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bobandshawn
06-16-2011, 14:08
Hey Everyone,
Seems like I got the bugs worked out of my new Kimber Ultra CDP Pro and she shoots 230 grain FMJ flawlessly. I've tried to slowly introduce JHP's and have still had a few fail to feeds (not too bad - but I'm still leary for EDC). I've been trying Winchester White Box Self Defense. Does anyone know of any JHP that seems to feed more reliably? It looks like the Cor-Bon's have a profile more similar to ball ammo. is that the issue (profile?). Any ideas are appreciated!

~Bob

Hokie1911
06-16-2011, 14:12
What magazines are you using? Stock Kimber?

bobandshawn
06-16-2011, 14:18
Wilson Combat 747 OX.

~Bob

bobandshawn
06-16-2011, 14:28
It seems like the more I shoot it - the more foregiving she becomes (They suggest 500 rounds of FMJ to break in). I'm approaching that and feel better each time at the range - just looking if I can help the process....
~Bob

faawrenchbndr
06-16-2011, 14:33
Field strip your Kimber CDP Pro
Take the recoil spring and throw it in the trash!
Order KIMBER 4IN .45 PISTOL IMPROVED XP RECOIL SPG, # 32725
Install Wolff spring and enjoy a reliable Kimber Pro

http://www.gunsprings.com/Semi-Auto%20Pistols/KIMBER/Compact%20%26%20Pro%20Carry/cID1/mID32/dID413

mrsurfboard
06-16-2011, 20:57
Field strip your Kimber CDP Pro
Take the recoil spring and throw it in the trash!
Order KIMBER 4IN .45 PISTOL IMPROVED XP RECOIL SPG, # 32725
Install Wolff spring and enjoy a reliable Kimber Pro

http://www.gunsprings.com/Semi-Auto%20Pistols/KIMBER/Compact%20%26%20Pro%20Carry/cID1/mID32/dID413

+1 on this. I would have failure to go into battery problems even with FMJs until I switched the recoil spring. Now it's 100%.

Ruggles
06-16-2011, 21:30
I have heard and read the same thing regarding the springs for years so I would guess it is true. I do not think bullet shape is the issue, just my .02

CMG
06-16-2011, 22:42
Hey Everyone,
Seems like I got the bugs worked out of my new Kimber Ultra CDP Pro and she shoots 230 grain FMJ flawlessly. I've tried to slowly introduce JHP's and have still had a few fail to feeds (not too bad - but I'm still leary for EDC). I've been trying Winchester White Box Self Defense. Does anyone know of any JHP that seems to feed more reliably? It looks like the Cor-Bon's have a profile more similar to ball ammo. is that the issue (profile?). Any ideas are appreciated!

~Bob

DOH, I re-read your post and realized mine was irrelevant.

BuckyP
06-17-2011, 05:58
I've had issues with Winchester Ranger SXTs in 4 / 4.25" 1911s. Bummer, as I have a bunch. Oh well, works in my G30. :dunno:

I had good luck with 230 Gold Dots in my Kimber (after replacing the recoil spring as suggested below), and it's what I now have in my Kobra Carry.


Field strip your Kimber CDP Pro
Take the recoil spring and throw it in the trash!
Order KIMBER 4IN .45 PISTOL IMPROVED XP RECOIL SPG, # 32725
Install Wolff spring and enjoy a reliable Kimber Pro

http://www.gunsprings.com/Semi-Auto%20Pistols/KIMBER/Compact%20%26%20Pro%20Carry/cID1/mID32/dID413

bobandshawn
06-17-2011, 06:21
I looked at this as suggested - but it states 4" and the CDP Ultra is a 3". I'm assuming that matters?

~Bob

Field strip your Kimber CDP Pro
Take the recoil spring and throw it in the trash!
Order KIMBER 4IN .45 PISTOL IMPROVED XP RECOIL SPG, # 32725
Install Wolff spring and enjoy a reliable Kimber Pro

http://www.gunsprings.com/Semi-Auto%20Pistols/KIMBER/Compact%20%26%20Pro%20Carry/cID1/mID32/dID413

BuckyP
06-17-2011, 06:25
I looked at this as suggested - but it states 4" and the CDP Ultra is a 3". I'm assuming that matters?

~Bob


Seems like I got the bugs worked out of my new Kimber Ultra CDP Pro and

I think the Pro is throwing us off. I thought Pros were 4". :dunno:

faawrenchbndr
06-17-2011, 06:26
I looked at this as suggested - but it states 4" and the CDP Ultra is a 3". I'm assuming that matters?

~Bob

Ok,....so it's an Ultra not a Pro?
Guess I missed the Ultra and zeroed in on the Pro.....then that spring will NOT work

Try this: KIMBER UC XP RECOIL SPRING SET 21 LBS # 51821

http://www.gunsprings.com/Semi-Auto%20Pistols/KIMBER/Ultra-Carry%20.45ACP/cID1/mID32/dID414

I'm not sure it will work, but it's cheaper than postage back to Kimber. Worth a shot?

BlayGlock
06-17-2011, 07:29
Gold Dots have been the most reliable in all of my 1911s.