Kimber Issues R7 Mako Pistol Safety Recall

A small number of Kimber's new R7 Mako pistols are the subject of a recall.

posted on March 1, 2022
kimber logo

Kimber has recently discovered a quality issue involving the firing pin safety block on a small number of Kimber R7 model pistols. The condition creates a possibility that affected pistols could release multiple rounds from a single trigger pull, and the company has issued a safety recall on a few that were shipped from Jan. 10, 2022, through Feb. 14, 2022.

The recall applies only to certain serial numbers within those shipping dates. Owners of R7 Mako pistols should discontinue their use immediately and visit a special web page set up by the company that lists serial numbers subject to this notice.

If the handgun is included in this safety recall, owners should contact Kimber by calling (888) 243-4522, Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST and mention the call is about the R7 firing pin safety block recall. You can also e-mail [email protected] Both options enable arrangement for the return of the handgun for examination and, if necessary, work needed to correct the problem, free of charge.

After confirmation that an owner’s firearm is subject to the recall, you will receive a return merchandise authorization and prepaid shipping label for its return to Kimber. The company will then inspect, perform the work and return the handgun as soon as possible.

There is no charge to the owner for the service. All shipping, handling and work on the firearm is covered by Kimber. Owners of R7 Makos that have already been sent to company will also have their pistol’s remediated for the issue identified by this recall notice. Full details on the recall are available on the company’s safety webpage.


308 wildcat cartridge components
308 wildcat cartridge components

308 Based Cartridges Part 2: Boutique And 308 Wildcat Cartridges

.308 Win. is the starting point for boutique and wildcat cartridges of all shapes and sizes

First Look: Versacarry Compound Carry Holster

Ideal for appendix carry, this new hybrid holster packs a lot of nice features.

iRayUSA RICO MK1 640 3x50mm Thermal Rifle Scope Review

A full-featured thermal optic with a lot going for it.

Silencer Central Holds New HQ Grand Opening

Larger facilities mean more choices for American gun owners.

First Look: TAC Six Branded Shooting Cases from Allen Company

Gear designed for the tactical market that performs at a higher level.

Colonel Rex Applegate

For me, one of the many bonuses of this gunwriter business has been the opportunity to meet and become friends with a number of the firearm enthusiasts of an earlier generation; legendary figures such as Frank Hamer Jr., Bill Jordan, Bill Toney, Col Walter Walsh and the subject of this column: COL Rex Applegate.


Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.