Kimber CDP

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by deadsp0t, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    Just picked up this CDP in a trade, it belonged to a friend and has spent most of its life in a safe.
    The gun performs flawlessly. I have a couple questions.
    1) What's the difference between mine and CDPII?

    2) what are some things to watch out for? Example I've read things about the recoil springs and mags. Right now I have a Kimber mag and a Wilson combat.

    This my 1st 1911 and Kimber so all advice is welcome.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Max-Q

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    Nice gun. I thought I read about the original CDP on their website a few years ago. If I remember correctly it was a special run of guns from their custom shop. They were so well received and sought after they decided to produce the CDP line of guns and that's when the II version started.

    This article talks about the original limited production run www.savvysurvivor.com/gear_reviewKIMBER_CDP.htm
     
  3. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    Very interesting read, thanks for posting that. I was not able to find anything about the early CDP's
     
  4. Max-Q

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    I bought mine in 2008 and I did a little research on the gun. I found a lot of info about their limited production guns on their site. I guess they took it down since then.

    My Ultra CDP has been an amazing gun. Zero malfunctions after hundreds of rounds and incredibly accurate out of the box.

    I hope you enjoy your new gun.
     
  5. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    Thanks, been in love with this gun for awhile and finally got a chance to make it mine and jumped all over it! Hearing they were done in limited quantity makes me love it that much more!
     
  6. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Kimber does not have a custom shop for Gods sake. Nice gun and congrats.
     
  7. KimberFan

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    As long as they word it on their pistols they do. ;)
     
  8. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    They all come off the same line, the ones labeled "Custom" just get a little more attention & have a few more bells & whistles than the regular. At the end of the day you got a great firearm, don't stress about it.
     
  10. FullautoUSA

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    Really nice gun, you have nothing that you need to watch out for, Kimber makes one great gun.
     
  11. deadsp0t

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    Cool! Thanks for the info and reassurance! I've had a couple Glocks, a 19 I traded for this CDP, yup you read that right, and a 21 was my first gun. I've also had an early XD9 that I loved and wish I hadn't sold and a Ruger P345 that I hated lol this is by far the most refined pistol I've ever handled or shot. I have some long guns that were passed down to me too..
     
  12. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    The 1911 is the most enjoyable gun to shoot, as well as being the most reliable and combat effective, great choice :D
     
  13. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    I saw it as a win from every angle including cost/value :)
     
  14. FullautoUSA

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    How much did you buy it for?
     
  15. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    Traded my Glock 19 straight up lol
    Dudes a long time friend of mine.
    Paid $450 OTD, was slightly used when I got it.. Gen3
     
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  16. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    You're telling me you got a Kimber for a Glock, that is one hell of a deal you got, you lucky SOB :D
     
  17. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    No BS man, I've been trying to buy this gun for years with no luck.. Long story short he was looking for a 19, I offered, I got a Kimber lol
     
  18. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    That story is so beautiful, I might cry
     
  19. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    Lmao... I did... Twice...