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Gloves 02-10-2011 06:01 AM

Kimber Custom II
 
First quality pics of my Kimber Custom II.

I'm surprised I didn't take a picture of it sooner with the Olympus cam before.

It seems like it wasn't too long ago when I was reading and researching
these forums trying to find out what the best pistol was for me. Was it a
9mm Bretta 92? A CZ-75, XD-9? Glad I decided on a 1911. My budget was
tiny. I stretched to make the base model Kimber. $700+Tax+Fees after
negotiating with 4 different FFLs.

I wanted something classic
Something reliable
Something with stopping power
Something everyone knows how to work on/with
Something there are a million different aftermarket parts for
Something highly accurate
Something that wasn't scaled back for California's magazine size rules

2-days ago I got my first pair of Cocobolo grips and Installed tonight.
Never did like the all-black look with the rubber grips.


You can tell it's my first as there is a quite noticeable n00b mark.
http://www.glovesandclover.com/1911/...ber-grips1.jpg
http://www.glovesandclover.com/1911/...ber-grips2.jpg

http://www.glovesandclover.com/1911/...oco-grips1.jpg
http://www.glovesandclover.com/1911/...oco-grips2.jpg

It's the little things in life.

Perfect gun? I can list 4-5 small/trivial things I would change about this gun,
but I'm sure that's true about most guns out there.

CA357 02-10-2011 06:58 AM

Congratulations and welcome to 1911 Land. You'll like it here. :cool:

NGIB 02-10-2011 08:59 AM

I really miss the days when I got truly excited over a new gun. I fondly remember my first outing with a 1911 - I never realized I was such a proficient shooter. Congrats on joining the 1911 club. Lots of nice guns out there but a 1911 is just special...

danf_fl 02-10-2011 09:37 AM

I'm curious about the "negotiationg with 4 different FFLs"

Could you go more into detail?

(nice gun, by the way)

cpttango30 02-10-2011 11:17 AM

Same thing I did to my customii

Dillinger 02-10-2011 03:41 PM

An excellent choice for a first 1911. Welcome out of the cave and into the Light that is JMB. :p

JD

Gojubrian 02-10-2011 09:16 PM

Excellent choice!

mach1337 02-10-2011 10:07 PM

Very nice kimber I have the same model. picked it up in 09 only shot it a few times bout 200 rounds then brought it to CA and havent had any free time to shoot. Thank you navy...

jetgirl 02-13-2011 11:58 PM

Great pics! You're a pretty good photographer!

mesinge2 02-14-2011 12:01 AM

The new grips look great, nice choice!


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