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Posted: 1/18/2006 6:40:10 PM EDT
Well brought out my TLE out again after recievinga new slide release from Kimber [ prolblems with premature slide lock] Well the first 100 rounds were fine then over the coarse of 50 rounds 2 premature slide locks,6 failures to feed, and 2 failure to ejects,the last 80 rounds were fine, this would make around 600 rounds through it .This is a $1000 pistol that I was going to use as a bedroom gun I'm losing my faith with Kimbers ever though my eclipse pro has been flawless. What should I do with this gun?
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:20:42 PM EDT
Are you using good mags? Has anybody else shot it, maybe your weak wristing sometimes? Have you tried different types of ammo?
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:26:36 PM EDT
Let e guess....external extractor?
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:49:05 PM EDT
Three different mags [which worked perfect in my eclipse],three different shooters, blazer and winchester ammo [which also was flawless in the eclipse] and yes it the external extractor.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:54:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CONAN56:
Well brought out my TLE out again after recievinga new slide release from Kimber [ prolblems with premature slide lock] Well the first 100 rounds were fine then over the coarse of 50 rounds 2 premature slide locks,6 failures to feed, and 2 failure to ejects,the last 80 rounds were fine, this would make around 600 rounds through it .This is a $1000 pistol that I was going to use as a bedroom gun I'm losing my faith with Kimbers ever though my eclipse pro has been flawless. What should I do with this gun?



When you cleaned the gun, were there excessive brass marks on the slide release? Kimber for some reason makes their slide releases with a little too much metal. You can keep shooting and the problem will resolve on its own by breaking in this part. Or, you can take some real fine sand-paper and a little oil and polish just enough to remove the brass marks. This excess metal is just enough to catch the nose of the round and prematurely activate the slide release. And when it does not activate the release it can knock the round off center to cause a failure to feed.

As for the failures to eject, if it is an external extractor model, change the extractor spring with a Wolff. I have a TLEII (external), while I have never had a failure to extract I did replace all of the springs with ones from Wolff. When the gun was new I never had problems, but with the better springs from Wolff the gun does seem to cycle smoother and more precise.

I hope this info helps
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 12:00:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 12:04:09 AM EDT
ive got a TLE II w/internal and ive ran atleast 600 rounds of remington UMC 230gr. fmj and zero problems......but then i tried CCI blaser and i had 1 premature locking. did it do it with the other ammo?
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 4:45:06 AM EDT
I have seen this before. I am with SGB, send the thing back to Kimber. Charles.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 8:07:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911builder:
I have seen this before. I am with SGB, send the thing back to Kimber. Charles.



+2
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 11:37:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JCG4:

Originally Posted By CONAN56:
Well brought out my TLE out again after recievinga new slide release from Kimber [ prolblems with premature slide lock] Well the first 100 rounds were fine then over the coarse of 50 rounds 2 premature slide locks,6 failures to feed, and 2 failure to ejects,the last 80 rounds were fine, this would make around 600 rounds through it .This is a $1000 pistol that I was going to use as a bedroom gun I'm losing my faith with Kimbers ever though my eclipse pro has been flawless. What should I do with this gun?



When you cleaned the gun, were there excessive brass marks on the slide release? Kimber for some reason makes their slide releases with a little too much metal. You can keep shooting and the problem will resolve on its own by breaking in this part. Or, you can take some real fine sand-paper and a little oil and polish just enough to remove the brass marks. This excess metal is just enough to catch the nose of the round and prematurely activate the slide release. And when it does not activate the release it can knock the round off center to cause a failure to feed.

As for the failures to eject, if it is an external extractor model, change the extractor spring with a Wolff. I have a TLEII (external), while I have never had a failure to extract I did replace all of the springs with ones from Wolff. When the gun was new I never had problems, but with the better springs from Wolff the gun does seem to cycle smoother and more precise.

I hope this info helps



Same problem I had with the slide stop on my 1911 and my CZ97B.
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