looked at a couple of gun stores yesterday to see if anyone had a C3 on hand. None did, so that means still heading to a gun show soon. Did have an interesting encounter however.
Kaw Valley gun club in Topeka.
Had Kimber Eclipse Ultra in the display cabinet. Brand new, never been fired, only been in for a couple of days.
I asked to see it. counterman hands it to me and I, as usual, drop the mag and lock open the slide to check.
Mag will not drop. I mean, seriously, brand new pistol, and the Mag will NOT DROP. won't even move more then 1/16 inch if that much. can't pull it from the bottom. I had to lock the slide open and push the mag out to get it to move. Forcefully push the mag.
counterman related that "yeah, I get Kimber's in all the time and that's a common problem. so we replace the Kimber mags with Chip McCormick to fix it".
that's rather jacked up. Kimber can't even do good enough quality control to check out their Mag's before shipping ?
I did like the very aggressive checking on the front strap, it felt ok, I'm not in love with a 3 inch barrel, so I'm still going to look at a C3 or one of the others with a 4.2. But, just from his comments and that encounter, I'm so turned off about Kimber that I don't even want to look at them now.