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BigByrd47119 09-10-2011 11:42 PM

Kimber Pro Carry for first 1911?
 
I have a opportunity to get one hell of a deal on a used Kimber Pro Carry. My only concern is that this will be my first 1911. Should I be concerned? It seems relatively simple to maintain from watching YouTube videos. And of course lets not forget, it is a Kimber:cool:.

Thoughts? Opinions? Thanks in advance!

canebrake 09-10-2011 11:55 PM

Is this the 4" bull barrel model?

If so, the Commander length is the best size 1911 for carry.

If it's the Officer size (3-3.5" barrel) I do not recommend it as a first 1911.

BigByrd47119 09-11-2011 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 578162)
Is this the 4" bull barrel model?

If so, the Commander length is the best size 1911 for carry.

If it's the Officer size (3-3.5" barrel) I do not recommend it as a first 1911.

Its the 4". Out of curiosity, why not the >4" model? I'd love to be able to CC it, but I'm not sure how easily it will be done. Seems to me a smaller model would be easier...? Unless we start talking about controlability and follow-up shots.

danf_fl 09-11-2011 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by BigByrd47119 (Post 578170)
Its the 4". Out of curiosity, why not the >4" model? I'd love to be able to CC it, but I'm not sure how easily it will be done. Seems to me a smaller model would be easier...? Unless we start talking about controlability and follow-up shots.

Not only controllability or follow-up shots, but other things also.

The shorter the barrel, the sooner you have to swap out springs. On a full size, you can get maybe 5000 rounds between spring changes. On the >4", 2000-3000 rounds. These are not built as competition or range guns and may see 3000 rounds in their (or the owner's) lifetime.


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