I was in retail for years. Sold a LOT of Kimbers and the thing is....they are hit and miss. You can get a great one or you can get a lemon. Much more so than with any other 1911 brand. When they work, they work well. But when they don't, they can sometimes go back for warranty work two or three times. It seems to just be a QC thing.I’ve owned about 5-6 kimbers and always have been good guns in my book. From 900-2300 dollar kimbers. I just don’t understand why they get such hate, I’ve had better kimbers than colts and springfields, is it really just a brand bashing or has some of y’all experienced real issues with owning one.
Not very confidence inspiring.My first 1911 was a Kimber Ultra Aegis- 9mm in 2007. I spent almost a year deciding on my EDC purchase. It has been almost flawless: it doesn't like Remington ammo. Everything else is good. It's plenty accurate and reliable. I have not shot it in a while because I neglected to change the recoil spring regularly. It now has a small crack in the frame. Maybe I'll put a few rounds through it again for old times' sake View attachment 1183038 View attachment 1183039
Schwartz's have a fairly notorious "glitch" in them.
Will have to see if mine do that..?Schwartz's have a fairly notorious "glitch" in them.
When the grip safety is depressed just the right amount
It will allow the hammer to fall but not disengage the firing pin block
I've seen this problem and it's a timing issue with the system
It seems to re occur with wear
I guess it's like anything else.... Experiences vary. There was a scratch on my Custom II grip that i didn't notice until i got home. CS was very nice and good to me. I had a new set of grips in5 days. They even sent me a kimber mouse pad, and t-shirt that was way too big for me so i gave it to my Brother. And called later to make sure i got them..guns look nice. seem to shoot well.
poor CS and almost ZERO warranty--they make you pay to return a defective product to be fixed.
better makers stand by their products-usually for life
I am not the best at explaining it, but it works off the grip safety, not the trigger. I had mine removed. I usually hold the frame like I would shoot when putting the slide on the gun. This causes part of that safety system to block the slide. My fault, not the safety, just don’t like it!
In theory, the Series 80 system makes it harder to get a good trigger on a Colt. In fact, my Series 80 Colt, with the system in place, has one of the best triggers of any pistol I own.