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Old 04-09-2012, 06:25 AM   #11
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I own an ultra tle II myself and have put a little over 1000 rounds through it.. lost count. Anyway.. at first, sure I had just a few ftf issues. But it was new to me and some of it was limp wristing, some was magazine, some may gave been ammo. Thing is it seems no matter what you get, there will be a kink or two in the equation. Almost anyone who owns a 1911 will upgrade their magazines and obviously try different ammo. After doing so and also doing a little fine tuning on mine.. it runs great! I keep 2 tripp mags loaded with jhp's and would trust my life with it. Last time at the range I was making Swiss cheese out of the targets head. Its nothing to sneeze at. Practice and learning about the firearm your using goes a long way!


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Old 04-10-2012, 01:30 AM   #12
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I've recently got to fondle and fire 3 different Ultras and all were great guns. Two belonged to my older brother...hundreds of rounds through each without a single problem or FTF. The other was my younger brother's...he did have a few FTFs when he first got it, but that was due to not having properly cleaned it and improper grip. Once those two errors were cleared up, not a single problem since.

Kimber gets quite a bit of bad feedback, but from my experience, it's not as much of a "not a good gun" issue as it is a "not a good gun for you" issue.

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I own a kimber grand raptor and a custom agis and have never had any issues with either. I've never kept count on rounds put through my guns but they're definitely in the thousands. Guess I'm one of the lucky ones?

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Never owned a 1911 style handgun I carry a Ruger LC9 love how compact it is but want a larger cal but in a small pack is this the gun for me
If that dont work out you could save several hundred and check out the SA XDs, its a single stack .45 like the 1911 mag but it is a sub compact and very thin too
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Someone could correct me if I'm wrong as I don't own a kimber, though I like them a lot, this is what I've heard and what's keeping me from buying one.. I was told by a guy at a local gun shop that not all but most kimbers run a carbon steel barrel instead of stainless and that it's very difficult to keep them from developing rust spots.. May not be true but I have noticed on every one I've looked at since that somewhere on the barrel while still in the display case they do in fact have rust developing on them

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I just read Ur post of the carbon barrel so I called my gun store that I trust. U were told right. It's a shame because they r good guns but the barrel issue kinda ruins it.

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I just read Ur post of the carbon barrel so I called my gun store that I trust. U were told right. It's a shame because they r good guns but the barrel issue kinda ruins it.
Yea I like kimbers a lot but I just can't bring myself to pay $1000+ for a gun that will undoubtably rust up on me
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Yeah my kimber has the carbon steel barrel, i just keep it well oiled and after 4 or 5 years of owning it i have yet to see any rust on it.

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That's cause u keep it clean. I agree though. Can't justify spending over a grand for a gun with that kind of barrel.

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While they may be carbon barrels... ive had mine for over a year and have only noticed 1 time a small coloration (because I let it sit around after taking it to the range without cleaning and oiling)

I prevent it by polishing it (every once in a ehile) and then simply coating it lightly with oil (as I do after cleaning following shooting time). Simple gun maintenance..... right?

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