Disappointed in a Kimber Stainless Target II 9mm
My gf bought a $1000 Kimber Stainless Target II 9mm. Every 3-4 rounds would not eject. The slide cycles back, picks up a new round, and tries to ram it into the back of the empty casing still in the chamber. When I shoot it, I get the same results.
We've used WWW and Federal factory 9mm ammo. It's been cleaned and lubed just like my Springfield Armory Loaded 1911 and that one has no issues.
She took it to two gunsmiths and they both said they could not replicate the problem. They said it was probably limp wristing. Ok, I've been shooting IDPA for over 4 years and do not have a limp wrist. She's been shooting for two years and puts 100 rounds through a 3-inch hole at 7 yards, freestyle. Between my gf and I, we have 20 pistols and we rotate through them all the time. We pick two or three guns each weekend and shoot 200+ rounds at the range. We are not your average newbie shooter.
Our conclusion so far is that this Kimber is very sensitive and/or picky about how you shoot it. We do not have a problem with how we shoot our Sigs, Glocks, XDs, M&P, H&K, Berettas and CZ. We shoot freestyle, strong hand only and weak hand only with our other guns and they run fine. This Kimber 9mm 1911 doesn't. WTF?
<shaking my head>
Does anyone have an idea of what's going on here? Any fixes?
Argggg I am having the same issue
I sent mine back 6 weeks ago for the same issue, and got it back on Monday..... So I took it out today and like you I am a very active shooter, at least 2 matches a month and practice every weekend in between..... I purchased mine because I cannot afford to shoot my .45 which has never had a double feed of any kind.... I keep telling myself that I won't buy another kimber because it is like flipping a coin heads you win tails you get a 1000 paper weight with federal regulations..... Anyway I am getting off subject so I took it out today with 300 rounds telling myself if I can make it through 50 without a MALF I would deal with it , well 12 double feeds later I am calling kimber telling them to come get it again..... like you I shot 115 gr fiiochi and it likes the hot stuff..or expensive stuff..... But that shouldn't matter, they have a design issue that needs to be addressed... It's not like I am expecting it to work dirty, or with 50 year old hand loaded Serbian ammo....... It is Winchester white box.... It also hates the federal.... I have heard like the others that an extractor change is a good thing..... Please post if it is a fix also do they use a series 70 or 80 parts .....so I know what to order.... I should have purchased the 600 STI spartain or the Taurus .......
One last thing that might be helpful I noticed that the malfs occurred when the gun gets hot like 7-8 magazines in a row, also when it gets a little dirty, clean the extractor and it works for a mag or 2, then it starts up again...........
Sorry don't mean to rant it just gets so expensive to test it out when you get it back, not to mention the ,time wasted..... It is the external extractor fiasco all over again.... I just want to get it working so I won't feel guilty in selling it to some poor sole that only shoots once every 5 years when they have to re-qualify for their ccw.....