Feeding problems as you describe, slide not staying open after last shot, etc. I kept on shooting them and also took them to my local gunsmith (a Kimber armorer) and worked through the problems. Now both Kimbers are totally reliable and I am glad I did not dump them. But, I admit I sure had second thoughts early on. Good shooting;)
     
  5. IndridCold

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    Thanks for the input

    I appreciate the replies. I'm going to clean the MFer as best I can and take it to the range for a real workout.
    I really liked the idea of a high-cap polymer frame 1911 that doesn't cost $1300 + dollars (i.e. Wilson Combat) so I'm not giving up on t yet. But if this gun keeps fouling up I'm getting a Sig 226.
     
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