Kimber Pro Carry for first 1911?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by BigByrd47119, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

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    I have a opportunity to get one hell of a deal on a used Kimber Pro Carry. My only concern is that this will be my first 1911. Should I be concerned? It seems relatively simple to maintain from watching YouTube videos. And of course lets not forget, it is a Kimber:cool:.

    Thoughts? Opinions? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Is this the 4" bull barrel model?

    If so, the Commander length is the best size 1911 for carry.

    If it's the Officer size (3-3.5" barrel) I do not recommend it as a first 1911.
     

  3. BigByrd47119

    BigByrd47119 New Member

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    Its the 4". Out of curiosity, why not the >4" model? I'd love to be able to CC it, but I'm not sure how easily it will be done. Seems to me a smaller model would be easier...? Unless we start talking about controlability and follow-up shots.
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Not only controllability or follow-up shots, but other things also.

    The shorter the barrel, the sooner you have to swap out springs. On a full size, you can get maybe 5000 rounds between spring changes. On the >4", 2000-3000 rounds. These are not built as competition or range guns and may see 3000 rounds in their (or the owner's) lifetime.