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Kobra Carry Feeding Issues?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by GVFlyer, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Somewhere in the air.
    I'd like to have a Kobra Carry, in small part because I have over 1,100 combat hours in an AH-1G Cobra, but largely because I think it would be a great addition to my modest collection of weapons and I've found someone who will sell me the gun I want at the price I want.

    I know that a lot of you have this pistol so I'm posing this question here. Does your Kobra Carry reliably feed modern JHP self defense ammunition? A contributor on another forum where I asked about Kobra Carry reliability and Ed Brown customer service, PM'ed me about his experience with his Kobra Carry.

    Apparently, his KC will only reliably feed ball ammunition from any magazine he tries and Ed Brown customer service was not only unresponsive, but implied that it was somehow his problem, not the guns. Like I said, the guy wasn't try to start a flame war, he sent me this info via private message.

    I can understand how one gun can have an issue, that extractor tension may need adjustment or it could just be a Monday gun, so I'm looking for another data point. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
  2. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    Jan 7, 2002
    NE Ohio
    mine feeds ball, Gold-Dots, Golden Saber and Hornady w/o any problems. These are what i have tried so far.

    and with anything, you only hear of the people that have problems, not all the people that don't have problems.

  3. Ruggles


    Jun 13, 2005
    My KC does although I have had a $2000 1911 that would not (Baer TRS Comanche). As far as I know the KC does not have a reputation of not feeding JHPs.
  4. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Somewhere in the air.
    Thanks Ruggles, I read your response on the other forum as well.
  5. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Mine has fed Gold Dots and Golden Sabers with no problems. They're the only JHPs I've tried through it.
  6. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    Mine handles Remningtons, Gold Dots and Winchester Ranger just fine!
  7. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match S.R.D. v

    Jun 22, 2007
    Lancaster, Ohio
    Chalk up the Taurus Hex all copper JHP as a 100% feeder as well. And of course all the fmj stuff I've tried. My KC has that super smooth feel that suggests it's not even close to jamming. Lovin' it.


    Dec 10, 2006
    Central, CA.
    Like most of the reputable semi-custom 1911 makers, you are far more likely to get one that works than you are to get one that does not. I once got one that did not work, and yes for the money it is very frustrating. If you are worried about follow up customer serivce, go with Springfield Custom or Wilson Combat.