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Just got if for X-mas! Fired it once, and it's on its way back to Kimber for them to look at it.

The lost round in the magazine won't feed... ever.
And occasionally the shell won't extract.

I'm so bummed out!
 

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Just got if for X-mas! Fired it once, and it's on its way back to Kimber for them to look at it.

The lost round in the magazine won't feed... ever.
And occasionally the shell won't extract.

I'm so bummed out!
Fail to Extract is USUALLY a problem with the tension on the extractor.

Fail to load last round...usually a spring issue with the magazine.

I have an UC II - .45 ACP. I had several issue you describe.

1 - Replaced inner and outer springs with Wolf (8.00 or so)
2 - Ditched the Mags...they tended to gouge the alum frame. The springs in the Kimber Mags = not good. Replaced with Wilson Combat
3 - Adjusted the tension on the extractor...sounds like either too much or too little... I'm banking on too little.

Once I tuned the UC... it has been flawless. I change the springs every 1000 rounds or every year...whichever comes first ...as it is a carry weapon, and do not want a malfunction of any sort.

I do not push a lot of rounds through this one...it is for protection, not plinking. I keep it tuned and in top condition. with a little maintenance, the Uc's are an awesome weapon.
 

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Thanks for the input.
Is it easy to replace the springs yourself?
Or is it something the gunsmith has to do?
 

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Kimber "gives" you one mag with a gun that costs an arm and a leg compared to other models that are out there that come with two mags.

Kimber mags are junk to begin with.

Sounds as though your extractor needed to be tweaked properly, but if it only experienced the failure to extract on the last round, I'd also suspect the mag as the culprit here.

I sell Kimbers, but I recommend Springfield Armory. 1/2 the money as more reliable. Hope they make it right for you.

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My understanding is that the Machining tolerances on the Kimbers are so tight that it takes at least 500 to 800 rounds before the parts mesh together properly and it can be considered 99% reliable. I don't think any thing made by man is 100% reliable.
 

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kimber mags are junk and that sucks to use it for 5 mins and have to send it back, kimber seems to be the one i hear the most about issues until 500-800 rounds are fired
 
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