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Old 02-02-2011, 18:04   #21
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If you can swing $1500, save a little longer and Get a Les Baer or have a Springfield Mil-Spec built at the Springfield custom shop.

Kimbers are fairly low on the quality scale, no matter what trim they come with...
I do not agree. I like my Kimbers. I would recommend the Kimber brand to anyone as long as it fit their needs.

As far as the Eclipse being notoriously prone to wear, I am not aware of that and I own three of them.
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I think that the Eclipse is one of the nicest looking models Kimber produces.

I carry a Kimber Stainless Pro Carry II in a Galco leather holster.
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After six years of being in and out of the holster, you would never know it. I would be more concerned with its finish rather than the Eclipse.

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I will say that there are other options. There always are. I have several 1911s in my collection that are nice options. I cannot tell someone to buy a certain model, but I can say to buy what you feel comfortable buying.
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Old 02-02-2011, 18:16   #22
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Where are you hiding the "Kimber haters" in this thread? Did I miss something?
I'm sure if this was a "1911" forum this topic would have become a hot debated in reference to brand. I appreciate everyone's advice which has been very helpful.
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Old 02-02-2011, 18:22   #23
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As far as the Eclipse being notoriously prone to wear, I am not aware of that and I own three of them.
perhaps you are very lucky, you don't handle them much or they've changed the black oxide on the rounds to something more resiliant. But it used to be very sparingly applied and wear off and scratch like a mo fo....

I have 4 Kimbers now. I've had about another 6. They're not horrible and I don't hate them. Not sure I'd ever buy another new one, though...
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Old 02-02-2011, 18:22   #24
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I do not agree. I like my Kimbers. I would recommend the Kimber brand to anyone as long as it fit their needs.

As far as the Eclipse being notoriously prone to wear, I am not aware of that and I own three of them.
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I think that the Eclipse is one of the nicest looking models Kimber produces.

I carry a Kimber Stainless Pro Carry II in a Galco leather holster.
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After six years of being in and out of the holster, you would never know it. I would be more concerned with its finish rather than the Eclipse.

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I will say that there are other options. There always are. I have several 1911s in my collection that are nice options. I cannot tell someone to buy a certain model, but I can say to buy what you feel comfortable buying.
Thank you for sharing pictures of your very nice collection. It's good to hear from someone with a lot of personal experience with the Kimber.
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Old 02-02-2011, 18:28   #25
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Thank you for sharing pictures of your very nice collection. It's good to hear from someone with a lot of personal experience with the Kimber.
James definitely has that.
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Old 02-02-2011, 19:15   #26
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Where are you hiding the "Kimber haters" in this thread? Did I miss something?

In my opinion, apparently. In yours, apparently not. I respect your opinion to interpret posts as you deem. Please respect mine.
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Old 02-02-2011, 19:19   #27
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I recommend discounting the Kimber haters, many of whom who never owned one, had a unique bad experience with one, or have heard the repeated complaint seeming from vocal minorities.

Every Kimber owner I can verify loves their Kimber.

I own two. Not a single complaint.

Of the two, I'd hedge towards the TLE. Though I suspect you'd be pleased with either.

Note, I did not disparge any other brand of 1911. I did not repeat any hearsay negatives against another manufacture or report any negative informatin about brands I've personally observed, as they are truly irrelevent.
I certainly appreciate your feedback and you not bashing other manufacturers. I'm looking for personal experiences and not internet hear say. Thanks for sticking to the facts.
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Old 02-02-2011, 19:28   #28
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I own a TLE II and love it. No FTFs, FTEs, etc., just perfect performance in all the ammo I've fed it. The night sights and front strap checkering are nice extras.
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Kimbers are fairly low on the quality scale, no matter what trim they come with...



The lower end Kimbers shoot as well as anything in their price range. Would they be better quality if they used the crappy two piece barrel that SA uses.
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Old 02-02-2011, 20:04   #30
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In my opinion, apparently. In yours, apparently not. I respect your opinion to interpret posts as you deem. Please respect mine.
How was I not respecting your opinion? Just didn't see a lot of Kimber bashing that's all. I have no problem with Kimber.
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I recommend discounting the Kimber haters, many of whom who never owned one, had a unique bad experience with one, or have heard the repeated complaint seeming from vocal minorities.

Every Kimber owner I can verify loves their Kimber.

I own two. Not a single complaint.

Of the two, I'd hedge towards the TLE. Though I suspect you'd be pleased with either.

Note, I did not disparge any other brand of 1911. I did not repeat any hearsay negatives against another manufacture or report any negative informatin about brands I've personally observed, as they are truly irrelevent.


1) There aren't any Kimber haters in this thread. The only negative comment was from Samuse and he has a negative comment for everything.

2) I have two Kimbers and don't love them.

3) You spelled "information" wrong.
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How was I not respecting your opinion? Just didn't see a lot of Kimber bashing that's all. I have no problem with Kimber.
You ignorant Kimber racist, you are so effing disrespectful. I HATE YOU
























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You ignorant Kimber racist, you are so effing disrespectful. I HATE YOU
I've been called worse by better.
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I've been called worse by better.
I don't believe you know anyone better.
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Old 02-02-2011, 20:37   #35
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If you can swing $1500, save a little longer and Get a Les Baer or have a Springfield Mil-Spec built at the Springfield custom shop.

Kimbers are fairly low on the quality scale, no matter what trim they come with...
That is probably one of the most ignorant statements I have ever read...

Ignore people that are obviously misinformed or just want to run their mouths on the subject... Out of the original two you mentioned I would go with the TLE Pro...
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That is probably one of the most ignorant statements I have ever read...

Ignore people that are obviously misinformed or just want to run their mouths on the subject... Out of the original two you mentioned I would go with the TLE Pro...

That's why you see so many people using Kimber small parts when they upgrade their guns.
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I carry a Kimber Stainless Pro Carry II in a Galco leather holster.
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Where did you get those grips? Those are very nice.
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You two crack me up!
It would crack me up too if we were joking, that mofo lives in Ohio. I know for a fact he doesn't know anyone better than me.
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I like my Kimbers as well. I carry my Pro CDP almost daily.
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