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Old 02-10-2011, 06:01 AM   #1
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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.






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.

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

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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...

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

Could you go more into detail?

(nice gun, by the way)

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Same thing I did to my customii

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

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Excellent choice!

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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...

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Great pics! You're a pretty good photographer!

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The new grips look great, nice choice!

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