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Old 01-31-2010, 09:19 PM   #1
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Would 5000 rounds be a high round count for a full-sized Kimber? A guy I shoot IDPA with is selling his older Kimber and is asking $800 for it. I can't remember the model but it isn't the base model and does have TFO sights. Any comments would be appreciated.

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Being an aluminum frame, it really depends on what kind of loads he has run.

Check the frame for any signs of wear. And keep in mind many new Kimbers run less than $1000. Id grab 2 more Benjies and head to the gun store.

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Being an aluminum frame, it really depends on what kind of loads he has run.
Where did you see aluminum frame?

If this is a 1st generation Kimber (it isn't a "II"), they are a very desirable gun. If it's a "II" series, depending on the model the price is high...
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Where did you see aluminum frame?
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Kimber makes a lot more steel frame guns than aluminum. Most of the alloy frames are the high $$$ compact carry types, never seen a full-size with an aluminum frame myself. Not something I'd bet on...

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Even if it was an aluminum frame, would 5k rds bother you? What if it was a polymer frame pistol?

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I've never shot IDPA but with 90 round matches they must be shooting light loads! Can you afford five boxes of +P ammo per match??

Any IDPA shooters around?

Is it a .45 ACP? .38 Super? 9mm? 40 S&W? 460 Rowland? (hehe)

Quick answers are FREE! 5K down range, Sure, NO problemo!

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Ok. I need to elaborate. It is an aluminum frame. This was his carry gun and now he's looking to get a commander model. He didn't use this for IDPA (just happens to be where I know him from). I was thinking this was a little high for a gun such as this, I was kind of looking for some information from someone with more 1911 information than me. I'll probably pass and then either buy a new Kimber or maybe a Rock Island Tactical.

By the way, you have to maintain a minimum power factor for IDPA. I personally use factory ammo right now to make sure I meet power factor. Some guys really push the limits on how light they can go but I'm just getting ready to buy my reloading supplies so I don't have any expertise on this.

Thanks for the feedback!

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I bought a used Kimber Pro Carry II for $600 but it only had 200rds thru it. $800 is pushing new prices so unless he comes down, I'd let it walk.

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I don't know too many IDPA shooters, but the ones I do know don't really buy a pistol for competition and then neglect it. It's what they do for serious shooting and they take care of their stuff.

5K rounds of a competition pistol? If the guy has taken care of it, I wouldn't have a problem buying it if it was what I was looking to add to my collection.

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