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I took my new Kimber out to the range a couple of times this week, and have a less than glowing report. I've fired a total of 400 rounds through it and had numerous feed failures. I fired 200-250 rounds of Remington UMC FMJ and the rest in Cor Bon DPX. Both types of round exhibited some feeding issues, both rounds, always on chambering the first round. Everything works fine if the slide is racked full stroke, but dropping the slide was problematic whether by dropping the slide release or giving a tug on the slide to bring it rearward of the lock notch to chamber the first round. I had 3 or 4 of the Remington rounds stovepipe when trying to chamber them. The accuracy of the pistol was very good, and there were no ejection or lock-up issues. I'm going to write this off to the gun being picky about ammo and not being fully broken in. I'll take her out again this week to see what she does and if the problems persist, she's getting sent back to Kimber to see if they can rectify the situation. If that proves not to work, I'm going to be back in the market for a .45 ACP pistol probably of the USP variety. BTW, I have the same sorts of issues with my Kimber Eclipse II which has about 900 rounds through it.