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Quack
12-31-2009, 09:30
looks like Kimber is joining the bobtail action now. think MSRP is ~$1500

they should've left out the FCS on this one.
http://www.kimber1911pistols.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Super-Carry-Custom-wm.jpg

http://www.kimber1911pistols.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Super-Carry-wm.jpg

Graves
12-31-2009, 09:31
Bout time. From their quality (as far as I've seen) I hope to see dealer prices much lower than that.

TheBooger
12-31-2009, 10:04
Looks like this is not a series "II" either. Pretty interesting depending on how price shakes out

Quack
12-31-2009, 10:06
i also like how they counter sunk the slide stop pin.

Officer's Match
12-31-2009, 10:28
Good looker. I like the bob's transition. Looks custom.

Travclem
12-31-2009, 12:50
the grip panels look specialized to the gun

pack-indy
12-31-2009, 15:02
Looks interesting. I like the solid trigger but the grip safety looks weird to me.

HAIL CAESAR
12-31-2009, 16:20
the grip panels look specialized to the gun

Yes, they appear to be.

I wonder if EB will file a law suit over this??????

Quack
12-31-2009, 16:24
Yes, they appear to be.

I wonder if EB will file a law suit over this??????

unless Kimber is buying smooth bobtail MSH from EB, then machining the scales on it.

HAIL CAESAR
12-31-2009, 16:29
unless Kimber is buying smooth bobtail MSH from EB, then machining the scales on it.

The shape of the Kimber is different that EB. Unless Kimber spec'ed it that way.

I never gave a thought of Kimber using EB parts and paying royalties like Dan Wesson. I just suspect Kimber is blatantly copying EB, and doing a bad job at it.:rofl:

Rinspeed
01-01-2010, 11:26
Yes, they appear to be.

I wonder if EB will file a law suit over this??????




How could EB file a suit? He simply has a trademark on the name Bobtail, much different that a patent on the process.

MD357
01-01-2010, 11:34
Is this a non-series II gun? If so I'm gonna be halfway impressed. :supergrin:

bac1023
01-01-2010, 11:40
Yeah, its surely not an EB bobtail.

I'll tell you what, I really like it.

If its a Series I, I may pick one up. I don't own any Series I Kimbers or any 5" 1911s with a bobtail.

Other than the front serrations, I like everything about it. The hammer looks like it was taken from the SIS and is different than other current Kimbers. I also like the solid trigger quite a bit. The grips are very nice too.

I'm not seeing it on their website yet. :dunno:

Ruggles
01-01-2010, 11:52
Yeah, its surely not an EB bobtail.

I'll tell you what, I really like it.

If its a Series I, I may pick one up. I don't own any Series I Kimbers or any 5" 1911s with a bobtail.

Other than the front serrations, I like everything about it. The hammer looks like it was taken from the SIS and is different than other current Kimbers. I also like the solid trigger quite a bit. The grips are very nice too.

I'm not seeing it on their website yet. :dunno:


I agree they are a appealing 1911 in many ways. I am not a FCS guy but those are not bad, reminds me of some I have seen on a Brown Kobra Carry before. If these retail for under $1400 or so I would be interested as well.

MD357
01-01-2010, 11:52
That could be a EB MSH, looks similar to a their "snakeskin" bob'ed MSH with a touch of melt. :supergrin: Hard to tell from the pics. Man if Kimber used EB parts, they'd actually be worth $1000+ :cool:

Officer's Match
01-01-2010, 12:00
I am not a FCS guy but those are not bad, reminds me of some I have seen on a Brown Kobra Carry before.

Just this one. Not a stock option.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e131/sly250r/Ed%20Brown/IMG_0007-2.jpg

Ruggles
01-01-2010, 12:29
Just this one. Not a stock option.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e131/sly250r/Ed%20Brown/IMG_0007-2.jpg

Yeah that would be it. I like those because they are smaller than normal FCS. The ones on the new Kimber are nice as well.

glock2740
01-01-2010, 14:39
I like it. I wonder if a Pro or even an Ultra model might be around the corner. They could at least round the butt on the Ultra model.

bac1023
01-01-2010, 15:08
I like it. I wonder if a Pro or even an Ultra model might be around the corner. They could at least round the butt on the Ultra model.

The Pro is pictured below the full size.

faawrenchbndr
01-01-2010, 16:09
The Pro is pictured below the full size.

Yep,...that Pro looks nice.
With no "II"" markings,......one would believe these are of the "model 70"
trigger design. Kinda like the old Pro Carry model,...no firing pin safety.

HAIL CAESAR
01-01-2010, 16:16
How could EB file a suit? He simply has a trademark on the name Bobtail, much different that a patent on the process.

Easy, anyone can file a lawsuit over anything.

Glock sued S&W over the SIGMA and won.

Keltec is currently suing Ruger over their new pistol.

Crimson Trace is suing Laser Max over a blatant copy of their product.

bac1023
01-01-2010, 17:03
With no "II"" markings,......one would believe these are of the "model 70"
trigger design. Kinda like the old Pro Carry model,...no firing pin safety.


...which will determine whether or not I pick one of these up.

I like it, but I don't want another Series II Kimber. I have enough.

I don't own any Series I models.

curriek
01-01-2010, 17:13
Anyone know when these will be out?

bac1023
01-01-2010, 17:25
Anyone know when these will be out?

The info I've read just says 2010.

What quarter of 2010 is anyone's guess.

bac1023
01-01-2010, 17:29
I'm assuming its got a steel frame. I don't want anymore aluminum framed models.

Rinspeed
01-01-2010, 17:33
Pretty sure it's aluminum my friend.



ETA;


The Super Carry family – the three models in this line will all have alloy frames, a recessed slide stop hole like on the Crimson Carry II family, a high cut lower trigger guard like on the newest Gold Combat II models, a melt finish & silver KimPro on the frame with black KimPro on the slide making this a two tone gun, Wood Micarta Grips – Linville color (new color for Kimbers), and a bobbed mainspring housing. The sights will have a cocking shoulder like the SIS line, ambidextrous safety, and new cocking serrations called Super Carry Serrations. These serrations will look similar to those on the Raptor slide but sharper and reversed in direction.




http://www.kimber1911pistols.com/blog/kimber-2010-models/

bac1023
01-01-2010, 17:39
Bummer :crying:

I carry a Pro CDP, but I'm just not into alloy framed 1911s. Who knows, if it really looks good, I may make an exception and get another light weight.

Thanks for the info.

MSgt Dotson
01-01-2010, 18:46
I'm assuming its got a steel frame. I don't want anymore aluminum framed models.

I suspect alloy.....Super Carry

Quack
01-01-2010, 18:52
How could EB file a suit? He simply has a trademark on the name Bobtail, much different that a patent on the process.


per the Ed Brown website:

Bobtail Housing
A unique, patent-pending modification to your Government Model frame that transforms it into a Round-Butt pistol.

however, the Kimber looks like it's probably different enough to avoid any lawsuit.