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Old 05-10-2013, 10:25 PM   #1
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Been thinking about buying a kimber ultra carry. Any thoughts about its reliability and quality. I'm new to 1911 style pistols

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Old 05-10-2013, 10:28 PM   #2
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Browse this section of the forum thoroughly before buying anything.

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Definitely do your research before making your purchase. As far as my personal experience with kimber, they're awesome. Great quality and 100% reliable. I own two kimbers and haven't looked back. Good luck on your purchase

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I own three Kimbers and I have several friends who own them. I've never had a problem with any of the internal extractor models. They have all been reliable and accurate pistols.

Make sure you buy a newer model with the internal extractor and you should be fine.

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When purchasing a new firearm also look at things like warranty and search on customer service assistance.

I believe that Kimber will void warranty work if any mod has been done, warranty is only for 1 year, and customer service is not that great.

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no hands on here but i've hear the CS sucks. and really there are just better choices... but if its what calls to you go for it. im sure any problems that arise could be fixed.

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Kimbers are fine 1911s also. But I would look closely at the Springfield Armory models also. The Range Officer is a great model! They make some fine 1911s in the upper quality range. There are other good ones out there also like the SIGs, Remingtons and others. But I would rate Springfield, Kimber and the customs from Less Bauer at the top. Rock River Arms use to make some excellent custom 1911s but got out of the custom business a couple of years ago. They still have a very few left at the plant but they are in the $1800-$2200 range. Relay depends on your price range regarding your choice!

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Ditto to the earlier comment suggesting you browse this section thoroughly. My experience with Kimber is only through a couple that are owned by shooting buddies. For the kind of money Kimber is asking for I would urge you to at least shop around and consider other options before making a purchase. In the Kimber price range you can look at Springfield, Colt, STI, and Dan Wesson. Also make sure you consider the warranty and customer service. I can only personally speak to STI and their pistols come with a lifetime guarantee.

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I've been more than happy with my two Kimbers, but I also got great deals on them. You should consider the warranty, but my V-Bob only has a 5 year (still better than one) and is my most expensive pistol by far.

Or you could just get a Colt.

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Been thinking about buying a kimber ultra carry. Any thoughts about its reliability and quality. I'm new to 1911 style pistols
I have 3 Kimbers. A SOLO, Ultra Crimson II and a Pro Raptor. Not one problem out of any of them. Very reliable and extremely accurate. I use the SOLO and Ultra Crimson as CC weapons. Good luck.
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