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Old 02-26-2021, 09:40 AM   #2126
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For the first several hundred, I would be using heavier 124g bullets to get that recoil spring worked in. I had issues with 115g bullets on my Canik within the first 300 rounds as well. Pump some more through it and let things break-in. A tight fitting 1911 can take a little time to all mesh - but that's a good thing down the road.

I personally don't strip clean my pistols until after a 1000 rounds or more, there isn't a need. I do take a rag and either Ballistol or G96 with me to the range and simply wipe the barrel tip, the load ramp, and the magazines before putting back into my case to take home. Then I leave them until the round count gets up there. My revolvers I will clean the cylinder face better when I get home, but I don't ream anything down the barrel until over a 1000 rounds - there's simply no need and it prevents muzzle wear; I have seen some rifles that had minimal rounds down the tube yet the muzzle needed to be re-crowned as the owners cleaned the heck out of them after every time they took it out.

I wondered about the 1911's without the bushing as to how you pulled the slide. I came across this video, seems like a cool little tool.

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I'll keep using the reloads as they have the heavier 125gr bullets (these guys basically: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pr...dKKDVvJF6vSuEg) and go through a few more boxes to break the gun in, hopefully these are just break-in problems and they go away. I wanted to clean and inspect the gun to see if there were odd marks or anything that wasn't normal in the feed ramp/barrel area as people mentioned that could be an issue for a 9mm 1911. I found the feed ramp to be absolutely black, and caked on with carbon or residue - it took quite a few patches to see a shiny clean surface, so I figured cleaning it wouldn't hurt any, and might prevent feeding problems in the future.

The Glock I only clean after a couple of range sessions Once the Kimber is broken in I might do the same thing, but still getting used to owning a 1911.

The takedown tool isn't so bad once you get used to it, and in a pinch people say you can use a paperclip to do the same thing. Just have to be careful I guess. I've managed to reassemble it in the wrong orientation (tool facing down) and had to re-field-strip the gun to get it so I can get the tool out lol.
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:26 AM   #2128
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Range report!

Went back to the range and ran 6 boxes through the Kimber, roughly 300 rounds. Found that one mag wouldn't lock back consistently when empty - one of the Mec-Gar mags has a slightly different, larger/longer basepad which doesn't seem to seat quite as nicely as the other Mec-Gar mags, and is iffy as to whether the slide lock back when empty. None of the other mags had this issue so I'm assuming it's a fit issue with this particular style of base pad. Going back to Reliable to see if I can swap it for a different Mec-Gar mag with a lower profile basepad.

Had some FTEs - the casing would be partially ejected, but still in the chamber, thus causing the gun to not feed the next round as the casing would be blocking the next round from coming up to feed. I think this is an extractor tension thing? As I'm swinging by Reliable Gun anyway, I'll bring the gun to have them take a look at it as I don't have the gauges to check the tension, and I'd rather not eyeball it.

Other than that, the gun ran quite well and shot really nicely when not having FTE issues. Hopefully once the extractor is tensioned correctly it will be more reliable and not have issues!
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Nice. I need to get out to the range, might go on Sunday and pump a few hundred 9mm as well.
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hopefully everyone is doing good.

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go tenda has a good deal on the ruger rpr also
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