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Old 12-26-2012, 10:03 PM
Dancingbear Dancingbear is offline
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pro carry II FTE live rounds




Love my Kimber but when I go to make a safe weapon after carrying for the day I drop the mag, rack the slide, and the round always gets hung up in the ejection port. This happens with hollow points and ball ammo. The only thing that ejects flawlessly are snap caps which I use for training. Can anybody enlighten me as to why it won't eject live rounds? ?? Thanks! !
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:44 PM
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what's the OAL of your live rounds compare to the snap caps?
Some live rounds do get hung up depending on the width of the ejection port.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:04 PM
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they are smaller than the live rounds but that shouldnt mean they cant be ejected right? Or is that normal for Kimbers
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:10 PM
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they are smaller than the live rounds but that shouldnt mean they cant be ejected right? Or is that normal for Kimbers
snap cap ejects due to the shorter OAL.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:16 PM
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I'm with you but my question is, is that typical of kimber not to eject live rounds without them getting hung up in the ejection port and if so what can be dont to fix it? Thanks for your response.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:25 PM
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I'm with you but my question is, is that typical of kimber not to eject live rounds without them getting hung up in the ejection port and if so what can be dont to fix it? Thanks for your response.
My CustomII has no issues ejecting live rounds but my SA GI has issues with longer OAL like 1.250" and above due to a slightly longer aftermarket ejector.
The only way is to widen the ejection port or shorten the ejector a tiny bit.
i would shorten the ejector.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:32 AM
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I'm with you but my question is, is that typical of kimber not to eject live rounds without them getting hung up in the ejection port and if so what can be dont to fix it? Thanks for your response.
It's not a Kimber thing. Some guns have a slightly narrower ejection port. I hadn't noticed it on my Pro Carry but I shortened the OAL on my loads a few thousandths to prevent that from happening on my LB Stinger and an older SA.
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:45 PM
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A loaded round should eject. Call Kimber and explain problem and what should be done.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:16 PM
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I'm with you but my question is, is that typical of kimber not to eject live rounds without them getting hung up in the ejection port and if so what can be dont to fix it? Thanks for your response.
No, any 1911 is subject to odd things, especially when the slide isn't cycling normally, but by hand. If it's ejecting fine when firing, don't worry about it. I can't tell you whether mine do the same thing or not, I never fling live rounds out freely, they go into my hand.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:44 PM
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Sounds like the ejector is a bit too long; unless you're shooting reloads that have a COAL that's too long.

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Old 12-28-2012, 06:41 AM
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My current Super Carry Pro and old Pro Carry II ejected live round just fine. I'd call Kimber as others have suggested.
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