Originally Posted by falseharmonix
If Illinois decides to pass the carry laws, I'll be in the market for a carry weapon. Even if they don't, I'm thinking about adding a little more punch to my arsenal than my 9mm. My local gun shop is a Kimber dealer, and I've had my eyes on an Ultra CDP II for a while.
Does anyone have one, and if so, what are your opinions on said weapon? I know several of you are Kimber owners and speak highly of the brand.
I will shoot and decide for myself if I want to purchase a weapon. Just looking for 'owner reviews' of this one.
I have a Colt Defender 3" 45 ACP and believe it uses the same recoil system as the kimber. (Or vise-versa) It has all the limits of a large bore, short barrel gun. Then again, it has all the good things that accompany a large bore self defense weapon.
I love my Defender, 8 +1 JHP in about as small a package as needed for easy concealed carry.
It's deadly at CQB distance (4M or ~12.5') and the carry weight is just right. It feels like a much larger gun than the small envelope it fits into.
I have had it for just over 5 monts and it cost < $800. A bargan for Colt quality and several hundred less than your kimber.
You need to do your due-dilligence and find The One
that's right for you, but do your self a favor and give the Colt Defender or the Colt New Agent a look before you cash out!