socalfitness saidI commented in your other thread about contacting customer service. I hope if you did, that they took care of you.
As I mentioned there, I have a couple of Kimber 45s, one is a CDP (Custom Defense Package) version. There are a number of 1911 forums where you can also get good info.
My recommendation is not to depend on your Kimber until you have fired 500 rounds or so, and make sure to always use high quality ammo. The Kimber is an excellent pistol, but as with 1911s, they need to be thoroughly broken in and given attention.
I had a couple of malfunctions within the first 200 rounds, so I cleaned it and put it in the safe, where it stays. If I had to depend on a pistol, I personally feel more comfortable with a Glock. But don't get me wrong, not knocking the Kimber.
Thanks. My trainer told me to use FMJ ammo until I get between 200 and 300 rounds through it. He also said it was important to keep the ramp clean. I was surprised that it was covered after 150 rounds with a residue, but I suppose that is to be expected as powder is burning while the chamber starts to open.
What type failure did you have?
It's been awhile but generally failure to extract. (And my technique was fine - no limp wristing, etc.)
Here's a thread that describes it generally:http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=111429
But just to keep it in perspective, I intend to deal with the CDP pistol some time in the future when I want to spend the time. Please don't consider my comments as negative. If you're planning to use it for personal protection, you need to hear all sides to make sure you've got the bases covered. In terms a beautiful pistol, you can't beat a 1911.
(Don't worry about the negativity by some posters in that link - there is some good info there. Just be informed, that's all.)