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fortyofforty
06-06-2010, 16:40
and another addiction begins! :wavey:

I went for the Kimber Super Carry Custom, since it had most of the features I was looking for, and could get it pretty fast. One day I might go for a more truly custom pistol, but for now, I can't wait to get the Kimber out to the range.

Super Carry Custom (http://www.kimberamerica.com/products/pistols/supercarry/supercarry_custom/)

Oh, and one more damn GT forum to have to check all the time! Oh, well. :supergrin:

Don Glock
06-06-2010, 16:56
congrats :)

can you post pics?

thanx

bac1023
06-06-2010, 17:02
Very nice.

I was thinking of getting one of those, but I'm not real big on aluminum frames.

They look beautiful, however. :)

Hokie1911
06-06-2010, 17:08
Nice! Was digging those when I saw them at SHOT. What's the street price?

Quack
06-06-2010, 17:12
Congrats!!!!


and Pic's or Ban :rofl:

Don Glock
06-06-2010, 17:16
http://i854.photobucket.com/albums/ab104/champop1911/joseytextsmirk3-1.jpg


:rofl:

jrs93accord
06-06-2010, 18:12
They are beautiful guns. Congrats.

glock2740
06-06-2010, 19:08
Congrats! I have yet to hold one in person. They look good though. Pretty nice first 1911 too. :thumbsup:

den888
06-06-2010, 19:31
Congrats !

Tactical black
06-06-2010, 19:41
Congrats I was wondering when someone from GT would buy that model. :)

Cobra64
06-06-2010, 22:51
Congrats! :cool:

fortyofforty
06-07-2010, 05:05
Here it is:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g237/jaterpening/Kimber%20Super%20Carry%20Custom/large_supercarry_custom.jpg

I will try to snap some photos of my very own KSCC over the weekend.

bac1023
06-07-2010, 05:12
I will try to snap some photos of my very own KSCC over the weekend.

Looking forward to the pics. :)

Fire_Medic
06-07-2010, 05:41
I'm still curious on whether or not it has the Schwartz safety since the name doesn't have a " II" after it like the other pistols.

Congrats on a good looking 1911.
:wavey:

Janno05
06-07-2010, 05:54
I believe these are series 70, and they are beautiful! Local dealership has a pro model in stock for 1400, if I had the extra cash it would be mine.

CMG
06-07-2010, 06:06
Looks like a great choice for a first 1911.

Congrats! :cool:

airflyer
06-07-2010, 07:16
awesome first gun look forward to hear how it does and pics :cool:

Nicko
06-07-2010, 15:11
Nice. Congrats

Aiden
06-07-2010, 15:26
I do not know how I feel about those serrations...kinda look like fishscales.

Regardless, congratz, and get some pics up quick!

fortyofforty
06-07-2010, 17:33
Here are some close-up photos:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g237/jaterpening/Kimber%20Super%20Carry%20Custom/IMG_0470.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g237/jaterpening/Kimber%20Super%20Carry%20Custom/IMG_0471.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g237/jaterpening/Kimber%20Super%20Carry%20Custom/IMG_0472.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g237/jaterpening/Kimber%20Super%20Carry%20Custom/IMG_0473.jpg

BlayGlock
06-07-2010, 18:07
Thanks for sharing. That is a beautiful 1911. Great choice.

Tactical black
06-07-2010, 18:10
That's a fine looking gun.

RMTactical
06-07-2010, 18:55
Congrats! Yes, this is an addiction... I've had black rifle disease for years... I think this is the handgun equivalent. I just bought my second 1911...

Rinspeed
06-07-2010, 19:21
I believe these are series 70, and they are beautiful!




I just remembered that and know you're right because it's not called the SCC II. I'm interested in how well that Kimber runs, you might want to pick up a couple good aftermarket mags for it.

fortyofforty
06-08-2010, 05:30
I just remembered that and know you're right because it's not called the SCC II. I'm interested in how well that Kimber runs, you might want to pick up a couple good aftermarket mags for it.

Got some Wilson Combat 8 rounders. Am looking forward to getting out the range next week. :supergrin: Any thoughts on other magazines? Does anyone use any of the 10 round magazines (for range use, maybe)?

bac1023
06-08-2010, 06:00
Very nice.

Congrats! :cool:

Yes, the Super Carry is a Series 1 Kimber without the firing pin safety.

Hokie1911
06-08-2010, 07:45
Me likey the Pro without the FCS.

http://www.kimberamerica.com/images/products/pistols/supercarry/small_supercarry_pro.jpg

....maybe because it looks so similar to my personal favorite.
http://www.proguns.com/images/edbrown-Kobra-Carry.jpg

fortyofforty
06-08-2010, 12:41
I could live without the Front Cocking Serrations. However, their presence was not a "deal breaker" for me. I can simply choose not to use them, and I perform my press checks from behind the ejection port. If I were having a personal pistol built from the ground up, I would leave them off. However, one of the finest shooters I know uses the FCS for his press checks, and does them religiously, so "to each his own."

bac1023
06-08-2010, 12:44
Me likey the Pro without the FCS.

http://www.kimberamerica.com/images/products/pistols/supercarry/small_supercarry_pro.jpg

....maybe because it looks so similar to my personal favorite.
http://www.proguns.com/images/edbrown-Kobra-Carry.jpg



The only problem is that one is steel and the other is aluminum. :tongueout:

Hokie1911
06-08-2010, 13:28
The only problem is that one is steel and the other is aluminum. :tongueout:

Well, that and uhhhhh, +$1,000. :wavey:

bac1023
06-08-2010, 13:33
Well, that and uhhhhh, +$1,000. :wavey:

Yeah, that Kimber is pretty expensive though.

Tactical black
06-08-2010, 13:52
Yeah, that Kimber is pretty expensive though.

Yeah I've seen Kobra's sell on gun broker for $1600 and $1700 before I would probably try and find a deal on one of those before I would spend $1300 on the super carry.

TexasVine
06-16-2010, 13:21
Very nice!

fortyofforty
06-20-2010, 09:11
OK, had the Kimber out to the range last week. I was able to shoot a four inch group at fifty yards (yes, yes, I meant "yards"), but it hit about two feet left. I will have to drift the sights and get back out there. It's hard to shoot for accuracy when you have to practically hold off the right edge of the target to hit almost off the paper to the left. This was with 230 grain Winchester FMJ practice ammunition. Sights must be moved first, then the real fun begins. No problems with the pistol except for the full Kimber magazine being very hard to insert with the slide forward. I do like those Wilson 47Ds!

jrs93accord
06-20-2010, 11:11
Do not touch your sights just yet. Back yout target up to 25 yards, put the pistol in a vise, and then shoot it. Typically, shooting left is a control symptom and not a pistol symptom. Shooting the pistol from a more realistic distance in a vise will help you determine what needs to be done with the pistol, if anything.

fortyofforty
06-20-2010, 11:15
Do not touch your sights just yet. Back yout target up to 25 yards, put the pistol in a vise, and then shoot it. Typically, shooting left is a control symptom and not a pistol symptom. Shooting the pistol from a more realistic distance in a vise will help you determine what needs to be done with the pistol, if anything.

The pistol shot to the left at 25, 15, and 7 yards, as well. It was most dramatic out to 50, though. At closer distances, the leftward groups were nearer the center, but still to the left of my point of aim.

BTW, I also let two other shooters try it, and they also shot to the left.