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Old 01-27-2013, 05:11 AM   #11
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I must admit that those NRA magazine ads made me salivate for a Kimber.
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I must admit that those NRA magazine ads made me salivate for a Kimber.
Love them or hate them, they sure are photogenic!
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I love them. I have three and I've never had a single problem with any of them. All of mine are extremely accurate and reliable.
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I am looking at buying a Kimber 1911, mostly because it is half the price of a colt, but I have heard mixed reviews. Anyone know whether or not the Kimber 1911 is reliable? Or functionally practical?
My Kimber was the best paperweight I have ever owned with 100% reliability. I still have every piece of paper I put under it.

The alleged gun in question was a Pro Crimson Carry II, and was without a doubt the biggest pile of steaming crap I have ever owned. It never functioned properly, and the more I sent it back, the worse it got. It took almost a year, but Kimber finally bought it back.
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Eclipse Target 2. While shooting one time the safety broke in two places and fell out. Still own with no other issues, but it is no longer in my concealed carry rotation.
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I am looking at buying a Kimber 1911, mostly because it is half the price of a colt, but I have heard mixed reviews. Anyone know whether or not the Kimber 1911 is reliable? Or functionally practical?
I have an Ultra Carry II that I am VERY happy with its performance. I've run about 700 rounds through it without any issues. I get good grouping at 25 yards. I've used Remington, Winchester, Federal Premium, and even UltraMax bulk rounds.
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I am looking at buying a Kimber 1911, mostly because it is half the price of a colt, but I have heard mixed reviews. Anyone know whether or not the Kimber 1911 is reliable? Or functionally practical?
Kimber 1/2 the cost of a Colt? Is it hot?

Compare like models for price check and then compare warranty.

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Go for the Colt instead.
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Am I the only one in the world that likes Kimbers? I have two and luv-em!! No problems and tight and accurate.
What is it about the kimbers that you like?
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Kimber 1/2 the cost of a Colt? Is it hot?

Compare like models for price check and then compare warranty.

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Not hot, just used.
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