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Posted: 8/9/2005 8:10:54 AM EDT
Well broke down an got one of those little Raptors and I'm having a few problems with it. The first mag I had to hand cycle every round. It would not full go in to battery or fully close. It was catching about 1/4" from being fully closed. After 50 rounds it started to run better.
I put 100 rounds through it and every once in a while it still catches right before it gets locked up fully closed.
Does it just need more break in? Everyone says 400 rounds is the 'magic" number, but I've never had a Kimber that wouldn't run right out of the box.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:12:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 8:12:50 AM EDT by mcnielsen]

You probably should've purchased a Glock.

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:14:22 AM EDT

patron saint of reliable handguns
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:14:49 AM EDT
A thorough detail stripping, along with some Wilson 47D's really helped out with breaking in my new Kimber. They seem to like a little more lube also. Other than that, keep shooting.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:15:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mcnielsen:
You probably should've purchased tupperware.

We're talking guns, not kitchen equipment.

What kind of ammo are you using? Any chance of limp-wristing?
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:49:24 AM EDT
Used a few different types of ammo. Not limpin it for sure.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:55:09 AM EDT
My Les Baer came heavyily lubed new and a note saying it would take 500 rds to fully seat itself in. It said do not contact the company for 500rds if the gun fails to cycle completely as this will fix itself with wear time. I did have maybe 10 failures to close in the 500 rds, but this thing was TIGHT!!!! I mean two hands straining to cycle it when I first got it. She runs like a champ now with zero failures last 1200 rds. I'd lube it with Brian Enos grease which I use on all pistols. It is the best bar none. After a few more hundred rounds if still failing then call.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:58:16 AM EDT
Just shoot the thing some more. Mine was jamming like crazy for the first couple hundred rounds. Now it will go toe to toe with ANY kind of European Wonder gun, using any kind of ammo and bullet shape.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:00:45 AM EDT
Trade it off on a Colt
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:02:27 AM EDT
Ya it is real tight. I'm using ball ammo and ran a few gold dots through it. It's getting better, but it still does it about once every 10-15 rounds.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:05:44 AM EDT
My CDP II ulta cary needed 400 rounds to fully be reliable. I Molly -D the barel lockup, and that helped. Tolerances are ttiiiggghhhtttt on these little pups.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:06:28 AM EDT
Wrong Forum.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:13:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 9:15:30 AM EDT by DnPRK]
Spring-loaded extractors on new Kimbers are teh sux.

The case rim isn't sliding under the extractor. Polish the slide face around the firing pin hole and polish the part of the extractor where it touches the edge of the case rim. Be careful not to alter the extractor hook.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:16:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 11:00:18 AM EDT by sixgunsblazing]
Guns&Ammo just did a review on the raptor and had the same problem, Kimber told them to lube the slide and the problem went away.

< Post 2K!

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 11:39:10 AM EDT
I've got the same pistol had the same probs but not as bad as you apparently are. Called Kimber and they shipped me free of charge new improved extractor for free. Changed that out and ran "500" rounds through it and now it is smooth as silk. Kimbers are made with very tight tolerances for improved accuracy. You just need to really shoot the shit out of it and get that extractor replaced.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 12:34:20 PM EDT
dpmmn, did Kimber ever fix your front sight that kept falling off?

oubeta, just flaming you a bit on the Glock comment, but I've heard from many 1911 and Kimber owners that you really need to break them in before they are 100% reliable.
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