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Old 01-30-2010, 03:30 AM   #1
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Default I was teased today...

My FFL called me to say he had a pretty little Kimber Custom II and wanted me to inspect it before he started the paperwork. When I got there, he pulled out a black plastic case thats about on par with a factory case (Aside from XDm) and handed it to me. I was so excited to see the Kimber emblem glistening in the fluorescent lights and watching the people in the store stare in jealously.

I opened the box pulled out the gun and held it in complete admiration, then just as my daydream of firing this legendary gun was coming to a climax, I was interrupted by the gun shop owner..."If that thing looks good, go ahead and give it back and we'll get the paperworks started." "Give it back?" Ah, crap I'm in California and I have to wait 10 days before I can bring my baby home.....

On a side note, WTF is up with the factory sights on this thing?

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Old 01-30-2010, 03:32 AM   #2
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...legendary? really?

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I use the Kimber Ultra Carry II as my carry weapon, I have no problems with the sights. If I ever really need to use it I am not going to have time to use the sights. Get it and do some point shooting and the sights won't bother you.
When I got mine I walked in paid for it and walked right back out with the Pistol. No wait for me.


Now I am looking at the sights and still trying to figure out the Problem.

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What? night sights?

It's all about your preference though, some think kimbers are legendary. Legendary for what though?

I hope you get it and you like it, that's what matters. Plus I'm jealous........I don't have a 1911..........yet!

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...legendary? really?
I was talking about the 1911, I have never owned one.

as far as the sights, I have never seen a handgun sight with no dots, bars or goal posts....Just plain ol' black metal U rear sight with a black post.
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Wow, If you don't like those sights don't look at a GI model 1911. You will be really disappointed. They are not that bad they line up real nice. You should enjoy that Pistol, when you finally get it. The Wait is on.

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Well you gotta remember, until today I had never paid much attention to them. I had held them before but never really paid much attention to the sight picture. I am used to factory Glock, night sights and factory XD's. So it is a huge change for me not having any markings to reference.

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Well you gotta remember, until today I had never paid much attention to them. I had held them before but never really paid much attention to the sight picture. I am used to factory Glock, night sights and factory XD's. So it is a huge change for me not having any markings to reference.
I think you answered your own question.

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I'm in CA too. I hate the 10 day wait!

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. I am used to factory Glock, night sights and factory XD's. So it is a huge change for me not having any markings to reference.
It sounds like it comes with target sights, no dots or other markings, just black on black. If it bothers you too much, it's a rather easy fix. Just have the gunshop install new sights.
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