New Kimber Itch

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by bleak23, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. bleak23

    bleak23 New Member

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    I only put 150 rounds through my CDP II and I'm already looking at other Kimbers. It seems that if I get a CCP, I'll need a compact 1911. Yea, that's it.

    My dealer has a **** load of Kimbers and the prices are competitive. I'm really drawn to the Ultra Covert II. Love those grips.

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    So I've got a little bit of money that I've been saving. With the economy sucking so bad, it feels right to either put it into gold or guns? Or, both?

    Someone talk me down. I really should just invest in ammo, right? Plus, I got a S&W 686+ on layaway still. :confused:
     
  2. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Get the Kimber!!! :D

    Sorry, I'm no help, I'm a Kimber junkie.
     

  3. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    When you gots da itch...
    You gots ta scratch
     
  4. bleak23

    bleak23 New Member

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    I can see where this is going. :D

    What do you think of my choice of Kimbers? Is there a particular model that I should be looking for/at?
     
  5. Leatherneck1775

    Leatherneck1775 New Member

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    I have a Super Pro Carry II and it wil be my carry gun. I love it and would recommend it to anyone.
     
  6. Jay

    Jay New Member

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    Carry guns are highly subjective choices... as they should be. I agree on the Kimbers... I have a Pro CDP, and Pro Carry SLE.... both are pre series II guns, and both have performed flawlessly for right at 12 years.
     
  7. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    I always flirt with buying a Kimber, but about the time I get my gun fund built up enough, I see a thread or hear a horror story about someone else's Kimber problems and it's just enough to push me in another direction.
     
  8. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    There are stories about every gun ever made.
     
  9. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    I'm aware of that. The two I notice that most frequently occur revolve around Springfield Loadeds and assorted Kimbers.
     
  10. Wetsuit

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    I have carried my Kimber Pro Carry II for the last 10+ years! Put a mag well and a set of Wilson combat springs on her! NEVER had a single miss fire/malfunction!!! Buy the Kimber! Even the gunsmithes that I know says it's the finest production 1911 you can buy!
     
  11. bleak23

    bleak23 New Member

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    I went and done it. Here is my new Kimber Ultra TLE II. They didn't have an Ultra Covert II so I saved a bunch of money anyway. I'm Happy with my purchase. Got to clean the bore and shoot the snot out of it. :D

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  12. bleak23

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    I know; my pics suck. I've got to start taking better pics. :eek:

    Anyway, I put 150 rounds through it today. Quite a punchy little gun. The accuracy isn't bad at 10 yards. I wonder if I could even hit anything at 25 yards.

    I bought the Ultra TLE II because it is steel. I figure this'll hold up longer than aluminum. Any truth to that?
     
  13. Jay

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    My Pro CDP (1998 vintage) has been carried since purchase, and it's frame has had no issues. I think the aluminum may show wear/dings a bit easier. but the trade-off is less weight to carry. I have several 1911's in my carry rotation, and some are steel and others aluminum. I've carried a 1911 so long that frame composition really makes no difference to me any more. If there were a vast difference in durability, the aluminum frames would likely cease to exist. If memory serves, S&W doesn't even offer a steel framed 1911 any more... :confused: Nice to have a choice, at any rate.......