The Logo Pic

 I put the logo pic on this group. I found this pic and decided to use it because it looks exactly like my carry piece.

The one in the pic is a Colt 3'' 1911. I have a Kimber Ultra Carry II stainless with laser grip sights, just like the one in the logo pic.

I'm a little unhappy with it so far. It jams or fails to feed almost every time I shoot it. I have read a lot of reviews about it and most say this stops after about 500 rounds of break in.

If it continues after 500 rounds, I will be sending it back to Kimber.....

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51-55, M
9 Responses Mar 7, 2010

The Kimber Ultra Carry II is a nice piece. I have one. My usual carry is a Colt Defender. I like the 3" barrels. They fit pockets and conceal easier than most. I use Glaser Safety Slugs mostly for carry purposes. They work well,

Only on the slide and the guides.

Heavier ammo is fairly standard for 45s. As is ball ammo. Hopefully cleaning will help the issue. Also, are you using a lube of any kind, and if so, what?

The range ammo was ball type FMJ. Sunday it was failing to eject. First time it had done that. That was probably cause it was dirty, or maybe cheap casings. I got this range ammo cheap. I bought 250 in one box for $90.00. I guess you get what you pay for huh?<br />
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I forgot to take the HP's with me Sunday and try them. Glad I didn't actually. Now that it is clean, I can see what happens with both types.<br />
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The range ammo is 230gr. I am no ammo expert. Would a smaller round help any? Maybe a 200 or 180gr?

What type is the range ammo? Ball or semi wadcutter? That can make a huge difference.

Yeah... pretty hard to jam a revolver...lolI have nothing against them, I have one my Dad gave me long ago. It was one he carried when he was a cop in the 70's. I haven't shot it for a very long time.<br />
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I took the Kimber to the range Sunday. That SOB jammed on every mag I shot. Pissed me off. I was using some cheap range ammo, and I realized when I got to the range, that I had not cleaned it after the last time I shot it. Which also pissed me I normally do not forget that.<br />
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Anyway, I'm going to go back to the range today or tomorrow and shoot that range ammo again, as well as that quality Hornady and see what happens.<br />
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If it keeps jamming, I'm going to be all over Kimbers *** to take the damn thing back. Don't know if they will but....

Well, I wish you the best of luck with it. Keep me posted. BTW, my revolver has NEVER jammed.

Yes I have tried 4 different types. Same thing happens pretty much. With the target ammo anyway.<br />
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I shot some good Hornady hollow points, which is what I carry, and it didn't jam... but I only shot 20. Expensive bastarards... lol I decided next time I go to the range, to shoot a box of 50 and see what happens.<br />
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Yes I have heard many good things about Kimber. That's why I bought it. Sig Sauer makes a compact 1911 as well, but I chose the Kimber. I might have made the wrong decision. I don't know... I chose the Kimber because it's a little smaller and lighter.

I'm sorry to hear that you are having trouble with it. From working in the industry I am familiar with Kimber, and they have a great reputation for a quality product. Have you tried different ammo?