View Full Version : Finally goy my 1911

04-22-2011, 9:48 PM



Well I hope the pics work. Just picked up and shot my new Kimber Warrior II. High points::D good accuracy and only 3 out of 170 rounds in this brand new 1911 failed to fully go into battery. Using S&B, PMC, some reloads, and Hornady 230gr +P HP.
Now the bad. :mad: After the first magazine full of seven rounds, the mag release came loose and would not lock the mag in place. The range hand new what it was and was able to fix it in a minute with an allen wrench. Secondly, after about 150 rounds, the G10 grips began to rattle. I tightened them when I got home, no problem.
I would just expect that a $1300 gun wouldn't have silly little issues like this. My Glocks NEVER have problems. They also don't shoot as tight.
So that being said, this is my first 1911 and I really enjoyed shooting it. It now has a tactical light on it and ten round chip Mccormick mag for home defence. It is a bit of a step up from my G 17, but that is the entire point. Loved the gun little pains included.

04-22-2011, 10:01 PM
Congrats. Sweet Kimber you got there.

04-22-2011, 10:21 PM

04-22-2011, 10:30 PM
Very nice, Kongrats..

04-22-2011, 10:42 PM
I have the same one, also had the same problem with the grips coming loose but once they tightened them up good and tight they never came loose again. Love that pistol, shoots super tight groups. I also had some ftf's but once I started running it a little wet I've had no more issues. Good buy.

04-23-2011, 5:52 AM
Congratulations! Enjoy your kimber.

04-23-2011, 5:52 AM
Welcome to the 1911 world.

1911s just get more maintenance time than Glocks, you're probably soon to be used to it.

You're probably also going to end up owning more 1911s.

04-23-2011, 7:22 AM

04-23-2011, 7:22 AM
Thanks guys. I really love the gun. I kind of prepared myself for the break in period and expected more than just 3 FTF in the first couple hundred rounds. I'll try a little more oil next time out and definitely feel I'll have my fair share of 1911s over the years. I was always concerned about the cocked and locked nature of the 1911, but the more I thought about it, the more I figured on my Glocks, you just pull the trigger and bang(Which I like the simplicity of), but the 1911 has the thumb safety, grip safety and the Glock safety (Ie keep you finger off the trigger AKA Brains). Thanks again for the congratulations. Hey anyone know the group of calgunners who meet at Iron sights in Oceanside? They were there the night I picked up my Kimber, but I didn't have a chance to speak with any of them.

04-23-2011, 9:30 AM

Did you uncircumsize it?

04-23-2011, 9:31 AM
Nice .45. Congrats.

04-23-2011, 11:04 AM
Fjold. Uncircumsize? Like remove the firing pin safety? Remember this is my first 1911. LOL

04-23-2011, 6:51 PM
I always go through guns new and old before shooting them just in case... Enjoy and welcome!