New Kimber Rant

toddnjoyce

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My fist Kimber and this thing sucks. Trigger is heavy as hell, 400 rounds in and the slide action is still rough as sand paper and 2 of the bushings for the grip screws have come loose and that super cheap plastic back strap completely sux! Sooo off to the smith it has gone. The initial purchase + my pick list…going straight for a Dan Wesson Pointman or a Gold Cup Trophy would have been cheaper. I swear the $450 Para GI Expert I got from Academy was twice the quality out of the box.

edit: Even the magazine sux, the follower twists and gets hung up.

I assume it wasn’t NIB, but may be worth checking with Kimber for help with these issues.
 

Darkpriest667

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My fist Kimber and this thing sucks. Trigger is heavy as hell, 400 rounds in and the slide action is still rough as sand paper and 2 of the bushings for the grip screws have come loose and that super cheap plastic back strap completely sux! Sooo off to the smith it has gone. The initial purchase + my pick list…going straight for a Dan Wesson Pointman or a Gold Cup Trophy would have been cheaper. I swear the $450 Para GI Expert I got from Academy was twice the quality out of the box.

edit: Even the magazine sux, the follower twists and gets hung up.

If it's so bad I'll take it off your hands for like 50 bucks
 

pronstar

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FWIW, I've gotten better results lubing slides with grease - almost any grease - vs any kind of oil. The old guy that taught me used to cut regular bearing grease with a little diesel to make it a little thinner, then hit the rails with it, swearing it was better than any oil. I use a commercial gun grease, but haven't really seen one grease that was "better" than another - but those alloy frames do NOT generally work well w/oil in my experience - and my Randall's have held up well with the grease. You might find the rails need a little light dressing with a very fine file from previous run-dry by the original owner.

Confucius say:
Oil things that rotate.
Grease things that slide


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Texasgordo

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I've have a stainless 9mm LW full size Kimber that was bought brand new last year. I did a basic field strip and cleaning plus oiled everything with Lucas gun oil. I've put a few hundred rounds thru it and never had any problems.


Bought a used stainless Ultra Raptor II a few months ago and also never had any problems.



Years ago I bought a very used Custom II from my brother who put thousands of rounds thru it. Just oiled it and cleaned it occasionally and also zero issues. Still all the original springs and no modifications.



Everyone says Kimbers suck but I haven't bought a lemon yet. I'm pretty sure every gun manufacturer has put out a turd every once in a while.
 

crash83

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My fist Kimber and this thing sucks. Trigger is heavy as hell, 400 rounds in and the slide action is still rough as sand paper and 2 of the bushings for the grip screws have come loose and that super cheap plastic back strap completely sux! Sooo off to the smith it has gone. The initial purchase + my pick list…going straight for a Dan Wesson Pointman or a Gold Cup Trophy would have been cheaper. I swear the $450 Para GI Expert I got from Academy was twice the quality out of the box.

edit: Even the magazine sux, the follower twists and gets hung up.
What smith did you send it to?

@BMF500 , get you a nice Colt. :)

I own 1 Colt, but have fired many.
A new Gold Cup came into my lgs the other day and the owner has been convincing me how bad Colts have been the last few years. He told me to try the safety ... That gun will never sell. The safety is so gritty and clunking , i would be pissed if i ordered it and it came in that way.
 

Lonesome Dove

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Colt Commander is my carry gun.
Charles Daly is my go to all else gun.
These are the two of what I have I trust the most.
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