I bought a kimber pro carry II

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Gojubrian, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I did it! Yesterday I shopped around and ended up getting a Kimber Pro Carry II with night sights.

    I figure I can add stuff to it later and it will be more "customized". With the savings I bought several hundred rounds of range ammo and some DPX 230 grain hollowpoints. I'll be picking up a carry holster later, but I want to get a few hundred rounds throught it before I carry it.
    I brought it home and did a field strip and lubed it down, with no scratches! :D

    For now, I'm pretty happy with it. :D

    This is my first 1911 .45acp and it's all you guys' fault!!!

    This friday I'll get to the range for a full report with pics.
     
  2. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That is a most excellent Choice. Very nice selection for your intro into the world of 1911's. You will be very happy with that. My intro was a RIA but was a very quick jump into the world of Kimber. Now I want to get a nice SS 1911.
     

  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Ha ha ha - Yet another convert to the world of the 1911. He was shamed and dragged, kicking and screaming from the dark cave that is the current polymer semi auto pistol realm, and thrust into the bright light that is John Browning's Genius.

    Congrats on the purchase Goju. I am looking forward to seeing your first range report and hearing what you think as one of the recently enlightened. :D

    JD
     
  4. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

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    Great! Welcome to the fraternity GoJu!
     
  5. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    WHERE ARE THE PICTURES?!?!?!!? Stainless or blue? Take a look at the super tuck for a holster.

    Congrats! I think you'll be happy with it. When it comes time for some mags, check out Tripp Research. Cane is right, they are awesome.
     
  6. Rodmaker

    Rodmaker New Member

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    Very good choice. Congratulations!:D
     
  7. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Well, I bought a nice new camera for my fiance for valentines, so as soon as she is done toying with it I'll get some pictures. Oh, it's blued. I like the blued for carry rather than stainless.

    After reading and reading here about 1911's I made up my mind. I now have no polymers and a new 1911. ROFL!!!! Thanks for breaking my bank!! :mad: :D

    Rodmaker, you were very right. Just like the tactical pro without the fancy grips and magwell. I do actually like the black rubber grips though. It feels great in my hand with a sticky grip.

    I'd like to get a full size steel frame next time, which will be quite a while!

    I'll post a range report this weekend when I get to shoot it, my CZ75B, and the browning buckmark. :cool:
     
  8. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Can't wait to see the photos, Goju. Congrats! I thought, when you posted earlier in the week, you had already gotten it. Guess I need to learn to read more carefully.
     
  9. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Goju, you have purchased the penultimate* in carry guns!

    A light weight combat commander will serve you a lifetime and provide a heirloom for generations to come!

    Please let us know and see how the first date goes!

    Remember when time comes for extra mags get some Tripp Research Gen II Cobras.





    * The ultimate would of course been a Colt O4860XSE
     
  10. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

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    Are they that much better than 47d's
     
  11. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Can't speak for them but I have 3 of the Cobras and they are awesome!
     
  12. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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  13. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    By a magnitude!

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    From L to R; Tripp Cobra, Wilson 47DOXB, Wilson ETM 500B, Tripp Cobra

    Find the weld on the Tripp.

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    From L to R; Wilson 47DOXB, Wilson ETM 500B, Tripp Cobra

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    Notice the fluid stampings of the Tripp mag on the left and right. The .45 case head sits square against the back wall of the Tripp mag, the Wilson is rounded and forces the round forward when it presents for stripping. AND, the Tripp mag feed lips are CNC finished.

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    This photo shows the slide stop interface. The Tripp mag on the bottom uses a hybrid follower with a metal interface where the Wilson on top uses a poly follower interface. The Wilson shows witness-marks where the slide stop engages the mag when empty. This mag is six month old and speaks volumes as to this critical area.

    As a retired engineer, this is how my mind works while looking at new products. When a company makes guns and mags that go into them, the mag becomes an area where they can cut production costs. When the company only makes mags, their entire R&D budget is used on mags. Think about that!

    If your 1911 mags have poly followers be sure to check them each time you load. Should this area wear out, your slide will not lock open when empty!

    You asked Dave, and I answered with the reasons why I only use Tripp Gen II Cobras for carry!
     
  14. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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  15. Rodmaker

    Rodmaker New Member

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    CANEBRAKE, you are correct about the ploy followers, I have two of the Wilson ETM mags for a 9mm 1911 that I have and one of them was damaged and would not lock the slide back on last round. The damage was very very slight and took me a while to figure out why that one mag wouldn't lock the slide back. Metal followers work much better. I do like the removeable base for cleaning purposes in all my mags. :D
     
  16. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Rodmaker, good news! You can upgrade the Wilson ETM and get it running again.

    Or you can do what I did and just use the sub-standard mags for range use and buy Tripps for carry. (And range)

    You can buy upgrade kits online but to get the best customer service in the gun industry, call Tripp and ask for Aaron. He is Virgil Tripp's son and will get the correct parts to fix the Wilson problem!

    Tripp Research, Inc.

    Call (877)837-9445 and if Shari answers you won't need to talk to Aaron, she is every-bit as knowledgeable and can get the repair parts on the way to you.

    I recommend you get the complete upgrade kit rather than just the follower. The kit includes a proprietary spring that is far superior to the music wire springs used in most of today’s 1911 mags.

    Talk to this company, have them explain why their product is so much better than any competition. When you call ask to talk to Virgil Tripp. He will be glad to discuss any technical questions you may have. Try that with Bill Wilson or Chip McCormick.

    Read about Virgil Tripp’s background. He has a storied history and is indisputably qualified to bring a brilliantly designed product to market.

    When you call don't forget to tell them you read about their product on the FirearmsTalk.com forum and recommend they become a vendor here!
     
  17. hth3

    hth3 New Member

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    Goju:
    nice pistol!

    Just out of curiosity I looked up Luke 22:34 because you quoted it>My version doesn't agree with what you said. Mine says: Jesus answered, "I tell you Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me." JUst thought you might want to check it one more time

    hth3
     
  18. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I knew that,lol. OOPS!!

    I meant Luke 22:36. That's what I get for trying to go bu memory,lol.


    He said to them, "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one."

    Thankyou!
     
  19. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Now see, that is the type of scripture that I can appreciate. Go forth, but go prepared. Nice. That quote is JD approved. ;)
     
  20. Yunus

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    Congrats on the purchase. From one new 1911 owner to another, welcome to the club, you will not regret it.