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Old 08-08-2013, 02:23 AM   #1
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I once had a kimber bp ten 2 fullsize that was awesome and looked it to. It was super accurate and the only only had troubles feeding some cheap reloads a friend gave me. Literally ftfeed every shot. Other than that ball ammo and hollow points were fine. Another gun I wish I didn't sell. 10 round mags were good as well but expensive and hard to come by. I have to admit I thought it wasn't a real 1911 until I shot it.

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Old 08-08-2013, 02:36 AM   #2
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Brother in law had one I thought it was nice he wanted to much for it so I never shot it wish we could have come to terms

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Functionally, I'm sure they're just fine.
Aesthetically, an abomination.
I could probably overlook the ugly factor if Rock River ever actually sells any to the public. I think a Commander sized polymer 1911 would make a nice carry gun.
That old Kimber is like a unicorn these days. One in nice condition might be a worthwhile collectable someday.

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I have never shot one so I can't say anything about how it functions. I will say that I really don't like the idea. It's just not right.

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just a personal opinion and preference, but polymer and 1911 should never be used in the same phrase!

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I'd like to get my hands on a double stack polymer 1911 in 9mm

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How do you feel about modern "muscle" cars made of plastic? Makes you miss back when they made real cars out of steel.... I'd pass on a poly 1911

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id like to buy one, the reduced weight would make concealed carry more of an option.i carry one of my 1911s occasionally but would like to carry one more often.


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My brother has a Kimber ultra II. I am no fan of the 45 acp. But I enjoy shooting that pistol. The night sights are easy on my old eyes, For a pistol with s 3" barrel it is very accurate. It could be the Kimber is the first sub compact pistol I have ever shot that I can hold with my thumb and three fingers.

Kimber pistols are not cheap. He stole the Ultra II he has for $750 used. The MSRP is right at $1200 for the Ultra II without the night sights.


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I feel the same way about a polymer 1911 as I do about fake boobs. Let's not go there.

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