Kimberly 45 ..... Hipoint 45

Discussion in 'General Hi-Point Discussion' started by Bmason_80, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Bmason_80

    Bmason_80 Supporting Member

    My range buddy has a kimber 45 not sure the exact model but he has problems with the factory replacement mags. The last round hold open will lock the slide back but there is a live unstruck cartridge laying there unchambered. Sounds impossible.... I know... No there was no drugs and/or alcohol involved.. No pictures to validate.... Just my observation. I having my own different hipoint 45 problems. Pointed out to him it would be funny if I had better customer service with my sub $200 pistol that I got for free was better than his $1200 pistol service. I am going to try one more brass case ammo before I send mine to mom. I thought I would put this out here for others to comment on
     
  2. Bmason_80

    Bmason_80 Supporting Member

    Kimber not Kimberly.. Auto correct blows

    I'm not stupid.... Just a little slow
     

  3. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    The problem would have to be in the LRHO mechanism, not the mags.
    I'd say it needs to have more engagement with the "notch" because
    it hits the void when a round is not present.... But I'd say most Kimber
    owners will send it in, and not fuss with it :D
    My KIMBER and Drum Mag: (no, mine was $685, not $1200 :D)
     
  4. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    You're not BULL's son, Mason, are you? He's in NC now, MARINES
    OOH-RAH!!! :D
     
  5. Bmason_80

    Bmason_80 Supporting Member

    No not related to any bulls
     
  6. Bmason_80

    Bmason_80 Supporting Member

    Does that mag actually work or is just a INTERNET DREAM
     
  7. Bmason_80

    Bmason_80 Supporting Member

    The wierd part is that the slide locks back and the last round has been pulled from the mag but not chambered.. It's just laying there on top of the magazine how is the round pulled from the mag when the slide is locked back
     
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  8. lsi1

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    its a Kimber they all work all the time and no one shall say any different.
     
  9. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOqwN0VCw2w[/ame]

    You Tell ME! ;)
     
  10. Bmason_80

    Bmason_80 Supporting Member

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  11. Bmason_80

    Bmason_80 Supporting Member

    Jammed quicker than my jhp
     

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  12. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Once out of 56 rounds... not once per mag! :eek:
    AND, he was able to advance the round into the chamber, not eject it! :D
     
  13. Bmason_80

    Bmason_80 Supporting Member

    So it was once in 2 magazines.. It's an improvement. Lol
    Cool as hell.. No denying that
     
  14. OkSlim

    OkSlim Member

    In my humble opinion based on purchasing several brand new Kimbers over the years, they aren't the same quality they built their reputation on.

    I bought my oldest son a Custom Carry II a couple of years ago and it had a nick on the inside of the slide that should have never got past QC.

    I will say that here but not on a 1911 forum because you will be attacked.
     
  15. IDMTfirefighter

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    I have read a number of reviews of once faithful owners now claiming Kimber quality is on the decline...NOTE: I own zero Kimbers
     
  16. thingmeister

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    from what i hear from first hand accounts with kimbers is that they appear to be junk for the first 500 or so rounds. they NEED to go through a break in period before they start to function better. once they are adequately broken in they function as you would expect your $1000+ pistol to. i dont own any kimbers, but several of my friends do.
     
  17. GLUGLUG

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    If that is truly the case then they ought to supply the 500 rounds. I mean you are talkin' $200-250 just to get something that is hailed as the best of the best to even function correctly. Bogus in my book. I mean can you imagine buying a Ferrari and having it stall out and choke on you just to hear that it really wont work right until you have put 500 gallons through it?
     
  18. thingmeister

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    I totally agree. one of the reasons i dont have a kimber im sure. lol
     
  19. IDMTfirefighter

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    I would not expect a $500 pistol much less a $1000 pistol to need an extensive "break in" period or need to do any tweeking by the owner.
    On a Hi-Point? Sure. Are they reliable and work? Yes.
    Can they be made to work better by an owner doing a few tweeks? Sure. Am I OK with that having paid the miserly sum of $169? Yep