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JD Glock
02-16-2010, 22:11
I am thinking about purchasing a Kimber Custom Crimson Carry II. I really would like to add a good solid 1911 to my collection and am drawn to this one. I have never shot a Kimber but I hear good things about them. Any advice?:embarassed:

bac1023
02-16-2010, 22:22
Any advice?:embarassed:

Yeah, spend the money on a better 1911 instead of a stupid laser. :whistling:

Tactical black
02-17-2010, 08:53
Yeah, spend the money on a better 1911 instead of a stupid laser. :whistling:

:agree:

JD Glock
02-17-2010, 11:09
Yeah, spend the money on a better 1911 instead of a stupid laser. :whistling:


Okay......:dunno:and what would be better?

rottboy_8
02-17-2010, 21:15
Out of the box, my Kimber Custom TLE/RL II has the best "stock" trigger action compared to my other 1911's. Its such a joy to fire, haven't done anything internally as I find no need too. IMO, KIMBER's not only look great, they fire just as good. Have put 800 rounds since owning her three months ago, with 95% being my home lead molded 200 grn. SWC bullets. If you decide to get one, you won't regret it. Happy shopping!!!!:wavey:
Here's a pic of my puppy which is getting regular range and IDPA use.
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww40/pll911senna/KimberCustomTLERLIIwithHogueMagwell.jpg

bac1023
02-17-2010, 21:54
Okay......:dunno:and what would be better?

Nothing wrong with Kimber for a first 1911.

I'm just saying that you can get more gun for the same price if you ditch the laser model.

Do you like lasers?

Ol'Slabsides
02-17-2010, 22:09
Agree with bac. Don't buy a crutch, get more gun. You can always add the CT later. I have a set (on an RIA, great fun for chasing cans), but have night sights on all my carry guns. Think of it this way: that's another $300-350 of gun you'd be loading batteries into, and whether you buy Kimber (I've had 3, all great) or another brand, you can step up your game with that extra $$.

JD Glock
02-17-2010, 23:05
Nothing wrong with Kimber for a first 1911.

I'm just saying that you can get more gun for the same price if you ditch the laser model.

Do you like lasers?


I have really never used lasers. I have a G23 with night sights now that is my ccw. I want a 1911 for sport, so I am really not partial to lasers, but I did like the look of the gun. And honestly don't know the price of that Kimber. I don't want to spend more than 1k. I have thought about a S&W.....

JD Glock
02-17-2010, 23:06
Out of the box, my Kimber Custom TLE/RL II has the best "stock" trigger action compared to my other 1911's. Its such a joy to fire, haven't done anything internally as I find no need too. IMO, KIMBER's not only look great, they fire just as good. Have put 800 rounds since owning her three months ago, with 95% being my home lead molded 200 grn. SWC bullets. If you decide to get one, you won't regret it. Happy shopping!!!!:wavey:
Here's a pic of my puppy which is getting regular range and IDPA use.
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww40/pll911senna/KimberCustomTLERLIIwithHogueMagwell.jpg


Thanks for the pics and advice. How much did you pay for this one?

bac1023
02-17-2010, 23:23
I have really never used lasers. I have a G23 with night sights now that is my ccw. I want a 1911 for sport, so I am really not partial to lasers, but I did like the look of the gun. And honestly don't know the price of that Kimber. I don't want to spend more than 1k. I have thought about a S&W.....

How about a Kimber Custom II or Smith & Wesson SW1911?


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/000_2542.jpg

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/000_2051-1.jpg

rottboy_8
02-17-2010, 23:36
...How much did you pay for this one?

Got it used for $950. Had fired 200 rnds by first owner. Came with two additional Wilson mags. Not a screaming deal but still saved a few bucks.

How about a Kimber Custom II or Smith & Wesson SW1911?

Any of the above would be great.
Was originally after a Custom Target II in Stainless. 4 months ago, a fellow range member let me have 5 rounds in his Custom II Stainless and that shooting session made me a Kimber believer. Finally settled on the TLE/RL as I liked the balance the bulkier frame has. Happy shopping!!!:wavey:

bac1023
02-17-2010, 23:41
The rail does add some front end weight.

Tactical black
02-18-2010, 08:58
I bought this gun from a shop that just wanted to move some guns that month for $799.00 brand new. I do like the gun but I wish I had gotten a 5" model instead I have decided I'm going to get a Stainless TRP next unless I find a good deal on a Valor then I will probably buy that instead.

sorry for the bad pic
http://i606.photobucket.com/albums/tt142/crc0716/MyKimber.jpg

rottboy_8
02-18-2010, 21:24
The rail does add some front end weight.

B1023, the specs say no but just came back from the range today and had my buddie (the instigator with the Custom II Stainless) try it out. He and I both agree that the balance seems a bit better. Could all be in our minds but then again its a Kimber. Since LA Swat makes it the pistol of choice, I like it even more. LOL

I bought this gun....for $799.00 brand new..........I have decided I'm going to get a Stainless TRP next unless I find a good deal on a Valor.......

TB, $799!!! Now I really feel bad. And your complaining you should have gotten a 5" model. At that price, brand new, that's a screaming deal!!! After firing it you won't be selling it either. Most probably will be starting your Kimber collection. The Valor - thats what I'm dreaming about (but the wife keeps reminding me of the nightmare I will experience if I ever think of pulling funds out of my kid's school money). BTW, congrats on the great score and what a good looker you have - perfect CCW!!!

Happy shooting guys!!!:supergrin: