Kimber CDP PRO II

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Gojubrian, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Kimber Pro CDP II for Sale at Buds Gun Shop

    Just put down some cash for this. I'll be able to pick it up in a couple of months.

    Calibers: .45 ACP
    Features: Entirely built in the Custom Shop for enhanced concealed carry.
    Carry bevel treatment rounds and blends edges to avoid snagging on clothing or holsters.
    Blackend aluminum frame with 30 lines-per-inch checkering contracts with the premium aluminum trigger, stainless steel slide and satin ambidextrous thumb safety.
    Hand-checkered, double-diamond rosewood grips and low profile Tritium night sights finish these elegant carry pistols.

    Specifications: Height (inches) 90? to barrel: 5.25
    Weight (ounces) with empty magazine: 28
    Length (inches): 7.7
    Magazine capacity: 7
    Ambidextrous thumb safety
    Carry melt (frame & slide)
    Recoil spring (pounds): 22

    Frame: Material: Aluminum
    Finish: Matte black anodized
    Width (inches): 1.28
    Frontstrap checkering (30 LPI)
    Checkering under trigger guard (30 LPI)

    Slide: Material: Stainless steel
    Finish: Satin stainless steel

    Barrel: Steel match grade
    Length (inches): 4
    Twist rate (left hand): 16

    Sights: Meprolight Tritium 3-dot night, fixed
    Radius (inches): 5.7

    Grips: Rosewood double diamond
    Trigger: Premium aluminum match grade
    Factory setting (approx. pounds): 4-5

    I figure it will be perfect for carry, perfect for shooting, perfect for me!!

    Now I feel like a kid waiting on Christmas again!!! :D
     
  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    One piece of advice. I always use mags with polymer followers in alloy framed 1911s - like Wilson 47s. Probably paranoia, but I just don't like the thought of a steel follower being that close to an alloy feed ramp...
     

  3. 753X0

    753X0 New Member

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    Congrats, I have the same gun and I love it. You made an excellent decision.:)
     
  4. canebrake

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    Good point but.......I have a problem with a polymer interface with the slide stop.

    I found the solution, Tripp Research's Cobra mag. It has a hybrid follower with a combo polymer/steel assembly.

    follower examples.jpg

    Yes they are pricey, but after considerable testing I have never looked back! This is the only mag I'll use in my carry gun!

    Why would anyone consider putting a $7 gun show mag in a CCW?

    Check them out;

    trippresearch.com Online Store 1911 Magazines

    Got any questions call (432) 837-9445 and talk with Sherry or Arron (the best!) or go to the horse's mouth and ask for Virgil Tripp. Try that at Wilson Combat!

    If you find a better (NOT CHEAPER!) mag, PM me!
     
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  5. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    That's a nice piece Goju - I will be looking forward to your first range report and your impressions of the weapon.

    Congratulations!!

    JD
     
  6. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Cane, a buddy of mine uses nothing but the Tripp mags and swears by them. One night after our pin shoot, he wanted to run a mag thru my S&W 1911 - and it did not like the Tripp at all. It's been flawless with Wilsons and CMC Powermags but it hated the Tripp's for some reason...
     
  7. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Yeah, I'll get a whopping ONE magazine with the gun. You figure for that much they'd give you 4 or so.

    If I call Kimber and whine, do you think they'll send me more?

    I was planning on getting kimber specific magazines for this pistol. Shouldn't that work?
     
  8. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    You might be able to wiggle one or two out of them at a discount. There is no real reason to get the Kimber factory mags. I have shot just about everything through my Kimbers and the 47D's and the Mec-gar ( other than one 11 rounder that I bought ) have all run great.

    The important thing is to get magazines that feed reliably everytime. Some guns only like certain mags. Cane's recommendation is a good one, and those are some great mags, but the ones I have all run great for my guns, so I haven't seen the need to upgrade just yet.

    However, if you can dump an entire mag through, going with double and triple taps, without having any FTF or FTE issues, then THOSE are the mags you want on you when the S hits the proverbial fan....

    JD
     
  9. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    Congratulations !!! That is a beautiful kimber, I really like the color scheme of those they all go very well together.
    Once you get that you will fall in love all over again. I bet you can't wait to take that baby to the range :cool:
     
  10. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I can't wait to pay it off and pick it up first!!

    Thanks Dillinger!

    daddy likey.........
     
  11. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    TBH, I never even use the factory mags that come with my 1911s - with the exception of my Colt as they're Chekmate mags. A year or so ago, CDNN had Wilson 47D's on sale at $18 each and I bought a dozen. A while later they had CMC Powermags at $15 and I got a dozen of them as well...
     
  12. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Sweet pistola G. :cool:
     
  13. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

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    Congrats!! Gojubrian,
    Can't wait to hear all about it. ;)
     
  14. Sarge43

    Sarge43 New Member

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    I have one and have loved it since it came out of the box. I'm sure you'll love yours as well!
    I run Tripp mags in mine and have had no problems of any kind including no gouging from the follower.
    Enjoy it and post pics when you get her!
    Sarge
     
  15. Defender

    Defender New Member

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    Excellent choice! You'll thoroughly enjoy the Pro CDP.
     
  16. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    It may be getting very close!!!! :D
     
  17. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    He says, pacing the room.
     
  18. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I know...grrrrrrrrrrrr..!!!!
     
  19. EdwardH

    EdwardH New Member

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    Kimber

    I have a Kimber Super Carry Pro on my wish list and hopefully I'll have one in my hand in a few months. I'd like to get some comments about the pistol from you owners out there. Pros , con's? Likes, dislikes? I'd appreciate any input you'd like to provide. Thanks in advance.

    Edward
     
  20. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I ended up getting the pro carry 2, not the cdp pro. I didn't like tha 'carry melt' after all and the price on the pro carry 2 was much better.

    This thread may now die in peace. R.I.P. (old) CDP PRO thread. :)