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Thread: Kimber 1911 3 inch barrel reliability

  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon View Post
    The Colt Defender has a 3-inch barrel and the same size grip frame and magazines as the Officers ACP. If 2-11/16" is the grip screw spacing on the Kimber Ultra Covert, then it's a Defender-size pistol, not Officers-size.
    You’re absolutely right, of course, Hawkmoon. The Colt Defender hasn’t been available for a few years here in California, so it completely slipped my mind.
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    Peter

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    Well at LEAST I didn't call it a Mustang... :-o
    "Because shooting twice is ridiculous."

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldjarhead View Post
    I keep hearing, reading an seeing a lot of people, some of whom are trainers, trashing 3 inch 1911s, particularly Kimbers . After break in, I personally have not had a reliability problem with my Kimber Ultra Covert. I would like to hear from some folks, who have carried, and shot their Kimber Ultras, a whole lot, and relate your experiences. Thanks.
    Am not trashing 3" 1911s but I have no luck with them reliability wise whether Colt (Defender .45 ACP) or Kimber Ultra Carry!! What was the problem? FTF and FTE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric4509 View Post
    Am not trashing 3" 1911s but I have no luck with them reliability wise whether Colt (Defender .45 ACP) or Kimber Ultra Carry!! What was the problem? FTF and FTE.
    See my Post #4. I started taking a few Q-tips to the range, and I’d clean and oil the ramp when it wouldn’t return fully to battery. That worked.
    It only happened when the slide was held back by an empty mag. Upon inserting a loaded mag, and releasing the slide. I don’t recall if I used the slide stop, or slingshot method. It always returned to battery after a shot. After I 500 shot rounds the gun has been flawless. This was on an early 2016 built Ultra CDP II.
    Cheers,
    Peter

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