Kimber Trigger Troubles

A friend of mine brought me his Kimber Custom TLE II. The trouble he was having was something that had been there from the day he bought it. This is his carry gun and needs it combat ready and free of this particular malfunction. What would that be, you ask? Unintended double, tripple, and finally a 4 round burst. That type of malfunction is very serious. A true mechanical failure like this is considered an illegal full auto. Yeah, not a good thing.

Fortunately, I found full auto wasn’t the case. The trigger passed all function checks. The “custom” pistol had a pretty gun’s trigger. Light, and ready for slow fire. However, it was fairly easy to get the pistol to bump fire. Under slow fire there would never be a problem but this is the man’s carry weapon. You don’t train slow. You teach yourself to work the trigger reset…which is just what was making this pistol bump fire. I don’t know about you, but I expected better from Kimber.

Now before you think that I am completely coming down on Kimber for this, I’m not. The trigger, the way it was, was a thing of beauty. For slow, accurate, fire the trigger was perfect. The smith that fitted the sear did his job well. This pistol was never meant, by the owner, to be a slow fire weapon. A new, high quality, sear and the owner has had no further problems.

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