I bought a Kimber Pol ymer Gold Match .45 Cal

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Don Davis, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Don Davis

    Don Davis New Member

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    I just bought a Kimber Polymer Gold Match .45 Cal.

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    I didn't even know that Kimber made a "Plastic" gun.

    Any one own one of these or can anyone give me any information on it?

    I'm off to shoot it this afternoon.

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  2. shipwreck

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    I do not believe they sell that model anymore. And, if I remember right, they are actually Israeli made by BUL. Various variations of them have been imported and stamped with various company names over the years.

    Here are a few links for ya: Can anyone tell me anything about the Israeli Bul pistols? - 1911Forum

    Bul M-5 Products

    1911 Bul M5 - Glock Talk

    The BUL 1911 polymers....anyone have any experience with these? - THR

    Bul M-5 - Polymer 1911 Pistol - Pistolsmith

    BUL M5/Charles Daly 1911 - THR

    Israeli Bul Poly-framed Charles Daly 1911? - THR
     

  3. Don Davis

    Don Davis New Member

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    @ shipwreck -

    Thank you it's that kind of info that I'm looking for.

    Thanks for your information - I've gotten very good input from different gun forums.

    I think I've found out that BUL made the frames and Kimber supplied the tops.

    I just got back from the range.

    It shot like a Kimber - in other words - like a dream.

    Absolutely not a failure of any kind in my 1st 100 shots.

    I usually do not take pictures of my targets - but here are my 1st ten shots

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    that's from 21' and is probably as good as I can do. :D

    The reason I do not usually take pictures is that I get worse the longer I shoot. :eek:

    Looks like I've found a "keeper"

    I like it.

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  4. shipwreck

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    Feel free to shoot me a thumbs up in the post :)
     
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  5. Don Davis

    Don Davis New Member

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    I called Kimber and found out the frame is made by BUL Israel and the rest of the gun by Kimber in house.

    In 1994 the did get a lot of design help from Chip McCormick, but did not sub-contract any manufacturing to him.

    My gun was made in made 10/24/2001.

    They made this gun for about 8 to 9 years.

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  6. shipwreck

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    Glad ya found out the info!

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