I finally fired my Kimber UC II. Fired a total of 100 rounds. Had 4 instances in which the slide locked in the open position even though there were rounds left in the magazine. I just want to be clear that it did not jam. Specifically there was no stovepiping or where the slide moved forward with a round lodged in. No, that was not the case. I just want to be clear on terminology here. I did use the factory reccommended Federal Eagle 230 gr FMJ. I called Kimber immediately afterwards and they are sending me a new Slide Stop. Should be coming in a couple of days. They want me to fire the gun and see what happens. If it still problematic Kimber will then want me to send in the gun back to the factory.
The other disappointment is that although the disassebly is rather easy, the REASSEMBLY is a PAIN IN THE REAR END! That damn slide stop is such a pain to get in. There is a sweet spot with little wiggle room. It's getting to the point where I am not having fun with this weapon.
Once the problem is corrected I am seriously considering selling/trade for another 45. Maybe a Kahr, Glock, or Sig. For an $800 gun I should NOT be having the trouble that I am experiencing. Additionally as it stands, that gun for the time being will not be my CCW. I cannot rely on that weapon to save my life one day. This is the perfect reason to have MORE THAN ONE gun. Hence my primary for now is a S&W 642 .38 Special.
Too bad it is a really beautiful gun.