Should I buy it?!?!

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by feedsasquatch, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. feedsasquatch

    feedsasquatch New Member

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    Which Kimber should I buy?!?!

    I'm waiting to get my concealed carry in the mail (another 4 weeks) and have been shopping around. I thought I wanted a Kimber Ultra Carry II, BUT, one of my local gun shops has a used Kimber Ultra CDP I for only $950. Should I buy it? Or should I spend the extra $300 and buy an Ultra Carry II new, with night sights?

    Since the Ultra CDP I is used, what should I look out for that might be wrong with it?
     
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  2. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Get it!


    I'll send you the shipping info. :D
     

  3. feedsasquatch

    feedsasquatch New Member

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    Well, it will be my first and only 1911, so I can't give it up any time soon. Talk to me 30 years from now, maybe I'll have a larger "collection" by then...

    Seriously though, anything I should be weary of when buying a used Kimber?
     
  4. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Can you shoot it before you buy? Kimbers tend to run hot and cold. I've had a half-dozen that ran fine, I've had friends that had troublesome ones. Have you considered an STI? A friend is a dealer and has never had a complaint or return with them. They're in the same price range as is the high-end Springers, also very, very solid guns.

    I don't dislike Kimbers at all, I'm just pointing out that some do have issues whereas other brands in the same price range get nearly 100% praise from owners...
     
  5. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    What year is the production of the weapon?

    How many rounds have been put through it?

    What is the condition of the weapon?

    Will they let you shoot it?

    I have had 3 Kimbers, I still own two, and I have never had an issue.

    If the weapon looks in good shape, and it doesn't have 10,000 rounds through it, and you can afford it without going into debt, I would say go for it.

    JD