Kimber Jams, Extractor Holding Spent Round. Help.
Posted 15 June 2003 - 09:58 AM
I am going to try a Wolff 13lb. variable and 13lb. standard to see if this does anything.
Posted 15 June 2003 - 11:35 AM
Posted 15 June 2003 - 06:22 PM
I played with it some more with empty cases and duplicated the problem. It looks like the extractor is turning just a bit which is allowing the case to rise up as the slide moves back and the case misses the ejector. If I look at the back of the slide I can see that the extractor has turned and it will jam. If I line up the extractor properly the round hits the ejector every time.
Posted 27 August 2003 - 05:52 PM
This has not happened lately, and I can't say if Kimber quietly fixed a loose extractor when I sent it in for a new barrel, or if its because I've stopped using a batch of 10 round mags which seem to have too much spring pressure and loose feed lips.n
"Because of Bill Yoast, kids became better. Some became great."
Posted 07 July 2004 - 09:45 PM
I bought my Kimber 45 last fall and have shot about 5000 rounds through it. It hardly ever malfunctioned in the first 4000 rounds, but now it is happening far to often, about every 100-200 rounds. It cost me a State IDPA match, and a local match in the last two weeks. I am ready to chuck it into the woods. Please Help!
Posted 07 July 2004 - 10:01 PM
I went through the same sh*t with my S&W. Let me guess, it doesn't extract on the last round in the magazine, right? If so, the above thread will help you with a "fix".
FWIW, the external extractor has been so piss poorly implemented on the 1911, I will never buy anything but an internal extractor gun.
"What match performance gains will I / can I expect" from ... whatever the latest J.C. Whitney crap we think we need to hang on our gun(s)? [The] answer is PRACTICE!!!
Posted 07 July 2004 - 10:03 PM
Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:36 AM
The gun (Kimber CDP) only has about 350 rounds thru it. Most guys at the range said to go shoot the crap (1000-2000rds) out of it before worrying about changing anything. So the gun is fairly new, the mags are brand new 8rd Kimpro Tac Mags. I ALSO was shooting DC Ammo for the first time thru the gun vs. Winchester white box before that (never experienced this with the Winchester stuff). So it could be almost anything...
It typically jammed on the second or third magazine... but once it jammed on the first one, last round of the magazine. I couldn't say what round it jammed on the other times as I would just clear and change mags and continue.
The gun is well lubed and started the day clean.
Anybody got recommendations on what to look for?....or should I just go shoot a bunch of rds thru it?
My current plan is to not touch it and go run more white box ammo thru it and see if the issue goes away. If so... then maybe the recoil spring is too firm for the softer DC loads and it's not cycling fully?
Edited by motochris, 21 May 2012 - 11:49 AM.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:57 PM
Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:17 PM
I have 4 Kimber 1911's (3 .45's and 1 .9mm) and only one had a properly adjusted extractor from the factory. (Stainless Target II) The other 3 were not adjusted to spec. Two were too tight (feeding issues) and one was too loose (extraction issues). I recommend that you verify that the extractor is properly tensioned ASAP. I bought the gauges and followed the instructions on this page and never looked back.
Thanks. I just finished watching a video on extractor adjustment too. Looks like I'll start there.
Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:26 PM
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:55 AM
Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:19 AM
He shook his head and said it happens to most of them. Improper extracter adjustment.
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