Kimber Ultra lite

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by nupe120959, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. nupe120959

    nupe120959 New Member

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    Never owned a 1911 style handgun I carry a Ruger LC9 love how compact it is but want a larger cal but in a small pack is this the gun for me
     
  2. GunRunner

    GunRunner New Member

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    It will meet your demands, weights in at 25 oz and its hard to go wrong with a Kimber, some have had issues but more sucesses exist.
     

  3. MrWray

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    In the past 12 years Ive had first hand experience with 5 kimbers,and all 5 had problems. Some have good luck with them, but i wont own one
     
  4. nupe120959

    nupe120959 New Member

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    WhAt kinda problems
     
  5. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    They have been all FTF problems, the last one that i have messed with would not feed FMJs,at all
     
  6. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    The lc9 is a good gun. But I always recommend someone going the 1911 route. I'd stay away from the Kimbers man.
     
  7. MrWray

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    +1........
     
  8. nccinstaller

    nccinstaller New Member

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    I have had 2 kimbers and they are both great guns. For 1911s they are my gun of choice many of my friends have them also and so far no problems for any of us
     
  9. TT929

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    I've owned a custom II for 6 years and have about 2000 rounds thru it without one single problem except wearing out bulls eyes on targets. I just took my second Kimber ( Pro CDPII ) to the range today. Same with this one too. No FTF,s no FTE,s just good reliable accurate shooting.
     
  10. CHLChris

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    I carried a defender-sized 1911 for awhile. The Colt New Agent never gave me problems, but my Kimber Ultra wouldn't always load and go fully into battery. For sure it was my fault. No matter how solid a platform my wrists were providing, I was unable to keep from limp-wristing enough to keep it always running. I won't blame Kimber, but I also cannot carry that sort of gun anymore.

    I currently carry a Kahr PM45, but someday I may even consider the new Springfield Armory XDs when it really hits the streets. I hear it smacks the PM45 in it behind and makes it cry home to mommy. We'll see. I know the XDs is supposed to be about $550, which is a LOT cheaper than any Kimber Ultra I saw!
     
  11. KY1911

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    I own an ultra tle II myself and have put a little over 1000 rounds through it.. lost count. Anyway.. at first, sure I had just a few ftf issues. But it was new to me and some of it was limp wristing, some was magazine, some may gave been ammo. Thing is it seems no matter what you get, there will be a kink or two in the equation. Almost anyone who owns a 1911 will upgrade their magazines and obviously try different ammo. After doing so and also doing a little fine tuning on mine.. it runs great! I keep 2 tripp mags loaded with jhp's and would trust my life with it. Last time at the range I was making Swiss cheese out of the targets head. Its nothing to sneeze at. Practice and learning about the firearm your using goes a long way!


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    This little 3" kimber is my first 1911 and wont be my last. Again, learn all you can about one, take care of it and it'll do right by you.
     
  12. TNBlackSheep

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    I've recently got to fondle and fire 3 different Ultras and all were great guns. Two belonged to my older brother...hundreds of rounds through each without a single problem or FTF. The other was my younger brother's...he did have a few FTFs when he first got it, but that was due to not having properly cleaned it and improper grip. Once those two errors were cleared up, not a single problem since.

    Kimber gets quite a bit of bad feedback, but from my experience, it's not as much of a "not a good gun" issue as it is a "not a good gun for you" issue.
     
  13. nickel1911

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    I own a kimber grand raptor and a custom agis and have never had any issues with either. I've never kept count on rounds put through my guns but they're definitely in the thousands. Guess I'm one of the lucky ones?
     
  14. ZombieBrawler

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    If that dont work out you could save several hundred and check out the SA XDs, its a single stack .45 like the 1911 mag but it is a sub compact and very thin too
     
  15. lucky510

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    Someone could correct me if I'm wrong as I don't own a kimber, though I like them a lot, this is what I've heard and what's keeping me from buying one.. I was told by a guy at a local gun shop that not all but most kimbers run a carbon steel barrel instead of stainless and that it's very difficult to keep them from developing rust spots.. May not be true but I have noticed on every one I've looked at since that somewhere on the barrel while still in the display case they do in fact have rust developing on them
     
  16. Zamzow

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    I just read Ur post of the carbon barrel so I called my gun store that I trust. U were told right. It's a shame because they r good guns but the barrel issue kinda ruins it.
     
  17. lucky510

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    Yea I like kimbers a lot but I just can't bring myself to pay $1000+ for a gun that will undoubtably rust up on me
     
  18. PlaysWithZombies

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    Yeah my kimber has the carbon steel barrel, i just keep it well oiled and after 4 or 5 years of owning it i have yet to see any rust on it.
     
  19. Zamzow

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    That's cause u keep it clean. I agree though. Can't justify spending over a grand for a gun with that kind of barrel.
     
  20. KY1911

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    While they may be carbon barrels... ive had mine for over a year and have only noticed 1 time a small coloration (because I let it sit around after taking it to the range without cleaning and oiling)

    I prevent it by polishing it (every once in a ehile) and then simply coating it lightly with oil (as I do after cleaning following shooting time). Simple gun maintenance..... right?