Kimber R7 Mako
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From Kimber . . .

Kimber Mfg. Inc. (“Kimber”) has discovered a quality issue involving the firing pin safety block of certain Kimber R7 model handguns. This recall affects certain Serial Numbers that were shipped from January 10, 2022 through February 14, 2022.

Firearms assembled with the subject firing pin safety block may release multiple rounds from a single trigger pull.

This Recall Notice applies only to the Serial Numbers of those products listed in the List of Serial Numbers of Recalled Products linked to this document. If your handgun is among those in this List of Serial Numbers of Recalled Productsplease contact us as described below immediately, and do not load, use, sell, or otherwise make available your handgun, as the condition may lead to serious personal injury or death. Kimber is voluntarily recalling the affected products to help ensure the personal safety of the parties that purchased and/or used them.

If your handgun has a Serial Number listed in the List of Serial Numbers of Recalled Products linked to this document, please contact Kimber immediately to obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (“RMA”) and arrange to have your handgun returned to Kimber for examination and remedial measures as may be necessary, free of charge, using the following steps:

  • Step 1 – Please either: (a) contact us immediately at 888-243-4522 (Monday-Friday 9:30AM – 6PM EST) and indicate you are calling about the “R7 firing pin safety block recall;” or (b) email us at “[email protected].” Either option will enable you to arrange an RMA to return your product(s) to Kimber for examination and remedial work, free of charge. We will pay for the costs of shipping the product(s) to Kimber and returning it to you.
  • Step 2 – After confirming that your product(s) is subject to this recall, we will send you a prepaid shipping label with instructions so that you can return your product to us, free of charge.
  • Step 3 – Kimber will examine your product(s), remediate it, and return it to you (free of charge) after being remediated. Kimber will make every effort to return your product(s) to you in as short a period as possible.

If your product(s) is affected by this recall, and you have already sent it to Kimber, we will examine your product(s), remediate it, and return it to you (free of charge) after being remediated for the issue identified by this recall notice.

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  1. Yep, had to send my Mako back. I’m debating whether to keep it when I get it back from Kimber, or trade or sell it. Don’t know if I can trust it. But, I’m just weird about stuff like that.

  2. Does this fall under the category of unanticipated forced reset trigger?

  3. Anyone want to sell their “defective” firearm? Sounds more like a hidden feature! XD

    Quick ATF! Arrest everyone with affected serial numbers for having illegal class 3 weapons! Itsy the right Commiefornia thing to do!

  4. May release mutiple rounds with a single trigger pull.
    Damn I wish I’da bought one of them.

  5. Kimber = Junk. And their customer service is as bad if not worse than the overpriced garbage they sell. Case in point; I have two of them, (3′ 1911’s in .45 ACP) The older one’s safety, slide notch and frame have worn to the point that it allows the slide to move back far enough to be out of battery and stay that way when drawn from the holster. When this happens, the slide and safety lock together and I have to beat on the slide with my hand to get it to dis-engage. NOT good in a DGU. Kimbers solution? Just clean the gun and it will be fine. Yah … Right!

    The newer one of the two blew up (Thank God I was wearing shooting glasses) at the ripe old age of six months on round number 190, with factory Winchester ammo. The ammo was purchased in a bulk drum of 500 rounds years ago, and the drum and lot number are long gone. So, no help there. After two weeks of fighting with them to get a shiping label I was finally able to send it in to them Their response? An Ammo problem. No testing of the gun to determine if there was a problem with the metal in it. Nothing! Just an offer to give me $200.00 off the MSRP of a new gun. This would mean that i would be $2400.00 into a gun that was only worth what? Maybe $200.00? For the love of God … Hi-Point has a better warranty

    I had them send it back to me and I have since made wind chimes out of both of them and have them hung in my shop for all to see, and I now have a pair of Springfields’s that I carry.

    SO … Kimber = Junk, which = NO BUY!!!

  6. I have some Kimber’s, not this one mentioned (R7 Mako 9mm) on the recall, that being said I’ve never had a problem or issue with any of them. Everyone has their own opinion on gun brand favorites, likes and dislikes…..I’m a positive believer in Kimber!

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