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tonyparson
07-24-2012, 22:02
I really liked the Kimber Custom II I just got in a trade but, it was just to long and heavy for me. I wanted a 1911 to carry. I tried carrying the Kimber for 1 day and it was a no go. I was at walmart trying to pay for my stuff, well the problem was the barrel of the Kimber was stuck in my back pocket and I couldn't get my wallet out. :embarassed: So I listed it and ended up trading for this Springfield Armory micro compact with 2 mags and $250 cash. He said he bought it new in 2002 and its been in the safe most of its life.. I took it out when I got home and shoot 100 rounds through it without the first hiccup.

http://forums.mathewsinc.com/images/userpix/14104_20120724_234605_910_1.jpg

Hurricanes
07-24-2012, 22:53
Great looking gun! Hopefully she works well for you.
-Joel

R0CKETMAN
07-25-2012, 03:57
Much better

ca survivor
07-25-2012, 11:36
that's why I pack my wallet on the opposite side of the gun :rofl:

atl-g33
07-25-2012, 13:45
that's why I pack my wallet on the opposite side of the gun :rofl:

what he said....

Jim S.
07-25-2012, 15:47
so... you really didn't want to carry a 1911...

rilkil23
07-25-2012, 16:33
Sounds like you were able to get your wallet out to complete the trade. Good looking SA, congratulations and enjoy.

bac1023
07-25-2012, 20:15
Congrats! :cool:

I'm not one for small 1911s though.

bac1023
07-25-2012, 20:17
that's why I pack my wallet on the opposite side of the gun :rofl:

I do as well.

glock2740
07-25-2012, 20:22
Congrats! :cool:

tonyparson
07-25-2012, 22:22
that's why I pack my wallet on the opposite side of the gun :rofl:

I've been carry my wallet in my right back pocket for over 30 years. I tried but it just didn't feel right. :supergrin:

Peace Officer
07-26-2012, 20:29
Kimbers look great but don't work worth a damn. Bottom line, my experience with Kimbers suck! Screw Kimbers!!

Peace Officer
08-19-2012, 08:24
Kimber is just another typical American made firearm. I know, I've owned two and had to get ride of them both. Over rated, expensive and unreliable. If Kimber would put as much money into there guns as they do with there advertiseing they would have one hell of a firearm!

mrsurfboard
08-19-2012, 12:58
Kimber is just another typical American made firearm. I know, I've owned two and had to get ride of them both. Over rated, expensive and unreliable. If Kimber would put as much money into there guns as they do with there advertiseing they would have one hell of a firearm!

:arg:
Way to hijack the thread. The OP sold it because it was too big for him to carry, not because it was unreliable.

faawrenchbndr
08-19-2012, 13:49
Kimbers look great but don't work worth a damn. Bottom line, my experience with Kimbers suck! Screw Kimbers!!

I've owned seven Kimbers, all have been outstanding.
Maybe it's just you.

Kimber is just another typical American made firearm. I know, I've owned two and had to get ride of them both. Over rated, expensive and unreliable. If Kimber would put as much money into there guns as they do with there advertiseing they would have one hell of a firearm!

Gotta disagree with this as well. Go back to discussing Glocks,
leave the 1911s to us big boys.

Snaps
08-19-2012, 14:34
I really hope that gun works well for you, I had one and it was by far the worst, least reliable gun I have ever shot. Ruined me on smaller 1911s.

If you do have issues though Springfield customer svc is great!

Snaps
08-19-2012, 14:35
I've been carry my wallet in my right back pocket for over 30 years. I tried but it just didn't feel right. :supergrin:

Same issue, I just can't change.

Ranger45
08-19-2012, 16:49
I've never had a single malfunction with my Kimber either.

At any rate OP, glad you found something that fit you better size-wise.

cgaler
08-20-2012, 06:15
And I have had nothing but trouble with the Kimbers. Finally wised up and got a 3" STI. Love it, not one problem after 500 rds. The Kimbers malfunctioned about every 5-10 rds. with all different types of ammo including hand loads. My opinion...

BamaTrooper
08-20-2012, 12:31
Same issue, I just can't change.

While we are at it, in which pocket do you keep your keys and/or clip your knife?

scccdoc
08-20-2012, 12:47
I've been carry my wallet in my right back pocket for over 30 years. I tried but it just didn't feel right. :supergrin:

Not a problem with my 27 at 4 o'clock

fasteddie565
08-20-2012, 22:46
All this hate and this and that.

Pistols and holsters are like shoes.

The ones that make me happy will not fit your feet, and vice versa.

I personally carry a Kimber Ultra Super Carry which after a little filing on the slide stop has been 100% flawless. I recently bought a Gold Combat, a tremendous pistol. I am spending the next two weeks trying to make it my CCW.

The wallet thingy is an issue I discuss with my students. Its like earth, water and fire. It has always been around yet remains a mystery.

I also have a patented Kimber reliability process that has worked on every Kimber on which it was used. :dunno:

faawrenchbndr
08-21-2012, 02:47
1911s are like boobs.
All are good, some are just better than others!

(.Y.)

SigFTW
08-21-2012, 08:54
1911s are like boobs.
All are good, some are just better than others!

(.Y.)

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

My Kimber is 100% reliable!