Kimber Custom II

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Gloves, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Gloves

    Gloves New Member

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    First quality pics of my Kimber Custom II.

    I'm surprised I didn't take a picture of it sooner with the Olympus cam before.

    It seems like it wasn't too long ago when I was reading and researching
    these forums trying to find out what the best pistol was for me. Was it a
    9mm Bretta 92? A CZ-75, XD-9? Glad I decided on a 1911. My budget was
    tiny. I stretched to make the base model Kimber. $700+Tax+Fees after
    negotiating with 4 different FFLs.

    I wanted something classic
    Something reliable
    Something with stopping power
    Something everyone knows how to work on/with
    Something there are a million different aftermarket parts for
    Something highly accurate
    Something that wasn't scaled back for California's magazine size rules

    2-days ago I got my first pair of Cocobolo grips and Installed tonight.
    Never did like the all-black look with the rubber grips.


    You can tell it's my first as there is a quite noticeable n00b mark.
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    It's the little things in life.

    Perfect gun? I can list 4-5 small/trivial things I would change about this gun,
    but I'm sure that's true about most guns out there.
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Congratulations and welcome to 1911 Land. You'll like it here. :cool:
     

  3. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I really miss the days when I got truly excited over a new gun. I fondly remember my first outing with a 1911 - I never realized I was such a proficient shooter. Congrats on joining the 1911 club. Lots of nice guns out there but a 1911 is just special...
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I'm curious about the "negotiationg with 4 different FFLs"

    Could you go more into detail?

    (nice gun, by the way)
     
  5. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Same thing I did to my customii
     
  6. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    An excellent choice for a first 1911. Welcome out of the cave and into the Light that is JMB. :p

    JD
     
  7. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Excellent choice!
     
  8. mach1337

    mach1337 New Member

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    Very nice kimber I have the same model. picked it up in 09 only shot it a few times bout 200 rounds then brought it to CA and havent had any free time to shoot. Thank you navy...
     
  9. jetgirl

    jetgirl New Member

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    Great pics! You're a pretty good photographer!
     
  10. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    The new grips look great, nice choice!
     
  11. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Nice. The new grips look great on that gun.
     
  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Gloves, very nice!

    Now get 'er dirty! ;)
     
  13. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I love my Cocobolo grips. They just do so much for a 1911.
     
  14. jetgirl

    jetgirl New Member

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    These grips from WickedGrips.com really got my attention;

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  15. pranc2

    pranc2 New Member

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    very nice.. dont be to mad at yourself it doesnt have "the noob" mark. the big half moon on the slide.:D
     
  16. Gloves

    Gloves New Member

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    oof! across the slide!?

    I took the bland black cheap rubber grips and sprayed with ALUMA-HYDE II in Olive Drab.

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    Process:
    I washed grips with dove dish soap.
    Let dry
    Applied 2-coats based on instructions on the can. A full 3 days later, the
    paint is still tacky! I did paint it in the sun and left it out for 3 hours in the
    sun.